Reusing and recycling at Daisy Blue—plus 4 environmentally unfriendly ingredients

In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to share how we’re reusing and recycling at Daisy Blue. Plus a list of 4 ingredients that harm the environment and you should stay away from!

hands holding soil — recycling at daisy blue

Furthermore, you will never find any microplastic beads in any of our products.

We believe that the best ingredients come from the earth. So the packaging and shipping materials that we use should be just as good for you too! Let’s talk about reusing and recycling at Daisy Blue.

Fun fact: Did you know that Daisy Blue Naturals purchases very little shipping materials. 

In fact, we reuse as much of the materials that we can from other shipments that we have received! That’s why every time you receive a package from us it may look a little different! 

Did you know that all of our product containers are recyclable and reusable as well?

And let’s not forget about our soaps. All of our bar soaps are biodegradable and completely safe for our water and our animals. The box is recyclable and made with plant based inks. Liquid soaps have chemicals in them that can harm our waters (think of the deformed frogs ☹️ ) and the containers are plastic and some are not recyclable. (Learn more about our Daisy Blue story and values here.)

 

And for even more good stuff…you know how we love to educate about ingredients that are harmful to you and our planet? Well, here are the top 4 that you should stay away from:                  

  1. BHA & BHT. Preservatives used in most anti-age products. In addition to being suspected hormone disruptors, they are both linked to potential environmental concerns due to being toxic to aquatic wildlife. 
  2. DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). This ingredient, made from plastic, can accumulate in our environment and has been linked to issues with fish, including genetics and altered behavior. 
  3. Synthetic Fragrances. Look for the words, ‘Fragrance’, or ‘Perfume’, or ‘Natural Extracts.’  Since wastewater treatment plants do not break down fragrances, they get into the streams and oceans and are very harmful to aquatic life. 
  4. Silicones (Siloxanes, Cyclomethicone). Found in nearly every cream and lotion on the market, this ingredient has been slowly infiltrating our environment. It’s now found throughout the world, including krill all the way down in Antarctica!  This chemical can also become volatile, meaning it is entering our food  sources through aquatic and natural wildlife being exposed to it.  

There you have it..now go spend some time out in nature! Happy Earth Day from Daisy Blue!

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