How to care for your skin without effecting the planet (or putting toxins in your blood stream)

Are you hunting for new natural skincare that you can be just as confident in the planet about, as you are your home? You may not even realise it, but when you use skincare, make up and products with chemicals – these nasty toxins enter your blood stream within as little as 26 seconds. We oh-so-strongly believe in taking care of your largest organ (yes, your skin!) and treating it with organic and toxin-free products that won’t cause skin irritations, hormonal disfunction and in some cases, even tutors and cancers. Interested in learning more? Check out the master herself, Emily Banks from Depths of Beauty.

That’s where one of our all-time favourite (Melbourne based) products, JAK Organics comes in. Apart from the easy-ins of being vegan friendly, Australian owned, biodegradable AND free from harmful chemicals – JAK is one thing that we love oh-so-much here at Greenfields – EASY! They have an incredible range of wipes and scrubs, formulated with the purest plant-based ingredients to hydrate, nourish and moisturise.  We sit down with their Director Jemma Searle to pick her brains on on all the things we can’t stop thinking about:

What are your night time, pre-sleep rituals?

It can be so easy to fall into the “too busy” mentality… But as life constantly seems to pick up speed, it is SO important to remember to slow down and wind down after each day! We are beginning to understand this balance here at JAK, and have made a note to not bring work into bed with us! I have found that a calming herbal tea, a little bit of night time yoga, and a few moments to consciously slow the breath does the job for a far more restful sleep… Oh! And of course I cleanse, moisturise, and nourish my skin with JAK!

What skin/health benefits do they offer? Are they ethically sourced?

I think it’s safe to say that we’re fairly obsessed with using oils on our skin! We use a variety of different oils in our products because they all offer their own unique benefits, a common one among them all though is their healing effects for the skin. Rose hip oil is one of our favourites that we use in FACE, it helps with pigmentation and is amazing for dry and sensitive skin. Along with Jojoba, Coconut, and Tamanu oil to name a few…they all offer amazing antioxidant, and anti-ageing properties, and can all be found in JAK! We’re also proud to say that the oils we use in our products come with multiple accreditations…with Organic, Halal, and COSMOS certification!

What are your top beauty obsessions?

It may sound cliche…but beauty really does shine from the inside-out. We believe that we are what we eat, what we drink, and what we think. The more positivity, and nourishing ‘living’ foods we feed ourselves, the more our natural beauty will glow on the outside. Green juices, turmeric shots, coconut elixirs… We love plants for beauty! With our skin being our largest organ, what we put on it, is just as important as the food we choose to fuel ourselves. I think we’ve established now that we’re pretty obsessed with putting oils on our skin! In addition though…we also love clay masks! #watchthisspace 😉

Pick up your complimentary JAK Organics wipes on your yoga mat, at next Mindful Morning, on Thursday 28 September. Only ten tickets left (as of 21 August, 2017)!