What is the payment method?
Green People accepts all major credit cards or debit cards as well as PayPal.
Can self-tan lotion cause a skin reaction?
A very small proportion of the population - estimated at around 1 in 10,000 - have a sensitivity or allergy to the active ingredient (Dihydroxyacetone or DHA) used in the vast majority of self-tanning lotions. Therefore, any product containing this ingredient will cause the same self-tanner allergy symptoms, no matter how natural the rest of the ingredients are.
It’s important to realize that people are not reacting to DHA because it is a nasty, synthetic ingredient. It is derived from a natural enzyme breakdown of sugars and glycerin and is generally very well tolerated.
However, many people who have an allergic reaction to tanning lotion are actually sensitive to artificial fragrances or other ingredients, rather than DHA.
What is Green People’s fair trade policy?
All of their products are made either in the UK or in a family-owned and run manufacturing facility in Scandinavia. Ingredients are certified organic wherever possible, a condition of which is that growers and producers get a fair price for their produce.
In the case of non-organic ingredients, these are obtained from European manufacturers. In the case of ingredients from the Third World, they try to source ingredients that are from projects that support the local community.
Are Green People products with essential oils safe to use during pregnancy?
There has been a great deal of misleading advice put about in the media over the past few years regarding the supposed dangers of using essential oils during pregnancy. Unfortunately, these articles are generally out of context and greatly exaggerate the perceived risks. Often these articles are written by journalists or self-styled aromatherapists with little or no knowledge of essential oils and are merely re-writes of earlier incorrect information.
One or two essential oils have been specifically targeted as being unsafe to use during pregnancy - these include pennyroyal, sage, and thuja. The reason that these have earned this reputation is that some women have deliberately misused these oils in misguided attempts to bring on miscarriages. They have actually ingested large amounts (as much as 30ml) of the pure essential oil in these attempts, and have harmed themselves in so doing.
The truth is that using essential oils diluted at the normal levels of between 0.5% and 1.5% in products designed for topical application has never been shown to have any adverse effect whatsoever during pregnancy.