Ellovi Lip and Body Butters
Ellovi is a Californian based, handmade beauty product company. They specialise in making all purpose butters for the entire body using just 6 incredibly nourishing ingredients. The unique blends of macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, shea, mango butter and cocoa butter are carefully crafted to give rich, health-giving benefits to the skin and deep, long lasting moisturisation.
Ellovi also produce handy Lip Butters based on sunflower oil and blends of rich butters. It comes in a sleek oval tube, so you don't have to carry your big jar around with you for on the go lip hydration. It comes in the same delicious combinations as the body butters but there is also a tinted lip butter made using completely natural and plant based alkanet root to colour the balm - so pure you can safely eat it.
Organic Field Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is THE most versatile and pure product and is essential in my house. It is simply wonderful. If it were human, it would be a hard working housewife who can do the laundry, make the beds, clean the house, make a wonderful dinner and so much more.
Coconut oil has taken the world by storm and it's everywhere. How do you know which one to buy? Is there any difference between brands?
There are two forms of coconut oil available - refined and unrefined. Refined has no coconut odour or taste at all whereas unrefined smells and tastes strongly of coconut. Unrefined of course is the healthiest form having been minimally processed and having not had any of it's goodness removed. However, refined, odourless coconut oil is preferred by some for use where the flavour of coconut is not desired and for high heat cooking as it has a higher smoke point. Refined coconut oil is made from dried coconut meat or copra. If using a refined coconut oil, just be sure to read the label and make sure the oil hasn't been chemically bleached or contains chemicals.
Coconut butter is not the same as coconut oil. It is dried coconut flesh blended so that the oils release and a thick butter is formed containing the entire coconut, just the same as peanut butter. You can make your own really easily and save on buying expensive jars, find out how here.
Organic Field coconut oil is special because it is certified Fairtrade, it comes in an environmentally friendly and chemical free glass jar, it is organic, unrefined and is cold-pressed from fresh coconuts. The aroma and flavour are superior to many I have tried and those on par in this respect do not carry all the certifications or the affordable price tag of Organic Field.
German based Fair Squared offers luxurious products with amazing scents. The Apricot Shampoo made my hair, literally, squeaky clean and smell fresh and summery. The Vanilla Shower Gel is pure pamper perfection, perfect in a hot steaming shower to infuse with sweet vanilla scent.
The Olive Hand Soap is perfect for sensitive skin and for people, like me, who wash their hands very often which causes dry skin. I could feel the hydration instead of stripping the moisture from my skin. Finish with Olive Hand Cream for a truly nourishing treat for your precious hands. The Almond Hand Soap is extra nourishing with an almond oil and olive oil blend.
Fair Squared are proudly Fairtrade, Vegan Society and Natrue certified and 100% organic.
Honeystreet Handmade offers beautifully packaged, sumptuous products. The packaging is just stunning and these products are a piece of art to accessorise your bath or bed room as much as to give you indulgent satisfaction.
From Bath Bursts offering intense nourishment to give you soft and silky skin to dreamily scented bath and massage oils and all in between, this is truly one gratifying brand set to make you glitter with relaxation.
There is also a dedicated cooks' and gardeners' range, designed specially for the needs of hard working hands which is just fabulous.
The Barber Range includes an oil, soap and balm, perfect for male grooming. More extravagant than the barber but in your own home and in your own hands. The soap has a wonderful lather and keeps beards and skin soft and lustrous. Scented with deep, masculine Orange Peel Oil, Rosemary Oil and Cedarwood Oil; this is truly male shower luxury.
Did you ever wonder if coconut oil could get any better? Then laugh it off as some crazy thought that of course couldn't be possible. I mean, it is natures finest all purpose wellness and beauty product AND an amazing kitchen staple.
What if that perfect, Fairtrade, organic, raw and cold-pressed coconut oil was infused with orange or banana peel and lemon and lime zest? What if you could get all the beautiful benefits of rubbing coconut oil into your skin but with the beautiful, gentle scent of rose or being sent off to sleep with the scent of floral lavender?
Enter Genni Oils...
Simply Skincare is a European based hand-crafted, organic and cruelty-free luxury skincare brand which has recently launched in the UK.
The highlight of Simply Skincare is it's passion for cruelty-free practices and ending animal testing. It is not only recognised by PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program, but it has it's own initiative - 'Beauty for Bunnies' whereby they donate £1 from every product purchased (excluding lip products) to bunny charity, Dierenvangnet (literally: "Animal Rescue") to support feeding and caring for rescued and abandoned bunnies. They're dream is to open their own bunny shelter. It is so refreshing to see such love for precious rabbits who are so often overlooked by mainstream cat and dog rescue centres, but the rabbit in the shadows is so often mistreated, abandoned or worse. The values of this company are, of course, very fitting for Bunny Kitchen and my 8 strong herd of gorgeous buns are very fond of this!
Simply skincare products are all hand-made in small batches using the freshest organic ingredients. Using only certified organic ingredients, Simply Skincare supports farmers who pursue ethical and environmentally friendly practices.
The range includes pampering treats from head to toe. Whipped Body Butters and Body Serums in fun scents like Oooh La La (Japanese plum) and Exotic Love (sandalwood & vanilla) for complete body nourishment. Luxurious facial scrubs and Cleansers will keep your skin refreshed and glowing and finished with a skin type specific Facial Serum, your skin will look and feel healthy and nourished.
For true self-kindness, spoil yourself with spa relaxing or revitalising foot care including Foot Soak, Foot Rub and Foot Butter in two ranges.
You can even design your own body butter, facial cleanser or scrub! A truly unique and bespoke service for perfect skincare.
So there you have it, a selection of top beauty products that you can be proud to buy, use and companies to be proud to support. I'd love to know what you think and your top vegan beauty brands and tips!