Locally sourced Beauty and Body products are better for you and the environment. Living in a hot climate, the nutrients from plants and herbs you need for your beauty and body grow here in Thailand.
In addition, using imported products not only increases your carbon footprint, it also means you may not be getting the right nutrients for your body and skin.
Certified Organic Beauty and Body Products
Khao Kho Talaypu
Khao Kho Natural Farm has a great line of natural products. Their natural ingredients are certified organic by the Thai Organic Certification board Organic ACT. Their products however are not 100% organic, as some contain other ingredients. It is best to check the ingredients on the packaging which are all clearly listed before you purchase. You can register and shop online at their website which is very convenient. They are stocked in major supermarkets including TOPs. They also have a flagship store in Bangkok Thai Sabai by Talaypu which is located on Thiem Ruam Mit road in Huaykhwang.
For more details visit their website http://www.khaokhonaturalfarm.com.
Suhanna henna is produced by Family Comes First Co., Ltd. They have certified organic, IFOAM accredited henna farm in Pak Thong Chai. You can order their henna powder online from their website or their facebook page. Their products are also stocked at Sustaina in Sukhumvit 39.
Qi Activated is a local company founded in 2010 producing environmentally friendly personal care & cleaning solutions, based on plant/herbal oils & extracts. The various Qi Activated product ranges are free of harsh toxic chemicals, family-safe & baby-safe.
They are certified USDA Organic and IFOAM accredited. I have used their Peppermint and Pine cleaners and they are awesome.
For more details visit their website http://www.qipure.com .
PANA Botanicals is a local Thai producer of certified organic body care products, located in the outskirts of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. PANA Botanicals utilises the therapeutic properties of local, plant based ingredients such as organic rice, organic coconut, organic lemon grass, organic kaffir lime, organic peppermint, organic clove, and organic ginger in crafting their extensive line of products. They are certified IFOAM Organic and have Bio Agri Certification.
For more details visit their website http://panabotanicals.com/.
With a brilliant moto “Think Globally, Consume Locally”, Urban Tree is a wonderful little store selling self branded “Urban Tree” products from Kaffir Lime Shampoo, to Mung Bean Masks, to beautiful herbal teas located in the midst of the Bangkok bustle. They also stock certified organic coconut oil and rice. The owner K. Adisak “Dee” Kaewrukmuk is a lovely guy who is happy to delve into a conversation about organic food, health, his self crafted range of Urban Tree products or just about anything! He is also on the IFOAM certification body and so incredibly knowledgeable about all things organic.
Address: Urban Tree, 934, Samsaen road, Dusit District, , Bangkok, Thailand 10300 Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 20:00 Sat: 10:00 – 18:00. Closed on Sundays.
For more details visit their website http://www.urbantreeorganic.com/
Not Certified Organic but have the right idea
By Nature & Myth
By Nature produces two lines of natural beauty products, By Nature and Myth. Both lines carry multiple products for Bath, Body, Hair, Face. All local, paraben free and sulfate free. They list all the ingredients of their products which local products rarely do. The only thing missing is their Organic certification/accreditation. It is not listed on their website or their products. Hopefully this comes along soon! Their website says that their products are 99% from natural origin, paraben free, ethoxylate free, use vegetable based surfactants and certified organic ingredients. No synthetic dyes or fragrances and it all comes in recyclable packaging!
For more details, visit their website http://www.bynatureshop.com.
You’ll find this friendly stall at most farmers’ markets with a wide range of beauty and body care products from soaps to oils. While not certified organic, Siam Botanicals they market themselves as being 100% natural, free from synthetic ingredients and preservatives. Their products are made in Thailand using ingredients sourced mainly from South East Asia. Worth checking out!
For more details, visit their website http://www.siambotanicals.com.
Buy Green Products Online
Green Shop Cafe
Green Shop Cafe is a great local website with a huge range of natural products available for sale on line. They have everything from baby products to home cleaning products. They also have imported products from all around the world. Most listings have a lot of detail that will help you decide if the product green enough for you! You have to do your homework and research on each product before you buy as some products are advertised as Organic but are not certified.
For more details visit their website http://www.greenshopcafe.com/.