There is lots of concern in the vegan community about whether a product is vegan and cruelty-free, and of course, this is important as no one wants to buy a product that has harmed a bunny in its manufacturing.
However not enough concern is paid to whether products contain toxic chemicals which not only harm our skin but also potentially our health. Anything that is put on our skin takes only 6 seconds to enter the bloodstream and recent studies show that toxic chemicals can be passed to an unborn child via the umbilical cord, so it’s easy to see how we are the most toxic generation that has ever lived.
Toxic chemicals can be added to products for many reasons such as giving it a long shelf life (parabens which have been linked to breast cancer), to make a product lather (sodium lauryl sulfate which is an endocrine inhibitors), to provide antibacterial qualities (such as formaldehyde which is added to nail polishes and nail hardeners and is also used by morgues in the embalming process!) and many others.
Plastic-free dental floss
Greener Beauty is excited to announce that after months of searching they are now selling a plastic-free, zero waste, refillable dental floss. If anyone has tried to find floss they will know that most of the plastic-free options are not vegan-friendly (silk coated in beeswax normally) so this is a very exciting find and a very reasonable price.
Georganics Charcoal Dental Floss is a natural floss made with bamboo charcoal fibre, candelilla wax and peppermint essential oil. This 30 metres floss clew is packed in a zero-waste and plastic-free glass container with a metal dispensing lid to allow you to easily cut the floss. When you’ve used up all the dental floss you can pick up a refill from Greener Beauty online here.
Get your zero-waste dental floss from Greener Beauty online at www.shop.greenerbeauty.com/shop/georganics-charcoal-dental-floss/.