Wabi Sabi Botanicals Brand Guide

WABI-SABI BOTANICALS BRAND GUIDE

Founded in California in 2013 by Elysse Crabtree, Wabi Sabi Botanicals is the first beauty brand to provide Kiva micro-loans for women in developing nations. Their products are completely cruelty-free, vegan friendly and palm oil free. They’re also formulated with wild-harvested and ethically sourced ingredients from parts of South America and Africa. Their packaging is made of partially or entirely post-consumer recycled material – and is always recyclable

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CRUELTY FREE, VEGAN TOOTHPASTE: 9 SUSTAINABLE BRANDS TO KEEP YOU SMILING

Toothpaste is probably the most regularly used body care product around which is why it was one of the first products we scrutinized for sustainable alternatives. And, with so many healthy and environmentally friendly options available today, why not try a brand that’s trying to do good!

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PLANT MAKEUP BRAND GUIDE

Founded by the lovely Jes, who uses roses, flowers, roots and herbs (among other things) to create her unique range of natural skin care and makeup. All Plant Makeup’s products are vegan (with a few exceptions) and are always cruelty-free, 100% natural and palm oil free…

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BEST CRUELTY FREE VEGAN SHAMPOO & VEGAN CONDITIONER BRANDS

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 your first time visiting, our  approach to sustainable beauty is to look for brands and products that are  vegan, cruelty-free, organic / natural, palm oil free, have ethical ingredient sourcing policies and use thoughtful packaging (which is at the very least recyclable). While we can’t always get every box ticked in every product, this list prioritises shampoo and conditioner that are VEGAN and CRUELTY FREE.  We hope this is a helpful resource for you!

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BEST CRUELTY FREE AND ETHICAL 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 oil free, have ethical ingredient sourcing policies and have thoughtful packaging (which is at the very least recyclable).

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SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL BEAUTY: WHAT THESE TERMS ACTUALLY MEAN?

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 a place that lays out all the key issues, defines what sustainable and ethical actually is and provides some guidelines on what to look for. So here it is! We hope that it helps save you time and energy for other important things! 

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IS SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL REALLY SUSTAINABLE?

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 the palm oil industry from the growers, producers, retailers to the manufactures, traders and NGOs formed a voluntary not-for-profit association called the “Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil” (RSPO). The RSPO’s stated objective is to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products through global standards and stakeholder engagement.

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORGANIC AND NATURAL?

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 know the difference between the real-deal and the not-so-real-deal. We try to shed a little more light on this

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