It’s March already and St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. It’s the day of the year when everyone dons their best green and celebrates the patron saint of Ireland. From the parades and celebrations to the traditional Irish dishes (let’s be honest, pints of Guinness is what this really refers to), there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this special day. This year, why not take the celebration one step further by supporting Irish brands? There are so many amazing Irish businesses out there that could use your support. Buying local and supporting small businesses is always important, but this St. Patrick’s Day, let’s make sure we show some extra love to the brands that are based on this beautiful island. Let’s help support the hardworking entrepreneurs who are proud to bring us their unique products and help keep the Irish spirit and economy alive.
If you’re looking for a specific kind of product, you can jump to these sections below:
1. Lilly’s Eco Clean:
Lilly’s Eco Clean is a small company based in Dublin that manufactures & sells high quality household cleaning products which are human, animal & environmentally friendly.
What makes this company really special is that they’re committed to making products part of the circular economy which is why they’ve come up with their 5 litre range! These bulk refill products not only save you money but they also reduce plastic waste within your home. The range includes: washing up liquid, floor cleaner, toilet cleaner, multi-purpose spray, laundry liquid & fabric softener!
Bláithín is a one-woman business that makes eco-friendly greeting cards for all occasions. Gillian, the owner, started the business in 2020, after Covid hit her primary wedding stationery business. Bláithín is the Irish word for ‘Little Flower’ which is the perfect name for this business as all of the cards are made with plantable seed paper. Aside from the beautiful designs available, we also love Bláithín’s products because of how earth-conscious the entire product cycle is:
- Paper: The seeded paper can be planted after use
- Ink: The inks are non-toxic and edible
- Packaging: All of the packaging used is either compostable or recycled/recyclable. From the kraft brown envelopes, corn starch bioplastic bags that the cards are put into, to the compostable sticker labels.
3. Badly Made Books:
Badly Made Books is an Irish stationery company based in Cork. Their notebooks are made from 75-99% recycled materials! The paper fibres can be reused and repurposed. Their main note paper is made from used coffee cups and all their favourite papers come from secondary materials, have post-consumer waste ingredients or at the very least contain a little dash of industrial by-product.
We currently have 29 different notebooks from badly made books to choose from on our website. Their notebooks come in 3 different sizes: A6, A5 and A4 and are available with blank, lined or dotted pages!
4. Be Kind:
Be Kind Industries is an Irish Luxury Incense brand based in Wicklow. The inspiration for this company arose during the multiple lockdowns that this country endured throughout Covid. To get through the monotony of lockdown, the founders sought out salvation in the Wicklow Mountains. They fell in love with the beautiful surroundings & historical sites while connecting with Wicklow’s deep rooted spirituality. They wanted to share this wild beauty with everyone, which is why they decided to create ‘Be Kind’. Building on their admiration for the Wicklow landscape, they thoughtfully and intentionally matched each blend of fragrance with their favourite landmarks and sacred sites of Ireland’s garden for us to enjoy.
Be Kind incense sticks are ethically produced with natural ingredients and are chemical free. Their luxury range includes a variety of scents such as:
- Lough Oughler (Rose And Sandalwood)
- Sugarloaf (Lavender)
- Wicklow’s Way (Oud Noir)
- Lough Tay (Cedarwood)
- Avoca (Orange Blossom)
- Magheramore (Musk)
Poko is an award-winning Irish skincare company that aims to transform your skincare routine using natural ingredients infused with high-quality CBD to supercharge your skin. They have a product for everyone – no matter your age, gender, or skin type. More importantly, Poko’s entire line doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients or additives. They’re free from parabens, silicones, and synthetic substances. This means that they’re safe, for even the most sensitive skin types.
Their ambassadors include Irish rugby star, Rob Kearney and fitness influencer, Jess Redden – this company is making big moves within the Irish Skincare Industry and are definitely one to keep an eye on!
6. Janni Bars:
Janni Bars is a natural personal care brand based in Kildare. The founder, Janni, first started her brand as a means to create plastic free grooming products for dogs and horses, but very rapidly grew into a company that focuses not only on pet care but also on personal care products.
Janni bars has an extensive product range that includes:
- Lotion bars
- Soap Bars
- Shampoo Bars
- Body Scrubs
- Natural Deodorant
- Lip Balms
- Pet Shampoo
All of their products are cruelty-free and free from: palm oil, parabens, silicones, SLS and any other nastiness.
7. Bodhi Blends:
Bodhi Blends is a humble little shop of handcrafted balms, sprays and lotions that are made using plant based ingredients. Bodhi blends work with high quality, organic and ethically sourced botanical ingredients to create products that are designed to support and nourish your skin. Their products are carefully crafted by hand in small batches with lots of love in Dublin.
NatZen is a holistic skincare brand that makes a wide range of natural, vegan and eco-friendly skin care and body care products. At NatZen, they use the power of botanicals, active ingredients and essential oils to create natural, holistic and therapeutic skincare.
Their products are vegan, cruelty-free and free from fillers, artificial fragrances, parabens and toxic chemicals. If you are looking for the ultimate self-care moment, NatZen has a product for you – their product range includes:
- Provitamin B5 Herbal Shampoo Bar
- Green Argile 2In1 Exfoliating Clarifying Face Mask
- Invigorating Body Scrub
- Rose & Jasmine Body Balm
- Clarifying Aha Vitamin Toner
- Remodelling Radiance Serum
Airmid started in 2009 as a truly home-grown enterprise. The founder’s son was born with eczema that they couldn’t find a solution for – so they made one from pure Chamomile. They have expanded since then and now they make a wide range of skincare products to include body oils, lotion bars, soaps, shampoos, perfume oils and lip balms – all with nature at the heart of their design.
Some of our favourite products of theirs include:
- Rosemary Wild Irish Nettle Shampoo Bar
- Green Man Beard Shampoo
- Atlantic Irish Seaweed Soap
- Irish Handmade Gardener Soap
- Organic Perfume Oil – Meadow
- Lavender Solid Lotion Bar
- Irish Beeswax Lip Balm – Organic Rose Geranium
- Botanical Body Oil – Wild Garden
Organicules is a small, natural skin care business based on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in West Cork. It was founded in 2019 and each of their products have been carefully formulated by a toxicologist to ensure that they are safe for both humans & the environment. Organicules is committed to creating products that are vegan and cruelty-free and that’s not all, all of their products are also free from: parabens, sulphates, aluminium, artificial fragrances, silicones and microbeads. This company goes the extra mile to ensure that their products are not only good for your skin but also for the environment which is why their packaging is compostable, recyclable, reusable and biodegradable.
Their product range includes:
We hope you found this blog helpful and that you’ll join us in showing some extra love to the Irish companies that are helping to keep our economy alive and kicking. By supporting these brands, we can show our support to our fellow Irishmen and women and help to strengthen our homeland. So raise a pint, don your green, and let’s show some love to Irish brands on St. Patrick’s Day!