If you’re looking to buy for someone this year who isn’t exactly that much into beauty or skincare products, I’ve found some amazing eco-friendly home and lifestyle products that would be perfect…
There’s nothing quite like wrapping up in cosy blanket on the sofa on a cold, crisp Winter evening. I love lighting candles at night to warm up the air and make my house smell beautiful. Petits Rituels By the Fire Candle has been my favourite this last month or so. With a blend of spicy Clove & Cinnamon, zesty Orange and Lemongrass, it smells like Christmas in a jar. They come in a beautiful white frosted glass jar and packaged in a box with a really pretty floral design, which makes them the perfect gift. They are made with beeswax and soya wax, and fragranced with pure, organic essential oils so they are as pure as you can get. Priced at £35.00 with free UK delivery.
An ideal gift for those who may have trouble sleeping at night is the Neom Organics Three Nights of Peace Mini Bath & Shower Oil Set. Priced at £14.95 this set also includes a Sleep eBook worth £9.99 and the oils are all natural and contain organic ingredients. Daily De-Stress Bath & Shower Oil has 24 of the purest essential oils including lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood to help reduce stress levels. Time to Unwind Bath & Shower Oil has 9 essential oils including guaiac wood and rose to help you unwind and focus. And finally the Perfect Night’s Sleep Bath & Shower Oil which has a blend of 19 essential oils including English Lavender, sweet basil and jasmine, all sourced for their incredible sleep-inducing properties. Such a wonderful present to give someone this Christmas, so they can relax and enjoy their sleep over the festive season.
There are many products out there that have more eco alternatives. Take phone cases for example, where most are made from plastic. Cover-Up have created a range of Woodback Phone Cases and I love this Bamboo one. Crafted from sustainable wood and lightweight polycarbonate, the range is perfect for any eco-warriors.
Eco Beauty Shop are an online store who sell a variety of natural brands such as Kae, Funny Bee and Gielly Green. They also stock a range of scented candles by Nizou Candles. I have the Luscious Fig & Amber Candle which is made from soy bean wax and a delicate fragrance of fig with amber and smoky cedarwood. It has a burn time of 35 hours and comes in a recyclable clear glass jar. Priced at £14.90.
Sophia’s Choice are one of my favourite natural online retailers. As well as beauty products, they also stock a range of Dalit Candles, a brand which has such an interesting story behind it. For the last 3000 years in India, they have a specific way of ordering society, and it continues to enslave and discriminate against millions of people in India. If you’re one of 250 million Dalits, known as untouchables or outcastes, you’ll be limited in life when it comes to employment, education and healthcare. Dalit candle pots are hand crafted in the Dhavari Slum in Mumbai by Dalit potters, to give them a better way of life. The beautiful Round D’Light Holder comes with one d-light ready to light up the holder. It is scented with natural lavender oil which smells lovely and is made with a beeswax blend which has a very small amount of paraffin wax as they found this gave them a better burn. Priced at £10 for the holder and one tea light.
Buy ethically this Christmas from So Just Shop, an online marketplace who sell beautiful products handmade by vulnerable women around the world. This empowers the women and helps them to build a better life for themselves, their family and community. You can read all of the Seller’s Stories to find out exactly where the products come from. They have some beautiful pieces of jewellery, including this beautiful Dragonfly Bracelet.
Amphora Aromatics have created a new range of candles and home scent products. Their Rosemary & Thyme Mini Pot Candle is made with pure essential oils and plant wax. It may be mini, but it has a burn time of 20 hours and retails for £5.50.
Lastly but certainly not least are these beautiful organic Pink Cloud Pyjama Bottoms from People Tree. They are made with organic cotton and are so, so, so comfy and soft! They come in a few different designs however I picked the pink one’s as I thought they were the cutest! They wash really well, and have a drawstring waist that actually stays tied up! These would make a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who is conscious about their clothing and textiles. They retail for £28.00 however you can get 10% off A/W People Tree with my code ABT10.
*These products were kindly provided by the brands or stores for the purpose of this post.