Your Guide to a Sustainable Valentine’s Day

They say that all’s fair in love (and war) so why not celebrate Valentine’s Day in light of this old adage?

Some of the best eco-friendly and ethical ideas to help you celebrate sustainably
Roses are synonymous with Valentine’s Day but remember to buy organic or fairtrade where possible.

With only a couple of weeks until the 14th February, I’ve researched some of the best eco-friendly and ethical ideas to help you celebrate sustainably.

sacred-heart-candle       cocoa-loco-fairtrade-chocolate-lollybiona-organic-pomegranate-hearts      Rose Geranium Heart Cruelty Free Handmade Natural Soapbhaskar-heart-bangle      Handmade Paper Carddivine-fairtrade-chocolate-and-strawberry-hearts       ms-fairtrade-flowersrecylced-silver-page-savers       Arthouse Meath Love Birds

1. Sacred Heart Candle £7.50. Photo credit: Pio Soaps.

Made from eco-friendly soy wax and embedded with Rose Quartz, a stone that is popular for attracting and maintaining love.

2. White Chocolate and Raspberry Love Heart Lolly £1.75. Photo credit: Cocoa Loco.

This fairtrade certified chocolate from Cocoa Loco melts in the mouth – delicious.

3. Organic Pomegranate Hearts £1.85. Photo credit: Biona.

Heart shaped sweets made using certified organic ingredients.

4. Rose Geranium Heart Soap £6.50. Photo credit: Lovely Soap Company.

This soap heart is handmade using nourishing oils and deliciously scented essential oils. Cruelty free and vegan.

5. Bhaskar Bangle £40.00. Photo credit: Luna Tree Jewellery.

Handcrafted by one community of Karen Hill Tribe silversmiths, this beautiful bangle is imprinted with fine hearts.

6. Navy Heart Brooch Card £8.00. Photo credit: Traidcraft.

Pack of 4 handmade paper cards. Produced by Swajan Crafts – an organisation that supports artisans in Bangladesh.

7. Divine White Chocolate & Strawberry Hearts £4.95. Photo credit: Divine.

Made with cocoa grown in Ghana by a co-operative of farmers, these white chocolate and strawberry hearts are delicious.

8. Fairtrade Pink Roses £25.00. Photo credit: M&S.

A beautiful bouquet of fairtrade roses.

9. Recycled Silver Heart Page Savers £24.00. Photo credit: Ethical Superstore.

Handcrafted in the UK and made using recycled silver, these page savers are perfect for any book lover.

10. Love Birds Card £1.50. Photo credit: Arthouse Meath.

Arthouse Meath is a collective of artists with learning disabilities who create beautiful designs – this card is designed by Saun Arundel.

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