Plastic - free Brands
120 billion units of beauty packaging are created annually, and most plastics take 400 years to break down. All those packages put together travel the same distance as it would take to circle the Earth 270 times!
By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish plus 18 million acres of forest are lost to the beauty industry annually!
It is up to us to pick and reward companies that are taking the extra steps to reduce their carbon footprint, resources, waste, and emissions, to pack their products in more sustainable and environmentally-friendly packaging!
The companies embrace circular sustainability: next-gen sustainable packaging
Plastic packaging, foams, and tapes
🌿 100% recycled and recyclable: material not designed for only 1-time use. they can be repurposed properly.
🌿 Glass: Upcyclable and recyclable glass container is an eco-friendly way to store products without toxins
Bamboo: Biodegradable and compostable bamboo is used for cap and tube keys
🌿 Aluminum Tins: They are recyclable and reusable tins
🌿 Compostable eco-pulp outer packaging: recyclable, compostable with 90 days made with renewable natural plant fibers: sugarcane bagasse, wood pulp, wheat straws pulp, wastepaper. Manufactured without harmful gases, toxic liquor, or waste residue. Lightweight, strong, flexible, and all-natural.
🌿 PCR aluminum container or tubes: PCR post-consumer recycled aluminum is a strong and resistant material, it can be recycled infinitely.
🌿 Bio Resin Tube with PCR Cap: Bio Resin is sustainably produced from sugar cane crops which captures CO2 from the atmosphere vs. traditional petroleum which releases CO2. It helps reduce greenhouse gases and reduce carbon footprint. The sugar cane tube is 100 % recyclable and with a PCR resin Cap. My fav brand is Raw Elements
Sugarcane plastic: Miessence
🌿 PIR post-industrial Recycled material: It is material that has been reused within a company's manufactory process.
🌿 Labels: compostable and biodegradable labels
🌿 Mailer bag: compatible and biodegradable with eco peanuts
🌿 Eco tape:
🌎 We can all be a part of this amazing eco-friendly movement that is reaching more and more people every day! Here are extra tools:
👙 Reusable razors
✨Eco glitter! Conventional glitter is made of microplastic and aluminum.
51 trillion microplastic particles are found in the world’s oceans.
Washer filter to prevent washing out synthetic microfibers from polyester and acrylic clothing going down the drain
Palm oil-free products
Which is responsible for deforestation
📪 JUNK MAIL - free
Junk mail-free: 11.6 Billion pounds of junk mail is delivered yearly. Sign-up for online paperless billing. Return junk mail unopened and write on the envelope: “Refused. Return to sender.” Extra tips on my blog.
🐠REEF FRIENDLY sunscreens
Reef-friendly sunscreen. Conventional sunscreens containing oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, and octisalate are responsible for bleaching our precious coral reefs. Choose mineral sunscreen and kip sunscreen spray, toxic to our lungs.
Bleach alternative: Chlorine bleach is linked to ozone depletion, air, and water pollution, endangering local wildlife and marine life.
🏊♀CHLORINE-free and chemical-free pools
Chlorine-free and chemicals-free swimming pools, known as natural pools or ponds, with plant filtration
Choose dry cleaners that use only 1 of these 2 methods: CO2 or wet cleaning. Avoid all other ones, which are polluting and toxic to us!
Now you have all of my tips to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle that respects us and our planet!
Leaf World's Most Advanced Eco-Razor.
🌸 The Leaf Razor is the world's most advanced plastic-free razor. It is the safest and most eco-friendly on the market with its re-imagined safety razor that makes single-blade shaving accessible.
One blade. Precise control. Fixed head and a lower price point. An accessible, easy-to-master shave that’s good for the planet.
single-blade comfort: unlike traditional safety razors, the Twig is tuned to be forgiving for a quicker, easier learning curve.
There’s no plastic razor or safety razor out there that’s like a Leaf Shave! Over 200,000 Leaf Shave users will keep 3+ million disposable plastic razors out of landfills this year.
