The Body Shop – still going strong

Written by on November 20, 2012 in Beauty, Body & Mind - No comments

The Body Shop was started in the seventies by Anita Roddick. The shop graces most high streets and is still as popular as when it first started. The reason for this is that The Body Shop is environmentally minded in a very accessible way. They source the finest raw ingredients from all around the world. They harness the skills of artisan farmers and add their expertise to create effective products. The Body Shop trade fairly so that communities benefit as well as you. They have a strict no animal testing policy and all products are 100% vegetarian. Along with this they campaign with passion on activist issues.

And they make fantastic products! Allmygoodness loves their Oil Free Balacing Foundation which tackles oily skin. The foundation is made with Marula oil. The Body Shop’s Community Fair Trade Marula oil comes from the Eudafano Women’s Co-operative in Namibia. Marula fruits are hand-selected; the nuts are extracted and dried in the sun. The kernels are cold-pressed to release the oil. By setting up their own factory, the 5,000 women members have gained entrepreneurial skills and a newfound self-esteem.

The good thing about The Body Shop is that effort goes into every single product to make sure that it is eco-friendly but also a fantastic product.  So if you have never visited The Body Shop before, what’s stopping you? You can even visit their website to find out more about their products and the causes they are involved in.

About the Author

Christina Latham

Christina is one of our original writers who helped with the launch of allmygoodness. She has a love for finding vintage treasures and organic products in unexpected, undiscovered places. She has previously worked as a journalist for CD News at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Bader TV News in Berlin. She also writes freelance articles for Fitzrovia News and BetaTwentyOne. Follow her on Twitter @ChristinaLatha

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