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Bar is Better | Plastic-Free July: Make the Switch Series
Posted on August 1, 2018
With Plastic-Free July wrapped up, we are feeling so motivated by the momentum of the movement towards reducing single-use plastics but we need your help! If you feel us that "bar is better", we want you to SHARE and spread the word, using the hashtag #barisbetter so we can get more people converted to using solid bars in place of bottled product! For every person that converts, we’re diverting super unnecessary plastic packaging from landfills and our oceans, or an already bogged-down recycling system!
Reusable Organic Bamboo Rounds | Plastic-Free July: Make the Switch Series
Posted on July 27, 2018
Have you ever thought about how many single-use cotton products you go through during your weekly skin care routine? Read this article for the top 5 reasons to make a simple zero-waste switch to reusable organic bamboo rounds.
Reusable Straws | Plastic-Free July: Make the Switch Series
Posted on July 27, 2018
Choosing reusable straws instead of plastic straws is one of the many ways to reduce plastic pollution. The world is on a serious mission to boycott plastic straws, simply because, they suck! Read this article for 3 key reasons why you should be on your last plastic straw too.
Shaving Soap Bar | Plastic-Free July: Make the Switch Series
Posted on July 15, 2018
Aside from our flagship solid shampoo bars and hair conditioner bars, one of our top-selling products is our sea salt soap/ shave bar. These bars are perfect for a zero-waste shaving routine (especially during plastic-free July) with their soothing sea salt, which is chock full of essential trace minerals. Click to learn more about the amazing benefits of our sea salt soaps.
Wool Dryer Balls | Plastic-Free July: Make the Switch Series
Posted on July 15, 2018
Conventional dryer sheets are full of nasty chemicals that can cause of a variety of health ailments; plus, they are made of plastic fabric and are designed for the landfill. Reduce chemicals in your laundry routine and go zero-waste by making the switch this Plastic-free July to wool dryer balls! Read on for some more information about the issues with dryer sheets and for some tips for using wool dryer balls.
Veganism on the Environment
Posted on June 29, 2018
When it comes to the impacts of the environment, consumption of livestock are responsible for nearly 50% of CO2 emissions. However, what if billions of people decided to implement a plant based diet over night, would veganism also have negative environmental impacts? Read to learn more.
Lush Shampoo Bars and Others vs. Unwrapped Life - A Product Comparison
Posted on June 24, 2018
From shampoo bar ingredients to performance, at Unwrapped Life we definitely do things differently than some of our peers. Read this post to shed some light on what makes Unwrapped Life shampoo bars different than Lush shampoo bars and others on the market.
Wildcrafted Solid Shampoo Bar and Hair Conditioner Bar – Selection Guide
Posted on June 19, 2018
Learn about the Wildcrafted Collection of solid shampoo bars and solid hair conditioner bars from Unwrapped Life in our selection guide. Choose the hair bars that are right for you and your hair type!
Meats and Methane
Posted on June 13, 2018
When it comes to consuming meat there is more than just your health that's at risk; nearly 30% of our land is devoted to farming animals for food, and the global ramifications are not only significantly apparent but continue to increase every time we make a trip to the grocery store.
Macro Pollution, Micro Marine
Posted on May 31, 2018
On land or in sea, we're all in this together. And if you’re delving in seafood dishes seven nights a week, not only do you run risk on your health and the livelihood of the marine life, but environmental impact on the future.
Zero-Waste Hair Care: Ingredients for Great Hair Days ~ Cleansing ~
Posted on May 17, 2018
We spend a lot of time talking about the ingredients in our hair bars, so today, I want to share the whole back story about how our bars came to be and why we chose some of our key ingredients. Read this blog to learn about the key cleansing ingredient in our hair shampoo bars that results in soft, manageable, salon-quality hair.
Zero-Waste Hair Care: Ingredients for Great Hair Days ~ Conditioning ~
Posted on May 17, 2018
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a tough time with hair conditioners. I have fine hair, but lots of it, and I find that most conditioners really weigh my hair down, making it look stringy and limp. In formulating our hair bars, we rely on powerhouse conditioning ingredients that work beautifully in bar form. Today we’ll explore those ingredients and why we chose to include them in our hair products.
Zero-Waste Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Posted on May 8, 2018
Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show the important women in your life some extra love and affection. This maybe includes a gift or two for your own mother. But, not any old gift will do for those of us who are eco-conscious... We get it, you're looking for gifts that will be appreciated by your mothers, while at the same time being gentle on Mother Earth. Here are some ideas for you to contemplate!
Mother's Day Musings
Posted on May 7, 2018
We’re willing to bet that some of the most important women in your lives are mothers... whether mothers to human babies, or fur babies, or even plant babies, the journey of motherhood is something that bonds women together generation after generation. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the moms in our lives and shower them with a little bit extra love and affection. We hope you take this opportunity to do so in a way that shows care for the special women in your life and care for Mother Earth.
Let's Put an End to Plastic Pollution | Earth Day 2018
Posted on April 15, 2018
Earth Day: A day to celebrate, honour and revere our beautiful planet and all the life it supports. It’s coming up this April 22nd, as it does every year. But what is it and why should you care? This year, Earth Day is “dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics” - a mission that is close to our hearts at Unwrapped Life. Learn what you can do to help minimize your reliance on this material and protect our beautiful planet this Earth Day, and every day! After all, it’s the only one we’ve got!!
Eco-friendly Packaging | Thoughts from an E-commerce Company Passionate about Zero-Waste
Posted on April 9, 2018
As a company whose main mission is to reduce waste and be as close to zero-waste as possible, we have spent a lot of time looking at eco-friendly packaging options. Of course, we avoid plastic as much as possible, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Zero-Waste Easter Tips
Posted on March 28, 2018
As I continue on this journey towards zero-waste, I have a whole different outlook on holidays and special occasions. With Easter coming up this weekend, here are some items I’ll be steering clear of and what I plan to do instead!
9 Sustainable Options to Help Cut-down on Disposable Waste
Posted on March 22, 2018
'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'... Rethink, Refuse - Recycling isn't straightforward, we gathered that in my last post, so let's eliminate the process all together. I sourced some pretty awesome sustainable options to your single-use habits, and they're so easy and inspiring that you'll be on your way to a full zero-waste lifestyle in no time.
10 Things to Double Check Before Tossing in the Blue Bin
Posted on March 16, 2018
Admit it, a wave of satisfaction washes over you when you begin adding more items to your recycling bin than to your trash. And thanks to single-stream recycling, we have the luxury of little effort required to feel like we have done our part. Check this article to explore recycling items that are commonly overlooked.
Zero-Waste Travel Tips! 7 Ways to Reduce Waste While Travelling by Air
Posted on February 15, 2018
I cringe thinking about all the single-use items used in airports and in airplanes. From water bottles, to cups, to creamers, to coffee stirrers and napkins packaged in plastic – it’s crazy to think how much waste is generated by this industry! Read more to learn what I’m going to do for our upcoming trip to help reduce the amount of waste we produce while travelling.