Our 4 Favourite Plastic Free Beauty Products

The growing trend towards natural beauty and body care products is both exciting and inspiring. We are actively avoiding toxic, synthetic chemicals by switching to natural alternatives, but are we considering the packaging? Reduce your carbon footprint and be kind to the planet with these simple ideas:

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1. Shampoo Bar

We absolutely love these! LUSH provides a fantastic range of solid shampoo bars, brimming with ingredients that stimulate the scalp and help promote healthy hair. Take your pick between a variety of scents, styles and ingredients – each bar boasts unique benefits and comes absolutely package-free!

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2. Natural Sea Sponge

Lather away your worries in the tub with this all-natural sea sponge. Unlike their synthetic counterparts, the sea sponge contains no chemicals and will last for many years without disintegrating. This brilliant plastic-free sponge has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, making it the perfect bathing companion! Suitable for children and adults alike, the sea sponge is great for exfoliating, massage and general cleansing. What’s more – the natural rope lets it hang dry to prevent mildew.

Natural Coffee Scrub DIY

 

3. DIY Coffee Body Scrub

This simple scrub requires a handful of basic kitchen ingredients and an airtight glass jar. Ditch harmful micro beads and plastic packaging in favour of this super-effective, affordable and environmentally friendly product. With cellulite reducing properties and a delicious scent, all you need is 1 cup of ground coffee, 1 cup of sugar or salt and half a cup of coconut oil. We found a brilliant tutorial here. Buff your way to beautiful skin without breaking the bank!

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4. Bamboo Toothbrush

Enjoy the natural benefits of charcoal with these environmentally friendly bamboo toothbrushes. Ideal for sensitive teeth and gums, these brushes are ethically sourced, free of plastic and biodegradable. With charcoal infused bristles, these brushes are natural anti-bacterial: helping to promote oral hygiene and whiter teeth!

Affordable and Easy Ways to be More Eco-Friendly

At Wild Fawn we are committed to our mission of following and promoting eco-friendly practices. In terms of sustainable sourcing and production, we like to think we have our bases covered. However, when we’re not working to bring you affordable and ethically sourced jewellery, we try to make as many eco-conscious decisions as possible in our day-to-day.

Here are some of our favourite tips and products: 

Eco-Friendly Macramé String Shopping Bag

Use Less Plastic

Macramé String Shopping Bag

This textile-craft, created by knotting twine, string or cord, has a long and interesting history that dates back to the 13th century. The simple technique is used to make these cute and affordable shopping bags – ideal for stashing in your handbag! You can be even kinder to the environment by making one yourself – we found a beautiful DIY tutorial here.

Aluminium Reusable Straws

It is estimated that 500 million plastic straws are used each day in the USA alone. Not only is it highly wasteful to manufacture such large volumes of plastic, straws are also bad news for our oceans and marine life. Like most single-use plastic, straws are not efficiently recycled due to their small size and low value. By simply switching to these eco-friendly and reusable stainless steel straws, you can continue sipping those cocktails guilt-free!

Glass Food Lock Containers

Ideal for taking lunch into work or storing leftovers, glass food containers are the perfect environmentally friendly substitute for plastic Tupperware. Protect yourself from the negative effects of chemical exposure whilst doing your bit to be kind to our planet.

Swap Chemical Sprays for Essential Oils

Instead of synthetic fragrances and chemicals, we love using 100% essential oils and non-aerosol scents in our home. Due to the nature of essential oils, the scents last longer than their artificial substitutes – meaning you’ll save money when you switch to an oil or wax burner.

 

We use tea strainers for our herbal tea

Change Your Caffeine Habits

As a nation, we are obsessed with getting our daily tea and coffee fix. What we perhaps don’t realise, however, is that our caffeine habits could be having a negative impact on the planet. Make sure your next brew is eco-friendly by switching to plastic-free teabags or tea strainers. For coffee, we love these reusable cups and filters.

 

Reusable Coffee Filter £7.37 + Postage for 2
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