Edible Beauty is a unique Australian skincare brand that uses natural ingredients such as essential oils to create its products. Their products are locally sourced and affordable, so they have a low environmental impact and are definitely worth trying.
The Green Goddess Lip Oil is made from avocado oil, broccoli seed oil, apple seed oil, hydrogenated hemp seed oil, spinach leaf extract, alfalfa seed extract, jojoba seed oil, pink grapefruit peel oil, and limonene (a substance that comes from essential oils).
These ingredients are all natural and healthy as the brand promotes. Additionally, some ingredients such as hemp are good for the environment; hemp plants purify the air by removing carbon dioxide. Alfalfa is good for soils and has nitrogen fixing capabilities that aid in giving plants nutrients. Thirdly, jojoba seed oil is also sustainable since jojoba is a desert plant and requires less water than other crops.
The only negative is that avocados are known for having a large carbon footprint - Carbon Footprint Ltd estimated that avocados’ carbon footprint is five times larger than a banana. Overall, all the other ingredients seem to double as being good for health and the environment. Whether this product works well as a hydrating lip oil varies from consumer to consumer, but for the price of $11.00, trying it out won’t hurt anyone’s wallet.
Edible Beauty’s factory is located in Sydney, Australia and the plants used to make its products are also sourced from Australia. Local sourcing reduces emissions from transportation and to the founder, it is a way to ensure quality of her products. There isn’t much information about their factory or working conditions, so providing more details on the About page would be nice, but they appear to be a small business started by five people that has since expanded to the United States.
Much of Edible Beauty’s items are packaged in MIRON glass bottles that block visible light to preserve the products better. I found this aspect of their packaging pretty unique. Their packaging is 100% recyclable, but it is worth noting that this does not mean that their packaging is made from 100% recycled materials.
Edible Beauty aims to make all its products natural enough that they can be eaten. They have certifications for being vegan, cruelty-free, and toxic-free. The founder, Anna Mitsios, puts an emphasis on homemade products and has everything made locally in Australia, which is great. Edible Beauty also has some involvement in raising money for charities and projects on iequalchange.com that go towards restoring the Great Barrier Reef, providing for homeless women in Australia, and a mental health initiative.
Overall, the founder seems to care a lot about the environment and Edible Beauty’s all-natural ingredients show the great care she takes to maintain sustainable products. Being involved in environmental justice is also a good sign. Additional transparency about how it’s made would be nice, but Edible Beauty is an innovative skincare brand with a great concept.