As you know from one of my last posts, I’ve just returned from the trip of a lifetime. I spent the month of October as a digital nomad in Bali, working from coffee shops and coworking spaces, and more often than I’d like to admit, the beach. During this experience I discovered an incredible community dedicated to green and sustainable living. Because of our dedication to clean beauty here at SkinOwl, I thought I’d share with you guys a number of amazing green Balinese brands for you to check out if you ever end up in that part of the world.
This line includes all natural products for the face, body, hair, and senses made from Balinese plants. Made locally, Bali Balance helps to give back to the communities of the island that produce so many of the ingredients in their formulas. From face serums and body wash, to insect repellant and soy wax candles, this brand is sure to meet your green beauty needs while visiting the Island.
This 100% natural skincare company is based in Ubud, Bali, one of the spiritual capitals of the world. Their blend of traditional herbal knowledge with the raw power of nature creates products intended to enhance the skin’s beauty. Their products contain ingredients such as aloe vera, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and ginger to name a few.
This is a natural alternative to chemical laden sunscreens. Packed full of natural ingredients such as beeswax, coconut oil, and chocolate, this zinc based sunscreen is so pure, it’s edible! But they don’t recommend eating it. Produced in Bali and put to the test by surfers in Indonesia, Australia, Hawaii, and California, this sunscreen will not disappoint.
Clothing and Accessories
This is a line of ethically and sustainably produced jewelry. Working with recycled precious metals and sustainably sourced stones, this Balinese brand is all about giving back to both the earth and their local communities. Some of their various community projects include paying fair wages, employing mothers of street children, and funding the children’s school tuition.
This apparel and accessories company focuses on three pillars: eco textiles, ethical manufacturing, and fair trade. Their use of organic cotton supports local farming and their low impact dyes help further reduce their environmental impact. Carefully designed items are made with the intention to become fast favorites and last the test of time. Choose between their women’s, men’s, and accessories line.
Homewear and More
This company’s mission is to replace plastic with bio-based solutions. Their line of fully biodegradable food wear includes cutlery, coffee cups, straws, grocery bags, and even takeaway containers. All of their products are made from renewable materials and are even customizable to fit your individual needs. Plus, their products are all engineered and produced in Bali, which helps by strengthening their local communities. Check them out using their hashtag #iamnotplastic
These homemade home decor pieces are crafted naturally and sustainably using bamboo, cotton, recycled materials, and more. Choose from their large range of products including clothing, bedding, linens, carpets, lighting, and even children’s wear.
As you can see, there are so many companies dedicated to sustainable living in Bali. Let us know if you’re planning a trip to visit anytime soon. Want to hear more about Bali? We’ve also got another blog post about How to Eat Your Way through Bali in a Week.