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What’s your favourite sustainable toiletries and skincare products? Right now I have three favourites which I couldn’t do without anymore. .
1. RubyCup. When I first switched to a menstrual cup, I had a suspicion that it wasn’t going to work for me. I’ve always used applicator tampons but I wanted to give them up. Never had a single issue since I started using, and my ruby cup, combined with my Ruby Clean, is hands down my favourite product .
2. Organic Children’s Suncream - Green People. Why? Because I wouldn’t want to put any other suncream other my child’s body now I know that most of the big sun cream brands use a handful of nasty chemicals which penetrates into our blood and can be found in our system weeks later. Oh and they can also contain hormone disrupters. Personally, I would use a normal suncream myself if I had nothing else to use (for a short period), but I wouldn’t take that risk with my children .
3. The whole UpCircle skincare range. One of my more recent favs, having only tried them out in April, but entry straight onto this list. Yes, their mission is incredible - they repurpose waste ingredients from other industries to use in their skincare products e.g coffee grounds from London coffee shops and powdered argan shells left over from the argon oil industry - but not the reason they’re my favourite. It’s because they are actually all incredible products. The coffee body scrubs and face scrubs are fabulous, and so is their moisturiser and face masks. I could go on...
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So what’s everyone else’s favourite sustainable toiletries and skincare and why? Extra points if we don’t currently stock it, so that we can do our best getting them in for you! 💚
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What’s your favourite sustainable toiletries and skincare products? Right now I have three favourites which I couldn’t do without anymore. . 1. RubyCup. When I first switched to a menstrual cup, I had a suspicion that it wasn’t going to work for me. I’ve always used applicator tampons but I wanted to give them up. Never had a single issue since I started using, and my ruby cup, combined with my Ruby Clean, is hands down my favourite product . 2. Organic Children’s Suncream - Green People. Why? Because I wouldn’t want to put any other suncream other my child’s body now I know that most of the big sun cream brands use a handful of nasty chemicals which penetrates into our blood and can be found in our system weeks later. Oh and they can also contain hormone disrupters. Personally, I would use a normal suncream myself if I had nothing else to use (for a short period), but I wouldn’t take that risk with my children . 3. The whole UpCircle skincare range. One of my more recent favs, having only tried them out in April, but entry straight onto this list. Yes, their mission is incredible - they repurpose waste ingredients from other industries to use in their skincare products e.g coffee grounds from London coffee shops and powdered argan shells left over from the argon oil industry - but not the reason they’re my favourite. It’s because they are actually all incredible products. The coffee body scrubs and face scrubs are fabulous, and so is their moisturiser and face masks. I could go on... . . So what’s everyone else’s favourite sustainable toiletries and skincare and why? Extra points if we don’t currently stock it, so that we can do our best getting them in for you! 💚 . . FRIENDLYTURTLE.COM . . . . . #sustainablebeauty #plasticfreebeauty #plasticfreeskincare #naturalskincare #organicskincareproducts #sustainablepackaging #menstrualcup #repurposed #reducewaste #favouritethings #favouriteproducts #zerowastelife #zerowasteliving #ecofriendlyproducts #ecofriendlyproduct #ecofriendlypackaging #beautytips #beautyphotographer #productphotography
Let’s talk drinking water for a moment 🙋🏼‍♀️
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So apart from tea and coffee, we only really drink water. Whether we’re at home or out and about. What we struggle to understand is why anyone would buy water in plastic bottles when it’s readily available and free from every tap in every home
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Yes, water definitely has taste. As strange as that might sound to some, we can really taste the difference, so we do understand bottles mineral water can taste better than tap water. We are privileged living in London with clean water available for all, so in an effort to reduce plastic waste people will turn to plastic water filters like Brita to remove water hardness and remineralise their tap water. That’s great and should save us a money buying bottles water, but we’re still relying on plastic filters!
