Well, it has finally happened, we are in June! The summer season has officially begun and the sun has come out especially for the double bank holiday weekend, something which I never thought I would see happen… But it being June, means that it is time to start planning for Plastic-Free July! Not sure what that means? Read on to find out…
What is Plastic-Free July?
Plastic-Free July is essentially exactly what it says on the tin. It is a challenge that takes place throughout the course of the whole month of July, encouraging participators to make their lives plastic-free for the month. The hope is of course that by doing the hard bit and finding all your plastic-free alternatives in July, you will be able to continue incorporating many of these changes into your daily life well beyond the end of the challenge.
How can Valley Mist help?
Here at Valley Mist we are a plastic-free skincare and wellness brand, so plastic-free July is one of our favourite times of year. It gives us the opportunity to share with you some of our awesome plastic-free swaps for your bathroom cupboard. Whatever your skincare needs we feel sure we’ll have you covered this plastic-free July, but if there’s anything we’re missing be sure to check out our amazing stockists’ websites to see what other fantastic plastic-free brands they’re offering!
Furthermore, don’t forget about our glass recycling system through which you can request free returns labels in July and March each year to return your glass containers to us in bulk to be reused. By doing so you will receive a free like for like product in return when you’ve sent back five used containers – read our blog post on this for more info.
Some of our most popular plastic-free alternatives…
Micellar Water and Toner
The Valley Mist Micellar Water and Toner comes in a total of five varieties:
- Normal – Dry skin with calming, grounding notes of neroli and lavender (we know there’s no such thing as normal, but most of us tend to have skin on the drier side).
- Combination skin with refreshing, invigorating notes of witch hazel, lemon and geranium.
- Oily-Prone Skin with uplifting tea tree, lemongrass and juniper.
- Men’s Combination Skin with a witch hazel and black pepper kick (all of our micellar waters are unisex, but this one has a scent that is slightly more masculine).
- Men’s Wood Cleansing Water for all Skin Types with notes of earthy sandalwood and black pepper.
Valley Mist’s original product and still our most popular today. Our lip balms come in a vast number of options to suit all of your needs, whether you’re looking for vegan products, enriching moisture, delicious flavours, all natural ingredients, biodegradable packaging, or a budget option, you will find an option for you among our range. I’ve included a link to a few of my favourites on the right, but click here to browse our full lip balm collection.
Another all-time favourite is the Valley Mist Baby Balm. Formulated as a gentle but effective, protective and soothing skin balm the baby balm suits a multitude of uses, from promoting healing in dry and damaged skin to help to soothe eczema and other dry skin conditions. Our Baby Balm is also formulated to be safe for use on baby’s skin and is an excellent go-to to keep in the cupboard.
These are just a few of our plastic-free favourites, but click the button below to shop our whole plastic-free range to get yourself ready for plastic-free July!