Three blades. Pivoting head. Easy and safe to use, and friendly to the environment.
Safer: unlike traditional safety razors, the Twig is tuned to be forgiving for a quicker, easier learning curve.
🌍 100% plastic-free: Packaging and shipping 100% plastic-free.
🌍 Carbon Neutral ( they offset our footprint 100%) They measure, record, and aggressively offset the carbon footprint, they financially support climate action non-profit work
♻️they recycle the used blades for you just send them back to them the full tin (provided) of blades back to Leaf Shave
•The Leaf razor with 10-blade starter pack(1x)
• The Leaf Stand (1x)
• The Twig razor with 5-blade starter pack(1x)
• The Twig Stand
• Blade Recycling Tin
• 50-Blade Pack
Repurpose Picnic with A Purpose Bundle
🌿These are my favorite picnic must have!
Summer is here! Time for all organic and sustainable picnics! In time for plastic-free July! 100% plant-based picnic bundle includes:
🌿44 everyday plates
🌿set of 16x3 utensils
🌿54 hot & cold cups
🌿6 rolls of bamboo paper towels
🌿Repurpose products are by far the most resistant and durable including their bags! All Commercially & home compostable
🌿They are plant-based, well made and strong, easy to use and they come in nice packaging all plastic-free! Composts in 6-12 months.
👉They come in several sizes and they also offer a large collection of eco-friendly fun disposable items for parties and for everyday use!
✅ Certified Home and Industrially Compostable
✅ Certified BioBased
✅ PFAS Free
✅ Strong and Durable
✅ Made with plants
✅ Recyclable packaging
✅ FDA Food Contact Safe
MATERIAL: Certified BioBased, plant based🐠 🐙 🐢
Easy to compost at home with Lomi!
The Organic Skin Co. Skincare
💚I met the founder of this company at a clean beauty show!
She is so passionate about making not only natural skincare but also certified organic!
✅Here it is an amazing certified organic New Zealand skincare!
🌿Not only they are crafted with powerful native botanical extracted using the sophisticated CO2 technology that makes the ingredients more concentrated and pure!
♻️Packed in beautiful plastic-free sustainable packaging: glass bottle and jar and bamboo caps! 🎋
🌿Plus they are embracing the next-gen sustainable packaging with their outer packaging made eco pulp: compostable within 90 days and made with renewable plant fibers! Amazing! 👏
🌿Organic Face Oil
🌿Organic Face Cream
🌿Organic Vitamin Serum
They also offer natural makeup!
They are not part of the 120 billion units of beauty packaging created annually
Seasense Natural Flip Flops Coral Pink
🌱UK's Top Rated Flip Flops, and the World's Favourite Eco-Friendly Flip Flops.
Seasense flip-flops are created by a marine biologist who spends 99% of his time in flip-flops. For the last 15 years, he worked throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America, and has been campaigning about the dangers of plastic pollution.
With a deep passion for our oceans and with a desire to deliver what the flip-flop industry was missing, In 2020 he founded Sea Sense to provide a planet-friendly alternative.
🌱All Seasense flip-flops focus on comfort, Durability, and Planet Friendliness.
Innovative flip flops with a perfect fit conforming to your feet' contours, delivering targeted support. Crafted with exceptional durability, and comfort of natural rubber.
🌱 Seasense flip-flops already collected the equivalent of more than 2 million ocean-bound plastic bottles and provided a vital wage to over 500 plastic collectors. 500 ocean-bound plastic bottles collected for every pair sold
MATERIAL: 100% natural, biodegradable, and vegan rubber.
Made Simple USDA Certified Organic
🌿Do you know what the USDA Organic Seal means in a cosmetic product?
A lot! It means the product in front of you is made with at least 95% organic ingredients, and the remaining 5% is from an approved National list.
Link on my profile.
