I’m a lover of all things different and quirky. We moved to Tandridge five years ago. Previously, I’d spent my entire life in South Africa. I am a scientist by training and honestly love a good ol’ experiment. I love to be creative but I am not particularly good at the more ‘traditional’ form of art. Soapmaking provided a great platform to explore my creativity while feeding my scientific mind. There is a real science behind making soap and cosmetics that I find really fascinating.
I noticed that so many cosmetic brands were still using a lot of unnecessary plastic packaging for their products and the plastic free alternatives we the usual, boring sameness we have come to accept. I decided I wanted to marry luxury, fun and colour with a more sustainable way of living. So my mission to banish boredom from the bathtime routine was born. If there is anything Pretty Savage seeks to do, it is to ensure that even the quickest bath or shower feels like a moment to be enjoyed, without the guilt of adding to tonnes of waste produced by the cosmetic industry every year.
SELF CARE SECRETS
Self-care is hugely important. Especially with the year we have all had! It can be difficult to carve out any time to recharge your battery but I find even dropping a shower steamer in my shower helps mi feel more relaxed. If I don’t have time to do anything to specifically take time out, I always ensure I stay hydrated and get enough rest. It’s amazing what a decent night’s sleep will do. I also highly recommend music as a great mood enhancer. Why not jump up and dance while it’s on?
The next year is going to be an exciting one for Pretty Savage. I have a great line up of new products I will be launching in the coming months. This year also saw the launch of my #SavageDeeds challenge and I hope to grow that over the next year as it’s a great way to improve our world and win some prizes at the same time. There are also a few other big things in the pipeline but I am afraid I can’t divulge them just yet.
THREE WAYS TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE
1. Make small changes at a time. Too many times, people get overwhelmed with the scale of things that they end up doing nothing. Even the smallest change made by a lot of people can have a big impact.
2. Make sure it fits in with your lifestyle. Don’t try and fit other people’s ideas of sustainable in your life. You are unique and your journey is unique to you too.
3. Educate yourself. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it is easy to get sucked into the next big idea. By doing a few minutes of research you can find out if it a great (or not so great) idea.