Self care is all the rage these days, and honestly should have been for a very long time. How are you supposed to take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself? But doesn’t the sound of taking care of yourself while taking care of others sound pretty darn good? Sounds like the ultimate goal to me. There are so many brands out there with “good for the environment” products and a “good for the world” mission. Here are a few self care products that aim at giving back to charity:
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Tatcha was born from its founder, Victoria Tsai’s, chance encounter with a modern-day Geisha in Japan. Victoria learned that her foundation is effective and simple, rooted in a trio of natural and powerful nutrients – green tea, rice, and algae. What’s even better than Tatcha’s naturally derived products is their promise to give back. Every single Tatcha purchase would help fund girls’ education through Room to Read. With every purchase you make from Tatcha, they donate a day of school to girls in Asia and Africa. Since inception of their Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures program, 2 million days of school have been funded.
- THE STARTER Ritual Set: $59
- THE ESSENCE Plumping Skin Softener: $95
- VIOLET-C BRIGHTENING SERUM 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHAs: $88
To ease your green thumb and reduce a little stress, get these amazing succulent arrangement hand-planted in Los Angeles using locally grown succulents. Lula’s Garden’s mission is to create memorable gifts that express life while also improving the lives of others. Lula’s Garden proudly supports organizations that help improve lives around the world by providing access to safe water, including Water.org. You can even lower your chances at killing these nearly non-killable plants (that I have definitely done) using their trusty care guide.
If you can’t afford the $10K/week spa retreat at Golden Door, (because who can?!) then get a taste of luxury and self care while also feeling good about it with Golden Door’s amazing products. 100% of their net profits go to philanthropic causes, including helping to end child abuse and transform young lives. Plus all of their products are free of Sulfates, Phthalates, Parabens, and Animal Testing. What more could you ask for?
Mayfair Soap Foundry
“Mayfair Soap foundry is a refined assortment of luxury bath and body care products crafted with premium ingredients, sophisticated scents, and a giveback philosophy.” With every purchase, they help provide moments of joy and normalcy, such as camp experiences, for American families going through difficult health challenges in partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation.
The Little Market
“EMPOWERING FEMALE ARTISANS AROUND THE WORLD – The Little Market is an online fair trade shop founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla where customers can purchase beautiful products handmade by artisans around the world.” This is one of my favorite stores of all. In addition to their self care products, they have amazing home decor and gift items made by women from all over the world. Therefore, showcasing their traditional skills and cultural techniques to a broader audience. At pretty affordable prices too!
- SUGAR SCRUB – CHAMOMILE : $24
- Each purchase empowers young, at-risk mothers at Bright Endeavors in the United States.
- BATH BOMB – ROSE : $8
- Each purchase empowers female artisans at the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles.
- CANDLE – THIS IS ABOUT HUMANITY: $34
- For every purchase of this candle, The Little Market will donate $34 to the Minority Humanitarian Foundation, which works closely to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who are affected by violence and instability in their home countries. In 2018, we raised: $26,640.
ThisWorks’ mission is “it has to be good for you and good for the world.” They do not use unnecessary chemicals in their formulations including: phthalates, sulphates, synthetic colours and fragrance, parabens, GMOs, mineral oils, petrolatum, propylene glycol. Their deep sleep pillow spray is proven to help you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed.
- deep sleep pillow spray: $29
- Their award-winning natural, aromatherapeutic Superblend of Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile calm both mind and body, soothing you to sleep.