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WHY: 8 billion rigid plastics for U.S. beauty/personal care products + 440 billion pounds of hospitality solid waste (mostly soap/bottles!) every year = one big opportunity to do better in the bathroom!
For the minimalist traveler in your life, this dopp kit gift set is low on plastic and unnecessary chemicals and stocked full of easy-to-pack, high-quality personal products they’ll love to try. Includes:
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Repurposed U.S. Marine Corps Uniform Travel Kit
Dimensions (height x width x length): 5 x 5 x 9 in.
Repurposed U.S. Air Force Fabric Travel Kit
This unique travel kit is an absolute essential, designed to keep you looking rugged yet refined at home and on the road. The bag is made in America and shipped by a U.S. Air Force veteran and military spouse.
FlatPak Leak Proof Travel Soap Bar Case
FlatPak™ soap bar case is designed for ultralight adventure. Three times lighter and six times more compact than plastic soap bar cases. Built from Welded Cordura® with Dry-Through™ technology. Soap bar dries through material while keeping liquid water inside. Leak proof, clean, and easy to use. TSA approved.
**6 times more compact when compared to most soap bar cases containing 1oz bar of soap *3 times lighter compared to most traditional plastic soap bar cases
Old Fashioned Original Shampoo Bar (3.5 oz)
J.R.LIGGETT’s unique bar shampoo is made with 100% vegetable oil formulated to give you healthy and beautiful hair. The bar lathers quickly, cleans well, and rinses out easily, which will not strip the natural oils from your hair (there are no detergents). For this reason, most people do not even need a conditioner!
The formula for this incredible and unique bar of shampoo was discovered loosely placed in an old New England Cookbook many years ago by J.R.LIGGETT. This is the cornerstone of their fine line of bar shampoos that over the years have proven themselves over and over to a countless number of loyal users.
Directions for use:
Always wet hair and bar first, then rub the bar directly onto your hair until you get the level of lather you want. For long hair bring the rest of your hair up to the top of your head and lather all together. Scrub hair and scalp thoroughly and immediately rinse. Always rinse with warm, not hot, water. An ACV (apple cider vinegar) wash can be used after shampooing with the bar if you feel a need for it. Mix about a tablespoon of ACV with about a cup of warm water.
After shampooing and rinsing, apply the ACV wash to your hair and let it sit for a couple of minutes, then rinse it out. The smell of vinegar will completely dissipate when your hair is dried. After showering with the ACV rinse, it is often easier to comb your hair than when using commercial leave-in conditioners!
It’s made entirely from pure 100% natural oils. It contains NO animal products, or preservatives. It doesn’t strip hair of its natural oils. It rinses out clean and easily. It’s especially good for permed or colored hair. It gives your hair body and manageability. It leaves your hair soft, healthy and smelling clean. It’s great for TRAVELING OR BACKPACKING. 100% Biodegradable with minimal packaging. No Petroleum Based Detergents. No Sodium Laurel Sulfate or DEA.
Super Mint Toothbrushing Powder Travel Size (.88 oz)
This Made in the USA product comes in a travel size reusable glass container with metal lid.
1.) Wet toothbrush lightly.
2.) Dip damp brush into powder, or scoop some with a dry brush
3.) Brush thoroughly!
4.) Swallow remaining powder if you’re on the go OR spit into sink / trash if you just had a meal or have particularly dirty chompers.
Natural Ingredients that work: Super Mint – Extra Fine Bentonite Clay, Natural Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate), Green Tea Extract, Wasabi Extract, Organically Extracted Hexane Free Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana), Proprietary Blend of Mint Essential Oils.
Did you know the glycerin in modern toothpaste can coat your teeth and prevent the natural process of re-mineralization that keeps your teeth strong and white? The Dirt is made to allow your natural processes to do their thing and get your teeth back to their strong, sparkly selves. The Dirt powder is naturally tasty and doesn’t use artificial flavors or Xylitol sweetener which is often made from GMO corn. These ingredients are so natural that The Dirt toothpaste is safe to swallow.
SUPER CONCENTRATED – No fillers, a little goes a long way, use just a dusting, we aren’t kidding! No need to load up your brush like conventional paste. This jar lasts a long time! PALEO FRIENDLY – Sugar Free, Soy free, Corn free, Gluten free and non GMO ingredients. ORAL HEALTH FOCUSED WHOLE PLANT INGREDIENTS – We use only natural, whole plant extracted ingredients to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. No science lab Frankenstein chemicals here! We looked the world over for traditional secrets to a happy healthy smile and combined them in perfect ratios to heal your mouth while tasting great too. FREE OF ALL CHEMICALS – No fluoride, SLS, Triclosan, Glycerin, or plastic microbeads.
All Natural Dry Skin Balm (.7 oz)
Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Calendula Flowers, Organic Chamomile Flowers, Organic Elder Flowers, Organic Yarrow Flowers, Organic Violet Flowers, Organic Red Clover Flowers, Vitamin E Oil, Organic Beeswax, and Essential Oil of Lavender.
