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A guide to zero waste hair removal - from safety razors to sugar wax

A guide to zero waste hair removal - from safety razors to sugar wax

Genevieve Fisher

Plastic free hair removal is a bit of an experimental process. I've been using Marimar's sugar wax pretty much since I met her back in 2017. We went to a zero waste meetup together and she made a batch to hand out to all our friends - I've been hooked ever since! As far as my shaving routine, I used a safety razor for the first time in 2016 and I remember being pretty intimidated at first, but now it's like second nature. The thing I love about both of these zero waste swaps is that they save me a ton of time and money...

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How do I sugar wax? Everything you need to know about sugaring at home

How do I sugar wax? Everything you need to know about sugaring at home

Marimar White-Espin

So you’re taking matters into your own hands! Sugaring at home can save you time, money and - when you get the hang of it - be a little less painful. I’ve been making this sugar wax and waxing at home since high school so I’m here to spill my secrets and show you the ropes. Follow this blog to help make your experience as seamless as possible. What is Sugar wax? Sugar wax is an all natural hair removal that uses three ingredients: sugar, lemon juice, and water. The high sugar content allows for the sugar wax to be antibacterial...

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How to use the alum stone in your skincare - reducing fine lines, breakouts and dark spots

How to use the alum stone in your skincare - reducing fine lines, breakouts and dark spots

Genevieve Fisher

You know we’re all about sustainable self care, but these days the skincare world is full of 20-step skin routines and pressure to look 16 forever. Aging gracefully means something different to everyone - I’m super into simple and minimalist products that can multitask to keep my skin fresh and clear; Marimar goes wild on the treatments, serums, tools, and the science behind it all. No matter where you fall on the scale of skinimalist to product junkie, the important thing is that you’re carving out time to stick to a routine that makes you feel good. The thing Marimar...

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The Roundup: "baby face" skin treatments, packing cubes & drool worthy recipes

The Roundup: "baby face" skin treatments, packing cubes & drool worthy recipes

Genevieve Fisher

We're doing another "roundup" of all things we're trying, loving, cooking, and reading lately. Read on to find our favorite books, download an addicting buffalo chickpea wrap, and hear about what it's like to do a No Buy Month or a Wardrobe Color Analysis. Gen's Picks Loving Baggu packing cubes - gave these out for Christmas gifts! So cute, made from recycled materials, and super handy. I totally want the "Archived Fruit" set.   Cooking Butternut squash, pasta, kale, turkey dish, love my one pot meals and this one is just so good. See recipe   Skincare The Tatcha lip mask peach jelly has been my ride or...

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How to refill your fountain pen

How to refill your fountain pen

Athena Scott

We love our fountain pens here at Eco Collective. We’ve also got a bit of a journaling obsession, so our pens tend to get a lot of exercise. Not only do fountain pens feel comfortable and elegant to write with, but they also offer a whole assortment of inks to play around with - all with minimal waste!  So: you’ve got your pen, and now you’re ready to ink up! Or maybe you’ve had your pen for a while, and your first ink cartridge has run dry… and now you’re wondering what to do next. It’s time for you to refill your ink so your pen...

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Zero Waste Tattoo Care

Zero Waste Tattoo Care

Shay Steeves

So, you’re going to get a new piece of art added to your body - so exciting! But wait, you’re living a low waste lifestyle now, so how are you going to get your tattoo done sustainably?? When it comes to tattoos, a lot of work goes into not only the art of the piece itself, but also into the preparation and care of the creation when it has been finished. Not to mention the subsequent worry of waste that comes along with getting a tattoo. From the disposable razor used to shave the area to the plastic wrap to...

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