Ethical and Eco-Friendly Products Part II: Self-Care
We all use self-care products, from soaps to scrubs to tampons. But are we using the best ones? Are the products we’re putting on (or in) our bodies good for us? And are they good for our environment? This post delves into a few self-care brands committed to your health + the health of our planet.
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We all use self-care products, from soaps to scrubs to tampons. But are we using the best ones? Are the products we’re putting on (or in) our bodies good for us? And are they good for our environment? Part II of the Ethical and Eco-Friendly Products Series delves into a few self-care brands committed to your health and the health of our planet.
Organic and natural. Fair Trade. Cruelty-free. Recyclable containers. Made in the USA.
After searching and searching for a makeup brand to feature, I stumbled upon Afterglow. From what I can tell, this is a company worth supporting, and they pack their products full of goodness. Many of their cosmetics are gluten-free, soy-free, or vegan. While Afterglow doesn’t promise to be perfect, they do promise to use organic and Fair Trade ingredients whenever possible.
The site offers a variety of services like color matching and a 30-day money back guarantee. You can also find tips and tricks on product pages. For someone who doesn’t know much more than the basics, I found it super helpful.
“The world's first zero waste, full range beauty brand. Finally.”
The whole idea behind Ethique’s bars is to rid the world of plastic waste. Since their soaps come in the form of bars, you don’t have to deal with bottle waste. And these bars’ ingredients are ethically-sourced, natural, and sustainable.
The shampoo bars are equivalent to 3 bottles of shampoo. You have to store them properly otherwise they’ll dissolve away, but Ethique offers compostable In-Shower Containers for the shampoo bars.
As stated in my previous post, Puracy is committed to making natural products, stating their definition of a natural ingredient:
“it started from a natural, renewable source found in nature with absolutely no petroleum compounds.”
Puracy’s natural hand soap is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, plant-derived, and 99.95% natural. One of the cool things about this hand soap (other than the previously mentioned) is that you can get a refill pouch to save 90% of the plastic used if you just bought a new bottle every time you ran out.
Organic Cotton Tampons
As I’m sure you’ve seen a thousand times by now, LOLA sells tampons that are 100% cotton. But the best thing? It’s organic cotton. BPA-free. No pesticides. Made for women, by women.