Carrier oils are naturally derived vegetable oils from the fatty portion of plant based sources such as seeds, kernels or nuts. Each carrier oil has their own unique properties and benefits. They may be used alone or with other oils to nourish your skin and with essential oils. Find out more about them and how to use them here.
Infused Oils, also known as Macerated Oils, are simply carrier oils such as Jojoba or Extra Virgin Olive Oil that have been used as a "solvent" to extract the therapeutic properties of a certain plant or plants. Since the plant material has already been mixed with a carrier oil, they can be used directly on skin unlike essential oils. Find out more about all nine of our organic herbal infused oils here.
Essential Oils are a must-have item in your sustainable toolkit. They offer us the chance to make homemade remedies in a sustainable and purse-friendly way but with increased demand, sustainability of the oils themselves is crucial for biodiversity on our already threatened planet.
There is no legal definition or regulation of claims such as 'natural' beauty products, 'clean', 'toxic-free', 'no nasties' and 'chemical free' and you only have to look at the back of a shampoo bottle to realise the amount of synthetic chemicals inside everyday cosmetics. We've put together our top 10 toxic ingredients you should avoid in your personal care products so you feel empowered to shop safely.
So you've switched your diet however are totally confused and don't know where to look to find more information about and source vegan skincare. Here is our guide which runs through the ingredients to avoid and why, plus we shine a spotlight on our favourite vegan skincare brands, handmade in the UK and owned/operated by Vegans.
The oil cleansing method can seem a bit daunting. Especially considering it’s called a “method” – it sounds like there’s more to it and many steps. Basically, it’s a just another way of cleaning your face. Simple. There’s no trick or gimmick here… plainly and simply – doing the OCM will leave your with silky soft, clean skin.