Why Natural Skincare is Good for the Environment

Why Natural Skincare is Good for the Environment

17 January , 2018 0 Comments

At Honor Organic Body Scrubs two overarching commitments guide us in all of our decisions: a commitment to our bodies’ health and a commitment to the earth. Made with Mother Nature in mind, our coffee scrubs are free of preservatives, artificial fragrances, dyes, parabens and petrochemicals – we want to leave the earth in the best condition possible. Here’s a list of just a few of the reasons why our natural soaps and natural body scrubs are good for the environment.

Our Coffee Body Scrubs Contain Only Natural Ingredients 

When you use plant-based ingredients that occur naturally in the earth, like coffee, cocoa and coconut, you are not altering, destroying or polluting the environment. Unlike lab-made chemicals, these ingredients come from nature and return to nature. Their ‘waste’ products, like coconut husks, are biodegradable and can return to the earth. And by using organic ingredients in our natural body coffee scrubs, we are supporting people who farm sustainably and without pesticides.

No Parabens or Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals, used in many conventional skincare products, eventually find their way into the sea and soil. The breakdown of these chemicals contributes to a build-up that ultimately harms wildlife and sea life. Petrochemicals are everywhere, we can’t avoid them entirely in our lives, but by using naturally made skincare products we are eliminating one more source.

Parabens are a preservative rampant in cosmetics and skincare, used to give products a longer shelf life. Parabens are an especially harmful chemical and have been linked to coral bleaching, hormone imbalances and the disruption of ecosystems.

By avoiding petrochemicals and parabens, we are providing men and women with ways to care for their skin without sacrificing the environment.

No Microbeads

Our pet peeve in the cosmetic industry, microbeads are found nowhere near our coffee scrubs. Microbeads are essentially tiny plastic beads used in some skin care products for their exfoliating properties. So small are microbeads that they have found their way into our seas by the millions and are now being found in the bodies of fish and other sea creatures.

This is harmful to the sea, and it’s harmful to the humans who end up eating these plastic-filled fish. We are stoked to see that microbeads are finally being recognised for their harm and banned from many countries. What’s crazy to us is that this could all have been avoided by making use of naturally exfoliating ingredients – like coffee beans!

Every single coffee scrub that we make is made with a commitment to and appreciation for Mother Earth.




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