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For anyone who has tried natural charcoal filters, let us tell you that it does exactly the same (and more) for your tap water, all without any pesky plastic, and definitely without the need to buy it bottled in plastic to get a glass of decent tasting water
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Our 1.5ltr glass carafe comes with a binchotan charcoal filter that keeps purifying your water for 6 months! Drink sleep repeat. Keep your carafe in the fridge with the charcoal filter inside for great tasting water every time you reach for the fridge. It’s a no brainier. Plus it comes with a super cute cork lid to keep it fresh
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These landed with us last week from Black & Blum, and we’re sure you will agree that they look bloody good 💚
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Available at FRIENDLYTURTLE.COM today 😊
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#glassdesign #glassdesigns #glassart #glassblowing #handmade #style #styleinspiration #stylishhome #tabletop #drinkwater #waterfilter #naturalwater #saynotoplastic #noplasticwaste #summerday #reducereuserecycle
Let’s talk drinking water for a moment 🙋🏼‍♀️ . . So apart from tea and coffee, we only really drink water. Whether we’re at home or out and about. What we struggle to understand is why anyone would buy water in plastic bottles when it’s readily available and free from every tap in every home . . Yes, water definitely has taste. As strange as that might sound to some, we can really taste the difference, so we do understand bottles mineral water can taste better than tap water. We are privileged living in London with clean water available for all, so in an effort to reduce plastic waste people will turn to plastic water filters like Brita to remove water hardness and remineralise their tap water. That’s great and should save us a money buying bottles water, but we’re still relying on plastic filters! . . For anyone who has tried natural charcoal filters, let us tell you that it does exactly the same (and more) for your tap water, all without any pesky plastic, and definitely without the need to buy it bottled in plastic to get a glass of decent tasting water . . Our 1.5ltr glass carafe comes with a binchotan charcoal filter that keeps purifying your water for 6 months! Drink sleep repeat. Keep your carafe in the fridge with the charcoal filter inside for great tasting water every time you reach for the fridge. It’s a no brainier. Plus it comes with a super cute cork lid to keep it fresh . . These landed with us last week from Black & Blum, and we’re sure you will agree that they look bloody good 💚 . . Available at FRIENDLYTURTLE.COM today 😊 . . . . . #glassdesign #glassdesigns #glassart #glassblowing #handmade #style #styleinspiration #stylishhome #tabletop #drinkwater #waterfilter #naturalwater #saynotoplastic #noplasticwaste #summerday #reducereuserecycle
YES!! UpCircle has finally landed with us 💚
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UpCircle are a UK skincare brand trying to do everything right. From organic and natural ingredients which are cruelty free, palm oil free and vegan, to sustainable glass and aluminium tubes and containers with everything being 100% recyclable. Everything is handmade right here in the UK and they even use repurposed ingredients which would otherwise have gone to landfill...
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⭐️ON A MISSION TO FIGHT WASTE⭐️
So what do they do to tackle this? They go around their London coffee shops collecting arabica coffee grounds and repurpose them into their face and body scrubs and the coffee oil into their facial serums. They repurpose olive stones from the olive oil industry and use the rejuvenating powder in their face masks. They crush argan shells which are a by product of the argan oil industry and pack the vitamin E rich powder into their face moisturisers
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I kid you not, we already have a couple of out of stocks. We haven’t tried their products yet but I literally CANNOT wait time try a couple of facial products- I need to get my skin summer ready and glowing again! .
