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Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural Beauty Workshop, August 2019, Dubai, UAE

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural Beauty Workshop, August 2019, Dubai, UAE

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living

Natural Beauty Talk and DIY Workshop

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural Beauty Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe

Natural Beauty Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe

 

On a scorching hot and dusty afternoon, I  headed to the Retold Boutique in Umm Suqueim for a a Natural Beauty Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani Co founder of Sustainability Tribe.

Amruta talked about the environmental impacts, green washing and toxic chemicals and then held a DIY workshop where 5 participants including myself paid a fee of 75 AED to make a face mask, pack and scrub.

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural Beauty Talk and DIY Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe and Sabeena Ahmed

Toxins in Personal Care Products

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural Beauty Talk and DIY Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe and Sabeena Ahmed

Environmental impacts of chemicals in cosmetics and beauty products

 

Natural Beauty Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe

Stay Away from green washed products slide

 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Beauty - Natural Beauty DIY Workshop participants with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Natural Beauty DIY Workshop participants

 

It was surprising to learn that my mothers besan and tumeric cleanser and multani mitti face pack was part of the DIY beauty workshop.

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living -  Gallery

How to Make Your Own Cleanser,

Face Pack and Scrub

 

How to Make Your Own Cleanser

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural DIY Beauty Workshop, with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Mixing bowl and Resuable bottles

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Ingredients

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

 Gram Flour and Tumeric Cleanser

 

Ingredients For All Skin Types:

Gram Flour (Besan) Turmeric Powder, Milk, Honey, Yogurt,

Lemon Juice and Rosewater.

 

Application For My Skin Type which is Acne Prone Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Gram Flour and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add the yoghurt to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

Results: TBA

Recommendation: TBA

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop 

 

Fair trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop 

 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop 

 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop

 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop

 

Application For Dry Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Gram Flour and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add mik (honey if you wish) to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

Application For Oily Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Gram Flour and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add the yoghurt and lemon juice to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

Application For All Skin Types:

Mix 2 tsp of the Gram Flour and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add the rosewater to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

 

How to Make Your Own Face Pack

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti) facepack, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Fullers Earth (Mutani Mitti) face pack

 

Ingredients For All Skin Types:

Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti), Sandalwood Powder, Rosewater, Milk, Yogurt, Tumeric

 

Application For My Skin Type which is Acne Prone Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Fullers Earth, 2 tsp of Sandalwood Powder and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add water to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

Results: TBA

Recommendation: TBA

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti) facepack, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti) facepack, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti) facepack, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Sandalwood Powder, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop 

 

Application For Oliy/Combination Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Fullers Earth and 2 tsp of Sandalwood Powder together.

Add Rosewater and water to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

Application For Dry Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Fullers Earth and 2 tsp of Sandalwood Powder together.

Add milk to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

Application For Oliy Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Fullers Earth and 2 tsp of Sandalwood Powder together.

Add yoghurt to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

 

How to Make Your Own Coffee Scrub

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Coffee Scrub Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Coffee Scrub ingredients

 

Fair Trade Ethical Beauty - Coffee and honey scrub, Natural Beauty DIY Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Coffee and Honey Scrub notes

 

Fair Trade Ethical Beauty - Coffee and honey scrub, Natural Beauty DIY Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Coffee and Honey scrub, Natural Beauty DIY Workshop

 

Fair Trade Ethical Beauty - Coffee and honey scrub, Natural Beauty DIY Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

 Coffee and Honey scrub, Natural Beauty DIY Workshop 

 

Ingredients For All Skin Types:

Coffee Grounds, Cocount Oil, Sugar and Honey

 

Application For My Skin Type which is Acne Prone Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of Coffee Grounds and 2 tsp of Honey together.

Add the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

Results: TBA

Recommendation: TBA

 

Application My Dry Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of Coffee Grounds and 2 tsp of Coconut Oil and 2tsp of sugar together.

Add the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

I hope to add photographs of myself applying the face, cleanser and mask soon.

Many thanks to Amruta for organising this workshop.

For those interested I've added my vlogs about chemicals and toxins in cosmetics below.

