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Win a plastic-free beauty bundle with Ethical Apothecary and KiteNest

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With the climate change crisis constantly in the news at the moment, we’re all becoming more and more aware of how important it is to buy eco-friendly products and aim for plastic-free beauty.

When we founded Ethical Apothecary, we wanted to ensure clean beauty and an ethical lifestyle were at the heart of all we did. Which is why we’ve teamed up with our brand partner KiteNest for a fabulous competition that will see one lucky winner picking up £50 worth of plastic-free beauty products.

Why is plastic-free beauty so important?

The far-reaching impact plastic has on our planet is becoming a massive problem. It fills up landfill sites, pollutes the natural environment and has a significant impact on our oceans. So significant in fact, that many experts now warn at the current rate, by 2050 there will be as much plastic in the oceans as there are fish. It also never biodegrades. It simply breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces which enter our food chains and even into our water supplies – posting a detrimental effect on human health.

Even producing plastic is detrimental to the environment. More than 90% of plastic is produced from fossil fuels, increasing carbon emissions and contributing to global warming.

The real problems come with single-use plastics, such as plastic water bottles, packaging and grocery bags. Experts believe that around half of all plastic is single-use, and the majority of this does not get recycled. Even plastic that does get recycled has to go through an energy-intensive process, using large quantities of water.

A few small changes to the beauty products you choose can have a big impact. Take simple steps, like swapping your shampoo bottle to a shampoo bar, your regular plastic cotton buds to bamboo cotton buds, or your plastic toothbrush to a bamboo toothbrush.

Recognising the need to make plastic-free beauty and skincare affordable and accessible, KiteNest has worked hard to remove all plastics from their products, including their packaging. Now, an entirely zero-waste company, their products range from hair-wax, shampoo bars, salt scrubs and Organic Dry Shampoo

Win a plastic-free beauty bundle

Together with our brand partner KiteNest, we are giving away an amazing bundle of plastic-free beauty products worth a total of £50 including:

Scence Juniper Deodorant: We love the Scence soothing and softening juniper deodorant balm for every day use. Organic mango, illipe butters and essential oils, combined with baking soda to deodorise and arrowroot to absorb moisture.
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Non-plastic Beach Biodegradable Silk Dental Floss: Silk is naturally strong, effective and compostable, so is perfect for an ec0-friendly dental floss. The floss is supplied in a recyclable or reusable bottle with a metal lid and the box is compostable or recyclable cardboard.

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Non-plastic Beach Soap Bar: This lightly scented soap is palm oil-free and embedded with non-plastic exfoliating elements. Lavender, patchouli, clary sage and sweet orange essential oils smell amazing, and is also of course plastic-free.

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KiteNest Lemon Shampoo Bar:  Say hello to shiny and strong hair, without the plastics and toxins. KiteNest’s Lemon shampoo bar will protect your hair from root to tip with its unique blend of oils and butters. Loaded with plant magic, these solid bars combine the ultimate cleaning combo: May Chang, Cedarwood and Lemon. Together, it’ll make your hair zesty fresh, strong and revitalised. It smells utterly divine, too!

KiteNest Body Scrub: A beautifully light scrub that brings together fine and coarse Pink Himalayan salt crystals with a selection of nourishing oils to enrich your skin. KiteNest’s purifying Himalayan salt scrub gently exfoliates and hydrates leaving your skin soft, supple and radiant.

KiteNest Natural Hair Wax: A blend of invigorating lime with eucalyptus and tea tree oils to stimulate, strengthen and maintain healthy hair growth. Perfect for short hair to give definition and control.

How to Enter:

  • Follow both Ethical Apothecary on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and do the same for KiteNest on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  • Comment on our competition posts and tag a friend who you think will love plastic-free beauty products too.
  • Facebook shares, ReTweets and Instagram story and grid shares all class as two extra entrees.

Terms and conditions:

  • One winner will be chosen at random from all the entries across all three social media platforms.
  • Entry into the competition is dependent upon following both Ethical Apothecary and KiteNest on one of our social media channels. Please also tag or retweet a friend in one of our competition posts on social media.
  • The competition closes on Monday 21st October 2019. We will announce the winner on both Ethical Apothecary and Kitenest Facebook, Twitter and Instagram within 24 hours after competition closure.
  • Your social media information will only be used for the purposes of drawing the competition. We will not store it.
  • This competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

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Make time for some self-care this summer – and win a bundle of wellness goodies worth more than £93

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Have you made time for any self-care yet this summer?

The summer holidays are a brilliant time for families – spending quality time together, creating happy memories, enjoying days out in the sunshine.

But at the same time, there’s an enormous amount of mental pressure – especially on mums – to make sure you’re spending enough quality time together, creating enough happy memories and enjoying enough days out in the sunshine!

As busy mums, we spend so much time looking after everybody else and making sure our kids, partners, family and friends are healthy and happy. So why don’t we do the same for ourselves?

This is why, at Ethical Apothecary, we believe it is so important to set aside space and make time for your own self-care.

The importance of self-care for mental wellness

The definition of self-care is: “The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own wellbeing and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.”

