Let’s Talk Green with Bourn Beautiful Naturals

I am back with another brand feature for #IMGoesGreen campaign.I first came across this brand in a gift bag at the Black British Bloggers summer meet up.
I was sent the Coconut cream deep conditioner* to test out for myself.
While I am not claiming to be a hair guru and will leave that up to my good friends and fellow bloggers Saabirah and Afro Glory, I have done a review on these products over on my Instagram:
Moving on to the important info, here’s what happened when I spoke to the manufacturers about the inspiration behind their products and more:

1) What inspired the products?

The line started because I had hair and skin needs that were not being met, at least not affordably so. A good conditioner,that cut down my detangling time, was my first priority. It took me six version, over more than a year to get it right! I had so much to learn. In addition to dry, high porosity kinky curly hair, I also have eczema combined with oily, acne-prone skin. What my doctor gave me was very ineffective, so I took matters into my own hands. Once I felt confident enough, I started giving my homemade products to friends and family. Then they started to request formulas to address their own needs, or those of their children (the hair too balm, for instance exists because of the children of one of my friends. I had no intention of starting a business until one of my friends became persistent in urging me to sell my products. It took me over a year to gather the courage and a plan.

2) Why it was important to be Eco-friendly?

I use recyclable bottles and jars and packaging  wherever I can. Sustainability is important to me, especially since I have so many hair and skin issue. The closer to nature, the better the products would be. so I created them with that principle in mind.  Water and the balance it provides to our hair and bodies was a huge inspiration. In fact, the name of the company comes from the Bourn Brook in Bournville.

3) How are your organic ingredients are sourced?

While not all of my ingredients are certified organic, they are all sourced from British suppliers. One of our organic items, shea butter, is now sourced from Ghana, through a local Black British supplier who controls the trade herself. I’d like to more to more models like that, if possible.

4) Any New products we should be looking out for?

Yes! On the 21st of February, I launched a product that I have personally been using for two years. It’s called ‘Face-Off Oil Cleansing Wash’. It’s an oil-based cleanser that massages into the skin, breaks up makeup and sebum and washes away cleanly with water. It’s also made with non-comedogenic ingredients. It comes with a pump, so you don’t have to scoop it out from a tin like a few products by higher priced brands on the market (no shade).

5) Are your products cruelty free?

Yes, our products are cruelty-free. I test everything on myself before I ask any other human testers to use it. It’s after those two processes that a product makes it to market.
Special thanks to KP the Proprietor of Bourn Beautiful Naturals
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Great post! It’s always nice to see companies talking about their products! and thanks for the tag 🙂