A GREENER AND ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE…

Whichever way you look at it Greta Thunberg has introduced us all into a greener, eco-friendly lifestyle, but with the seriousness of how the climate crisis is at the moment, we cannot ignore it.

Now the general public are becoming more and more aware and more partial to eco-friendly products, its only natural that companies have to work towards that way.

Of course, it is not just in the UK, countries like Germany have the highest rates of recycling in the world.

Fashion designers are now looking to diversify into more eco-friendly materials. There is so much to think about from food waste, renewable electricity, mobility and consumer electronics and much more. Lots of companies are starting to label themselves “eco-friendly”, but it’s knowing if they are “truly”, “eco-friendly”. Even McDonald’s has pledged to make all of its packaging environmentally sustainable by 2025.

On the website Conserve Future Energy Be Green. Stay Green, they list over 20 good reasons to go green to save our mother earth which includes, increasing the value of your home, improving your health and air quality, slowing down climate change to helping your local economy.

Over the last year here on Images of a Hygge Lifestyle I have written a number of post on eco-friendly products including “Going Greener the Hygge Way“, “Great Eco Swaps for a Greener Life“, “5 Ways to Reduce Plastic”, ” 8 Ways to go Eco at Christmas”,Three Great Eco Products to Change To“, “Enjoy your coffee the Eco-Friendly Way“, and most recently my “3 Favourite sites for sustainable Lifestyle Products” and “Cosy of with my choice of 3 of the best Eco-Friendly Candles”.

Most of the above have had many views so my plan is to move this blogImages of a Hygge Lifestyle” to include a lot more on “A Greener and more Eco-Friendly Lifestyle “. I will start covering more companies in the UK who are doing well with genuine eco-friendly and ethical products. So, if you are a new up and coming or already established company working towards a greener and eco-friendly lifestyle then I would love to hear from you.

COSY UP WITH MY CHOICE OF 3 OF THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY CANDLES…

If like me you love having your candles around then it’s important to know that the company you are buying from are creating them in an eco-friendly way. The biggest problem is that there are quite a number of companies that now say they sell the eco-friendly way so it’s deciding which ones to try our first.

Well, I have done a bit of homework for you and the following three I think are worth every penny and definitely sell the eco-friendly way I wanted.

1.The Mewstone Candle Company who are down south near the South Devon coast. They only use cotton wicks, 100% natural soy wax and vegan-friendly paraben-free fragrances. This particular one in a tin smells of rosemary, lavender and bergamot and will burn for around 50 hours.

They say each item from their Mewstone range is mixed, poured, packed and labelled by hand and this little tin is only £12.50 As well as their tinned candles they also wax melt bars, wax melt slider tins, room mists, pillar candles, beach towels, tea lights and notelets. Their gorgeous wax melters are made by hand by artisan potter Maryjane Macleod in South Devon in her stunning rustic pottery studio.

2. Boostology sell (amongst other things) these beautiful scented candles in a hand carved solid black marble tea light candle holder. Each product from this company is designed to give the customer, and the planet, a boost. They have over 20 years of experience in the business and developed a range of exclusive products that you cannot buy from anywhere else.

Boostology have gifts that are kind to you, and the environment and their range includes organic, vegan, plastic-free ideas and much more. As part of the companies commitment to the environment they have banned products that are made entirely from plastic. You will only find small plastic accessories (for example lids) on their website, where no pother alternative was available to them. They plant one tree for every order placed with them, which is truly amazing and is all thanks to a tie-up with ecologi.com. A natural, reusable scented candle gift that keeps on giving from £19.

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3. Vegan Bunny was born with a Vegan mindset evolving Into a Plastic Free, Carbon Neutral & reduced marketing concept. Their candles  are made with natural ingredients, natural Waxes & Pure essential oils free from toxic artificial fragrances, Zinc & pesticides. The main ingredient on every tin it’s love.

They also love to plant a tree. For years they have been planting trees and finally in 2020 they started planting one Tree per candle sold on their website. 

Their best selling candle set contains a different essential oil blend designed to enhance emotions and ease the day. Making it a complete candle set to use throughout the day. It includes 1. Playful Chai Latte Candle: Spiced scent for a cosy morning treat. Featuring clove, nutmeg, peppercorn, Cinnamon & benzoin essential oils for sweet and spicy notes.  2. Uplifting Ginger & Lemongrass: Awarded best vegan candle of the year for it’s citrus burn and strong character. Featuring: Ginger and Lemongrass essential oils, and number 3, Calming Lavender Candle: Flowery scent for night time and relaxation. Perfect companion on a home office to enhace peaceful thoughts or a relaxing session at bedtime. Featuring pure Lavender essential oil for £24.

TEN REASONS TO CHECK OUT IMAGES OF A HYGGE LIFESTYLE BLOG POSTS FOR MARCH…

In case you missed any of our posts in March I thought I would put together a post with a link to them all. I hope you enjoy reading through them again.

1.Five Ways to Create a Modern Kitchen Diner

2. Top 14 Hobbies We can Enjoy in a Hygge Home

3. Enjoy your Coffee the Eco Friendly Way

4. 10 Uses for Coffee Other Than for Drinking

5. Hygge & Knitting Two Words that belong Together

6. Inspiring Awe Organic Spa Magazine

7. How to Make Your Own Cake Stand

8. Why Housework is good for you Health

9. 3 Of My Favourite Sites for Sustainable Lifestyle Products

10. Snuggle Up with your own Granny Blanket