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OCEAN CONSERVATION TRUST BOX
In June My Little Eco Shop teamed up with Ocean Conservation Trust to bring you this incredible box inspired by Seaspiracy! 10% of revenue from each box sold will go towards Ocean Conservation Charity.
At the end of April, I started on a journey to self-improvement, determined to find more natural ways to boost my self-esteem. I wanted to make small, yet practical changes in the hope of embracing a more sustainable lifestyle.
Having read Jen Gale’s book on ‘The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide’, I learned that ‘you cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.’
Therefore, I became more conscious of my purchases and more conscientious about supporting both local and small businesses by buying sustainable options. Knowing that only 10% of approximately 300 million tonnes of plastic produced every year is recycled, last month, I began by purchasing less plastic items, especially in the beauty department.
When I found out about That Mama Club’s collaboration with a small eco business called ‘Ocean’, I simply knew that it would be a brilliant way to make some small swaps that would help with becoming more eco-conscious. Ocean sent me June’s care package and I was thrilled to find that every product was beautifully presented, great quality, plastic free, and a wonderful sustainable option.
And yet, for some reason, people wrongly believe that the fancier the plastic packaging, the better the product, and the best self-care that they are receiving; but in actual fact, Ocean’s shampoo bar produces a fine lather and cleanses my hair even better than my usual Shampoo bottle in its pretty plastic packaging. I struggle with dry skin and a flaky scalp, and it helped with this quite nicely.
I also loved the bamboo toothbrushes, and even my husband, who I am slightly ashamed to admit was once purchasing several plastic toothbrushes every month, has now stuck to ONE bamboo toothbrush. It is as durable as plastic and I feel happier knowing he isn’t adding to plastic waste.
What’s more, the soft reusable make-up remover discs are perfect for cleaning my face of my rather thick foundation at the end of the day. I simply hand wash them and leave them to air dry. This is much better than purchasing endless cotton pads that come in- you guessed it: plastic!
The bar of soap also came in paper packaging: the cerulean bar felt luxurious against my skin; it was the perfect treat and even Noor, who is so utterly fussy when it comes to soap products, was impressed!
The care package also included biodegradable pods and plastic free power-cleaning Eco Drops that I simply added to water to remove sticky paw prints and window ‘art’ from my home. It really boosted my confidence knowing that I was using a product that hasn’t been tested on animals, is plant based and doesn’t wreak of harsh chemicals.
Finally, I have been on the hunt for a slim, plastic free water bottle, and the metallic one is the perfect size for my teaching bag. It doesn’t leave a sickly taste in my mouth either.
So, why not order an Ocean Conservation Trust package today? Start to feel good about doing something luxurious for yourself without breaking the bank and also helping the world around you. I know I feel much better as a consequence.