December 1, 2015
Improve the life of a friend with a gift, and the life of someone in need with that same gift. Hand in Hand pledges three different types of philanthropic donations, which are made in coordination with each product you purchase. Soap gifts are also always a welcome surprise, because they remind us to take time to ourselves, which is important during the family-focused holidays.
Hand in Hand’s Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub is a great way to help your significant other de-stress after the holiday rush. They describe the fragrance artfully, as “delicately sweet with notes of bright orange & ylang balanced against rosewood, geranium & jasmine with a vanilla & cedarwood base.” American made with organic, Fair Trade ingredients in Philadelphia, paraben and petrochemical-free, cruelty-free, palm-free and vegan, even the most avid environmental activist would have trouble finding something wrong with this stuff. Did we mention that for each purchase Hand in Hand donates a month of clean water and a bar of soap to a child in need?
For the cousin who manages to be orange in mid-winter, Hand in Hand offers an Almond After Sun Tonic. Part of their Espere Collection, this mist smells of sweet almond, a hint of oatmeal and vanilla. American made, palm, paraben and petrochemical-free, the tonic can also help rejuvenate skin with aloe and Vitamin E. Plus, Hand in Hand provide a loan when you purchase the tonic, which towards empowering a small business in a developing country.
If your find yourself wishing you could do something about rainforest deforestation, Hand in Hand’s Rainforest Collection will likely have something for you. Each product purchased translates to 100 square feet of rainforest preserved. One particularly interesting gift, Rain Scented Bath Salt, is derived from a time-intensive natural process that retains high mineral contents in the salt. Benefits to the gift-giver if the present goes to someone in the immediate family: your bathroom will smell of jasmine, violet leaf and grapefruit bitters. This is yet another American made, cruelty, palm, paraben and petrochemical-free vegan product of Hand in Hand: Sustainable Suds.
Learn more about Hand in Hand’s efforts in yesterday’s post.
Photo Credit: Hand in Hand