Giving Back series: Organic Bath co. changes the world one sale at a time!

Greetings beauties!

 

“True Beauty Begins with Giving Back” 

                                                              – Organic Bath co.

 

Yes, my  Giving Back series continues.  By now, you know Organic Bath co. is one of my favorite natural brands and one I recommend in a heart beat.  I’m obsessed with the Stress Less Lavender scrub, I use it regularly. I’m also working on upcoming reviews on their facial and body oils (hint: I can’t stay away, I’m enamored!).  Today, I want to share the humanitarian efforts Organic Bath co. does because their work not only improves lives, but through it, those of us who wish to nurture an eco-conscious mind get some education.  More than ever, that’s exactly the kind of brands I’m looking for, ones in which I recognize my values.  As an active consumer, it’s important for me to put my money where it counts. Just imagine if we all put our money on humanitarian brands like Organic Bath co.  … the world would be a safe haven !  You may say I’m a dreamer…but I do believe we can change things, and that is what Organic Bath co. is doing.  Let’s joined them!

Change the world one sale at a time!

For the founders of Organic Bath co. (Gianne Doherty and her partner), taking care of yourself should be the same as taking care of others and of the planet on which we live.   So, it’s no wonder, OB co. made philanthropy the foundation of their brand. Also, if you know Gianne well, you  know “kindness” is her middle name!  When she founded her business, she wanted to go the extra mile, not only by creating natural, safe skincare, but also by making sure she could dramatically improve people’s lives all over the world. Consequently, she decided that each sale would have the power to do exactly that.

So, for every sale, Organic Bath co. donates portions to 3 different organizations:

  • Global Soap Project: a non-profit organization that  tackles global and health sustainability.  What they do is really amazing!  They reduce waste and save lives with soap!  Yes,
    Global Soap Project logo

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    did you know soap alone can be more effective than some vaccines and medications?! In some instances, handwashing can reduce a diarrheal disease. Global Soap Project recycles all the soap discarded by hotels and makes new soap bars, so they can redistribute them through relief efforts and hygiene education programs in several countries and continents. This is such an important cause because it saves a lot of children; according to GSP, the leading causes of death for children in developing countries are hygiene-related illnesses, we’re talking about millions of children every year.

 

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  • 1% For the Planet: a organization committed to support businesses who want to protect the planet we live on. Each member (business, enterprise, etc.) donates 1% of their sales.  This helps to protect the lands and forests, to make the agricultural and energy production more sustainable, to take plastics out of the oceans and rivers, and more.

 

  • Fair Trade USA:  Fair Trade is so important and it is fundamental in our society.  What is it?  Fair Trade means you get high quality products and the person who crafted your products gets fair compensation and treatment in return. When you buy Fair Trade, you reduce child labor, you alleviate poverty, you contribute to women’s empowerment (because women do most of the work on farms, larges estates, etc.). It also empowers farmers and workers because they can improve their lives and take their business to a higher capacity on the marketplace. Buy FAIR and Be FAIR!

    Fair Trade USA logo Look for this logo when buying products.  This logo ensures high quality products and fair compensation for the workers. Be Fair, Buy Fair!

    Fair Trade USA logo
    Look for this logo when buying products because it ensures high quality products and fair compensation for the workers. Buy Fair and Be Fair!

 

I really urge you to use your money consciously, in a manner that benefits you, others and our planet.  It doesn’t mean we have to give up the things we love.  It just means we have to consider putting love first.  I’m so proud to be using Organic Bath co.’s products because it means I’m part of the solution.  There is always a way to give back.  I chose to do it through brands like Organic Bath co.  From now on, I’ll be asking myself this question when I shop:  Am I improving other lives by purchasing this product?

Have you tried Organic Bath co.? What do you think of their philanthropic efforts?

Take care and Give back!

Arabesque xo

*For more info on the organizations, click here or on the links above.

Photo credits:  Logos of Global Soap Project, 1% For the Planet and Fair Trade USA.

 

 

 

 

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Organic Bath co. : Bath time will never be the same!

Greetings beauties!

 

I’m in the midst of the Giving Back series, which Organic Bath co. is a part of, but today I wanted to share my thoughts on 2 of their products I love and have been using for months.

