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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Giving Back: Green Brands that Give Back!

Greetings !

 

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.

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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;
  • CVSkinlabs;
  • Botanical Me;
  • Graydon;
  • 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!

 

Sincerely,

Arabesque xo