This can be anything from taking a relaxing bubble bath; to spending 30 minutes meditating with your favourite aromatherapy candle; to eating nutritious and detoxifying foods. Basically, any activity that you yourself carry out, purely for the benefit of you yourself.

Self-care is vital to our mental and physical health, but in times of stress or activity overload, it is often the first thing we sacrifice. Ironically, some mindful self-care is one thing that could help us focus and boost energy levels to be more productive.

Ideas for self-care

Self-care doesn’t have to cost you anything. It can be as simple as turning your phone off and sitting in uninterrupted silence for 10 minutes or heading for the hills to walk in the fresh air. Even spending an extra five minutes in the shower to let the water run over you while you just breathe can be beneficial.

Alternatively, treating yourself to some relaxing self-care products can also make your “me time” all the more enjoyable and luxuriant.

There are dozens of self-care products available in our store. Try heavenly fragrance and candles, nourishing bath and shower brands, delicious herbal teas to cleanse your body and your soul, or products to help you sleep well.

Our favourite self-care brands

All the products in the Ethical Apothecary store have been hand-picked by us to ensure they are from cruelty-free brands and promote clean beauty with an ethical ethos. We will only ever stock products with natural, botanically-sourced ingredients.

When it comes to self-care, some of our favourite brands include Prismologie, Mauli Rituals and Niche Tea.

The Prismologie range is inspired by the benefits of colour psychology. It includes natural mood-enhancing body care products in six vibrant hues. Gemstones, fragrances and scientifically-researched actives blend to reflect the effects of those colours on mood. Discover the whole range here.

Mauli Rituals uses the principles of Ayurvedic medicine to create all-natural skin, hair and body treatments that work in harmony. Developed more than 3,000 years ago in India, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It focusses on the delicate balance that exists between mind, body and spirit. Discover the Mauli range here.

Niche Teas blend all-natural and ethically-sourced herbs that have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes. Each blend is formulated for specific concerns and comes beautifully packaged, ensuring every cup is a treat for both mind and body. Discover the blends here.

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Make sure to check our offers page here to see all the promotions we currently have running on wellness products.

Win a bundle of amazing wellness goodies worth more than £93

We’ve put together a bundle of some of our favourite wellness products for one lucky winner to enjoy.

The prize includes a full-size product of each of the following:

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, sign up to receive our newsletter below and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter tagging/retweeting three friends in our competition posts.

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Terms and conditions:

  • One winner will be chosen at random from all the entries across all three social media platforms.
  • Entry into the competition is dependent upon signing up to receive our newsletter on the link above and following us on one of our three social media channels. Please also tag or retweet three of your friends in one of our competition posts on social media.
  • The competition closes at 8pm on August 19, 2019. The winner will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram shortly afterwards.
  • Your social media information will be used for the purposes of drawing the competition only. It will not be stored by us.
  • This competition is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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The Ethical Apothecary story – opening up clean beauty to everyone

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adjective

  1. Relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these.
  2. Morally good or correct.
  3. Avoiding activities or organizations that do harm to people or the environment.

 

“Ethical” – what does it mean to you? To us here at Ethical Apothecary, it means so much we decided to build our entire business brand on it.

Ethical to us means doing the right thing by our fellow humans, animals and the planet we all live on; we do everything in our power to ensure that, while the products we sell may have maximum impact on you, your skin, or your health, they have minimum impact on the earth.

We are staunch advocates for clean beauty, which to us means so much more than simply recognising and understanding the ingredients in your make-up bag and reducing the chemicals that go on your skin. Clean beauty should also mean a clean conscience when it comes to animal testing and the environment.

That’s why we will only ever stock natural, botanically-sourced products from cruelty-free brands in the Ethical Apothecary store.

Clean beauty for all

Many of the products you’ll find in the Ethical Apothecary shop are vegan brands, many are organic skincare brands, but all of our products embrace the clean beauty ethos.

This is because we believe clean beauty is a concept that should be available to everyone, whether vegan or non-vegan, and whatever budget they may have. We should all be able to enjoy natural skincare and self care without the nasties!

You’ll find every one of our product descriptions comes with a full list of ingredients, so you can see exactly what it is you’re putting on your skin and into your body, and we also make it clear which of our products are vegan, which are organic and which have plastic-free packaging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why choose vegan beauty products?

It may sound like a contradiction in terms, but vegan brands aren’t just for vegans.

Whether or not you choose to follow a wholly vegan lifestyle, as skincare consultants, we believe vegan beauty products can benefit everyone. And as a business we believe it is our responsibility to be both environmentally and socially conscious.

The vegan brands available in the Ethical Apothecary store only include products that use pure, effective and safe ingredients.

In our experience – which, with more than 40 years between us in the beauty business, is extensive – the combination of all-natural antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts in vegan beauty products help rejuvenate skin and can really give you a healthy glow!

But don’t just take our word for it. Try the Ethical approach to self care for yourself and you’ll see just what a difference it can make to your skin, your health and your life.

Discover our brands and products here.