This holiday season, show your love for the planet by shopping mindfully. To embrace the spirit of peace and joy on Earth, seek out eco-friendly brands and gifts to help reduce waste and minimize your carbon footprint. Of course, brainstorming sustainable gift ideas can be a daunting task. Start your green gifting journey at Desert Essence, where we align our values with our actions. We offer a range of environmentally friendly gifts, holding ourselves accountable to a range of certified standards. 

To help you become a more conscious consumer, here’s the Desert Essence guide to eco-friendly gifting for the holidays. 

Exploring Sustainable Ingredient Sourcing

At Desert Essence, we showcase the best of what Mother Nature has to offer while sourcing our ingredients responsibly. When gathering our botanically rich ingredients, we work with like-minded suppliers who share our vision of love and respect for the planet. Whether sourcing tea tree oil from Australia or jojoba oil from Peru, we support sustainable farming practices and source organic ingredients whenever possible. In addition to sustainable ingredient sourcing, we feature biodegradable formulas and recyclable packaging. 

Choosing the Perfect Eco-Friendly Gift

Choosing the perfect sustainable gift starts with researching your favorite beauty brands — in addition to ingredient sources, check for certifications. Here’s an example: Desert Essence is a certified B corporation, which means that we meet high standards of public transparency, legal accountability, and social and environmental performance. All of our products are also certified cruelty free by the Leaping Bunny Program, and you’ll be able to find many nourishing personal care products specifically labeled as non-GMO, USDA-certified organic and RSPO certified, too.

And of course, sustainable gifts are ones that actually get used. If you’re looking into beauty products, consider what your gift recipient uses every day. 

Discovering Desert Essence: A Sustainable Gifting Solution

When you’re making your list and checking it twice, consider these Desert Essence products for greener gift-giving. 

Jojoba Oil: Versatile Nourishment 

At Desert Essence, jojoba oil starts its journey as seedlings on sustainable, family-owned Peruvian farms. Following harvest, the seeds are cold pressed without the use of any chemicals. Along with pure jojoba oil and jojoba oil blends, you can find USDA-certified organic jojoba oil options among our offerings. 

Jojoba oil is a versatile beauty favorite, which makes it a gift that won’t go to waste. It’s a product that can be used in place of multiple products, working overtime as a makeup remover, carrier oil, conditioning treatment and so much more. 

Tea Tree Oil: Plant-Powered and Known for its Antiseptic Properties

Desert Essence has been working with sustainable farmers since 1978 to source tea tree oil. We get the first pick of high-quality, steam-distilled oils and use every bit of byproduct possible to reduce our environmental impact. You can use Tea Tree Oil in its purest form (diluted, of course), but it’s also an ingredient in over 100 Desert Essence products. 

Tea tree oil is a mainstay at Desert Essence for good reason. This botanical powerhouse, also available organic, is prized for its cleansing and clarifying properties — it’s great for diminishing blemishes, soothing minor skin irritations, boosting laundry and repelling pests.

Hand Soap Pods: Cleansing Without Compromise

Handwashing is a part of everyday life, so why not try to cut down waste while lathering up with soap? Desert Essence’s hand soap pods system features plant-based, super-concentrated soap solutions in biodegradable pods, reducing the need for extra packaging. To watch the magic happen, simply pop these pods into a refillable container and add warm water.  

Gift a starter kit that comes ready with soap pods and a refillable bottle — you can pick up refill pods as bonus presents, too. For a botanical refresh this holiday season, indulge your loved one with a Desert Essence Hand Soap Starter Kit in Tea Tree Oil & Lemongrass or Tea Tree Oil & Lavender

During the season of gifting, remember to give the Earth a little love, too. To ring in the holidays sustainably, shop Desert Essence to find the perfect botanical beauty presents, including cruelty-free, vegan skin care and other personal care essentials.