We are starting into the second part of our Sustainable Christmas Guide. How did you like last week’s Wholegrain Gingerbread? I am still very much in love with that recipe, I made it twice already this month. You won’t regret it! But lets dive into week number two where everything revolves around beauty from the inside out and these Zero-Waste Selfcare Gift Baskets!
What does beauty from the inside out mean to you? I am in my thirties now and during this time, I have totally redefined the concept of beauty for myself and what I need to feel beautiful. I rarely feel the most beautiful when I wear full make up, I feel beautiful when I take time out for myself for little home spa treatments, a simple mask. And with that the standards for the beauty products I use have raised as well. You probably guessed it, vegan natural cosmetics have long been moved into my bathroom replacing conventional branded cosmetics and make up.
I have developed a huge appreciation for companies that focus on pure natural ingredients but also alternative packaging, and that take into consideration the effect they have on the environment. Companies that take a much broader approach to sustainability rather than just selling products. Thats why, we are so happy to have partnered up with an amazing pioneer in the natural beauty department, Eliah Sahil.
Eliah Sahil prides itself of being a Zero Waste brand, which means that each product does not require disposable packaging. Each container is 100% recyclable or biodegradable. Thanks to Eliah Sahil’s innovative refill concept, the powder shampoo containers can be easily reused. They don’t use commercial labels but rely on innovative stone-flour labels instead.
As you know I am a huge fan of homemade cosmetics and DIY gifts. I feel especially in winter we all love that bit of extra selfcare and wellness and our skin needs more attention. So here is my suggestion for you: treat yourself or someone you love to a zero-waste wellness experience for Christmas with Eliah Sahil. Put together an individual beauty packet customized to your wellness or to the needs of your loved one. Choose from hair shampoos and shower powders to masks, body oils, and even tooth powders. With that range of products you know you get a full head to toe wellness beauty experience.
My Zero-Waste Selfcare Gift Baskets with Eliah Sahil
I have gone ahead already and put together my personal Zero-Waste Selfcare Gift Baskets filled with my beauty favorites. If you would love to customize your own basket, there will be a GIVEAWAY on my Instagram this weekend, so stay tuned!
1. Outdoor Powder Shampoo
My camping and travel prayers have been heard. I love this outdoor shampoo that doesn’t contain any surfactants or chemical ingredients. It was literally made for outdoor showers and camper van trips. Since it is a powder, you can carry it in your hand luggage and it doesn’t leak into your backpack. Refilling is easy with the fully compostable refill bags. >>This has long moved into my camper van bathroom and is on the list of gifts for my outdoorsy friends.
2. Amla Almond Hair Mask
If you hair is bleached like mine and in need of a deep repairing treatment, this is the product I would recommend to you. A hair mask with natural almond protein and ayurvedic plant extracts of Amla, Shikakai and Maca. I use this at least once a week to calm down my sensitive scalp which gets real itchy in winter. >>Put this on the list for your friends with dry or bleached hair!
3. Spirulina Face Mask
In winter, my skin really needs a lot of moisture and I do a proper mask at least once a week. I love how versatile this spirulina powder mask is. I love to mix it with water and some drops of almond oil for some extra moisture. The mask is amazing for oily skin and big pores. But it also takes care of aging skin by increasing the blood circulation. It contains algae extract and healing clay. The container lasts for at least 40 applications. >>Great gift for everyone that loves natural cosmetics and appreciates a really green face mask!
4. Ginger Tooth Powder
Cleaning your teeth with a powder is new to you? This tooth powder cleans the teeth thoroughly and provides a gentle whitening. Silica gently removes tooth stains, gently whitens teeth and helps maintain the natural whiteness of teeth. Mixed with pure plant extracts of ginger, chamomile, cinnamon and marigold, it strengthens the gums and stabilizes the oral flora. >>Add it to the list for the ones that are a bit more advanced with natural cosmetics or looking into alternatives to conventional tooth paste.
Which products would you pick?
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