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If you like the sound of their mission? Check them out at FRIENDLYTURTLE.COM today 😊
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#skincareproducts #skincareroutine #skincareroutines #skincare #beautyproducts #organicskincareproducts #organicskincare #naturalskincare #naturalskincareproducts #veganskincare #veganbeauty #sustainablelifestyle #handmade #palmoilfree #repurposed #organicbeauty
YES!! UpCircle has finally landed with us 💚 . . UpCircle are a UK skincare brand trying to do everything right. From organic and natural ingredients which are cruelty free, palm oil free and vegan, to sustainable glass and aluminium tubes and containers with everything being 100% recyclable. Everything is handmade right here in the UK and they even use repurposed ingredients which would otherwise have gone to landfill... . . ⭐️ON A MISSION TO FIGHT WASTE⭐️ So what do they do to tackle this? They go around their London coffee shops collecting arabica coffee grounds and repurpose them into their face and body scrubs and the coffee oil into their facial serums. They repurpose olive stones from the olive oil industry and use the rejuvenating powder in their face masks. They crush argan shells which are a by product of the argan oil industry and pack the vitamin E rich powder into their face moisturisers . . I kid you not, we already have a couple of out of stocks. We haven’t tried their products yet but I literally CANNOT wait time try a couple of facial products- I need to get my skin summer ready and glowing again! . . If you like the sound of their mission? Check them out at FRIENDLYTURTLE.COM today 😊 . . #skincareproducts #skincareroutine #skincareroutines #skincare #beautyproducts #organicskincareproducts #organicskincare #naturalskincare #naturalskincareproducts #veganskincare #veganbeauty #sustainablelifestyle #handmade #palmoilfree #repurposed #organicbeauty
Let talk about fast fashion for a minute 🙋🏼‍♀️
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In our most recent blog post, we touch points on everything from the big brands causing all the upset, the environmental impacts of the industry, and the inhuman working conditions and the exploitation of workers rights
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More and more of us are becoming aware that the low price of our new cloths must come at the expense of something- how else would our high street fashion chains be able to pump out these products for so cheap. In a bid to keep their costs low, they turn a blind eye to the poor conditions and the basic hum rights that are ripped away from their workers
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Did you know that workers in Bangladesh earn an average of £52 PER MONTH? And this is at the most optimistic level. The reality is, woman and child workers are paid far less, with woman being sacked during pregnancy, abused by male members of staff, and expected to work ridiculous hours all so that these brands can get their newest fashion lines out to us and generate huge profits. The fashion industry spends over $500 billion EVERY YEAR to lead us to believe we need to stay ‘in fashion’. That’s quite the marketing campaign
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Not including the environmental impacts of the process. Toxic dyes pumped into water ways and into our oceans. 700 gallons to produce one T-shirt and 200 gallons for a pair of jeans. That’s about 8 cups of water every day for 10 years. With the industry making up 10% of human global emissions, they give the travel industry a solid run for their money
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Want to learn how to can reduce your impacts? Check out our most recent post over on our eco blog 💚
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#fashion #fashionblogger #fastfashion #sustainablefashion #sustainable #environmentallyfriendly #reducereuserecycle #ethicalshopping #humanrights #womensrights #slowfashionmovement #slowfashion #charityshop #secondhand #secondhandclothes #spendwisely #supportlocalbusiness #sustainableclothing
Let talk about fast fashion for a minute 🙋🏼‍♀️ . . In our most recent blog post, we touch points on everything from the big brands causing all the upset, the environmental impacts of the industry, and the inhuman working conditions and the exploitation of workers rights . . More and more of us are becoming aware that the low price of our new cloths must come at the expense of something- how else would our high street fashion chains be able to pump out these products for so cheap. In a bid to keep their costs low, they turn a blind eye to the poor conditions and the basic hum rights that are ripped away from their workers . . Did you know that workers in Bangladesh earn an average of £52 PER MONTH? And this is at the most optimistic level. The reality is, woman and child workers are paid far less, with woman being sacked during pregnancy, abused by male members of staff, and expected to work ridiculous hours all so that these brands can get their newest fashion lines out to us and generate huge profits. The fashion industry spends over $500 billion EVERY YEAR to lead us to believe we need to stay ‘in fashion’. That’s quite the marketing campaign . . Not including the environmental impacts of the process. Toxic dyes pumped into water ways and into our oceans. 700 gallons to produce one T-shirt and 200 gallons for a pair of jeans. That’s about 8 cups of water every day for 10 years. With the industry making up 10% of human global emissions, they give the travel industry a solid run for their money . . Want to learn how to can reduce your impacts? Check out our most recent post over on our eco blog 💚 . . #fashion #fashionblogger #fastfashion #sustainablefashion #sustainable #environmentallyfriendly #reducereuserecycle #ethicalshopping #humanrights #womensrights #slowfashionmovement #slowfashion #charityshop #secondhand #secondhandclothes #spendwisely #supportlocalbusiness #sustainableclothing