“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,
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.
- 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!
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!
*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.