You’ve probably eaten fairtrade bananas, coffee, teas and chocolate. But have you used fairtrade beauty products? Here’s a leaflet produced by the Fairtrade Foundation highlighting how using fairtrade ingredients in beauty products helps people out of poverty. Please have a read and look for the Fairtrade logo when you next shop for beauty products. Know that your money is going further than the pockets of retailers. We may not specialise in beauty products, but our founder, Ramona, is an keen user of these natural fairtrade products; from hand and body creams, bath melts, oils and soaps.
Seeing the Fairtrade Mark means that the products meet international Fairtrade standards. You can buy with confidence that the farmers of those ingredients have received a “Fairtrade premium”. The premium means a guaranteed fixed price that is higher than the market price for those commodities. The premium is what they can reinvest into their communities, in the building of infrastructure and into the children’s schooling.
So remember that you can find fairtrade beauty products in the form of lotions, creams, body butters, oils, face masks, scrubs, soaps, bath bombs, shampoos, body washes and shaving creams.
Some people think fairtrade beauty products are expensive. Consider these benefits and decide if that little bit extra isn’t worth it:
- natural ingredients that are good for your skin,
- no need to apply as much as synthetic products because these are thicker and last longer,
- no chemicals that lead to allergies and unknown dangers,
- safe for children,
- safe for the environment,
- because they last longer, you won’t need to waste time at the shops restocking your toiletries cupboard,
- your money is being put to good use compared to just lining the pockets of big multinationals.
We think these products are worth every penny.