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6 sustainable & zero waste personal care brands!

The mainstream cosmetic industry can be trashy, literally. 

We catch them churning out difficult or impossible to recycle containers that hit the landfill by the millions every single day around the world. Mainstream 'beauty and personal care products’ are also brimming with harmful and not so good chemicals and synthetics. For the things that supposedly enhance our natural beauty, there’s ironically nothing natural about the old way of personal care.

Thankfully portia-ella is here as your alternative to the mainstream industry trends. We host the largest selection of sustainable, low, and zero waste beauty brands hitting the market paired with brand recycling programs

So in the spirit of changing the world to encompass more sustainable, low, and zero waste products, we’ve compiled a list of top-selling personal care brands.

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1. pureAF Natural Deodorant & Personal Care
The no-nonsense, spunky deo brand that seriously makes the best natural deodorant around with packaging in a paper tube. Say bye-bye to those pesky plastic tubes.

Price point | $9 to $19

Best known for | Paper tube natural deodorants 
Values & Ethics | Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, sustainable
Product Range | Armpits, Body Care, Hair Care 

2. Gaia Smiles Remineralizing Tooth Powder
Holistic oral care offers unique benefits to our health, and Gaia Smiles is dedicated to spreading the word! Using their nutrition and physiology knowledge, these oral care products clean and heal at the same time, using holistic and mineral-rich ingredients—all while minimizing waste!

Price point | $14

Best known for | Non-toxic oral care products made in small batches to ensure high quality
Values & Ethics | Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, refill options
Product Range | Oral Care

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3. Brush Naked Bamboo Toothbrush
Say hello to sustainable, environmentally-friendly oral care habits with the help of Brush Naked! These toothbrushes are 100% compostable thanks to the biodegradable bristles. Plus, they last just as long as your typical toothbrush—about 3-4 months. Their bristles range from extra soft to medium, perfect for small children, or those with sensitivities or braces!

Price point | $5 to $20

Best known for | 100% biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes
Values & Ethics | Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, sustainable
Product Range | Oral Care

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4. Bottle None Hair Care

Your zero-waste hair care dreams have come true with bottle none. They curate effective, customizable, and effortless haircare while maintaining eco-friendly values. Did you know their travel cases are 3D printed from recycled materials right in Kelowna, BC!

No matter your hair texture and type, you're covered. They have the portia-ella healthy, silky, bouncy hair approval!

Price point | $18 to $55

Best known for | Zero-waste hair care for all hair types
Values & Ethics | Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, sustainable
Product Range | Hair Care

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5. Öko Creations

Öko Creations' goal is to help consumers transition to a more eco-friendly lifestyle by offering a range of zero waste products, made using organic and natural fibers that can be used for years and years to come! This collection is created and designed in Quebec and features conscientiously chosen textiles such as hemp and organic cotton.

Price point | $11 to $19

Best known for | Helping consumers transition to a more eco-friendly lifestyle
Values & Ethics | Cruelty-free, sustainable, zero-waste
Product Range | Face Cloths

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6. Forest Garden Soap & Sudry 

A family-owned company, Forest Garden produces the best soaps around! Being sea salt-based, they hydrate and exfoliate the skin as you use them, and contain beautiful wildcrafted herbs and locally sourced ingredients from British Columbia.

Price point | $7

Best known for | Craft high quality, all-natural body products made from renewable, fair trade ingredients
Values & Ethics | Cruelty-free, sustainable, zero-waste, fair-trade
Product Range | Body Care

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