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The Body Shop presents another reason to give this Christmas

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It’s practically tradition that every Australian makes a stop at The Body Shop as they’re doing their Christmas shopping. Whether it’s grabbing a hand cream for grandma, a body wash for your sister-in-law, or a sweet scented lip balm for your little cousin, The Body Shop has everything you need for stocking-stuffers and fussy gift receivers alike. That’s not for nothing, of course: their products are addictively good, from the thick and lush body butters that you practically have to trowel out of the tub, to the recently-released cosmetics and fragrances. There’s a reason why we all get a secret little thrill when we pull back the packaging to find a loot from The Body Shop!   This Christmas, The Body Shop isn’t just helping you give to to the eco-friendly beauty addict in your life: they’re giving back to the Earth, as well. The new holiday collection – called The Enchanted Forest – supports the World Land trust, the Woodland Trust, and the Australian Childhood Foundation. As part of their World Bio-Bridges Mission, a portion of the profit from each Enchanted Forest goodie sold will go towards helping protect and restore 10 million square metres of forest in England and Armenia. The Body Shop will also donate a further $20,000 to the Australian Childhood Foundation, who are working to help children affected by domestic abuse and violence.   As if you needed an excuse to load up on skincare this Christmas, there you have it. The entire collection is available in-store and online now,… Read More

We’re killing the world, but The Body Shop is doing things to help reverse it

The long list of things that’re bad for the Globe at the hands of humans is insurmountable, BUT that doesn’t mean a lot of it can’t be stopped or undone. The latest revelation for many might be this, though; that the Australian koala is reportedly under major threat due to massive, uncontrolled habitat destruction. And it’s estimated that Australia will lose another three million hectares of forest in the next 15 years. The Body Shop doesn’t really dig this kind of news, apparently, so they teamed with that guy from Big Brother years ago, Tim Dormer  to work with local communities all over the world to build wildlife ‘corridors’ that connect damaged rainforests and habitats, in turn helping endangered species to meet and mate. “It saddens me deeply to know that one of our most loved animals is under threat, I just can’t imagine living in this beautiful country of ours without any koalas left in the wild,” said Tim. The Body Shop bring this mission home to Australia where they’ll be planting around 12,000 koala-friendly gum trees to reinstate the koala habitat across 30 hectares in Noosa, Queensland. This project, in partnership with Koala Crusaders and The Noosa Biosphere Community, sets out to stem the decline and to provide a safe and re-connected habitat for the koala population to flourish and re-populate. The project aims to restore 30 hectares of forests in the centre of Noosa, an area severely affected by years of catastrophic levels of tree clearing and habitat fragmentation. It’s good news and something that needs… Read More

5 ways to make your skin not awful this winter

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If you listen to all the beauty bloggers and skin professionals out there, there’s one thing they’re all unanimous on – winter is hard on your skin. The cool dehydrates, the sun then frazzles and the iciness zaps of life. But the good news is, the silver lining comes in the form of some clever practise and good products, many from the likes of the Body Shop. In five steps you can take your skin from looking super not chill, to super chill. And here’s how… First base, the face: Hot showers during the cooler climate are certainly soothing for soul, but not necessarily for your skin. Steam and heat from the shower can strip the natural oils from the skin, leaving it dehydrated and open to inflammation and irritations No matter how much you don’t want to do it and feel that you don’t need to do it- we have skin and it needs to be hydrated, especially during the winter months The best and easiest time to moisturise?  A few minutes after your shower, to trap the residual moisture.  Make your moisturiser work more effectively for you, so pat dry….and apply We recommend Hemp Face Protector (RRP $20, 50ml) It’s all in the eyes: Another area that is more than often forgotten but needs more attention as the temperature drops is your eyes The cold and dry winds of Winter can also wither the delicate skin around the eyes. It’s important to keep this area hydrated to avoid chapping and to help keep your peepers looking fresh and healthy Try our Drops… Read More

Do your part for child abuse by purchasing new bits by the Body Shop

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You’re going to be able to heal the hearts of children affected by child abuse through purchasing Almond Milk and Honey Body Lotion from The Body Shop Australia, as part of its ‘Healing Hearts Project’ in partnership with Australian Childhood Foundation. From 16 July, three dollars from every sale of the products will be donated to Australian Childhood Foundation. They’re an independent N4P that works to bring love and safety back to the lives of children who have been traumatised by abuse, family violence and neglect. Aptly named the ‘Healing Hearts Project’, it’s a twelve-month partnership that includes the creation of therapeutic dolls to be used by professionals and carers in counselling sessions with kids. The program will also fund additional counselling hours for children using the dolls as well as provide professionals with specialist training to work with the dolls. The facts around children in Australia being affected by trauma and family violence are alarming. Every night in Australia 48,000 children cannot sleep in their own beds because they are not protected. The Australian Childhood Foundation, at any one time, provides specialist therapeutic support for a staggering 600-800 children. The trauma these children experience deeply impacts the way they experience their world, devastating their development, identity, sense of safety and their capacity to learn. Without help, their trauma impairs their capacity to grow positively and to experience love, colour and play. Research conducted by the Australian Childhood Foundation has shown that exploring children’s senses through toys and games helps to unlock the trauma held in… Read More