SUSTAINABLE JUNGLE BLOG

LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS: BETTER FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Farmers’ markets are a feast for the senses! Artisan delicacies, delicious fusion foods sizzling away in hipster food trucks, the smell of fresh bread and coffee, happy pups and cheery faces.

LIFE WITHOUT PLASTIC AND WASTE: HOW WE’RE WINNING (AND LOSING) AFTER 4 MONTHS

We had pretty grand ambitions, having been inspired by folks like Kate Arnell, Lauren Singer and Bea Johnson. So how did we do? This article serves as a check in for us to pat ourselves on the back for our progress and top up our enthusiasm...[Read More]

RIDING FOR HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT: 6 REASONS TO CHANGE YOUR MODE OF COMMUTE

What does it mean to live a sustainable lifestyle? What things can I do or change in my lifestyle to make it sustainable? What difference can I actually make? We know these open-ended questions may seem a bit lofty, airy-fairy and well, op...[Read More]

BOODA ORGANICS BRAND GUIDE

Booda Organics are not trying to be a one-stop beauty shop. They make just 4 products...but each of those products are hand-made with the most deliciously nourishing and healthy ingredients you can find. And besides their select product ran...[Read More]

BLOOMTOWN BRAND GUIDE

Bloomtown are making waves. Despite having only launched in 2016 they’re already a multi award-winning brand! Offering a select and luxurious range of skin and body care products from clay masks to bath and body oils to artisan soaps and li...[Read More]

NATURAL SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS: A LIST OF THE MOST COMMON & EFFECTIVE

We looked at a cross-section of the best organic and natural skin care products on the market (based on a variety reviews including our own) and collated a list of the most common ingredients found in those products...

7 BEST NATURAL DEODORANTS FOR MEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Have you tried the move from ordinary spray / roll-ons to natural deodorants? If yes, I feel your frustration. If not, well... it can be tricky to find truly natural and healthy deodorants that actually keep you feeling and smelling fresh a...[Read More]

12 CRUELTY-FREE & VEGAN GIFT IDEAS FROM SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY BRANDS

The need for a good supply of gifts is never ending so this year we’ll be giving cruelty free and vegan beauty gifts that will be used and appreciated by our loved ones instead of yet another thing that is likely to end up on a dusty shelf

BEST CRUELTY-FREE, VEGAN AND SUSTAINABLE MAKEUP BRANDS IN THE UK

Do you know which makeup lines are truly ethical? We know it can be a real grind finding brands that are not only effective and good for you but also good for the environment. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for amazing brands that m...[Read More]

BEST CRUELTY FREE AND VEGAN SHAMPOO & CONDITIONERS THAT ARE ALSO SUSTAINABLE

On the hunt for products that do good for your locks and good for your planet? We’re always on the lookout for cruelty-free and vegan shampoo and conditioners that do an amazing job and meet our criteria for sustainable beauty. If this is y...[Read More]

MIESSENCE BRAND GUIDE

Miessence was the world’s first certified organic cosmetic and skincare range. They're Leading-Edge on our sustainable ingredient scoring, with all their products being organic, cruelty-free and vegan (with the exception of a few products)....[Read More]

BEST CRUELTY-FREE, ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY BRANDS: THE MASTER LIST

We hope this is a helpful resource for choosing brands and products that have the least impact on our environment. Our approach to sustainable beauty is to look for brands and products that are cruelty-free, organic / natural, vegan, palm ...[Read More]

SCHMIDT’S BRAND GUIDE

Schmidt’s are an impressive brand, focusing on delivering 100% natural deodorants that work extremely well and do little to no damage to the environment. We have been trying their deodorants for a while and really like them! Schmidt’s are c...[Read More]

ECOSTORE BRAND GUIDE

ecostore is simply an inspirational brand. They’ve considered just about every sustainable and ethical issue, from selecting natural and healthy ingredients to packaging and renewable energy to ensuring fair prices and labour, oh and they f...[Read More]

HOW TO SPOT SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS

We've been struggling for years to find truly ethical and sustainable beauty and personal care products. Many of you will know that it can take hours of research, trawling through mountains of contradictory information. We wanted to create ...[Read More]

