The word 'Meraki' translates roughly to mean 'To do tasks with soul, creativity, and love'.
This beautiful sentiment seems to fit Meraki's range of products perfectly, and we love the idea of embodying those qualities when taking care of yourself.
In a saturated market where shopping for 'self-care' and 'wellness' products can be overwhelming, Meraki stands out for its pared-back, unisex design, and gently scented, organic products.
We recently heard about an App called 'Yuka' which you can use to scan food and cosmetic products, giving you an instant quality rating based on the ingredients and contents of a product. We were really impressed with how well the Meraki products faired when scanned into the app, with most of them coming out with 100% scores due to their natural, paraben-free ingredients.
We've been a proud stockist of Meraki for many years and it has become a firm favourite with our customers (and us!). So we wanted to share our top picks with you and go into more depth about why we choose to stock this range and why we think it's an amazing brand!
No.1 - Harvest Moon Organic Hand Soap
The Harvest Moon hand soap was one of the first products I tried from the Meraki range, and now it's the one that I always seem to come back to. Certified Organic, it has a beautiful, fresh cactus flower scent and contains Aloe Vera extract, giving it a wonderful moisturizing quality. I suffer from very dry hands in the winter, so for me having a moisturizing hand soap is essential!
No.2. Organic Face Exfoliate
Made with Apricot kernels, the Meraki Face Exfoliate is both brilliant for removing dead skin, and is also packed full of natural moisturizing ingredients. I use this product once or twice a week and leave it on (as instructed) for around 15 minutes as a face mask, it has gentle smell and it feels like it's really scrubbing your skin clean when you wash it off. Certified organic by Ecocert Cosmos and certified by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
No.3 Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
One of my favourite self-care acts is to lather my hair in a hair mask, wrap it up in a towel and relax on the sofa in the evening with a film. As someone who has been colouring their hair for years, keeping it moisturized and healthy is something that I have to stay on top of. So when we first got this Deep Conditioning Hair mask at the shop, I jumped at buying a tub for myself and was really impressed with how soft and silky it made my hair. Made with shea butter and coconut oil, a little goes a long way.
No. 4 'Shadow Lake' Diffuser with Sticks
One of the first things our customers always say when they come into the shop is 'wow, what's that amazing smell?' - this is thanks to these amazing diffusers from Meraki. I find that room scent products can often be really overpowering, and they are something that I have avoided in the past. But the Meraki diffusers seem to fill the space with their delightful aromas without taking over. The Shadow lake diffuser is my favourite- it has a beautiful, sweet scent that reminds me of honeysuckle. We have had one on our counter for the past year and I'm still not bored of it!
No.5 Harvest Moon Deodorant
Last but not least is the Harvest Moon Deodorant (can you tell I love Harvest Moon?). The main thing to say about this deodorant is that it works really well! The fresh scent has hints of rosemary and the deodorant contains nourishing organic oils. Working in the shop can be very dynamic, and I'm pleased to say that this deodorant has stood up to the test.
Thank you for reading, we hope you enjoy your Meraki journey! All product information is taken from the Meraki website and all opinions are based on our own experience using them. You can browse the full collection in our Bath & Body section.