Keep Cool & Be Kind with our Summer Essentials Guide

As summer gets into full swing we are thinking about that dreaded holiday pack. It can often be tempting to take the kitchen sink ( and good luck to you if you do ;-))) but for us at GreenUs we don’t need all the extra baggage. We like to keep things clean and simple with our summer-holiday-ready essentials…….


Sun Care


Our range from Wooden Spoon takes the worry out of time spent in the sun because the sun creams protect you naturally, relying on the mineral zinc oxide. Wooden Spoon is inspired to offer the purest and most genuine care for your skin; they have a “love for the people” and high ethical standards at the core their offering, which is so much more than caring for the superficial - the outer layer and look of your skin. It is about feeding, nourishing, and rejuvenating your skin, as well as making sure the inner workings of your body remain as they should - unaffected by what is absorbed , AND caring for the planet.

Zinc oxide is a natural element found on the earth, and it works by sitting on top of the skin to scatter, block and reflect UVA & UVB rays back into the atmosphere so they never penetrate the skin in the first place. It provides excellent UVB & UVA protection. It is also noncomedogenic, meaning it does not contain oil that can clog the skin's pores, AND it has antimicrobial properties that can help to enhance wound healing. Natalie of “Confessions of a Crummy Mummy” recently reviewed the SPF35+ and said

“the cucumber in the cream gave a cooling effect I haven’t found in a sun cream before. I also liked the fact it looks – and smells – more like a high-end face cream than a greasy sun cream, and rather than sitting on the surface of my skin with a white sheen like some creams it absorbed into my skin really easily.” Check out the full range of sun care here.



Sweaty pits anyone?!


Our wonderful range of natural deodorants from Salt of the Earth, Soap Factory and Wooden Spoon allow your skin to breath, sending nothing but goodness into your body via your armpits. One study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that use of aluminium based antiperspirants increased the risk of developing Alzheimer’s later in life by 60 percent. “Normal” hughstreet deodorants have also been linked to breast cancer as you are applying metals and oestrogen producing chemicals directly to the armpit and into the lymph system.  Why would you do this?!?!


Our natural deodorants to do not merely remove harmful ingredients from your pits, but actually contain ingredients that are good for you.  Added to this, because they don’t block your pores (antiperspirants do—that’s why you don’t sweat), they allow the good bacteria on your skin to work, helping to reduce odour, even when you’re not wearing deodorant. Sweat itself doesn’t cause body odour, but when mixed with the bacteria on your skin, it can create quite a stench. Natural deodorants help control the bacteria, therefore reducing (or eliminating) the stink. Shop now here


Keeping mosquitos at bay


A quick search online for a standard highstreet insect repellent and I am faced with a huge list of ingredients with names I have no idea about…..who KNOWS what these things are and what potential damage they can cause? The natural solution we have is a brand new product from our much loved Wooden Spoon, which contains a powerful mix of ingredients including rare catnip - one of the best known essential oils to prevent from insect bites, as well as a mix of other essential oils and plant oils. So no need to worry about contaminating the air around you as you spray, or ingesting harmful chemicals. Shop now here


Clean teeth that are kind to the planet


We just love the exceptionally clean look and feel of a Nordics toothbrush, they really are for everyone :-) Nordics is the idea that every single step, no matter how small, contributes to a positive change. By using Nordics toothbrushes you are significantly decreasing your environmental footprint, as well as removing any need for an electrical charger. Clean teeth that are happy and kind to the plant. Shop the full oral care range here.


To help you make the most of the holiday shop we are offering 15% off orders over £30 and 20% off orders over £50 ~ and remember, each time you make a purchase from GreenUs you are helping to change lives.

15% off for orders over £30 (discount code SUMMER15)

20% off for orders over £50 (discount code SUMMER20)




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