🍃When a product is labeled USDA Certified organic, it means that it went under rigorous inspection. This process respects our health while it protects and cares for the environment compared to conventional products.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture- National Organic Program:
🍃 "If a cosmetic, body care product or personal care product contains or is made up of agricultural ingredients, and can meet the USDA/NOP organic production, handling, processing, and labeling standards, it may be eligible to be certified under the NOP regulations."
Only after a USDA-accredited organic certifying agent verifies the entire operation, then a new Certified organic product is born!
🍃When you find a product that displays this prestigious seal, you have found a precious product made with the highest and purest ingredients around. A product that is a reflection of responsibility, quality, and sustainability.
When we buy USDA Certified Organic we are changing our world!🌎
Happi Laundri Starter Pack 400 Washes
Made with certified organic ingredients by Miessence's sister brand Happi.
🍃 Organic soapberry nut super-concentrate: The Happi super-concentrated soapberry extract has superb cleaning qualities, is hypoallergenic, and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat such skin problems as eczema and psoriasis.
🍃Organic vegan glycerine: Happi uses an organic bean glycerine as a natural fabric softener that also helps to dissolve soils without leaving a residue
🍃Organic Coconut Vinegar: A tough stain remover with degreasing properties that is effective on difficult-to-remove stains such as coffee and grass.
🍃Organic Essential oils: The combination of organic orange and eucalyptus essential oils in Happi adds a pure uplifting aroma that contains natural antibacterial and disinfecting properties.
The pump bottle is made from sugarcane, a renewable source that is 100% recyclable. Just 3 pumps per standard wash load (approx 8kg).
INGREDIENTS: Organic soapberry nut super-concentrate, Organic vegan glycerine, Organic Coconut Vinegar, organic orange & eucalyptus essential oils
Meow Meow Tweet Organic SkinCare
🌸 This brand offers a cute collection of organic and natural products made with just essential ingredients.
From their deodorant, shampoos, body care, oral care, and low waste accessories.
They offer their bilk aisle and local store where you can refill their products
Bulk ships for free keep packaging out of the waste stream, and costs less per ounce.
Save the trash: they take back empty bulk containers.
Save money: bulk items are 15% cheaper per ounce
Ship free: bulk products always ship free
Plaine Products Eco-Friendly Plastic-free
💚 This brand not only offers vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free clean beauty products in eco-friendly packaging, they also offer a refill and recycling program where you can send them back the empty bottles for free. With them, nothing ends up in a landfill!
🍃 This Return Empty Bottles for Reuse is the most eco-friendly way to recycle our empty bottles and a step up to avoid plastic completely
🐠Free of single-use plastic
Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicone, and palm oil
Blended with whole essential oils (instead of synthetic fragrance)
Vegan and non-GMO ingredients
Designed to biodegrade
Baby safe and hypoallergenic
Cruelty-Free, Leaping Bunny certified
Carbon Neutral Shipping
✅ Their unique formulas are carefully selected from nature’s most nutrient- and vitamin-rich plants, minerals, and renewable sources. They are blended and manufactured with care in Florida for Plaine Products.
🌟 Their collection offers natural shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hand wash, hand sanitizer, hair repair, beauty oil, face wash, face moisturizer, face toner, travel sizes, and the newer unscented version for sensitive skin.
🌸Especially now, we are more prone to embrace companies that make products that satisfy our vision as responsible consumers!
Their approach to sustainable living is an inspiration for all of us and for other companies that are switching to a more eco-friendly production!
🌿 I support this company and the amazing products!
Meliora Organic Cleaning Products
🌿 Meliora is one of my favorite cleaning product brands and one of the most responsible on the market that offers an entire eco-friendly line! They are made with fewer ingredients all Made-Safe certified and packed in the most eco-friendly plastic-free packaging!! And do you know what? They not only clean and work well, but they also make my laundry very soft!! PLUS they are plastic-free!
🍃Their products are made with the simplest ingredients possible and they are one of the most transparent brands around and their ALL plastic-free packaging put them above the competition.
