Wednesday 1 December 2021

The Eco Stocking Filler Gift Guide

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Ah December - the temperature has dropped, twinkling Christmas trees are popping up all over the place and if you're anything like me then you're about to start your Christmas shopping! I pick up the odd bit here and there but it's December when I really focus on present shopping because for me it just feels more magical. 

This year I've created four beauty-focused gift guides to take you from Secret Santa to stocking fillers as well as big beauty gifts galore for your nearest and dearest. There's something for every budget, you'll notice a lot of my go-to beauty brands feature which you would've seen on my blog over the last few years and there are some new faves - I'm excited and I hope you are too. 

First up... The Eco Stocking Filler Gift Guide!

I've shared a few eco-based beauty posts over the years and it is something I'm really passionate about within our home so I couldn't wait to share this. Featuring seven fabulous eco-conscious brands - it is the perfect place to find everything you need for the eco lover in your life!

I find my lips get much drier in the colder months so something super nourishing like lip oils are a great product to reach for, especially at night. The Soothing Lip Oil from Aroma Active combines aromatherapy benefits as well as a powerful active complex of shea butter, calendula and jojoba oils to soothe, nourish and protect. It's a fab little product, fully recyclable and a great size for stockings.

Super sustainable and oh so fruity Pura Cosmetics have some fabulous stocking filler sized items for you to choose from. 100% vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, palm oil-free with all-natural ingredients as well as plastic-free packaging and being 100% recyclable - Pura Cosmetics have a lot to shout about and quite rightly too. 

The products are fun, colourful and most importantly do the job. The Raspberry and Forest Fruits Lip Scrub & Balm Duo is a great gift set for younger people right through to adults as the duo helps to keep dry and chapped lips at bay. The super sweet lip scrub gently buffs away dry skin while the oh so smooth balm keeps lips hydrated and soft. 

It's such a great gift idea for this Christmas! 

Do you know what screams Christmas stocking fillers to me? Soap! I always remember getting little animal-shaped soaps when I was a child so you could say I've levelled up with these oh so gorgeous Artisan soaps from Skin Alchemists. 

A luxury indie brand born through the love of St Lucia, beautiful sunsets and ingredients harvested moments before; Skin Alchemists encapsulates the beauty of plant-based skincare. Created by Theresa Edwards the products clearly have her deep passion for ancient traditions laced through them and the artisan soaps are quite rightly, beautiful. 

The festive soap bars in Cardamon Rose, Spiced Orange and Candy Cane are beautifully packaged and make the perfect festive gift for the conscious consumer and organic advocate who demands quality, efficacy and sustainability. 

Spiced Orange has well and truly stolen my heart. 

Hairbrushes always make great stocking fillers and this one from Regrowz is fab! It's a zero-waste alternative to those made with synthetic materials making it great for not just the environment but your hair too. Its bristles and body are made from bamboo which is known to gently glide through hair, grooming it smoothly while massaging the scalp. Bamboo also provides magnificent benefits such as relieving stress, detangling hair, increasing blood circulations, less frizz, preventing hair breakage from static and helping to achieve beautiful, healthy and shiny hair.

I don't know about you but I'm a sucker for a bit of a gimmick, well a gimmick that works and that is where Sprout comes in - a plantable makeup liner that after use turns into beautiful bee-friendly wildflowers. Featuring black eyeliner, brown eyeliner and a brown brow liner, each of the liners are made from certified wood and come with a soluble cellulose cap that dissolves in soil. 

Not only that but the cap is made from recyclable sugar cane and they all come in sustainable packaging. It's makeup with a conscience and is such a great way to dispose of the last of your liners. 

The liners themselves are super high quality, apply beautifully and last for hours too. I love everything about Sprout from the packaging and product to the formula and the end result - wildflowers! I can't wait to watch mine grow once I've finished my liners.

Toothbrushes, mouthwash and more are renowned for their single-use plastic so if you're looking for something more environmentally friendly, Waken is for you! Fully recyclable packaging, reuseable mouthwash cups and packaging that looks cute in your bathroom? Sign me up. 

For Christmas, there are two gift sets available - 

Luscious Lips (£15.00) which contains three vegan lip balms, made from a blend of three plant-based butters (cocoa, shea and mango seed) to help protect and condition lips. 

Beautiful When You Smile (£12.00) contains one of Waken's award-winning Strawberry & Peppermint mouthwash, fluoride toothpaste and a matching lip-balm flavour. It smells SO good!

Beautiful teeth, fresh breath and eco-conscious packaging has never been so easy.

I think when it comes to switching to more eco-friendly options, shampoo and conditioner bars are one of the first switches for many, myself included. Earthkind is a great starting point plus they're a great stocking filler size too. Available in three shampoo variations and one conditioner - Earthkind is award-winning, ethically sourced and sustainable making them the perfect stocking filler for an eco-conscious loved one.

You can shop all the products via the links above - let me know what you'd like to find in your stocking this Christmas.

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