The Best Eco Floral Gifts That Won’t Cost Mother Earth
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Receiving a bouquet is a sure-fire way to make someone feel special – and floral gifts are the biggest buys around this time of year, but what about the environmental impact? Each day, over 15-million of cut flowers are airfreighted worldwide, stored in temperature-controlled facilities, transported in refrigerated trucks.
St Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest culprits in being the most un-eco-friendly day: New cargo statistics expose the number of roses that landed at Heathrow reached almost 8 million stems in February 2022.
According to the SSAW Collective – a community of chefs, florists & growers committed to an ethical way of working with seasonal produce, says, “Currently, the UK buys 570 tonnes of roses each February, with a mammoth carbon footprint of at least 32kg of CO2 per bouquet.”
Adding, “Also, they are often grown in ways that are harmful to the planet or the people picking them: with high water, fuel and energy usage, toxic chemical run-off, and health risks to farmworkers caused by exposure to unregulated pesticides.”
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are floral gifts that won’t wilt and die and the kind of thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts that are as unique as she is.
Beauty Daily is looking into ways to be better informed (for us and the planet), so when it comes to Mother’s Day gifting, we are looking out for the eco-buys that will still be a joy to give but not cost (Mother) earth either.
Alternative floral gift ideas for Mother’s Day
A super shopper | Kind Bag, Tote Bag in Meadow Flowers
Kind Bag, Tote Bag in Meadow Flowers
A pretty pastel bag that also helps to protect the environment. It’s made from reusable, sustainable and recycled materials. The silky soft recycled fabric is produced from six plastic bottles which would otherwise be destined for the ocean. Plus, 10% of profits go to charity – so she can pop to the shops in true eco-friendly style. Click here
Perfect pyjamas | Nightire Eco-Friendly Pyjamas
Nightire Eco-Friendly Pyjamas
This print of the protea flower on the Nightire sleepwear symbolises diversity, courage and transformation – perfect for celebrating mothers, female role models and caregivers.
They are made from 100% sweat-wicking organic bamboo fabric, which is 100% biodegradable and approved by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), the Soil Association and FSB. Plus, the design has comfort at the top of their list – they help regulate body temperature, help with sweaty nights, and all trimmings are thoroughly tested for the ultimate in cosiness. Click here
Clean scent | Clarins Eau des Jardins
Clarins Eau des Jardins
This pretty aromatherapy scent evokes a garden at dawn, with a bouquet of wild rose, patchouli and zesty citrus – known for their sparkling, mood-enhancing benefits. It also has skin-boosting ingredients to soften and smooth while boosting glow, making it the perfect everyday scent that you can spritz over. Let nature into your life any time of the day. Click here
Tasteful tea | Kusmi Tea Rose Green Tea
Kusmi Tea Rose Green Tea
A pretty perfect cuppa can be found with any Kusmi teas – but this variety comes up especially rosy. They are expertly blended in France and have been a high society tipple for years. It combines the healthy green tea with rose petals – choc-full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidants, that’s said to help with stress reduction and relaxation. But ultimately? It tastes delicious, and we love the ornate (and reusable) tin too. Click here
Blissful bathing | Clarins Sweet Neroli Shower Gel & Body Lotion
Clarins Sweet Neroli Shower Gel & Body Lotion
Summon the delicate white flower blossoms of the bitter orange tree while lathering up in the bath or shower with the Sweet Neroli Shower Gel. The honeyed-citrusy floral fragrance when inhaled may well help the brain release serotonin and dopamine, along with reducing levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Finish with the Neroli Body Lotion for a double feel-good-releasing hit. Click here
Bio-bouquets | SSAW Collective & Ethereal Blooms
Can’t resist the gift of flowers? Then try one of the eco-friendly flower offerings. SSAW Collective offer Flowers For the Season where you’ll receive a hand-tied single variety bunch of what’s best in bloom in the fields. Grown just outside of London, pesticide free in harmony with nature. Click here
Or try Ethereal Blooms, they are 100% real flowers that are bio-preserved to last for months without the need for water or maintenance, non-toxic, eco-conscious and will look like the kind you find in a stylish, boutique-hotel. Click here
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