I've reduced my waxing service waste by eliminating paper and cotton wax strips, and only offer premium peelable vegan wax for all my organic waxing. Yet there is the unavoidable waste of wooden spatulas, especially when I provide a no 'double dipping' service.
Waxing that cares for people, animals and the planet!
Unable to source a certified organic AND vegan wax, I opted for the premium Outback Organics Opal - vegan hot wax. Not certified organic but is made with botanicals, and uses up to 60% less product than traditional hot wax, reducing my service waste even further.
In the future I'd like to provide the specialist biodegradable and eco friendly service of Sugaring - the ancient Egyptian art of removing unwanted hair from the face and body - using 100% natural, vegan and certified organic ingredients: sugar, lemon and water (mixed into a thick paste). Bacteria can not breed or survive in sugar, making the treatment safe for both your body and the environment.
Double dipping (the act of repeatedly using the same spatula on a client by returning it to the wax pot after each application) wooden spatulas in my opinion is risking cross-infections but by using the more hygienic method of single dipping creates additional waste and enviromental impact.
As a single dipper therapist, choosing which environmental charity to off set my wastage with was another big decision to make.
To offset Wedmore Beauty Lounges combined environmental impact and waste, I've pledged to donate 10% from the sale of each wax service to the World Land Trust for their Buy An Acre programme.
We share a belief that by protecting land, acre by acre, is the best initial action needed that will together help prevent wildlife extinction and tackling climate change.
The World Land Trust's Buy an Acre project gives overseas partners the vital resources they need to purchase land and protect it – whether it is a wildlife corridor linking isolated reserves, or tropical forest threatened by deforestation.
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Intact, healthy forests are the green lungs of the planet, taking CO2 from the atmosphere and locking it away. Saving the world’s last remaining forests is a crucial way of tackling climate change head on.
Buy an Acre projects target areas with high biodiversity that are also home to threatened wildlife like the Jaguar, and species yet to be discovered. Saving land can their prevent extinction.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, VEGAN FRIENDLY, CRULETY FREE WAXING FOR LADIES & GENTS AT WEDMORE BEAUTY LOUNGE.
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