OUR LIST OF CRUELTY-FREE AND VEGAN DEODORANTS THAT ARE ALSO SUSTAINABLE

For anyone who has made the move from ordinary deodorants to natural, vegan and cruelty-free deodorants, we feel your frustration. It is so difficult to find truly cruelty free and vegan deodorants that are entirely natural and keep you fee...[Read More]

CRUELTY-FREE, VEGAN AND SUSTAINABLE DAILY MOISTURIZERS

Just about all of us have come to depend on a daily skin care routine that involves moisturizer! It is the cornerstone of all beauty regimes… It’s pretty important then to find a moisturizer that works for both you and the environment...

ACURE ORGANICS BRAND GUIDE

Odylique by Essential Care is one of the highest scoring brands that we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. They’re truly leading edge in their approach to sustainability and a role model that all cosmetic and body care product brands and com...[Read More]

ZERO WASTE: ISN’T RECYCLING ENOUGH?

Zero Waste is not the same as recycling. It's a much much bigger concept. It’s the goal or strategy to completely eliminate waste, not manage it. It addresses the source of the problem, creating a circular economy or “cradle to cradle” appr...[Read More]

BLACK CHICKEN REMEDIES BRAND GUIDE

What a name! Founded in 2000 in Bondi Australia, Black Chicken Remedies was the result of dining room table experimentation! Chey Birch was tackling a close-to-home problem – skin irritation and sinus issues. Through blending and testing th...[Read More]

MULONDON ORGANIC BRAND GUIDE

MuLondon is a game changer and a truly exceptional brand. From the quality of their artisan skincare range (which we can personally vouch for!) to their sustainable and ethical progressiveness, they are a true Leading-Edge brand and for tho...[Read More]

DR. BRONNER’S ALL-ONE! BRAND GUIDE

Dr. Bronner's progression and success from a sustainable, environmental and ethical perspective is immense. Their dedication to making some of the best soap is rivaled only by their dedication to saving our planet Earth - inspiring. This is...[Read More]

FRIENDLY SOAP BRAND GUIDE

The UK based outfit Friendly Soap specialise in, well... their namesake. And while they might be a mono-product manufacturer, there’s something comforting in knowing that they’re not trying to be a one-stop beauty shop...

SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL – IS THIS A REAL SOLUTION?

In one of our previous articles we talked about the unsustainable expansion of the palm oil industry and the devastation it’s causing to our environment. Back in 2004, in an effort to curb this unsustainable growth, various stakeholders in ...[Read More]

ODYLIQUE BY ESSENTIAL CARE BRAND GUIDE

Odylique by Essential Care is one of the highest scoring brands that we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. They’re truly leading edge in their approach to sustainability and a role model that all cosmetic and body care product brands and com...[Read More]

PHB ETHICAL BEAUTY BRAND GUIDE

Based in the UK, PHB Ethical Beauty is a multi-award winning, family owned business that was launched in 2012. They’re top of the sustainability game and a David in the cosmetic world of Goliaths with all their products being organic/natur...[Read More]

ORGANIC VS NATURAL BEAUTY – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

There’s been an upward trend in organic and natural products available as we become more conscious about our health and the plight of the environment. But with this, of course, comes marketing and false claims so it can be really tricky to ...[Read More]

AXIOLOGY NATURAL ORGANIC LIPSTICK BRAND GUIDE

Axiology are luxury lipstick specialists. They launched in 2015 and are the real deal when it comes to sustainability. They make some of the most luxurious natural/organic lipsticks around. Their packaging is stunning and it’s ethically sou...[Read More]

SHOULD YOU BUY PALM OIL FREE? ABSOLUTELY, AND HERE’S WHY…

Rain forests are destroyed to make way for the ever-expanding plantations of palm oil. Frighteningly, the World Wildlife Fund estimates that 48 football fields worth of rain forest are cut down every minute! The impact is deeply disturbing

CRUELTY-FREE VS VEGAN: AN ETHICAL GAP?

While the definitions of vegan and cruelty-free are not altogether aligned, at its heart, the principle behind each is the same. Both labels represent, and are champions for, the protection of our furry and not-so-furry animal friends and t...[Read More]

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