Looking for ways to create a more sustainable bathroom? Let's take a step into my shower to give you some ideas, and check out the items I love to use the most in my bathing routine!
1. Plain Products Organic Liquid Shampoo & Conditioner: I have used shampoo bars before, but after some trial and error, this product has become my top choice for washing my locks. Organic, vegan and safe for the waterways, it's also packaged in a recyclable or reusable aluminum bottle with an aluminum cap. How awesome!
2. Bareaya Safety Razor: I've used a handful of razors along my safety razor journey, and this one is hands down the best. So easy to use without nicking yourself, great for both men and women alike, super beautiful and designed right here in Hong Kong. Big crush!
3. Olive Oil Soap Bar with Pearwood Soap Dish: I'm in love with this soap by Marius Fabre because of it's purity and moisturizing qualities. It may seem expensive, but it lasts much longer than other soaps, especially if you allow it to dry out in between uses. Handmade in France and cooked in a cauldron to traditional Marseille soap-making methods, it also requires very little packaging! And the soap dish? Well it's just plain gorgeous and looks great on my white tub:)
4. Natural Sea Sponge: Responsibly harvested by hand from the Mediterranean, these sponges are a perfect sustainable alternative to synthetic sponges, are super absorbent, lather very easily and gentle on all skin types. Care for it properly by squeezing it dry and air drying between uses, and it was also last a very long time. And the cherry on top? It makes a great natural bath toy for the kids!
5. Wooden Foot File: This ones all about the self-care! Extend the length of your pedicures and keep that dry skin at bay. For me one of these is a necessity if I want to keep my feet looking presentable, and what's better than a wooden option!
Our new Stasher bag to join the party is small but mighty! You'll find the pocket size super useful for all the little things in your life and it looks so pretty too. For your daily on-the-go activities, the office, the home or on your next traveling adventure, you'll find they always come in handy. Here are 40 ways to use them, and we're sure there are much more!
1. Snacks - take a handful of almonds to-go or save a half-eaten health bar
2. Supplements - stash them in pill or powder form
3. Medicine - ibuprofen, cough drops, homeopathic remedies
4. Menstrual cup - both sides of the pocket stasher are frosted for discretion
5. Hair clips & hair ties - finally so much easier to find
6. Jewelry - transform from day to night with extra sparkles in your stasher
7. Make-up - stash midday touch up essentials like our lip tints or deodorants
8. Cards & Cash
9. Coins for laundry
10. Earbuds / phone charger
11. Essential oils
12. Crystals - take your aura with you wherever you go
13. Shampoo bar
14. Mini first-aid - stash bandages, alcohol wipes, ointment and aloe
15. Keep matches dry when you’re camping
16. Bring parmesan to a picnic
17. Pack salt for margaritas on a beach retreat
18. Stash a festival survival kit - lip balm, bandaids, bug spray, mints / chewable toothpaste, sunscreen
19. Small allen/hex keys for long-distance cycling
20. Tiny climbing gear like nuts, anchors and slings
21. Golf tees
22. Small leftover fruits and veggies - save the other half of your jalapeno, or that handful of berries your toddler demanded and then refused.
23. Loose leaf tea - stash a special blend
24. Keys for doors around the house
25. Herbs - save your sage, thyme, rosemary and more
26. Garlic cloves
27. Homemade Pesto
28. Seeds for gardening
29. Pet treats
30. Craft notions - buttons, bobbins, tape measures, etc.
31. Bolts and washers - no screws or nails!
32. Spare shoelaces and bra straps
33. Mini ice pack
34. Exercise bands
36. Business cards
37. Rubber bands
38. Paper clips
39. Flash drives
40. Sticky tack
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Feeling a little bit confused about the difference between compostable and biodegadable? Don't worry, you're not the only one! Both words get used quite frequently in the sustainability world, but they are quite different! Let's set the record straight...
While all compostable material is also biodegradable, not all biodegradable material is compostable
Compostable materials are broken down with human intervention, while biodegradable materials break down naturally
Compostable materials break down quickly and within a specified timeframe, while biodegradable materials are not held to a specific timeframe and could take years (like steel products which will eventually rust)
Both processes should not cause any harm to the environment, while composting is known to also be beneficial to soil
Many companies may use these terms to "greenwash" their products and make them appear more eco-friendly than they actually are