Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to show a little love, by treating yourself and perhaps your nearest and dearest too? Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean going out for an overpriced meal or an over-the-top gesture, something as simple as lighting a fragrant candle or a long hot soak in the tub, can be a lovely treat to mark the occasion. Here are a few eco-friendly gift ideas to help you unwind and feel just a bit pampered, all free from any nasty chemicals and all natural.
Say it with Roses
Dr. Hauschka creates a beautiful rose collection, the Rose collection contains organic and natural ingredients to nourish your skin. With extracts of damask roses and rose essential oil, the Body Oil soothes, calms and protects even the most sensitive skin, the jojoba oil helps your skin feel moisturised. The Dr. Hauschka Rose Collection is all Vegan friendly, free from parabens, mineral oils, SLS/SLES, triclosan, phthalates, palm oil, GMOs, artificial colours and fragrances. They are packaged in a recycled and easy-to-recycle plastic.
The WXY candles are hand poured in the UK and come in a stylish concrete holder that can be re-used once you’ve finished with your candle. The candle’s fragrance is a sophisticated combination of oud, frankincense, cinnamon and pine with roses and white flowers, with accents of evergreen and a balsamic base of woods and musk. Totally palm free and suitable for vegans. WXY strive to minimise waste and their impact on the environment, using glass, metal and paper materials that are recycled and recyclable. Not only is the wax they use vegan, it is also free from palm, petroleum and parabens. For every candle sold, WXY donates a percentage to charitable organisations and projects.
The Gift Of Relaxation
Nothing says “I love you” like a relaxing soak in the tub and a face mask. The Fruits of Nature creamy foam bath is fragranced with the perfectly calming scent of lavender made with natural ingredients and without the use of SLS’s, Parabens, GMO’s or palm oil to cleanse and hydrate your body whilst reviving and protecting dry, sore skin, leaving skin soft and cared for.
Relax and unwind in a hot bath with a pampering face mask on. The Antipodes face mask uses the power of manuka honey, a traditional remedy of the New Zealand Maori people, to draw moisture to the skin for maximum hydration. The delicious fragrance of mandarin and vanilla pod offer a relaxing, peaceful and balancing treatment.
However you choose to celebrate (or don’t) I wish you a relaxing time during the season of love.