We’re pretty passionate about sustainability and we’re always looking at adding and making changes to help reduce our waste while also having a positive impact on the environment.
From our glass bottles and aluminium lids, to our cardboard boxes, paper sticky tape, biodegradable, compostable vegetable starch packaging peanuts (which even dissolve in water), we’re so pleased with how much of what we pack and make is from renewable, eco friendly and sustainable sources. We’ve been slowly introducing products that compliment our range and help to reduce single use plastic.
Here’s what we have now to help transform your bathroom essentials to more sustainable options.
Why we love bamboo
Bamboo is a naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic material. It’s fast growing, doesn’t need a lot of irrigation and is grown organically without the use of pesticides/insecticides.
This is great for toothbrushes which come into contact with water daily and for single use bamboo cotton tips, as they are both sustainably grown, biodegradable and compostable.
Bamboo Face Cloth
Perfect for face and body these bamboo face cloths aka flannels – which we all used growing up are a thicker material which do a great job at removing dirt and makeup, to get skin clean while gently exfoliating.
Another reason why natural fibre cleaning cloths are a better option than their synthetic material counterparts, like makeup removal pads etc. is due to the fact that synthetic fibres like polyester, nylon and acrylic material release tiny micro plastic fibre pollution which accumulate in our washing machine (kinda like lint in a dryer) and are washed into our waterway and ingested by marine wildlife causing harm.
Just be sure to wash your face cloths or makeup removal pads regularly – the best way is to have one for each day of the week and use that one in the morning and at night and then throw it in the wash.
Our safety razors are a great way to save both money and the environment. It is estimated that in Australia 153 million disposable razors end up in land fill each year and in the U.S. that number is 2 Billion disposable razors that are thrown away. That’s a lot of plastic and a lot of money spent on a throw away product.
Switching to a safety razor will last you a life time and a pack of 5 razors blades costs only a few dollars. They give the closest and super clean shave which means longer in between shaving and are completely plastic free.
We have a great detailed blog that covers everything you need to know about our razors and blades which you can read here.
These bad boys are a great alternative to body wash and again are plastic free, palm free and vegan. Packed with skin loving ingredients including nourishing cacao and shea butters, Australian macadamia oil along with moisture loving castor oil along with gently cleansing olive and coconut oil. It bubbles and foams beautifully with a silky and velvety feel. It leaves skin feeling soft, moisturised and clean but never dry.
“Normally soaps dry out my skin but not Babs Soaps! They leave my skin feeling nourished and smooth and I’ve noticed a big difference in the hydration of my skin! Usually I have scaly looking legs and it’s diminishing the appearance of them! “
It’s never been easier to make these small simple changes which have such a large positive impact on our environment.