All scents are made from Certified Organic essential oils; no fragrance blends that contain undisclosed ingredients.
It is all plastic-free and they also offer Zero-waste packaging-free options and refills 🎉Their collection includes:
🌿Laundry powder detergent 🌿Oxygen brightener bleach alternative 🌿Soap stick stain remover🌿Cleaning scrub powder🌿Dish soap🌿All-purpose🌿Foaming hand soap
✅MADE SAFE certified
🌿 Here is their difference: Each item is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, 1% of every sale goes towards environmental causes.
✓ Single-Use Plastic-Free
✓ Dye-Free ✓ Preservative-Free
✓ Palm-Oil Free ✓ Cruelty-Free
✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free
INGREDIENTS: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap: Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water
USDA Certified Organic Body Oil
💚 When we analyze a brand, we can scan for many things. It can be their product ingredients, their performance, their sustainability, their respect for us and for nature.
🍃 Eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging is a great way to spot a brand that is doing it right.
We know that not all plastic gets recycled and who wants plastic bottles leaking into our organic products and after use ending up in a landfill anyway?
🐠 Reason to not use plastic packaging:
Only 9% of plastic gets recycled
6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean
It can take 20 to 1000 years for a plastic bag to break up
It kills over 1 million seabirds and 100.000 marine creatures every year
It may leach toxins into the product it contains, contaminating an otherwise organic formula
✅ The best option is to skip it and choose eco-friendly alternatives. Many eco brands are embracing this plastic-free approach by offering glass and metal containers or refill programs in plant-based bioplastic and paper. We can more comfortably reward them by supporting their products.
🌟 Like these USDA Certified Organic oil and balm by Badger Organic are a staple for me. They have only a few ingredients and I embrace them for their healing, soothing, and protecting properties such as certified organic olive oil, jojoba, chamomile, and calendula. They are great, not just for babies!
🌸Especially now, after one year of continuous use of hand sanitizer, our skin has absorbed a lot of alcohol, turning it dry. That’s why we need to renourish and replenish deeply our protective layers and these 🌿 USDA Certified Organic products are the best in terms of safety, respect, purity, healing properties, responsibility, and eco-friendliness. And their eco-packaging is so cute!
Badger Organic Plastic-free Lip Balms
🌎In honor of Earth Month, I am featuring my favorite plastic-free products!🎉
While the majority of lip balms on the market are packed in plastic tubes,
I really appreciate this more eco-friendly and sustainable alternative!💚
I am trying to use more plastic-free products, as much as I can!
🌿Here from Badger Balm to us is the most planet-friendly Lip Butter Trio
made with certified organic ingredients collected in a sustainable tin, packaged in a recyclable gift box.
☀️What is even more amazing is they are made with solar power. You can’t get more eco-friendly than this!
👄A smooth, buttery base of organic beeswax, organic carnauba wax, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, and fruit extract to keep lips soft and moisturized:
* 🍊Sweet Orange Lip Butter
* 🌱Cool Mint Lip Butter
* ✨Unscented Lip Butter
👉During this month (April) Badger even offers a free lip butter with every order!
Simply Straws Glass Straws
My favorite is glass straws are made by Simply Straws!
These straws are reusable, eco-friendly, and long-lasting. They are dishwasher and microwave safe, as well as BPA-free, non-porous, and hypoallergenic.
BPA Free, non-porous and hypo-allergenic
Hot and cold approved
Reduces teeth staining, sensitivity, and erosion
Crafted with Intention in California
🍃They can handle both hot and cold drinks with ease, and they help to reduce teeth staining, sensitivity, and erosion.
Each straw is crafted with care in California, and you can choose between straight or bent straws. Additionally, you can select from four different sizes: skinny, classic, wide, or boba. There are also three different lengths: 6", 8", or 10". With 10 different colors available, you can even customize the etching!
🐠Let's eliminate the unnecessary use of single-use plastic straws. Join a beach clean-up, they are so much fun!
