The Hot List: 10 feel-good purchases for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The Hot List gone pink in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

The Hot List has gone pink this week in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, allowing you to buy enviable goodies while donating to important causes.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign in October, organised by major breast cancer charities to show support for people affected by the disease, and raise awareness and funds for research and care.

Inspired by the cause, we’ve rounded up the best pieces to shop that each give a little back, from reusable shopping bags to flavoured gin, quirky candles and floral tea towels. There is something for just about everyone.

Think pink, get inspired and take a scroll to help those in need…

1. Clean Deodorant Balm Palmarosa + Mandarin 55g, £12.50, The Natural Deodorant Co

Vegan friendly, natural deodorant

You’ll feel good when you buy this natural, vegan-friendly deodorant balm as ten per cent from the Palmarosa + Mandarin scent will go to CoppaFeel! this October.

2. Emma Britton tea towels, £10 for two, Breast Cancer Now

Country cottage garden-inspired

Inspired by country cottage gardens, these floral tea towels will make light work of the drying up, especially as all proceeds go to Breast Cancer Now.

3. From £1.50 for the Dishmatic Scrubbee, in store at Tesco

Making daily chores that little bit brighter

Brighten up daily chores with Dishmatic’s limited-edition, rosy pink, washing-up trio. The brand is donating £10,000 to UK charity Against Breast Cancer.

4. Boobs Reusable Shopping Bag, £10, Kind Bag

Reusable retail therapy

We dig this foldable shopping bag made from six old plastic bottles – and 25p from every sale goes to charity Against Breast Cancer. Our sort of retail therapy.

5. Limited-edition Smell The Roses Hydration Spray, £23, Jane Iredale

Hydrating and charitable

Keep hydrated all winter with this soothing facial spritz with rosehip extract – 100 per cent of profits support the Against Breast Cancer programme.

6. Absolute Matt Emulsion, £47 for 2.5l, Little Greene

Help contribute to the minimum donation pledge of £20,000

Overhaul your home this season with Little Greene’s wallpaper and paint and 15p from every sale will go to Breast Cancer Haven. The brand is pledging a minimum donation of £20,000.

7. Apple & Hibiscus Gin, £34, 58 Gin

Made from surplus and wonky Cox’s apples.

This crisp and sweet Apple & Hibiscus gin should be everyone’s autumnal tipple. Not only is it made from surplus and wonky Cox’s apples, but £2 from every bottle sold this month will go to Breast Cancer UK with 58 Gin donating £2, too.

8. Geo Throw, £49 (£5 donation), Sofology

Keep cosy in pink

Refresh your home with Sofology’s edit of pink pieces raising money for Breast Cancer Now throughout October.

9. Pink Ribbon Square Candle, £12 each, Flamingo Candles

Quirky candles to fill your home.

Fill your surroundings with a sweet-smelling aroma by burning these quirky candles – 20 per cent of every sale is donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation.

10. Premium Face Mask with filter, £19.99, Thyra

Essential, eco-friendly and fashionable

We love this eco-friendly mask, made from ghost fishing nets and ocean plastics. This month, £1 from every sale of the pink version will go to breast cancer charity, CoppaFeel!.

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