A few simple swaps to reduce single use plastics.

 

At this present moment in time there is a real urgency to reduce our consumption of single use plastics, and it is getting a whole lot easier to make simple swaps that will make a difference to the future of our world and all creatures that inhabit it.

A good first step in reducing the consumption of single use plastic is with everyday bathroom products like shampoo for example.

Below is a list of fantastic toiletries that are Plastic free, Cruelty free and Vegan.

Awake Organics - 100% Plant-Based Vegan Shampoo

Get up to 35 washes with this natural, plastic free shampoo – that’s more shampoo than a conventional 250 mL bottle! It’s water-free, making it better for the environment, easy to transport, light-weight and convenient.

 

Beauty Cubes Organic Shampoo

Beauty Kubes are an organic, vegan friendly shampoo product that is plastic free. You don't have to take any plastic bottles into the shower with our exciting new concept. Just take one of our organic shampoo Kubes with you into the shower, crumble in the palm of your hand, add a little water to create a paste and smooth onto wet hair. A luxurious lather is created and will leave your hair silky smooth and super-shiny. There are 27 Kubes in each box - so you get the equivalent to a 250 - 300 ml bottles of conventional shampoo. The majority of customers find they don't have to use a separate conditioner afterwards.

Made in Cornwall, UK.

 

This nourishing shampoo bar is compact, long-lasting, and uses caster oil for a creamy and deeply conditioning lather that cleans and cares for your locks and scalp. Relaxing lavender and rose geranium essential oils add to the pleasure.

 

Hydrophil Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo toothbrush with Medium Bristles made from plant based castor oil.

Eco friendly, BPA free, Vegan.

Comes in compostable cardboard packaging

Hydrophil Interdental sticks

Interdental Brushes feature a plastic-free bamboo handle, and are an environmentally friendly complement to your daily dental care. They allow you to clean the hard-to-get-at spaces between your teeth for yourself. You can choose from a selection of four ISO standard sizes. Size 0 has the smallest bristles, at 0.40 mm. Using the Interdental Brush together with our Bamboo Toothbrush means you not only protect your teeth and gums, but at the same time you protect the environment. 

 

Georganics Natural Toothpaste 

This natural mineral-rich toothpaste is blended with organic Spearmint oil. The toothpaste's properties are very similar to that of a Peppermint, although Spearmint has a much more delicate minty taste. Spearmint oil is a strong antiseptic, so this toothpaste will help eliminate germs and promotes healing in your gums. The Fluoride and SLS free formulation is an ideal replacement to your conventional toothpaste.Fluoride free, SLS free & Glycerin free

 

Georganics Natural Toothpowder

Naturally whitening toothpowder, with additional activated charcoal, works by absorbing and polishing away stains and plaque that naturally form on our teeth. It's a completely safe and fast-effective formula made without the use of any chemicals like peroxides, fluoride compounds or synthetic flavourings. We blend this fine pharmaceutical activated charcoal with high quality mineral powders, all of which food grade so completely safe if accidentally ingested.

 

Scence  Deodorant

A Bi-carb free soothing and softening deodorant balm for every day use. We use organic coconut oil, mango butter and essential oils in our deodorant balms along with arrowroot to absorb moisture. All our ingredients are ethically sourced, natural and functional and most are organic.  

All scence products are cruelty free and suitable for vegans.

Ben & Anna Papertube Deodorant

Ben & Anna’s natural deodorant sticks have a solid consistency thanks to shea butter and soda. They go on smooth, never greasy or sticky and they leave the skin feeling great. Since we do not use any chemical stabilizers, we recommend storing the deodorant at room temperature. High temperatures tend to soften. If the product liquefies due to high outside temperatures, we recommend placing it in the refrigerator for a bit.

  • Protects against moisture and odor
  • Never greasy or sticky
  • No aluminum, PEG’s, Parabene or Phtalate
  • Vegan, cruelty-free & gluten-free
  • Wrapped in recycled paper

 

Awake Organics - Star Cloud Probiotic Deodorant

Vegan, plastic free natural deodorant for the most sensitive skin. This formula literally ticks every, single box!

1) Effective, 100% natural formula suitable for everyone: sensitive skin, tweens & teens, and pregnant women.
2) No Baking Soda (Bicarb), Essential Oils or Fragrance, Aluminium, Alcohol, Petroleum by-products, or Parabens.
3) Contains a unique blend of pre and probiotics to enable your good bacteria to temporarily out-compete the smelly ones. Amazing!
4) Made with sustainable ingredients, like UK Hemp seed oil and organic, fair trade Shea Butter.
5) Plastic Free packaging, including a paper label.
6) Vegan & certified cruelty free.
7) Easy to apply, cream-to-powder consistency.

 

Organic Cotton Facial Pads

Organic cotton pads perfect for removing make up.

 

So hopefully this small collection of products opens your eyes to many products that are  readily available that help you wean of easy to grab single-use plastic wrapped products that many mainstream brands and supermarkets sell us all.

 

We have many more products that can help reduce your plastic consumption on our website Little Goat Gruff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 26, 2020 — Daniel Bassett

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