FUNDRAISER: Sound Bath with Gongs and Crystal Singing Bowls in support of Toiletries Amnesty

SoulStar Stories are super-excited to be hosting a fundraiser to support the vital work of non-profit organisation, Toiletries Amnesty, in their work to provide hundreds of thousands of people living in hygiene poverty, locally and nationwide, with hygiene and beauty products.  The event will take place from 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Thursday 25 November 2021 at Thornham Village […]

Toiletries Amnesty founder joins Sustainable Beauty Coalition

Toiletries Amnesty founder Karen Harvey has joined the British Beauty Council’s new Sustainable Beauty Coalition (SBC) advisory board.   The British Beauty Council launched the SBC in a bid to help give today’s consumers what they want; environmentally friendly beauty products and practices.  How did the SBC come about?  The British Beauty Council commissioned an independent sustainability report* to […]

Amelia Liana donates 800 Goddess makeup bags!

Amelia Liana has kindly donated 800 of their Goddess makeup bags to ten locations across the UK through Toiletries Amnesty! Amelia says, ‘I’m so proud to support Toiletries Amnesty – an incredible cause and message! I truly believe everyone should have access to toiletries and hygiene essentials, and hope that the community enjoys using the makeup […]

Toiletries Amnesty and Feelunique Team Up in Exciting New Partnership

Feelunique, Europe’s leading online premium beauty retailer, has selected Toiletries Amnesty as its charity partner. The partnership will see Feelunique engaging in various initiatives over the next 12 months to raise funds for Toiletries Amnesty, supporting with products as well raising awareness around hygiene poverty. Feelunique has pledged to raise £30,000 to help increase Toiletries […]

Shower Blocks: The Solid Shower Gel Bar Supporting Toiletries Amnesty

Earlier in the year, we announced on social media that the Shower Blocks brand would be working with Toiletries Amnesty to help end hygiene poverty. Shower Blocks is a newcomer in the toiletries world, making solid shower gel bars in an ethical and sustainable way in the UK; they’re plastic-free, paraben-free, and vegan-friendly. For every […]

Shopping for toiletries during and after lockdown: Have we changed habits for good?

Coronavirus changed the way people buy toiletries, causing a sharp increase in people buying online only during lockdown; 30% of UK consumers shopped this way, as opposed to 6% before the pandemic hit, according to new findings from YouGov. Though the online-only shopping trend has decreased, and looks set to do so (only 8% plan […]


2020 has not been easy for the majority of people, but for those living in poverty it has been even more difficult. We reached out to the 200+ charities and organisations that we support, and asked them what difference they had seen in the use of their services – they all said they’d seen a […]

20 Pledges for 2020: The Independent Features Toiletries Amnesty

“Whilst going completely Marie Kondo might not be for everyone, it’s likely that in clearing out you may have found untouched or unopened products which you forgot you even bought (and maybe wonder why you bought them in the first place). The good news is that you can turn your buyer’s remorse into something more […]

Toiletries Amnesty – Finalist in the National Hair & Beauty Awards 2020/21

Last year we were very pleased to be able to tell you that Toiletries Amnesty has been announced as a Finalist in the National Hair & Beauty Awards 2020! Then covid-19 hit and the awards were postponed. With restrictions set to ease, the awards have been rescheduled for Thursday 8th July 2021. We’re in the Entrepreneur […]

5 women-run charities that need your help – THE FLOCK FEATURES TOILETRIES AMNESTY

“With incomes lost or stretched to breaking, and job uncertainty at what feels like an all-time high, we’ve all become accustomed to watching our pennies. But while the impact of reduced spending comes with some positives – anyone shedding a tear over slowing consumption? – for charities, it has been a treacherous time, with small organisations […]

How people power is saving the nation – Big Issue features Toiletries Amnesty

Toiletries Amnesty has been featured in Big Issue article ‘How people power is saving the nation’. ‘More than a month (and several million sourdough loaves) into the Covid-19 lockdown, problems remain. The impact of isolation is setting in for many and still frontline NHS workers wonder when they’ll receive the protective equipment they so desperately […]

Louise Stebbing ‘Most Wanted’ Artists Print for Toiletries Amnesty

We are thrilled to announce the release of a stunning new art print called ‘Most Wanted 2020’ by printmaker Louise Stebbing, to be sold for Toiletries Amnesty. Not only has Louise won multiple awards, been exhibited at the Royal Academy, and has her work in V&A collections, she’s also a big supporter of Toiletries Amnesty and […]

Beauty not Cruelty Features Toiletries Amnesty

Beauty-not-Cruelty have kindly included Toiletries Amnesty in their article, ‘5 trail blazing charities in need of your unwanted beauty products’. ‘As the wealthy among us panic buy and stock up our already overflowing cupboards, it leaves very little for those that need it and this has also caused the price of some products to inflate […]

Toiletries Amnesty Spring Update

We really hope you are well and things are good for you. It’s a tough time for everyone right now, and while we can’t do everything, we are trying to do good things, and they all add up, no matter how small they are. We had a difficult start to the year where a lot of […]

STYLIST Magazine Features Toiletries Amnesty

We were very thankful to see Toiletries Amnesty featured by Stylist in their article ‘How to donate beauty products and toiletries to tackle hygiene poverty’. ‘In the past, donating toiletries and beauty products to charities has been hard to navigate. With confusing lists of what is and isn’t allowed and few and far between drop […]

