Wearable Aromatherapy: Eco-Friendly Face Masks from ES Studio
“What kind of mask should I buy?” is probably one of those questions you’ve asked yourself this year that you never imagined you would. While style and breathability might be on the top of your list, it’s also important to take into account its fabric, production process and environmental impact.
Being conscious of your mask’s materials and how it was made is another way to incorporate more earth-friendly choices into your lifestyle, while still protecting yourself, each other and the planet. If your current mask is reusable, you’re already miles ahead. If you’re looking to upgrade to an eco-friendly face mask, discover below one of the most beautiful, effective options we’ve found.
You might already know and love the travel soap bags from ES Studio. All of their products are made from natural, durable materials such as cotton, hemp or linen that come from Italian mills. Local seamstresses then hand sew everything together to give life to these one-of-a-kind creations. From the fabric to the patterns, each element is carefully researched and tells the story of Sicily’s fascinating history and culture. Equal parts a passion and a mission, ES Studio pieces are the purest form of sustainability meets art.
And now, we have another addition from the Sicilian atelier: Eco-friendly face masks.
These reusable face masks are handmade to order. They feature stain-repellent fabric and breathable organic cotton with expandable soft and sturdy elastic straps for a comfortable fit. All patterns are printed using eco dyes.
But, they’re so much more than sustainable, wearable pieces of art. ES Studio’s eco-friendly face masks are made with a special patented fabric that uses three levels of purification to trap and break up particles found in the air.
A special filter pocket made of pure wool is hidden inside (it doesn’t touch your face, so it won’t scratch you!) where you can add a few drops of essential oils. Naturally antibacterial, this wool is completely breathable and absorbs 30% of internal humidity.
Why should you add essential oils to your reusable face mask? Think about how happy you feel when you smell certain aromas. A few drops of botanical goodness can really promote a more tranquil state of mind and bring a little familiarity during these days when you’re in between a lot of stress and uncertainty.
Besides helping to boost your mood, certain essential oils, such as rosemary or lavender, have antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help limit odor-causing bacteria and keep the smell of bad breath away. Find these heroes in our Drops of Sunshine essential oil blend!
If you’re worried that adding essential oils to your reusable face mask might damage its fabric or its filtering capabilities, this little filter pocket was added to prevent that from happening. By applying the oils only onto this area, instead of on your mask itself, you can avoid potentially making it less effective at protecting you and those around you.
ES Studio products are made by Elena Scarlata in her atelier by the Mediterranean sea. After working several years between Rome and London as a graphic designer for major multinational companies, she moved back to her native Sicily. It’s here in this studio where her handprinted, earth-friendly creations are born. Her inspiration is drawn from Sicily’s rich history, vibrant culture and dreamy nature. She combines her meticulous attention to detail and emphasis on sourcing the best quality materials and craftsmanship to create unique pieces that are not only brimming with integrity and character, but also have an impressive longevity.
Aromatherapy Mask Set
Valued at $55, save $5 on this set, which includes our essential oil blend and an eco-friendly mask from ES Studio.
We specially crafted Drops of Sunshine to go along with these gorgeous masks. Each uplifting drop is filled with antibacterial and mood-boosting properties to encourage more positivity in your days and keep bad breath at bay.
Choose your mask, available in four unique, chic prints:
More sustainable pieces from ES Studio for your home:
These eco home essentials are all PVC free, stain-resistant and super easy to clean. Each features bright, beautiful Sicilian patterns printed by hand using eco dyes.
NEW! No need to wait for your toothbrush to completely dry before storing, these waterproof pouches are breathable so that the bristles can air out properly.
Travel Soap Bag
Each organic cotton pouch is waterproof and includes an artisan soap from a traditional Sicilian factory. Once you’re done with the soap, use it to store loose tissues in your purse when you’re on the go!
Save and get 2 for $32!