To raise awareness of badger culls going on across the UK Lush has teamed up with Save Me Trust and developed a new May Day bath bomb. With elections on everyone’s mind this was the perfect timing to highlight the plight of this most peaceful of native animals and also call for people to consider the Partys’ stances on animal rights and issues when casting their votes.
As an avid gardener I love three things; natural products, companies with a good ethos and who care for the environment, and a great multi purpose balm. Based in my home town Sheffield, Our Tiny Bees ticks the first two boxes, but also amongst their impressive range of natural products including body scrub, face mask, and lip balm, they produce a pretty awesome balm to boot – aptly named Über Balm*. I was stupidly excited when they sent me this balm to review and the timing is more than perfect given that September is Organic Beauty Month.
Today is National Honey Bee Day in the USA and there will be a number of events throughout the country to celebrate day and raise awareness. Sadly, in the US and UK bees numbers are in decline; loss of habitat, pesticide use, intensive farming, climate change, and disease are all threatening our native bees. What can we do to help?
Over the Winter months I’ve been completely in love with the Burt’s Bees range. I think the rich honey, sweet milk and comforting almond scents lend themselves perfectly to the darker, colder months, whilst the formulations packed full of natural oils and shea butter are wonderful at combating the drying effects of cold Winter winds and enveloping your skin in deep, protecting moisture.