This article first appeared in our Organic September issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published 08 September 2023. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox
Organic September can really help us on our journey towards sustainable living and conscious consumerism.
Throughout the month, we are all encouraged to make conscious choices when it comes to the products we buy and use.
The campaign, from the Soil Association, has been created to raise awareness of the benefits of organic products and to rally support for the brands that prioritise ethical and eco-friendly practices.
It seeks to educate us about organic farming, sustainable living and the importance of organic principles.
By choosing organic products, we are all able to contribute to a healthier planet, support biodiversity and reduce exposure to the harmful chemicals commonly found in conventional products.
It’s really worth reminding ourselves about the organic certification process and the standards that brands must meet to earn the organic label, so we can make truly informed choices.
At one time we only thought about ‘organic’ in relation to food, but now it’s clear that we want natural beauty and personal care brands that meet this high standard, too.
Let’s embrace Organic September and make a positive impact through our everyday choices. Here are some of my top picks to try, whether you’re looking to switch to organic beauty or just want to try something new!
AEOS REFRESHING HYDRATING MIST
AEOS stands for Active Energised Organic Skincare, and this brand uses ancient techniques, the spagyric tinctures of crystals and gems and super-hydrating ingredients. All of this, alongside cutting-edge technology, creates supercharged, award-winning skincare that delivers therapeutic benefits to the body, mind and soul.
The AEOS Refreshing Hydrating Mist, designed to hydrate and revitalise the skin, is a perfect option for summer. The delicate mist gives instant moisture to the face, leaving it feeling refreshed. It can be used as a toner after cleansing or as a quick pick-me-up throughout the dayto
rejuvenate and hydrate the skin.
It’s enriched with biodynamic spelt oil, rose water and crystal essences to hydrate while also soothing and balancing the skin.
AWAKE ORGANICS SEA QUARTZ EXFOLIATING MICRO-POLISH
Awake Organics is a growing family business, making innovative products that are organic and have sustainable ingredients. Products are always natural, with no parabens, SLS, aluminium or petrochemicals, and the short supply chain ensures 89% of the ingredients and packaging are made in the UK.
With the Sea Quartz Exfoliating Micro-Polish you can rock your daily cleanse with the power of organic spirulina and clear quartz crystal powder.
This smooth paste transforms to a milk on contact with water, and has been formulated to slough away dead surface cells to reveal glowing skin.
Spirulina is rich in nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, helping to decrease inflammation. This mighty superfood tones the skin, oxygenates, detoxifies and encourages cell turnover to promote a more youthful-looking complexion.
Each pot contains superfine, artisan-milled, genuine clear quartz powder to infuse it with positive energy and give your skin a perfect gemstone polish. The aroma is of sweet orange, chamomile and coconut.
KIND2 REBALANCING SHAMPOO BAR
After a summer of allowing your hair to dry out in sun, sea and chlorine, now’s the time to give your locks some love.
The KIND2 Rebalancing Shampoo Bar has been formulated with natural and organic ingredients and specifically designed to bring balance to the scalp and hair.
The compact and easy-to-use bar is free from plastic packaging and helps to reduce bathroom waste.
This shampoo bar cleanses the hair without stripping away natural oils, leaving your locks feeling refreshed. It has a unique blend of botanical extracts and nourishing oils, but rinses out easily without leaving any residue behind. It’s suitable for various hair types, including oily or combination.
GREEN PEOPLE IRRITATED SCALP CONDITIONER
Green People has a wide range of organic personal care products, and says it prioritises the use of natural and certified organic ingredients.
I love the Irritated Scalp Conditioner, which is a soothing and nourishing solution for those with a sensitive or irritated scalp. It has been formulated to provide relief and hydration to the scalp, while leaving the hair soft, smooth and manageable.
Free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, this conditioner adds moisture but feels light to use.