Gianne Doherty, co-founder of Organic Bath co, is the very first to have reached out to me after having read my post on Depression. (Gianne, I hope you know how deeply you have touched my heart).

What can you expect from Organic Bath Co. ?

Simply put, Organic Bath co. is the fusion of 3 things:

  1. luxurious in quality;
  2. generous in amount;
  3. ethical in principles and values.

Even before venturing into the natural and organic niche, I never had any luck with bath and body products, they would transform my crocodile skin into alligator skin! Not cute!  I know now it’s because of the irritating ingredients.  The Organic Bath co. products are the first I’ve tried since switching to natural products.  I started with the Stress Less line, particularly, the body scrub which is made in small batches with Fair Trade ingredients. Organic Bath co. have their own Fair Trade certification and you can find the logo on every scrub of the brand.

Stress Less Organic Lavender Sugar Scrub with the Fair Trade Certified logo

Stress Less Organic Lavender Sugar Scrub with the Fair Trade Certified logo

From “Ouch” to “Wow! 

Exfoliating…it used to be such a painful task for me, literally!  It meant:  “time to scrape my skin off”! I’m not exaggerating! I really didn’t take any pleasure in it. I mean, the purpose of proper exfoliation is to remove dead cells and dirt from skin, not remove its first 3 layers ! Right?!

My Powerhouse duo for softer skin!       

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My Powerhouse Duo: they work fine separately, but together, they transform my skin. I love it!

  • Stress Less Organic Body Scrub

This scrub has completely changed my view on scrubs and on the exfoliating process. Thanks to the Stress Less scrub, I now look forward to go in the shower and pamper myself.  It’s great to see that not only the scrub exfoliates properly, but it moisturizes simultaneously! That in itself is mind-boggling for me because I have such dry skin; I’m talking flakes, roughness, itching. So, this scrub is a skin savior!  What more can I ask!?  It’s a multitasking body scrub! And the scent! I feel like the calming and relaxing Lavender oils infused in the scrub are massaging and caressing my mind and soul! I’ve been using this scrub since April 2014 and I see a noticeable difference on my skin; it’s softer, younger-looking and more alive.  This is a product I don’t want to go without.  I also want to try the others, from the  RefreshMint, Naked, SubLIME, Zesty Morning and Java Jolt lines. Basically, I want ALL of them!

Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified™ Sucrose (Sugar)*, Prunus Amygdatus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Essential Oil Fragrance*.  *Certified Organic Ingredients

  • Drenched Organic Butter (with Argan and Jojoba)

Now, that is pure “buttah” for the skin.  I use it after having exfoliated with Stress Less sugar scrub, while my skin is still damp. I used to hate having to wait for my cream/lotion to sink into my skin..This butter sinks in as you apply it, and it deeply moisturizes.  And guess what? No greasy feeling! No staining your clothes because the product is just sitting on your skin not wanting to sink in! I love it! With consistent use, my skin is getting smoother, softer, thanks to key ingredients like shea butter, argan and jojoba oils.  These are simple but effective ingredients that have been used for centuries to heal and protect skin. This product is a winner!

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Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*.  *Certified Organic Ingredients

Note: Both products are vegan and gluten free.

Final thoughts…

These products are now an integral and vital part of my skincare regimen.  To say they have changed my skin and bath/shower ritual is an understatement!  I really thought I’d be stuck with dry, flaky, itchy, sand-paper body skin for ever, I thought I had to accept it.  Now, I have faith that my skin can be regenerated.  Now, I can be confident when the wind pulls my skirt up and my legs show! It makes me feel confident, more like ME!  Thank you Organic Bath co. !

I love Organic Bath co. for what it’s done for my skin, but most of all, for what it does for others.  Stay tuned to find out about their philanthropy in my series Giving Back!

You can purchase the Stress Less Organic body scrub (27$ US) as well as the Drenched body butter (29$ US) here.

 

 What are your thoughts on Organic Bath.co?  I personally think their best is yet to come and we are going to see new and great things from them !

 

Until next time,

Arabesque xo

*PR samples, opinions are my own, as always.