This article first appeared in our Ethical Shopping issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 30 October 2020. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox
The Janey Loves Platinum Awards celebrate the best in natural, organic and sustainable products and services.
This year entries poured in for Skincare and Beauty, Home/Garden, Mother and Baby and Food and Drink, plus categories to commend the work of therapists and practitioners and wellbeing authors.
Glynis Barber, Jo Wood and Carrie Grant joined me on the judging panel – here’s a selection of some of our favourite winners!
SKINCARE & BEAUTY
Unsurprisingly we had lots of entries for hand sanitisers this year, and of course it’s important to moisturise your hands, too! Congratulations to Scence for its winning Cool Rose Hand Moisturiser Balm (35g, £9).
Weleda won for its fabulous Pomegranate Firming Facial Oil (30ml, £38.95) and Natracare scooped a gong for its Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes (20 wipes, £3.99). The Rose Tree won gold for its Intensive Balm with Marshmallow & Frangipani (£25).
We love The Kentish Soap Company, which delivers a box of natural soaps to your door every month through The Happy Soapers Club (£14 per month).
Who doesn’t love a multi-purpose product? Naturtint 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioning Bars (75g, £12.99) are made from natural ingredients and will last between 75 and 90 washes.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
We created a whole new category – Innovative Feminine Care – for LuxStore Organic Period Bikini Underwear (two pairs, £60), which is made from 100% organic cotton and reusable for up to 50 washes.
If your kids suffer from hay fever, HayMax Kids Organic Drug Free Allergen Barrier Balm (5ml, £6.99) prevents allergens from getting in.
Incognito won for its Insect Repellent Lotion (100ml, £14.99).
FOOD & DRINK
Roots of Kimchi Organic Vegan Cabbage Kimchi (275g, £5.49) is traditional Korean Kimchi – gluten free and made with organic, vegan ingredients.
MOTHER & BABY
Weleda won another award for its Chamomile Teething Granules (£5.95) – vegan-friendly and gluten-free calming chamomile homeopathic granules for the relief of teething pain.
HOME/GARDEN & PETS
Refresh your room 100% naturally with Shui Me Relax Organic Essential Oil blends (10ml, £9.99).