How many fairtrade beauty products can you name?
While we’re used to foodstuffs like cocoa butter, brazil nut oil and apricots being sold fairtrade for the dining table, we don’t tend to think of these products as needing to be fairtrade when it comes to cosmetics or bodycare.
Then there are other ingredients we don’t think of much at all, such as herbs or spices like rosemary and ginger which are often used as aromatherapy oils.
For the last few years, The Visionary Soap Company has been leading the way in fairtrade to the beauty product world. We’re starting to stock their bars of soap at GoodnessDirect and hoping that it will help revolutionise life for the farm workers back where those basic ingredients started.
Look out for the Fairtrade logo on the beauty products you buy.