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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Christmas at the Body Shop - PR Event

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

So....my first blogging event in 20 months! What better way to get back into the swing of things than by exploring the Christmas range of one of my absolute favourites - The Body Shop with The Southampton Bloggers

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop


With new ranges such as Kindness & Pears, Love & Plums and Joy & Jasmine it was hard to pick a favourite... but overall, Kindness & Pears wins I think. Its a beautiful fresh scent that would work perfectly for spring as well. With the return of the fan favourite plum scent there's a scent for all tastes. There was also gifts for all pockets, ranging from stocking fillers up to the biggest advent calendar I have ever seen! Only 10 stores were selected to stock this calendar and Southampton was one. For £320 you get £495 of products.


Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

By 2023 the entire Body Shop is aiming to make their entire range vegan. As part of the changes and responsible sourcing, the body butter range has changed consistency.  Some of the heavier oils have been removed and the butters now offer up to 96 hours of moisture. The yoghurts (my absolute favourite Body Shop product of all time) are still going strong with all three of the Christmas scents available (I may just have picked up a Kindness & Pears yoghurt...) 

We also learnt about the various recycling initiatives The Body Shop has in place. The Southampton store has been refitted with new fittings and tables which on closer inspection....were made of recycled bottles and plastic!

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

And I finally got hands on with the refill station.  Such a good idea to be able to buy a reusable aluminum bottle and fill it with the product of your choice. I chose Almond Milk and Honey (although soon to be just Almond Milk after the range goes vegan). I was impressed to learn that the Southampton store has sold the most refillable bottles in the UK with 1700 sold so far - go Southampton!! I even had a go at filling the bottle myself - not as easy as it looks! You need some muscle.

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

The Body Shop has been running the
initiative Declarations of Self Love. The aim was to have 1 million declarations by the end of the year - currently there are 2.4 million. Reading some of the declarations in the Southampton store was both uplifting and sad. I would have loved to have been able to read these when I was younger.

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

Every year, The Body Shop supports a charity, the chosen one this year is Honeypot - which supports young carers, some as young as 5, by offering support and respite breaks. £150,000 is donated by Body Shop and the rest is from donations from customers. 

It was so lovely to have a taste of normality and to catch up with people. A big thank you to The Body Shop Southampton and Southampton Bloggers for the invite.

Christmas 2021 at The Body Shop

Thanks for reading

Cathy
xx
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