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The Origin Story
WHY: We’re each ingesting a credit card of plastic a week (~2,000 particles). Yes, you read right. Yet we’re cranking it out faster than ever while our struggling U.S. recycling rate remains under 10%.
Let’s show how small changes can make a big impact. This zero waste gift kit is the perfect sampling for how to start thinking differently about what you and yours use every day. Includes:
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Old Fashioned Original Shampoo Bar (3.5 oz)
Getting through security at the airport is a breeze when you are traveling with all solids! Hello plastic-free and stress-free travel shampoo bars! These shampoo bars are easy to pack while being packed with wonderful ingredients for your hair! Without the use of harsh chemicals, these magical bars will keep your locks shiny and healthy. Since it is not a liquid, each bar offers the approximate number of usages as a 24 ounce bottle of most modern shampoos. This shampoo bar is very versatile. They also serve as a mild body soap, work wonderfully for all your shaving needs, and are great for washing dishes while camping!
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!
J.R.LIGGETT’S Original Formula is made from: olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and sunflower oil.
Plastic-Free All-Natural Face & Body Sunscreen Tin – 30+ SPF (3 oz)
The same serious sunscreen without the plastic. This 30 SPF Face + Body Lotion comes in a 3oz recyclable/reusable tin. Developed by an ocean lifeguard from certified all-natural ingredients, it provides UVA-UVB true broad spectrum protection, 80+ minutes of water resistance and antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and extracts that protect your skin long after sun exposure. This sunscreen is gentle enough for use in infant care and meets the performance demands of the most extreme athletes.
Directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours.
Active Ingredient: Non Nano Zinc Oxide (23%)
Inactive Ingredients: Sunflower Oil*, Green Tea*, Black Tea*, Coffee Bean*, Hemp Seed Oil*, Cocoa Butter*, Mango Butter**, Beeswax*, Rosemary Oil Extract**, Vitamin E** (*USDA Certified Organic / **Certified Natural)
Plastic-Free Beeswax Sandwich Wrap
Wrap your sandwich for lunch on the go. This sustainable sandwich wrap is perfect for grownups and kids! Build your sandwich, fold in the corners and wrap string around the wooden bee button. This wonderful wrap can also be used as a placemat. Bee’s Wrap® is the natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage.
HOW TO USE: Simply use the warmth of your hands to soften and form Bee’s Wrap. The wrap can be used around a piece of food, over a bowl, or to cover a casserole dish (do not use with raw meat). The wrap will hold its shape when it cools, creating a seal. Wash in COOL water with a mild dish soap. Let air dry. Reuse.
Bee’s Wrap lasts for up to a year with proper care and regular usage. You’ll know your wrap has reached the end of its useful life in the kitchen when it has worn thin and soft and has trouble sticking to itself. At this time, you can cut your wrap into strips and add to your compost pile, or use as a natural and effective fire starter.
Stainless Steel Straws (2 pack)
This two-pack of durable and reusable stainless steel drinking straws is ideal for cold drinks, fruit smoothies and dinner party cocktails. When compared with other less-expensive stainless steel straws on the market, these U-Konserve metal straws have a thicker stainless steel wall and smooth, rounded edges. Clean with a straw brush. U-Konserve recommends supervising young children while using stainless steel straws.
• Set of 2 • Dishwasher safe • 304 (18/8) stainless steel • 8.5” long, 5/16″ diameter • BPA-free, phthalate-free and lead-free
Dishwasher safe. Use a straw brush to thoroughly clean inside of straw before hand washing or washing in the dishwasher.
Organic Beeswax Lip Balm – Orange Scent (0.25 oz)
Triple the size of a standard lip balm tube, this organic lip balm will leave you feeling refreshed and soothed. The beeswax helps soothe the skin and gives a natural SPF 15 that locks in moisture.
Organic Sweet Orange Oil is an anti-inflammatory, beneficial for fighting signs of aging since it promotes the production of collagen. Orange oil is both uplifting and calming making it a great scent for brightening your mood or calming your nerves after a long day.
Organic ingredients: Beeswax, Raw Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut oil, Non-GMO Vitamin E oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
Spearmint Natural Toothpaste (2.02 oz / 60 ml)
For Use: Dip. Brush. Smile.
The classic toothpaste flavor for the ultimate fresh breath! No funny business here. Slightly less sweet than our other formulas, the Spearmint toothpaste packs a punch.
ZERO WASTE PACKAGING! 100% Plastic-Free Glass Jar Packaging. THE CLEANEST OF CLEAN! Leaves you with a “Dentist Clean” feeling after every use. ALKALIZING! This alkaline formula helps enamel naturally absorb minerals. FLUORIDE FREE! Things you won’t find in Nelson Naturals: SLS, Glycerin, Fluoride, Artificial Flavours or Colours. CRUELTY-FREE! We don’t test on Animals, and neither should you. Xylitol is extremely dangerous to dogs if ingested. Please keep away from pets!
Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Xylitol, Sea Salt, Colloidal Silver, Castile Soap, Trace Mineral Concentrate, Spearmint Essential Oil.
Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 2 inches
Made in Canada
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
Bee’s Wrap is handmade by a growing team in Middlebury, Vermont. Since 2012, they’ve created wraps that provide a versatile and durable solution for sustainable food storage.
From start to finish, Bee’s Wrap pays close attention to the ingredients and materials used in the production process. Fabric and printing is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. The beeswax is sourced from sustainably-managed hives in the US, and they use only organic jojoba oil. Bee’s Wrap packaging is recyclable and plastic-free.
All products are reusable, biodegradable, and compostable. At the end of your wrap’s useful life in the kitchen, cut the wrap into strips to add to your compost heap, or wrap them around pieces of kindling and use as a natural and effective fire starter.
As a Green America certified company and a proud B Corp, Bee’s Wrap is committed to using their business as a vehicle for social change, bettering the lives of our customers, employees, community, and planet. As a family business, they are vested in the values and environment we pass along to future generations.
Corporate Responsibility: U-Konserve is a certified B Corporation, and have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. They are committed to operate their business based on a long-standing pledge to support the environment.
Giving Back: They are a member of 1% for the Planet, and make the commitment to donate one percent of their total sales to environmental organizations that share their mission. They offer a discount and advice for schools and have done so since the company’s inception. Through their Waste-Free Challenge they donate 20% of sales back to schools that help promote waste-free lunch packing and offer their products.
Everything from Joyous Organics is made locally in California by hand and now use no plastic containers.
Yes, Nelson Naturals toothpaste comes in jars. It’s not the plastic tube you grew up with, and that’s a good thing. Single-use plastics are filling and contaminating our landfills and oceans, and we all need to make changes. We are conscious that one jar will not save the Earth, but it is a step. Help us reduce plastic waste – the Earth will thank you for it. So far, Nelson Naturals customers have helped to divert hundreds of thousands of tubes from landfills and oceans. Nelson Naturals believes it is a moral necessity to invest part of their business back into Nature, Animal Shelters and Human Organizations that support their core values. They believe in the ripple effect. That’s why Nelson Naturals pledges to give 5% of all profits to these great causes.
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