Roses are red, violets are blue…make this Valentine's sustainable and love your planet too!
Here at the BK Headquarters, we strongly believe that love shouldn’t be limited to one day, indeed it should be spread throughout the entire year. Whether you’re showing your appreciation to your partner, family or even yourself - we all need a treat every now and again, so we might as well make sure it’s a treat that’s good for the environment too!
Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, we thought we’d give you a heads up on how to be a bit more sustainable with your gift choices this year. We’ve teamed up with our fellow B Corp friends at Yala Jewellery and Divine Chocolate for this so read on to find out more about them their conscious gifts, and how you can win one of our Valentines Day B Corp Boxes!
Sweet Like Chocolate
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt” – Charles M. Schulz (creator of the Peanuts comics).
We totally agree. Especially when that chocolate is fair trade, high quality, contains no palm oil and is downright delicious like Divine Chocolate! Set up and owned by a cooperative of farmers from Ghana in 1998, Divine set out to empower farmers to take control and build sustainable futures for themselves, their families, and their communities. Who knew chocolate could be so guilt free! It’s hard to say which our favourite flavours are (there’s so many to choose from), but the very appropriate White Chocolate and Strawberries combination is incredible.
At Home Spa Day
What’s better than a tranquil trip to the spa? One where you don’t even have to leave the house, that’s what! Dim the lights, place some candles by the bath, and relax in the comfort of your own home by recreating the perfect spa like setting this Valentines Day.
We have just the treat for this - right now, we’re loving the Botanic Bliss scent made with aromatic and musky eucalyptus, may chang and rosemary! Everything from The Sustainables range is created with sustainability in mind, including our cruelty free, vegan, organic and natural ingredients, along with the packaging which is included in our RETURN • REFILL • REPEAT programme. We recommend spoiling your loved one (or yourself!) with our Botanic Bliss Body Wash and Body Cream for the ultimate dreamy duo for silky smooth skin.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, or so the old saying goes…now it’s all about adding a sustainable sparkle to your collection! Yala Jewellery are a business that go above and beyond to create small batch, high quality and ethical African jewellery with collaborators who are paid fairly and materials that are eco-friendly. Created to last, everything about this company is completely conscious from their ethos right down to the eco packaging. We were delighted to meet the founder, Audrey, at the Sustainable Lifestyle Awards back in 2019!
We adore their Zero Waste Brass Pendant which is created from small randomly-shaped pieces of brass which have become separated from other finished product. The Yala Jewellery team in the brass workshop rescue these pieces and transform them into smooth, bean-shaped pendants which they call "organics" – meaning there is no waste and they are completely unique!
The Beautiful Bouquet
Receiving a bunch of roses on Valentine’s Day is the epitome of romance right? This year try to consider supporting the smaller businesses by taking a trip to your local florist - generally speaking, these organic bouquets won’t have a whole heap of pesticides throw in, so they are great to compost too. We really enjoy creating lightly scented potpourri out of any wilting flowers that have been gifted to us too. Simply follow these steps:
- Remove the petals and spread them out on a tray lined with newspaper and leave next to a sunny window for around three days
- Once the edges of the petals start getting crisp as they dry, place the petals in a vacuum-sealed glass jar
- Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and sprinkle a few drops of your favourite essential oil on the petals
- Seal the jar, shake gently and place the jar in a dry spot next to a window for 24 hours and voila!
On a side note, we’ve also considered buying potted plants or succulents too, that way your gift will be everlasting!
Our Gift to You
We want to show our appreciation this Valentine’s Day by giving you the chance to win your very own B Corp Bundle! This includes an entire Beauty Kitchen Botanic Bliss bundle from The Sustainables range, a gorgeous Yala Jewellery Zero Waste Brass Pendant AND a year’s supply of Divine Chocolate. Need we say more? Check out our Instagram feed to enter!