…Shea Butter and Sea Minerals, and I’ll switch from shower gel to soap. This came after I challenged a friend trying to put ‘shower gel’ as his exception to the no plastic rule.
St Clements (sweet orange, lemongrass, lime and honey)
Luxury number 1 (mmm. I’m hoping the key ingredient of this is not the ‘number one’ I remember from childhood, as opposed to ‘number two’ which would be even nastier...)
So that’s a score on the Shea butter front! The Sea Minerals are still missing though – unless something sea-themed is hiding in one of the gentleman / hunter or luxury bars? And surely the lack of sea minerals is more than compensated by the number of virgins in the ingredient list?
Sold around town at the farmers markets: Stockbridge and Grassmarket on Sundays.
Grapefuit and Aloe Vera Soap
Hemp Oil and Vitamin E Soap
Various types of Suma soaps are sold around Edinburgh (for example in Earthy Foods, Real Foods, the supermarket place next to Nadia Fruit Market on Argyle Street in Marchmont (Najco Foods Ltd?)
Miss Ballantyne: Miss Ballantyne's soaps are handmade in Scotland with the finest organic ingredients. Her soaps are packaged in cardboard and paper, and are sold around town in different shops – Curiouser and Curiouser on Broughton Street for sure (I’m not sure about other shops), and at various markets:
“Lemon and Ginger”: An invigorating combination of essential Lemon oil and ginger. Leaves you smelling delicious!
"Honey and Oatmeal" lightly exfoliating for that smooth feeling
For more regular soaps – Supermarkets and chemists all seem to have some plastic-free soaps in their range for more affordable prices than the local soaps mentioned above: Dove (about 50p, but only plastic free if you buy them in single units) and Pears (59p) to mention a couple, as well as some hardcore coal-tar fragranced soaps (eg. Wrights Traditional Soap – 85p) for those of you really wanting to go for an austerity month.
So for my fussy friend? If he’ll only settle for Sea Minerals and Shea Butter – its going to have to be an online order – but they do exist I'm sure! I’ll sign him up for a plastic free month before this week is out....