Friday, 10 July 2020

Plastic Free July at Persephone Beauty

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Have you heard of Plastic Free July? It's a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution so we can have cleaner streets, oceans and communities. In the spirit of all things plastic-free, Persephone Beauty has created bundles to help you on your way to living a more plastic-free life. 

They've created three different bundles which include The Beginner's Bundle, The Cleansing Bundle and The Haircare Heroes Bundle making it the perfect way to introduce you to some plastic-free beauty staples. Each bundle comes packaged in an organic cotton bag as well as with a discount code so if you discover some new favourites you can try more!

You can get 15% off using the code ALICE15



I have one of The Beginner's Bundles (£25.00) which has a little bit of everything but none of the waste. Inside you'll find three products to slip into your skincare routine - The MOA The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm, Upcircle Cinnamon & Ginger Chai Soap Bar and Elsa's Sweet Clementine Creme Deodorant.

I was really eager to try this one as it contains a solid deodorant - something I am yet to try as I've just been really unsure how to use them. I needn't have worried because if you take a little visit to the Persephone Beauty website, in the information they give you a little run down on how to use everything. Turns out solid deodorant is much easier to use than I first thought and so far, so good!

Elsa's Sweet Clementine Creme Deodorant is a sweet-scented cream formula which helps to neutralise and balance bacteria leaving you feeling and smelling great. Its key ingredients are organic coconut oil which has anti-microbial properties, Arrowroot powder to keep underarms dry and fresh as well as Himalayan pink salt to neutralise odour. 

I adore the smell of this but I also have my eye on the Ocean scent too - I'm hoping I love this at the end of the tin as this is a switch I've really been wanting to make for a while. 



I'm a sucker for a lip balm and the MOA The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm is fab - the balm contains Absinthe extract which is often referred to in historical literature as "la fee verte" aka The Green Fairy and is derived from the leaves of wormwood, anise and fennel. Absinthe is famed for its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties which is what makes it so great for lips and hands. 

This particular balm is enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter, candelilla wax, lemon peel and grapefruit essential oils so you get a beautifully vibrant scent - much better than the hit of Absinthe I was expecting! 

It feels lovely and I've been applying it before bed so I wake up to beautifully nourished lips.



I've used a few products from Upcircle in the past so was pleased to see them included within the bundle. The brand is very recycle, re-use and re-purpose which is ideal for Plastic-Free July. The Upcircle Cinnamon & Ginger Chai Soap Bar smells incredible - it's sat proudly in our en-suite at the moment as I've been using it in the mornings to cleanse. The soap bar helps to leave skin clean, soft and smooth and the deliciously chai scent lingers - I keep catching whiffs of it during the day. 

It contains pink clay which is super gentle, leaves skin calmer and helps to reduce redness while the organic cinnamon and ginger oil refreshes and revives the skin. 

Each of the bundles are available now and as Persephone Beauty stock so many great natural beauty products it's the perfect time to have a browse - some of my favourite brands such as Evolve & Nessa are stocked too.

Use ALICE15 to get 15% off at Persephone Beauty!

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14 comments

  1. I love this! I haven't been taking part in plastic free July but I have been really focusing on cutting down waste since the beginning of this year, specifically using natural, cruelty free beauty products that don't come packaged in plastic!

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  2. I've never heard of plastic free July. Definitely new movement in my circles. I think it's a great idea. I have been trying my best to cut out as much plastic as we can.

    Ah the sound of that soap sounds amazing.

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  3. The lip balms sounds so lovely! x

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  4. I have that Upcircle soap bar too - it's absolutely lovely. Nice to see brands focusing more on plastic free products!

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  5. I love this Alice! Laura had done so well for herself. That Upcircle soap bar sounds and looks right up my street x

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  6. Love this! I’m embracing zero waste so will have to try this brand. Trying to eliminate plastic long term! Great and detailed review Alice!

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  7. So nice to see brands who care about the environment. I've been trying to be more conscious about our overall wastage and plastic use, but I didn't know there was a whole month dedicated to no plastic!

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  8. I don't have any of these products but I've been looking into more ways to be eco-friendly and produce less waste. The hand and lip bar sounds great!

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  9. Persephone Beauty has such a good selection of brands! I've tried a few other things from Upcycle, but not this bar - the scent sounds lovely though

    Jasmine xx

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  10. The the range sounds gorgeous and i love the packaging for the way it looks but also for the fact that it is plastic free. Anything we can do to help our environment or humanity is a win with us. Thanks you for sharing. X

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  11. Oh my goodness, these products look amazing! I haven’t heard of plastic free July but it’s such a good idea. I really keen to try the deodorant, I’ve seen them before and heard that they are so much better. I’m a sucker for lip balm too ☺️

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  12. This is such a great idea, and I'm so glad the beauty world is making more of a shift to plastic-free packaging. I love solid deodorants, I've been using them for a few years and I genuinely think they work better for me than sprays. Also heard so many good things about Upcircle, I need to try their stuff out soon!

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  13. I’ve been making the switch to plastic-free products and want to tackle deodorant next, so I’ll have to give this a closer look! The tin seems really handy to take with you in your bag as well x

    Emily | emiliamarlowe.co.uk

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  14. This bundle sounds amazing, it's a real goal of mine going forward to try and reduce the amount of plastic in my beauty products and kits like this are a great way to start and get familiar with a few new brands at the same time x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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