What is in this article?:
- Beauty ingredients invigorate fair trade
- Shea butter, cocoa butter, carrier oils, essential oils
- Coffee, tea, sugar, honey
- Herbs, spices, fruits, flowers
Launched in 2008, Fair Trade USA’s personal care category is quickly growing, with existing fair trade ingredients like olive oil and coffee and new, exotic launches, including shea butter and baobab oil. Here are 12 of the most beautiful ingredients to hit fair trade lotions, lip balms, massage oils, and more.
Herbs, spices, fruits, flowers
Globally sourced herbs and spices serve a variety of beauty functions, including acting as preservatives, offering natural fragrance, fighting bacteria, and promoting circulation. Vanilla, ginger, turmeric, peppermint are leading the way, with vanilla generating 121,616 in premium dollars.
Fruit and flower extracts can provide skin with nourishing, restorative nutrients, plus give cosmetics natural fragrance and color. “We are now seeing if we can help producers of fruits and flowers make essential oils, which is an added value,” says Spaull. Some to look for: mango, orange, and blueberries.