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The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

08th September 2020

Pascale Edwards-Labelle founded Blue Labelle back in 2011. She lives on the Isle of Wight with her partner in the beautiful seaside town of Ventnor. She opened a shop here in 2017, a short walk from home.

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

08th September 2020

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

08th September 2020

I make all of our products there, as well as serving all of our lovely customers. I’d had a good job in the renewable energy industry from which I was made redundant during the economic downturn of 2008. I was already making oil blends for friends, convincing them to ditch their high street skincare for my all natural products, and I started doing it more as I had the free time. I remember being at a friend’s house, looking at her and saying - what if I make these for sale? Following that my time was filled with planning, organising, and a wide range of courses that I loved studying, then Blue Labelle (bluelabelle.co.uk) was born!

SELF CARE SECRET

My favourite self-care secret is lining up a facial care routine - double cleanse, mask, acid, mist, serum and facial oil, running a bath with either essential oil salts in or at least a lovely candle, then get in the bath and do the routine. Ahhhhhhh I want to do it now I’ve thought about it!

BUSINESS PLANS

I’ve got a number of new products in the formulation stage, some are nearly ready others are still in their infancy, so I hope to bring at least some of those out in the next year. I’m also studying a number of new courses so let’s see where that takes myself & the brand!

THREE WAYS TO MORE SUSTAINABLE

1) If possible embrace products / methods that reduce your overall waste and product use. It’s easy to think you’re doing better because the waste you create is more recyclable, and that IS a good thing, but it’s better to just create less waste, consume fewer products.

2) Research, because quite often what seems like a sustainable product may well not be. Palm comes to mind, a lot of people want to boycott it completely, not realising that the alternatives they’re using take more land to grow so can cause even more deforestation and animal habitat loss. Topics such as Palm are complex, and the answers are rarely simple to come by.

3) Don’t judge. We are all at different stages of our journey. Support those around you, and learn from them too!

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