Why we don’t use microbeads and what we use instead

Author: Web Developer   Date Posted:29 May 2017 

Microbeads are a little plastic bead no bigger than a grain of salt. These tiny beads are common in face and body washes, scrubs and hand cleaners and they end up in our waterways causing pollution and are a threat to our ocean life. We avoid them at all costs, preferring, as always, to use natural (and we think much better) alternatives.

 

Almond meal

 

Sweet Orange & Lavender with Almond meal and Pink Clay Soap

 

Almond meal is a gentle, nutritive exfoliant that contains natural plant oils. It also helps to reduce inflammation.

 

Besan (Chickpea) flour

 

Bentonite Clay Facial Masque with sandalwood & turmeric

 

Besan (Chickpea) flour has long been used across India and Southeast Asia as both an exfoliant and a homemade beauty treatment to lighten and brighten skin. It also helps keep your skin hydrated and moisturised. It absorbs oil making it suitable for acne prone skin.

 

Coffee

 

Coffee Body Scrub with brown sugar, cinnamon & vanilla

 

Coffee & Salt Soap

 

Coffee grains provide a natural exfoliant and help remove dead skin, while its properties help keep the skin fresh. Its properties help to soften skin, tighten and brighten and assist in reducing inflammation.

 

Epsom Salts

 

Coconut Body Polish with rosehip & pomegranate

 

Epsom Salts naturally replenish magnesium levels and sulphates through your skin. They help to flush out toxins from the body.

 

Flaxseed

 

Lemongrass, Olive Leaf Extract & Ground Flaxseed with Turmeric Soap

 

Flax seeds are rich in an Omega-3 series of essential fatty acids called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body must obtain from external sources because it cannot make it. Flax Seed Oil is used for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, burns, inflammatory skin and others . The skin absorbs some of the essential fatty acids of flax seed oil that are necessary for healthy cellular activity and regeneration. The anti-inflammatory benefits of flax seed oil can be experienced when flax seed oil is used externally or internally.

 

Pumice

 

Peppermint, Pumice and French Green Clay Soap

 

Pumice is created from volcanic rock formed deep beneath the Earth's surface. . It is excellent for removing dead skin cells and smoothing out the texture of your skin.

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