Nottingham Family Donate 2000 Tubes of Toothpaste to Help Refugees

A Nottingham family, who wish remain anonymous, have donated 2000 tubes of toothpaste through Toiletries Amnesty to help refugees in the city. The brilliant team at Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum have helped get the products out to the people they work with, as well as connecting other organisations in the city that can benefit from […]

15,000 Lip Glosses Gifted to Over 50 UK Locations Thanks to Proto-col

15,000 lipglosses, which were very kindly donated by Proto-Col, have been shared amongst 50 locations across the UK this week. We hope these little treats help put a smile on everyones faces, and we’re grateful for some of the lovely feedback we’ve received.   One of the groups to benefit from the donations was The […]

Toiletries Amnesty Autumn Update

We’re here to say thank you! We’re really grateful for the support and kindness of all of you – for sharing our tweets, for  spreading the word, for gathering toiletries to donate to local organisations, for the sponsorship you gave us when Adam, Anouck, Dominique and Karen took part in the CEO Sleepout, and for those of you who are […]

Waitrose Ely Community Matters Votes Raise £270

We’d like to say a huge thank you to shoppers at Waitrose Ely who used their green tokens at the end of their shop and gave their vote to Toiletries Amnesty this July. Each month every Waitrose & Partners branch donates £1,000 between 3 local good causes chosen by their customers through the instore Community […]

Shutter Hub Photo Fundraiser – Crisis, Shelter & Toiletries Amnesty

Photography organisation Shutter Hub are teaming up with the beautiful Gallery at Home in Monmouthshire, Wales to create an exhibition of photography called HOME, in support of homelessness charities across the UK. They’re asking photographers to donate images that can be printed and sold to raise money for the charities, and help more people get […]

Sue’s story – Donating to the Ace of Clubs

We were really pleased to hear from Sue, who found out about us through TV’s Julia Bradbury who has been a wonderful advocate of Toiletries Amnesty over on Instagram. Sue kindly collected stacks of toiletries from friends, family and colleagues, and even teamed up with her daughter Beci to host an event at their home […]

AMBER Magazine Features Toiletries Amnesty

There’s a lovely interview with Karen, talking all about the Toiletries Amnesty, in the new issue of Amber Magazine. Amber is a bi-annual publication and movement created by photographer Amber Schormans in order to share innovative, positive and diverse representations of people, specifically women.      

Health Triangle Magazine Features The Toiletries Amnesty Story

We are very pleased that UK Health Radio have featured the Toiletries Amnesty in their Health Triangle Magazine. The double page spread shares the story of how the Toiletries Amnesty started and how we intend to continue to grow our network of organisations across the UK and beyond. UK Health Radio and Health Triangle Magazine […]

THAT NEW DRESS – YouTube – Massive Beauty Clear Out & Toiletries Amnesty Donation

Dominique from That New Dress gives a really great lowdown on the Toiletries Amnesty in this fantastic youtube video. Talking viewers through the whole process, from what to donate, to how to find the right recipients, Dominique shares her thoughts on the value of sharing unwanted products with people who need them, and the environmental impact […]


Toiletries Amnesty’s Karen Harvey reflects on sleeping out for a night in London as part of a charity sleepout, to raise awareness and funds for homeless charities across the UK.   I parked my £150 car in the £5.70 carpark and got the £73 train to London. Anna text me, ‘Are you all set?’ ‘Yes,’ I […]

Stylist Magazine features Toiletries Amnesty

We spoke to Stylist Magazine’s Moya Lothian-Mclean about the Toiletries Amnesty, how a small act can make a big difference, and why, when one in four families in the UK is facing hygiene poverty, it’s more important than ever to help other people. Read the full article, ‘How to easily donate unused items to charity, […]

Big Issue features Toiletries Amnesty

We spoke to The Big Issue’s Liam Geraghty about the Toiletries Amnesty, we discussed how access to basic toiletries is being denied not only to homeless people, but to those in mental health care too, how funding from the X Foundation gave us the boost to create our website and directory, and how important it is […]

Eluxe Magazine features Toiletries Amnesty

We’re delighted to have been featured by Eluxe Magazine, the world’s first ever magazine dedicated to sustainable luxury fashion, beauty and lifestyles. ‘Toiletries Amnesty aims to cut the amount of usable goods going to landfill or lingering in bathroom cupboards long past their expiry dates, and it has already been lauded for its efforts: in […]

Bee Wirral CIC Grows with Toiletries Amnesty Donations

A community centre in Birkenhead has been able to support even more local people with donations received through the Toiletries Amnesty, including sanitary products, everyday bathroom items and cosmetics. Bee Wirral, based in the Livingstone Community & Play Centre, is a Community Interest Company, so it focuses on social enterprise. As well as helping people […]

Toiletries Amnesty wins Global X Foundation Grant

On International Women’s day 2018 X Jewellery announced the winner of its first ever X Foundation Grant. After calling for entries detailing philanthropic projects that women from around the world were working on, a winner was chosen from an overwhelming amount of worthy initiatives. “X Foundation chose the Toiletries Amnesty for its identification and innovative […]