|Posted on February 16, 2016 at 9:05 AM|
My cosmetic care-line makes me be more environmentally conscious/green. My aim for this year is to create a more sustainable lifestyle and an eco- friendly business having the three R’s in mind:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
I will list here, few of the changes I made until now.
In my treatment room, electric equipments are fully turned off when not in use – no stand by!
I use LED, CLF or low-voltage track lighting in my room.
I use reusable or biodegradable options whenever possible. For drinking water, I use filtered tap water instead of buying plastic bottles - no waste.
Instead of paper and plastic cups, I use glassware.
I send out emails for all marketing materials, not paper mail. I use and reuse paper bags for all products.
If there is waste, I recyle it.
I use biodagradable waste bags. Picture bellow:
I use natural, non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning supplies instead of chemical based products.
I use cotton eye pads, cotton swabs with paper handle and cotton reusable wash clothes.
Just recently we heard in the news that the US will ban the use of microbeads in beauty products. Excellent news, but it is long overdue! Microbeads are tiny plastic particles used as exfoliants in many beauty products, such as facial scrubs, soaps and toothpastes. They do not dissolve and can persist in the environment for decades. They have been damaging water supplies, marine life and the ecological balance of the planet.
Read more on it here: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/microbeads-cosmetics-gyres-plastics-pollution-makeup http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3380712/Goodbye-exfoliating-face-wash-Obama-outlaws-tiny-plastic-microbeads-shower-gels-don-t-dissolve-harmful-environment.html#ixzz40WyOiYBF
Most of my clients are using the better natural alternatives which help you achieve a beautiful, glowing skin without harming our environment! Just to mention a few Face Exfoliants: - Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant has the fruits, rice and chickpea flour which helps to buff and smooth skin texture. - Rosehip & Maize Exfoliating Mask have rosehip, lemon juice and Maize flour which gentle removes waste build-up.
And not to forget these other wonderful Sugar Exfoliants for the Body: Mimosa Champagne Scrub, Blueberry Scrub, Pear & Apple Scrub and the wonderful Coconut Scrub.
The refreshment I provide to my clients as also linked to my green idea. I compost all the organic wast in my community garden in Luxembourg city.
If you have other wonderful green ideas, please don't hesitate to share it with me!
Categories: Organic Products, Organic Farming.