 

 

Chemicals and Toxins in Cosmetics

Six Items Challenge 2017 - Week 2

 Six Items Challenge 2017 Week 2 featuring the

Odylique make up at 4.11.

 

To read of my blog about my Six Items Challenge 2017 please click here.

To read more about my Six Items Challenge 2019 please click here.

 

 

Odylique Product Review, Videos

and Photo shoot

 

 

Products tested include the following:

Odylique Spot-On Serum - Reviewed by Sabeena Ahmed The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE - March 17 

Product: Odylique Spot-On Serum, 100% Natural Origin, 95% Organic Bio, Soil Association Organic Certified.

Verdict: I've been using this serum for the last 6 weeks. The serum is effective and has helped to reduce my inflammation on new acne and has reduced my acne scars.

It has a refreshing smell of lemons and cools and gently soothes red inflamed areas. Although, it did not prevent spots. Acne and spots healed quickly.

 

Odylique Creamy Coconut Cleanser - Reviewed by Sabeena Ahmed The Little Fair Trade Shop Dubai UAE March 17

Product: Creamy Coconut Cleanser, 100% Natural Origin, 87% Organic Bio, Soil Association Organic Certified.

Verdict: I've been using this cleanser sparingly.The cleanser made my skin glow. I was worried about using it on my very delicate sensitive eyes, I shouldn't have, it worked a treat.

I've always been cautious about using cleansers on my skin as previous brands have always produced excess sebum which block my pores creating black heads which often become inflamed painful acne.

My Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott said it tightened her pores.

The only slight drawback is the amount needed to cover your face, neck and eyes.

 

Product: Odylique Superfruit Concentrate, 100% Natural Origin, 100% Organic Bio, Soil Association Organic Certified.

Verdict: I've been using the concentrate sparingly. All you need are a few drops to hydrate your skin.

My skin has felt fresh, nourished, soft and has been glowing in the morning.

I would highly recommend all three products to those who suffer from adult acne, sensitive and reactive skin.

 

About Odylique

During 2016 I had a couple of lovely online conversations with Abi Weeds Managing Director and Emma Hopewell of Odylique - Essential Care (Organics) Ltd.

I was particularly interested to support Odylique as it is a leading brand of cosmetics and natural skin care based in the United Kingdom. The company prides itself on promoting their organic, vegan, fairtrade, cruelty free ethos and specialise in treating problematic sensitive, reactive and allergy prone skin.

Abi explained how the company was established by her mother Mrs Margaret Weeds over 30 years.

All Odylique products are Soil Association Organic certified and the brand has won numerous awards for their pioneering products, best of all they are cruelty free so you can wear them with pride knowing that they have been tested on other individuals with sensitive prone skin like mine and yours. Their products are suitable for children.

As a long term suffer of adult acne, 20 years to be precise, I was excited and anxious to use their products.

To be very honest, I don't wear make up because I've always endured painful acne and sensitive skin. I don't know how to apply make up and am very weary of cosmetics that contain parabens such as, methylparaben, propylparaben, butlyparaben, triclosan, triclocarbon, and diethylphthalate (DEP), sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and (SLES) sodium laureth sulphate that are linked to breast cancer. I have also learnt it is better to avoid products that list fragrance or parfum.

Since my mothers passing last year I feel its my duty to educate others about the dangers of applying toxic chemicals on our delicate skin and its been therapeutic conducting research about the alternative organic, vegan, socially conscious brands that are available on the high street. For those who are more adventurous do it yourself recipes are widely available online.

Abi and Emma sent me a box of cosmetics to try and I have recorded and posted photographs of my recent photoshoot.

You will be pleased to learn that all their products were suitable for my adult acne, sensitive, allergy prone skin.

For those interested Odylique were the number one cosmetic company featured in Ethical Consumer March/April 2017 magazine.

Other videos featuring Odylique cosmetics

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017 Summary featuring the

Odylique photoshoot at 3.38.

 To read more about Odylique and view my photo shoot click here

 

Further Reading and Links

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Safe Cosmetics - RED LIST

Breast Cancer UK - Do You Know What's In Your Cosmetics?

Sustainability Tribe

Odylique

 




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