By Ella Wingfield
Spending time at home can often result in that bit of extra time to indulge in some much needed self-care. And maybe for you, that means running a long, hot bath, coating your hair in a coconut hair mask and applying a DIY facial. This week we’ve put together a selection of our favourite ethical beauty products to make it all that little bit more luxurious.
Ditch The Plastic
Not only is throwing away hundreds of shampoo bottles a year detrimental to our planet, they also take up unnecessary amounts of space in our shower. Switch to Meow Meow Tweet’s shampoo and conditioner bars for a nourishing alternative, with a smaller environmental footprint.
Avocado oil and aloe vera leaves hair smooth and shiny, while the conditioner pledges to nourish your scalp and leave hair soft. These eco-friendly hair bars are certified organic, fair trade and great for all hair types!
Sustainable Soaps and Scrubs
For those of you with oily or acne-prone skin, this cleansing bar could be the perfect bath time addition. Hand-crafted and equipped with 5 acne fighting essential oils, this cleanser is full of eco-friendly goodness to absorb impurities, and clear your skin. Be sure to store on a draining soap dish between uses for a longer lasting bar.
Clod and Pebbles beautiful grey speckle ceramic soap dish is ideal to store your bars and soaps between uses. Handmade in Scotland, this dish is high quality, packaged in eco-friendly paper and perfect for natural soap bars.
This plastic free scrubbing cloth will leave your skin soft and exfoliated. Although rough to the touch when dry, it will become soft and comfortable in the bath. To be used with or without soap, this mesh 100% natural and compostable!
Free from harmful microbeads and containing only natural exfoliants, Bloomtown ‘s Natural Sugar Scrub cleanses skin, removed dead cells and keeps pores clean. This 3-in-1 formula is vegan, cruelty and palm oil free and filled with natural ingredients.
Self-Care Necessities – Beauty Masks
What would a relaxing bath be without a natural beauty mask or two? 5 minutes is all Moo Hair’s rich formula needs to repair damaged hair and lock in moisture. Not to mention it’s plastic free, handmade and vegan friendly.
Maskologist provides us with the perfect ethical face mask. This biodegradable mask intends to provide greater hydration and lock in moisture with its quick hit of nutrients. Beautiful rose scent aside, this mask is full antioxidants, antibacterial properties, nutrients and minerals for that extra bit of TCL.
Alternatively, why not make your own mask with ingredients you already own? Take a look at KeiSei’s 7 DIY Beauty Treatments to create your own hair and face mask at home.
Essentials – But Make Them Ethical
Maybe it’s the old towels you’ve never really liked, or the plastic razor thats pretty much useless. Either way there’s always small changes we can make to keep our bathrooms a little more ethical.
Showercap have redefined the definition of the frilly plastic, frankly outdated version of the shower cap we call know (and hate). Completely redesigned, this product repels water, dries in seconds, possesses antibacterial properties and defies humidity. Use it simply to keep hair dry, or pop it on with your favourite hair mask. Long lasting and with all the benefits lacking with detrimental disposable shower caps, made all the better by the range of patterns and colours.
If you’re tired of buying (and throwing away) useless packs of plastic razors, make the switch to Mutiny’s eco-friendly, plastic free shaving kit. Pledging to last a lifetime, this razor kit is accompanied by 5x replacement blades and natural shaving soap.
And finally, there’s nothing quite like stepping out of a long bath into a soft, warm towel. Made with 100% organic cotton, Mitre’s eco towels have significantly reduced environmental impact, making self-care all that more enjoyable.
Make sure you’re taking that time to look after yourself, whether that be a weekly hair mask or daily facial cleanse. Be kind to your skin (and the environment), because why not enjoy an extra little bit of self-care when you can?