Category Slow Beauty

Ethical activism, ethical fashion and Nordstrom

It is going to be impossible for this blog to talk about ethical and sustainable fashion without discussing the grave ethical issues that come with the Trump presidency. But you will find that I am not alone. So much of the ethical fashion blogging community is actively engaged in the resistance movement. I stand in solidarity with my US friends and colleagues. On that note, here is a post written

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Thicker lashes, perhaps? A review of Plume Science Natural Brow & Lash Serum

Personally, I am quite a minimalist when it comes to my beauty routine. But I know for many, having skin and beauty care rituals can be a lovely way to treat yourself and engage in a bit of mindful self care. Having two small children,  I pulled right back on my routines for the sake of time and simplicity. But I wouldn’t mind adding a bit of ritual back in.

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Empowering Tibetan women through social enterprise: The Maya Mountain story

Today I’d like to introduce you to a very meaningful Tibetan social enterprise. Many of you will know that I am a community development practitioner,and I am passionate about the potential of social enterprise to contribute to meaningful change and sustainable economic opportunities. I particularly love sharing projects that empower women who are living their traditional lifestyles, to allow them to develop in ways that honour their valuable cultural traditions and way of

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Natural Remedies for Sunburn

Here in wintery Australia, it seems a little odd to be thinking about sunburn. But with the hole in the ozone layer, we have some pretty harsh sun here, even in winter. Besides, most of my readers our enjoying the summer sun as we speak (I’m a little jealous…..) So today I have a post to  share which originally appeared on My Kind Closet, where Stephanie Villano writes about animal friendly

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Kitchen Pampering: Beauty uses for bicarb soda

I’ve always got a box of bicarb soda stashed somewhere in their kitchen cupboard, it’s one of those essential store cupboard items that I often use in the kitchen for baking, as well as cleaning the stovetop, deodorising the fridge, or removing build up from my cold press juicer. But it also has many great benefits for my natural beauty routine. So it’s not uncommon to find myself fetching it

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Slow Beauty DIY: Simple Salt Body Scrub

[pinterest] The reason I am sharing this DIY salt body scrub recipe today has a lot to do with sustainability. So much that we are sold in beauty is unnecessary and even at times harmful to the health of our skin. Transitioning to chemical free beauty routine and questioning your ‘must have’ beauty products will help you save money, reduce your impact, AND there is a good chance that your

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Coconut oil and animal cruelty

[pinterest] I’ve previously written about all the wonderful beauty benefits of coconut oil. That is not to mention the health benefits. But then I read this post about how coconut oil is often harvested by enslaved monekys and I was completely stunned. It really highlighted one thing for me- that every choice we make has a myriad of ethical considerations attached. Every single thing we use may be having a negative impact.  Stephanie

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5 Reasons to Ditch Shampoo

[pinterest] Making the change to a sustainable lifestyle leads us to question each little product, process and ritual in our lives. Many of the things we believe to be essential were actually only introduced to our culture by companies who wanted to sell products to us. Women only began to shave their armpits in the 1920s and 30s when razor companies stopped experiencing growth in the men’s shaving market. It

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Kitchen Pampering: Apple Cider Vinegar

[pinterest] During my first pregnancy (over 3 years ago now) I transitioned completely to a natural approach to beauty. As I’ve refined my beauty routine I’ve learned that natural beauty requires minimal specialised products. In fact, many of the foods we have in our pantries (particularly if you follow a natural wholefood diet) are far better for our skin than the chemical-laden products we are sold in the beauty isle.

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Beauty Products that Nourish: Araza Natural Beauty

[pinterest] Reading through the posts on tortoise & lady grey you may have noticed that I am drawn to brands that have a story to tell. Stories of empowerment, dignified employment and a better world for producers, the environment, and the people who wear their products. And these stories are so important, they are what set ethical brands apart from fast fashion labels. They offer us an alternative to the

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