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Eco Friendly Christmas

Eco Friendly Christmas

Eco Friendly Deodorant

Here at Earth Conscious HQ, we continue to be mindful of the excess waste that can be created by the seasonal festivities and aim for an eco-friendly Christmas. Ours is shaping up a little like this thus far.

For the fourth year running now, our reusable advent calendar made another appearance. Ours was made from some new velvety pouches and recycled materials reclaimed from a craft bank. We fill it every year with chocolates and messages of Christmassy things to do. Admittedly this year we have failed on the *Christmassy* things to do as life as gotten in the way.

A Christmas Tree was needed this year as our old rescued from the recycling centre plastic tree returned to the recycling centre 4 years later due to our house move. So this year, we have a real tree, potted too! We can hopefully re-pot or replant and maybe even use again next year. Either way, the Christmas Tree will live on past this year’s event. Decorations, nothing new. Many collected over the years and some older than my 44 years that have been made by my own grandparents. It makes our tree always feel that little bit more special.

Christmas Food. This year again we are not buying too much. We are shopping locally instead of doing the big supermarket shop. This is a big saver on waste whilst supporting small local businesses too. We won’t cook too much and we will eat when we are hungry rather than because we feel we should.

A new one for us this year are reusable crackers. We absolutely loathe the crappy gifts that you get inside crackers. What a total and utter waste of resources not to mention the wasteful packaging. Then we discovered reusable crackers from Keep This Cracker. Keep the fun without the waste.

Gifts very scaled back again this year. Have tried to shop ethically and consciously as much as possible and not just for the sake of buying more stuff that nobody really needs or wants.

Gift Wrapping this year is using what we have leftover from last year plus we have a collection of gift bags that have been used previously too. Recycling! The children have fabric sacks that have come out year after year too. We may slip in some Cloth wrapping with ribbons too and will most certainly be using brown paper tape where possible instead of the plastic stuff. It is important when buying paper wrap to avoid the metallic all singing all dancing stuff because it is not easily recyclable so we will be bearing this in mind throughout the year now even for birthdays.

So that’s it for now. We do try to live by the ethos behind the brand *be more earth conscious* as best we can. Remember, it’s small steps and they do count.

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Eco Friendly Deodorant

But what makes a product eco friendly? By definition, Eco Friendly means without harm to the environment.

The ingredients used in our Earth Conscious deodorant are 100% natural so it is without a shadow of a doubt an eco-friendly deodorant. The ingredients are not harmful to our bodies nor are they are harmful to wildlife, marine life, or the environment at large.

However, there is more to being eco-friendly than just the product itself. There is product packaging to consider. Here at Earth Conscious, we do not compromise on our packaging and we do not use plastic. For example, we could have considered using glass jars but the compromise on plastic lids was just one step that our brand wasn’t prepared to take so if we do consider glass in the future it will have to be plastic-free lids.

We have also given great consideration to a refillable natural deodorant option but felt unless the case packaging was completely plastic-free or readily recyclable or home compostable it just added to the overall impact by complicating matters. We would need to be certain that a case made from bio-plastics, for example, was definitely readily recyclable kerbside in the UK or that it could be home compostable. Right now we don't believe that to be the case.  

We also need to look at the weight of our product. As well as being obviously more fragile, glass is heavier and more difficult to pack so using our tin or cardboard tube means we have a more functional and practical product whilst minimising the transport and packaging footprint.

Eco Friendly Deodorant Tins

The packaging dilemma doesn’t stop there. To continue on with our Earth Conscious eco-friendly ethics which are “to do the best we can with what we have available to us”, we do not use plastic postal packaging either. Your deodorant will arrive in Jiffy Green Bags. Larger orders are despatched in cardboard boxes with totally natural eco-friendly filling packaging - not a bubble wrap or polystyrene bean in sight!


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