Earth Day/Week/Month Beauty News

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It’s Earth Day tomorrow – April is Earth Month, and this sees the start of Earth Week. I am a wee bit confused, but the beauty companies have their hearts in the right places when it comes to this cause.

Lush are celebrating Earth Day by encouraging us to strip off the excess packaging and trial a range of beautiful, handmade, naked products? They’re better for the environment, while still being brilliantly effective. Did you know that  35% of all Lush products are totally unpackaged and naked… and the rest is on its way!

This includes solid shampoo bars, conditioner, moisturiser, sun care, massage bars and deodorant to name a few.  And in 2015, naked products cut Lush’s carbon by nine per cent. .Earth day Naked Lush Products

Packaging is rubbish and for too long we had had to suffer excessive amounts of it,” says  Mark Constantine OBE, Lush Co-founder and Managing Director

“Now that the true financial and environmental costs are becoming obvious, customers are challenging manufacturers and retailers to cut the wrap. Companies like ours need to think out of the box and present customers with innovations that allow them to buy truly naked products.

Did you know that 5,267,667 Lush customers around the world took home a shampoo bar in 2015, which saved 15, 803,001 bottles from going into landfill?!

Lush offer six solid shampoo bars to choose from, each bar the equivalent to three medium shampoo bottles. This lovely pink number is Jason and the Argan Oil (£5.95).


Try a solid deodorant bar made of super-absorbent powders, fresh green grapes, and juniper and citrus essential oils to help you keep dry and fresh. This T’eo Solid Deodorant is gentle, but powerful (£4.95).

I love this Peace massage bar (£6.95). It’s moisturising, thanks to being packed full of fairly traded, fully traceable cocoa butter from one Lush’s most extraordinary suppliers: the Colombian Peace Community of San José de Apartadó. Using this massage bar not only helps to relieve dry skin, but it also has a positive effect on the wider world.



Aveda launched their Limited Edition Light the Way Candle at the start of the month, and I covered it in detail in this blog post.

Throughout the month of April, Aveda’s 2016 Earth Month campaign aims to raise funds to empower local communities worldwide in ensuring access to clean water for everyone, everywhere. All UK funds raised will be donated to WaterAid – the UK-based charity that provides clean water and sanitation to some of the world’s poorest communities – a charity Aveda Earth Month 2016 candle Light The Waypartnership that Aveda has been championing for seven years.

In Scotland, there will be a Catwalk for Water on Monday May 2nd at the Corinthian Club, Glasgow, as the Aveda James Dun’s House in Glasgow and Aberdeen work with House of Fraser to put on a hair and fashion catwalk showcasing the creative talents of stylists and colourists from each salon.

Each model’s look will be themed, and clothes featured supplied by local designers and House of Fraser. A VIP panel will judge the winners, and guests will also be treated to a welcome drink, a chance to win a prize in a fabulous raffle, and relaxing wellness rituals will be on offer too. All donations are being mad eto Water Aid, and the aim is to raise more than £4500.

To find out more, and donate, you can contact the salons: James Dun House Glasgow | 4 Hanover Street, Glasgow, G1 1GA | 0141 2485864; James Dun House Aberdeen | 61 Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1JX | 01224 648480


Over at Origins, to celebrate Earth Week, from today, this graphic tote is free with any Origins purchase, and once you’ve done with your products, you can take any cosmetic empties – regardless of brand, to any Origins store for recycling. Origins Earth Week tote 2016

This tote has been created with eco-friendly NWPP (non-woven polypropylene material) made from recycled plastic.

And for every Limited Edition tote gifted, Origins will Plant-A-Tree through their partners, American Forests’ Global ReLeaf, to help to bring forestation to five key areas of need – in China, Haiti, Minnesota, Colorado and Utah.

Did you know that just two trees equal a year’s worth of oxygen for one person, and 100 trees can remove over 400 pounds of pollutants each year?

So, which way will you help the planet?