What I love about this range is the story behind it. I attended the launch of these products and we had the pleasure of meeting with Gaston Vizcarra founder of Candela, the Community Fair Trade Supplier of the Brazil Nut Oil to The Body Shop. He was sharing the most wonderful stories about how the products are sourced and how this has become a source of income for the communities in the area. The Body Shops philosophy; "Trade Not Aid", assists communities in less developed nations to utilise their own resources to meet their own needs. The Community Fair Trade Brazil Nut is sustainably harvested and helps to protect over 300 hectares of the Peruvian rainforest. As mentioned above, it provides a livelihood for the nut collectors and nut crackers. It is a mutually beneficial relationship.
The collection smells absolutely divine. I think my favourite is the body scrub. It smells great and looks edible, could pass as a yummy dessert. To me, it smells like caramel.
|*The Brazil Nut Collection excluding the shower cream|
|Brazil Nut Cream Body Scrub ~ £12.50|
|Brazil Nut Body Butter ~ £13.00|
|Brazil Nut Body Mist ~ £7.50|
|Brazil Nut EDT ~ £8.50|
|Brazil Nut Beautifying Oil ~ £9.00|
How often do you head to a shop and really think about how the product you're about to buy was created and where it started? I don't normally don't do that, but since attending this event, I have definitely become more curious about the origins of the products I buy.
So what do you think of the collection? Will you be purchasing any of the products?
Thanks for reading!!