Ways to Green Your Beauty Routine
Each year we gain a little more understanding of what global warming is and the effects from our single carbon footprint has all over the world. Each year we hear new tips and tricks or how we can get involved in social and societal movements to help reverse our carbon footprint in little, yet big ways.
You may have bought a reusable straw, bag or cutlery set, but then forget to bring it with you and feel ashamed or disappointed when the bartender gives you a straw in your cocktail, or the grocer bags your items in the plastic bag because you made a spontaneous trip and left your bag at home, or maybe you had to eat your lunch at work with a plastic fork when you left your reusable fork at home. Even though you slip up time-to-time, don’t let that deter you or make you feel like a failure. We are all human and its inevitable to slip up. Shaming yourself or others will only create barriers, not open-minded reconstructive gains. Life lessons are all about consistency and being willing to do a little better over time.
Here are three simple ways you can be assured to help our mother earth without having to think twice or go out of your way.
Bar Soap vs Liquid Soap
A 2009 study done at the Institute of Environmental Engineering concluded that liquid soaps leave a 25% larger carbon footprint than do bar soaps. Yeesh! Because of the chemical formula of soap and its ingredients, it takes more chemical feedstocks and processing to manufacturing liquid soap. In fact, it takes about 7 times more than when manufacturing hand bar soap. That means 7 times more energy use and carbon emissions!
Replace your plastic bottle of face cleanser with a charcoal face bar. Charcoal is known for its power of detoxifying and absorbing impurities in your skin without drying it out, resulting in a clearer, smoother, and brighter-looking complexion. We use a purifying bamboo charcoal, along with tea tree essential oil which is antioxidant-rich and antiseptic, rosemary essential oil which acts as a natural astringent reducing oiliness, soothes acne inflammation and redness and shrinks large pores. Each bar has hydrating organic coconut oil, olive oil, and sustainable palm oil. Our gentle formula can be used daily on your face and body.
Replace your shaving cream with a shaving bar. Kaolin clay is a gentle cleanser that absorbs excess oils without causing inflammation or redness. Kaolin clay can help to restore moisture and balance skins oil production, reducing oily skin symptoms.
kaolin clay provides a silky texture which ideal for a great smooth shave.
Replace your plastic scrub container for a green zeolite clay bar. Green Zeolite is a volcanic mineral that has a fine, sandy texture used for exfoliation. it helps to draw out impurities in your skin and is known to be the master of detoxification due to its extraordinary ability to absorb, hold, release, and exchange different chemicals, nutrients, toxins, and ions according to need in your body.
How does it work?
Zeolite swaps its healthful, negatively charged minerals for any positively charged contaminants on or in your body. Basically, it takes away the bad stuff by replacing it with good stuff. And since your body doesn’t absorb the zeolite, the pollutants it sucks up are safely removed when you wash it off your skin!