With Summer just around the corner (already), bushfire season is upon us. We hope for a milder season than last year, when so many lives were lost, livelihoods destroyed, homes burned, and native animals driven to the brink of endangerment and extinction. This Summer, we’re pleased to see a few of our favourite beauty brands with limited edition products, or on-going products supporting our native animals.
Carmex have released a limited edition wildlife pack of their best selling Lip Balm, to raise money for the regeneration of the nation’s flora & fauna. 65c from each special edition pack sold will go directly to three Australian charities – Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species, Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and The Australian Koala Foundation, which combined, contribute to land regeneration, habitat protection, the nationwide Koala programme and Australia’s National Parks. Carmex estimates that over $30,000 will be raised towards wildlife regeneration through the release of this special edition pack. Carmex Limited Edition Wildlife Bushfire Recovery Lip Balm 10g RRP $5.99. Available from Coles, Woolworths (both selling fast), or the Carmex online store. Another brand helping to support our Wildlife is Grants of Australia, who, via the purchase of their Natural Toothpastes support koala conservation. In 2013, Grants adopted a Koala called Fingal through the Australian Koala Foundation, a non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation of wild kolas and their habitat. Grants of Australia Natural Toothpastes for Adults and Children 75g-110g, RRP $3.95-$6.95 (see the Grants website for pricing of individual products). Some flavours also available in 25g Travel size – RRP $2.00.
Just to show we are putting our money where our mouth is, and underscoring the importance of the conservation of our native animal and their habitats, we have also sponsored a Koala at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital – meet Barrington Xavier (our gorgeous boy is doing what he does best zzzzz). There are lots of koalas available for adoption, or you can make a donation if you’d prefer – click the link here for more information. Photo Credit Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
Don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages (click the links at the bottom of this page) – we have some great photos of these products in a native bushland setting.