5 Zero Waste Beauty Products From Canada

By now if you follow me you know I talk about plastic ( a lot) and its unbelievably detrimental impact on the environment and the animals that inhabit this planet with us. To celebrate the growing interest in the zero waste movement, I’ve rounded up my top 5 Zero Waste Beauty Products From Canada.

5 Zero Waste Beauty Products From CanadaA shampoo bar from Rocky Mountain that doubles as a soap bar too!

 

We really need to #breakupwithplastic

You can do it!

Just pick one thing, like a straw and start there!

It’s really that easy.

I want to preface that it was really hard to find companies that are completely waste free, the ones I have highlighted here are doing a great job at reducing waste. Ultimately, the only way to really go 100% waste free is to make your products, which for some is easier than others! When it comes to plastic, it’s hard to avoid, if you are taking part in #plasticfreejuly, you know what I mean.

 

5 Zero Waste Beauty Products From Canada:

Elate Cosmetics

Their packaging is AMAZING, you can buy palettes that are vegan, sustainable, clean and cruelty-free, oh and Made In Canada too. The bamboo is sustainably grown, sturdy but light. The mascara works very well, and the lipsticks are gorgeous if you like MAC lipstick, you will love these, they are a smart swap.

 

5 zero waste beauty brands from Canada

I have the palette you see in the top left-hand corner, the colours are natural, pretty and glowy. I use it every day.

When you buy an eye-shadow etc., they come in these little packages that are made from plantable seed paper.

I actually planted them in my backyard. Nothing has grown yet! I will keep you posted.

5 zero waste beauty brands from Canada

Related post: An Insiders Guide to Switching to Natural Cosmetics

 

Alima Pure

Classy, minimal packaging, with a big impact. Thye are not tested on animals and donate 1% of their gross sales to eco organizations and charities.

I like the minimal packaging that are refillable. They have little magnets in the bottom which make the switch out super easy.

 

OKO Creations 

6 zero waste beauty brands from Canada

I am simply in love with this company, they carry a wide range of zero waste products, my fav are the reusable makeup wipes, they are so soft, made from hemp fleece, they are very gentle on my skin, they’re super economical and effective in removing all my makeup. I wash them after each use  (in the sink) and let them air dry, they ready to use the next day. I suggest buying two boxes that way you always have clean ones on hand. They are perfect for traveling too!

Their organic cotton face cloths are also divine! They are great in the shower and come in a 2 pack! They also carry reusable pads, I’ll be trying them and will keep you posted.

 

Brush Naked Toothbrushes 

6 zero waste beauty brands from Canada

I consider a toothbrush part of a beauty routine because we all need to take care of your teeth! And there is nothing better than a great smile.

With one billion (yes, with a B) plastic toothbrushes being thrown in the garbage EVERY year in the US alone (that’s 50 million pounds) and 5 billion worldwide. It’s time to opt for a more sustainable option. It took a while but I was so happy to find a Canadian company that offers reusable toothbrushes!

Their bamboo handles are 100% biodegradable and will degrade in less than a year, compared with up to 400 years for a plastic toothbrush.

I like the fact that they offer a 4 pack, which saves on packaging if you are a family of 4 and the brushes are wrapped in a biodegrade cello made from wood and cotton because apparently, people like to touch toothbrushes!

 

Rocky Mountain Soap 

6 zero waste beauty brands from Canada

What a great way to reduce plastic bottles you use in the bathroom. I love this shampoo bar because its perfect for taking on vacation, it can be used as shampoo and soap! It’s easy to pack and my hubby loves it.

It’s SLS free, you need to wet your hair, rub the soap with water till it lathers and the

Keep calm and lather up with this specially formulated unisex natural shampoo bar. Rosemary oil increases circulation to the scalp, while castor oil leaves your hair feeling smooth and soft. This SLS free soap is perfect for taking on vacation, as it can be used as both shampoo and a body soap.

For best results, wet hair and rub the bar on your hair until it lathers. Work the lather with your fingers before immediately rinsing hair. Get your scrub on to ensure all the shampoo is rinsed out. Repeat if necessary.

Made in Canada, eco-friendly, less waste!

 

I’d love to hear from you, do you know of any awesome Canadian zero waste beauty products? Please share in the comments below.

 

If you are interested in DIY skincare products here are a few you will love:

DIY Lip-Balm: Put The Lime In The Coconut

DIY Moisturizing Shaving Balm For Smooth Legs

DIY Matcha Green Tea Smoothing Body Exfoliator

 

 

5 Zero Waste Beauty Products From Canada

 

Candice

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.

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