Three Irish skincare companies to shop from this Mothers Day
What better way to mark Saint Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day falling on the same weekend than celebrating Irish companies in the gifts we give. The following brands are all Irish owned companies based in Ireland. With a focus on sustainability, eco-friendly products and simplicity, I set out to highlight some of the brands that are the perfect places to shop for a Mother’s Day present. As a bonus, all three companies are affordable in a student budget and have online shopping options so you can have them delivered straight to home even if you are living elsewhere during semester.
The Handmade Soap Company
This company follows the story of Donagh and Gemma which began back in 2010. What started as a small production in Gemma’s kitchen has now blossomed from selling at farmers markets to stocking across Ireland in many shops and pharmacies, in addition to their online store. The Handmade Soap Company prides itself on using natural ingredients, including a full range of essential oils to bring beautiful scents to life and to your skin. 99.7 percent of their products are all natural.
Back in December, I gifted the Trio of Soap Bars to a family member and I got a glowing review several weeks later – safe to say the products were very well received. The smell alone was divine as I handed over the parcel! Whether you want to shop by range such as skincare, haircare or homeware, or maybe you prefer to sort by scent, this company has a wide range of products that are ideal for Mother’s Day gifts.
This company has a notable sustainability commitment across ingredients and packaging. They avoid single use plastic and use recycled and ethically sourced materials for their bottles and cardboard which are all recyclable. All their suppliers must adhere to an ethical sourcing policy and last but not least, all products are proudly cruelty free and vegan friendly.
Pestle and mortar
Co-founder of Pestle and Mortar, Sonia Deasy wanted to create a daily skincare routine that was both simple and effective. As a mother herself, she understands the demand of a busy day and wanted to create products that were a solution to dull and dehydrated skin. Having worked in portrait photography, she had experience in looking at peoples skin, day in and day out and could recognise the common issues that people’s skin faced.
Pestle and Mortar sell a wide range of products for the body and face. Personally I have tried the Essentials Body Cream and the Face Cream and found my skin loved it. Especially during the colder months I tend to suffer from dry skin and eczema and this moisturisers collection really hydrated and soothed my skin. I particularly liked that the face cream was unscented.
As far as sustainability goe for this brand, they have been cruelty-free and vegan from the beginning and although they have admitted that although not perfect they are committed to continuous improvement. With sets from just €15, be sure to check them out.
Founded by James & Eoin, Faerly is based in Kildare. With a passion for sustainability and biodiversity they started their company with a goal to do their part to help reduce unnecessary chemicals and plastics in the world. Through making changes in their own lives to improve sustainability, they have found themselves happier, healthier and driven to promise and support Local Irish Makers.
Having ordered from this company myself recently I was shocked to receive my package just 2 days later which came with a handwritten thank you note and in fully recyclable packaging.
This company stocks all products from skincare to reusable straws. Be sure to check out their website for a collection of everything you may want to get as a gift for Mother’s Day from a variety of Irish makers and eco-conscious brands, but I’d advise you to steer clear of any cleaning supplies!