Big Ass Beer Soap On a Rope – Sandalwood
In the words of Duke Cannon:-
In Duke Cannon’s day, a man didn’t put strawberries or pumpkin spice in his beer. And he certainly didn’t shower with soap that smelled like a bouquet of fresh gardenias. This large, 10 oz. soap is made with Old Milwaukee Beer, a premium American lager, and it has a woodsy, sandalwood scent that smells like a man should.
INGREDIENTS: SODIUM TALLOWATE, SODIUM COCOATE AND/OR SODIUM PALM KERNELATE, AQUA, EAU (WATER), GLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE, BEER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE
Coconut Lip Balm Petroleum-Free Large stick (0.33 oz)
Lip balm in a 100% plastic free cardboard tube; tube is twice the size of regular lip balm packaging. Tube can be recycled or composted after use. Made without petroleum products or other harmful chemicals.
Ingredients: beeswax, organic coconut oil, hemp seed oil, organic avocado oil, organic cocoa butter, vitamin E, stevia, and coconut all natural flavor oil.
All Natural Vitamin E Travel Face Wash in Glass Container (1 oz)
This unique combination of antioxidant rich oils and healing herbs replenishes essential nutrients and nurtures the skin, leaving it clean and radiant without clogging pores. This face wash is perfect for everyday cleansing and moisturizing. Bottle is TSA carry-on friendly!
Directions: To begin we recommend that you rinse your face with warm water. A little goes a long way with our cleanser, so you will only need to use a small amount. Massage this into face for approximately 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and then use a small wash cloth to dry face and remove any excess oil still remaining. Your skin is now, clean, moisturizing, and glowing!
Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Organic Vitamin E Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Calendula Flowers (Calendula Officinalis), Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia), Rosemary Extract. Product is Gluten Free.
Sword & Plough
Sword & Plough donates 10 percent of profits from Marine Corps Edition bags to Pets for Vets, a nonprofit that trains and matches shelter dogs with American veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.
Matador is committed to bringing you quality, sustainable products that don’t weigh you or your conscience down. Your adventure gear should be not only light on you, but light on the world around us.
Cordura Fabric is the foundation for almost all of Matador’s products. By using Cordura Fabrics, Matador’s products are not only durable, but are made with minimal waste, reduced energy consumption and emissions practices, and remain friendly to the environment.
Repair, Not Replace: One of the best things you can do for the environment is to reuse the things you already have, and Matador is committed to helping you do that. If your Matador product is ripped, broken, or damaged, they may be able to fix it instead of replacing it. No matter how old your product is, send them a note and they will happily try to repair it. This repair program off-sets regular wear-and-tear that helps with waste-reduction initiatives.
Ethical Manufacturing: Matador utilizes high quality, fair-labor factories that adhere to safe practices, fair wages and ethical labor policies.
No animals are harmed in the making of Matador products: As of February 2018 all of Matador’s products are 100 percent vegan and free of animal products. The company uses Sorona fiber, an eco-efficient performance material made from corn, as the filling for its camera and lens base layers. Matador also replaced all leather on its products with high-performance Hypalon® material. They constantly look for alternative, innovative technologies such as these to help support earth-friendly sustainability efforts while delivering the quality and performance their customers have come to expect.
Member of the Outdoor Industry Association: As a member of OIA, Matador provides annual financial contributions that the organization uses for environmental policy work, sustainable supply chain and materials research, and more. OIA is a leader in challenging policy makers to protect public lands and prioritize solutions to combat climate change.
Offsetting Carbon Emissions: Globally, transportation is the second largest source of CO₂ emissions, and freight-related transportation can account for 30 to more than 50 percent of a company’s total carbon footprint. As of March 2019, Matador is committed to offsetting emissions on all shipments traveling from manufacturers to our U.S. distribution network for a carbon-neutral freight network.
J.R.LIGGETT’S is entirely committed to sustainable sourcing and protecting the earth we all share for future generations to enjoy. They always do their best to incorporate organic and sustainably produced ingredients wherever they can. For example, the jojoba oil, hemp seed oil, argan oil and virgin coconut oil in their products are all grown organically. All of their ingredients are chosen with an eye toward the quality and ethics they have always represented. Their wrappers are made from 100% recycled paper and are both recyclable and 100% bio-degradable.
J.R.LIGGETT’S has over 30 products they sell nationally and internationally. All with a consciousness toward ecology and their customers well being.
Made in the USA
The Dirt makes products in reusable glass containers that are all natural, vegan, and paleo. Their products use only natural, effective ingredients like essential oils, bentonite clay, myrrh, and coconut oil.
Green Goo believes deeply in passing on good fortune by partnering with charities, aid organizations, and causes close to their hearts, both in the US and around the world. They have partnered with World Vision, Mercy in Action, Mandela Foundation, Snowball Express, Summit for Soldiers, the Pacific Crest Trail Association, John Hopkins, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Green Goo is also a certified B Corp. B Corps use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. This designation reflects the values upon which Green Goo was founded and their current operations philosophy.
1% of the sales of Green Goo First Aid products will be donated to the NASCAR Foundation.
The Duke Cannon Supply company is rooted in military history and continues to gain inspiration from active military soldiers. They are serious about their commitment to giving back to the men and women serving our country and a portion of their proceeds directly supports veteran causes.
Handmade in Colorado. All Juniperseed Mercantile products are made with zero-waste plastic-free packaging.
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