Giving Back. It is such an important issue, and more than ever, humanity needs compassion and generosity. In this series, I want to feature Green Beauty brands that give back no matter what month or time of the year it is; brands who make it their mission to help those in need, whether it’s next door or all over the world.
Here’s a reality check: we are NOT all born with equal opportunities, equal chances. In some parts of the world, men, women and children lack the basic resources we ALL take for granted. Hunger, poverty, AIDS, wars, violence, illness, abuse, etc. We sometimes wonder how we can help, how we can get involved. We often feel powerless and irrelevant to the injustices of this world. The truth is: we can ALL do something, it doesn’t matter how big or how little it is: some people volunteer for cancer patients or give blood, others help out at soup kitchens, some might donate money, there are so many people in need, therefore so many ways to get involved. If there’s anything I learned from giving back, it is that I receive a lot more than I give. That’s the beauty of giving back. The lessons are valuable and priceless! Of course, it would be easier to do nothing and let the government take care of it, it would be easier to try to rationalize everything and stay within our comfort zone, remain in our comfortable lives.
Green Beauty and Giving Back go hand in hand…
If you’re part of the green beauty community, it’s because, somehow you care. You care about the planet, you care about your health, you care about people, you care about life. Believe it or not, using natural products has transformed me into an even more caring person. Indeed, I’ve developed an eco-conscious mind as well as an ethical mind, making me a responsible consumer. As a beauty blogger, I love to discover new products, but when I know that the cream or lotion I lather myself with also helps someone in need, it gives me peace, purpose and a sense of accomplishment. Isn’t it empowering to know that the profits of the luxurious mask you bought to pamper yourself will feed a child or will help a woman get a vaccine that will save her life? These are merely examples of what can happen if we use our money wisely. If we’re going to be consumers and buy, why not do it with others in mind? Just imagine the impact it would have in the world, if we put our money where it counts, if we purchased products from brands that give back! Just imagine!
In this series, I want to celebrate and feature the philanthropy of brands I love …
- Organic Bath co.;
- Jacq’s Organics;
- Kahina Giving Beauty;
- Lina Hanson;
- Pour Le Monde Perfumes;
- Botanical Me;
- Province Apothecary;
- Balanced Guru;
- Au Naturale Glow
- online shop EcoDiva Beauty;
- and more to come as I discover more brands in alignement with my values.
note: Eco Diva Beauty is an online shop who has a wonderful Giving Back program, so I thought I’d include it.
Stay tuned, and get to know how your favorite brands are changing the world! I hope you join me!
What does Giving Back mean to you? How do you give back? Share your thoughts with me!