For the past few months I've been doing research on ways clothing, beauty, and other brands could be more "eco-friendly". I've also been doing research on ways brands try to trick you into thinking they're "eco-friendly", when what they're actually doing is destroying the environment. It's been both a heartbreaking and hopeful process.
I plan on eventually sharing some of the tricks so you can spot them and steer clear, but for now I want to share all of the brands and people who gave me hope!! Starting with Natural Vegan Club!
Almost every item from Natural Vegan Club is a zero waste product, but they're working on becoming 100% zero waste.
The only two items that are currently not zero waste are the shampoo and conditioner, which come in spout bags. If you haven't heard of a spout bag, it's still 90% less plastic than your average shampoo/conditioner bottle. How will Natural Vegan reach their 100% Zero Waste goal? The Natural Vegan team is working on creating the world's first compostable bottle for liquids! How cool is that?? This information was honestly what sold me on the company: They're not just "eco-friendly", they're "eco-friends". They're being active, not passive, about helping the environment.
Scroll down for my review of my first box and make sure to click here to try their products for yourself! The Natural Vegan Club wants more people looking to reduce their waste! So much so, they even offer FREE SAMPLES!
Everything is also cruelty free, vegan, sulfate free, silicon free, gluten free friendly, soy free, dye free, paraben free, aluminum free. And no foaming agents!
My first box was the zero waste bundle that has the Conditioning Shampoo bar instead of the Shampoo and Conditioner. Everything in this bundle, including the packaging, is 100% Biodegradable. Included in the bundle was the Sweet Orange hand soap, lip balm, natural loofa, deodorant lavender ecstasy shampoo bar and a toothbrush ! Since everything is 100% Biodegradable it's all safe to use in rivers, lakes and oceans... making it perfect for camping trips!
The Sweet Orange hand soap and Lavender Ecstacy Shampoo Bar both smell wonderful and the scent lingers for hours. In fact, everything smells amazing. The Natural Vegan deodorant actually stays on for hours as well (I've personally always been wearing of natural deodorants, but I took Natural Vegan's for a test drive AT WORK and it stayed all day!). The lipgloss is my personal favorite; its ultra softening and comes in a container that reminds me of a Flinstones push pop. It also smells lovely.
S has already made several comments about how good I smell.