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Plastic Free Perfume Does Exist

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Choosing plastic free perfume that Is Good For The Planet

There is no surprise that the beauty industry has contributed largely to the plastic crisis, with over 100 billion single-use plastic bottles, tubes, lids and packaging ending up in landfills and waterways each year. It is hard to get exact facts and figures, but a simple walk along the beach, parks and rivers will open your eyes to the endless amount of plastic we see daily. With this in mind, and along with the 100 plus beauty brands out there we can imagine how much plastic the beauty industry has accumulated and contributed.

Since the boom of plastic packaging in the early 1900s, the beauty industry immediately jumped on board. Plastic is easy to mould, lightweight and sturdier than glass. Glass being heavy and more delicate to transport, plastic was a cheaper alternative.

Without thinking of the repercussions the beauty industry thrived on this new-aged material which was profiting their businesses by the billions yet destroying the planet faster than it can repair itself.

Here we are today facing the biggest plastic crisis which is only getting worse and worse each year. Finally, some beauty brands are understanding their impact and are slowly making changes to their products and packaging.

This blog is a series where I will talk about the sustainable alternatives I find to everyday beauty products. One product I have been really excited to find plastic-free is perfume.

Why Choose Plastic Free Perfume?

Since starting my sustainability and eco-conscious journey back in 2017 I have struggled to find plastic-free perfume. In the last few months, I have found two brands that are producing eco-conscious perfumes.

Eco Friendly Perfume Brands

Viva La Body and Raw Nature have come out with roll-on paper-packaged perfume. These small lightweight perfume sticks are perfect for every occasion and both males and females. Their product is packaged completely in compostable cardboard tubing, with no oils or waxes on the cardboard tubes making them very easy to compost once finished.

They slide onto the skin so smoothly and the scent lasts. I purchased my perfume sticks from the Biome Eco Store

Viva La Body

Viva La Body have 13 values their business model lives by. these values include Palm oil fee, zero waste compostable packaging, vegan and cruelty-free, all-natural ingredients, small batch production, handmade with love sustainable sourcing, transparency and accountability, environmental stewardship, community engagement, education and advocacy and continues improvement. These are true business values that I believe all ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly businesses should uphold. It is amazing to see a new business upholding these values and striving to improve every day.

Viva La Body is primarily known for their solid roll-on deodorant range which there will be a blog coming soon. When I saw they offered perfume, I had to get my hands on them to test. Their perfumes come in small circular tubes which are compostable. They are roll-on solid perfume and hold about 11 grams of product. This might not seem like a lot for some but it goes a long way. The beauty of their product is that a small amount will last all day. You can watch my YouTube review on our channel.

Viva La Body Eco Friendly Perfume

Raw Nature

Raw Nature makes a variety of all-natural beauty products ranging from solid deodorants, perfumes, lip care and more. The founder Nicky states:

Since Raw Nature’s inception, sustainability has been at the forefront of product development. Here’s how we are taking action to minimise our impact on the environment:

  • All products are packaged entirely plastic-free.
  • Raw Nature is certified vegan & cruelty-free.
  • Uses 100% natural and toxic-free ingredients.
  • All of their products are waterless.
  • All products are free from palm oil.

Beyond our thorough environmental agenda, Raw Nature is also a force for social good through our various charitable initiatives. Actively supporting many charities including Ecologi, Tress That Count, Sustainable Coastlines & The Good Fund.

Nicky and her family have a love of nature and passion for the environment, and believe that today’s brands and businesses have a responsibility to go further than merely ‘do no harm’.”

Raw Nature’s tubes are smaller than Viva La Body however hold the same amount of product. These products are light weight meaning you can easily pop one in your bag for when you are on the go.

Imagine going for a hike and deciding to stop at the pub on the way back. You can quickly freshen up without needing to go home. If your friend forgets their perfume or deodorant this a perfect alternative.

Raw Nature Plastic Free Perfume - 6 varieties

Ethical Beauty

I love that these brands are making a conscious effort to produce earth-friendly products. These companies are pretty new compared to brands that have been on the market for decades and still can’t seem to produce sustainable and eco-conscious products and packaging.

It is time to think consciously and critically when buying from a beauty brand, it’s time to ask the hard questions and seek the answers to understand just how sustainable these businesses are before we fork over our hard-earned cash. it is not fair that we support businesses who won’t support our future.

With the rise of Social Media and ‘Influencers’ there seems to be more and more beauty brands emerging onto the scene every day. I am quick to jump on and see their stance on sustainability and not just the environmental factors. Many brands have the standard sustainability statement but no depth to their claim.

I urge you to do your research before shopping just because it’s promoted by a celebrity influencer.

I love finding sustainable products that I know work and also protect our future! What product should I try next?


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