By now if you follow me you know I talk about plastic (a lot) and its unbelievably detrimental impact on the environment and the animals that inhabit this planet with us. To celebrate the growing interest in the zero waste movement, I've rounded up my top 5 Zero Waste Beauty Products From Canada.
We really need to #breakupwithplastic.
You can do it!
Just pick one thing, like a straw, and start there!
It's really that easy.
I want to preface that it was really hard to find companies that are completely waste-free, the ones I have highlighted here are doing a great job at reducing waste. Ultimately, the only way to really go 100% waste-free is to make your products, which for some is easier than others! When it comes to plastic, it's hard to avoid, if you are taking part in #plasticfreejuly, you know what I mean.
5 Zero Waste Beauty Products From Canada
Elate Cosmetics is one of the best zero wastee beauty products, their packaging is AMAZING, you can buy palettes that are vegan, sustainable, clean, and cruelty-free, oh and Made In Canada too. The bamboo is sustainably grown, sturdy but light. The mascara works very well, and the lipsticks are gorgeous if you like MAC lipstick, you will love these, they are a smart swap.
I have the palette you see in the top left-hand corner, the colors are natural, pretty, and glowy. I use it every day.
When you buy an eye-shadow etc., they come in these little packages that are made from plantable seed paper. I actually planted them in my backyard.
2. Alima Pure
Classy, minimal packaging, with a big impact. They are not tested on animals and donate 1% of their gross sales to eco-organizations and charities.
I like the minimal packaging that is refillable. They have little magnets in the bottom which makes the switch out super easy. I love Alima because it's such an affordable Natural Organic Makeup line.
I am simply in love with this company, they carry a wide range of zero waste products for your bathroom, my fav is the reusable makeup wipes, they are so soft, made from hemp fleece, they are very gentle on my skin, they're super economical and effective in removing all my makeup. I wash them after each use (in the sink) and let them air dry, they are ready to use the next day. I suggest buying two boxes that way you always have clean ones on hand. They are perfect for traveling too!
Their organic cotton face cloths are also divine! They are great in the shower and come in a 2 pack! They also carry reusable pads, I'll be trying them and will keep you posted.
I consider a toothbrush & toothpaste part of a beauty routine because we all need to take care of our teeth! And there is nothing better than a great smile.
With one billion (yes, with a B) plastic toothbrushes being thrown in the garbage EVERY year in the US alone (that’s 50 million pounds) and 5 billion worldwide. It's time to opt for a more sustainable option. It took a while but I was so happy to find a Canadian company that offers reusable toothbrushes!
Their bamboo handles are 100% biodegradable and will degrade in less than a year, compared with up to 400 years for a plastic toothbrush.
I like the fact that they offer a 4 pack, which saves on the packaging if you are a family of 4 and the brushes are wrapped in a biodegrade cello made from wood and cotton because apparently, people like to touch toothbrushes!
What a great way to reduce the plastic bottles you use in the bathroom. I love this shampoo bar because it's perfect for taking on vacation, it can be used as shampoo and soap! It's easy to pack and my hubby loves it.
It's SLS free, you need to wet your hair, and rub the soap with water till it lathers.
Keep calm and lather up with this specially formulated unisex natural shampoo bar. Rosemary oil increases circulation to the scalp, while castor oil leaves your hair feeling smooth and soft. This SLS-free soap is perfect for taking on vacation, as it can be used as both shampoo and body soap.
For best results, wet hair and rub the bar on your hair until it lathers. Work the lather with your fingers before immediately rinsing hair. Get your scrub on to ensure all the shampoo is rinsed out. Repeat if necessary. Made in Canada, eco-friendly, and less waste!
I'd love to hear from you, do you know of any awesome Canadian zero waste beauty products? Please share in the comments below.
How do we choose these zero waste beauty products from Canada?
Like with all things on The Eco Hub we look for companies that are sustainable in every facet of their business and we take the following into account when featuring beauty items on The Hub:
Ethical Criteria include:
- Corporate Responsibility
- Ethical sourcing
- natural or organic ingredients
- Environmentally-conscious packaging (plastic alternatives)
- Corporate responsibility
- No animal testing or derivatives
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