🌎NEW Plastic-free tip:
👉Laundry pods made of biodegradable PVA are still made of plastic and should be labeled as plastic.⚠️
⚠️Laundry Pods and Laundry Sheets that list Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA or PVOH) as an ingredient contain plastic
According to the Meliora Cleaning blog:
👉“Many people using laundry pods and strips think that these products contain zero plastic. Several brands state loudly, and incorrectly, that they contain ‘zero plastic’ while also listing PVA as an ingredient. We aim to clear things up: if there is PVA or PVOH in the ingredients, there is plastic.
👉Plenty of people know that the outer coating of a laundry pod does in fact contain PVA, but some may not realize that it can also be found in laundry sheets. Both products often contain Polyvinyl Alcohol, which is a water-soluble plastic.
👉PVA, also called PVOH, is a dissolvable plastic that is used in many applications including laundry and dishwasher pods. A recent study, Polyvinyl Alcohol in US Wastewater Treatment Plants and Subsequent Nationwide Emission Estimate , has concluded that the PVA used for these products does not readily biodegrade during wastewater treatment.”
👉About 75% of PVA used does NOT degrade in wastewater treatment plants in the USA.
👉PVA-based products (laundry pods, dishwashing pacs, laundry strips) release plastic into the environment
🐠💚For this reason I switched to non-pods laundry products.
My current favorite brand is the MELIORA
🌿Not only their products are 100% plastic-free but also their packaging!! I am committed to reducing plastic waste and using Meilora products is so rewarding!👏
BannerRoad Organic Gluten-free Granola
🌎Earth Month plastic-free organic granola 🏆My number one granola recommendation! This is the only brand I know that is doing it all right:
✅ USDA certified organic
🌿Vegan or with honey
👏No cane sugar!!
✅Low glycemic index
🧑🍳Chef made recipes
👏No natural flavors added (because it doesn’t need it!)
👉It is the healthiest granola on the market, the only one that doesn’t taste too sugary, like the majority of the other granola.
👉For me, it is important that my granola is made without refined sugar added or flavors added of any kind!
Here it is: your best organic and sustainable granola choice you can make for you and the environment!
💚My code will save you 20%: PRETTYORGANICGIRL
Enjoy it! 💖
#earthday month 🌎
We can all be a part of this amazing eco-movement that is reaching more and more people every day!
Here are my tips:
🥤Reusable straws to reduce the 8 billion plastic straws that pollute the world’s beaches
🧤 Plant-based gloves, utensils, partyware
🥡Plastic-free storage bags, 100% food-grade silicone storage bags
👙Reusable razors Leaf Shave: 2 Billion razors are tossed every year.
Plastic-free bandage patch strips
Plastic-free water mountain valley water 💦
✨Conventional glitter is made of microplastic and aluminum. 51 trillion microplastic particles are found in the world’s oceans. Eco glitters
The washer filter the filtrol to prevent washing out synthetic microfibers from polyester and acrylic clothing from going down the drain.
Organic cotton clothing
Pesticide-free food USDA Certified organic food!
🌴Palm oil-free products which is responsible for deforestation
📪 JUNK MAIL-free: 11.6 billion pounds of junk mail is delivered yearly. Sign up for online paperless billing. Return junk mail unopened and write on the envelope: “Refused. Return to sender.” Extra tips on my blog.
🐠 Reef-friendly sunscreen. Conventional sunscreens with oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, and octisalate are responsible for bleaching our precious coral reefs. 👉Skip sunscreen spray, toxic to our lungs.
💦 Bleach alternative: Chlorine bleach is linked to ozone depletion, air and water pollution, endangering local wildlife and marine life.
🏊♀ Chlorine-free swimming pools, known as natural pools or ponds, with plant filtration
Choose eco dry cleaners that use only 1 of these 2 methods: CO2 or wet cleaning. Avoid all other ones, which are polluting and toxic to us!