International Day of Waxing

How To Make Your Hair Removal Routine More Eco-Friendly

Eco-beauty is EVERYWHERE! This positive trend is part of the magic of the International Day of Waxing.

If you’re like us, greening your beauty routine, including the way you remove unwanted hair, is part of the reason why you choose to wax. In fact, one of the easiest changes to make is with your hair removal routine! Who said getting smooth skin had to take a toll on the environment?

Choose Non-Toxic Waxes

The best hair removal waxes are made with ethical ingredients that will make you feel fabulous. Choose an all-natural waxing product with non-toxic ingredients, no parabens or preservatives, and no chemicals. Specifically only natural, food-grade ingredients. To support a brand that is truly committed to sustainability, examine its environmental footprint. It should be listed on the brand website.

Unfortunately, not all brands believe in the same environmental mission. Several waxes and hair removal methods contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to your health and the environment. We recommend doing your research before you put anything on your skin. You may also want to toss those disposable razors and aerosol foams that will sit in a landfill for eternity.

Wondering how to wax sustainably? Here are some tips on how to cut down on waste while waxing:

Consider Sugar Wax

Sugar Waxes are simply made with sugar, chamomile, water, and citric acid.  Sugar waxes are washable, so you can wash the epilation strips included with the wax and reuse them! We even offer an organic, vegan option for our super eco-minded babes.

Reuse Your Wax Strips

Wax strips do not have to be single-use! Each strip can be used multiple times – we recommend reusing them until the wax no longer adheres to the hair. The clear backing or “substrate” of environmentally friendly Wax Strips is not plastic, but a coated cellulose film, known as Cellophane. Unlike plastic film, which is made from oil, cellulose films are made from natural, renewable sources such as wood, cotton, or hemp.

Recycle All Materials 

Simply recycle the boxes where you normally recycle paper and clean out the jar to ensure it will be recycled. Clean most wax containers by heating them to transfer any remaining wax into a new container or emptying any excess in your compost. Make sure your container is clean before placing it with your recyclables –sugar waxes are washable with water and all salon-style waxes are cleaned with oil.

What’s your favorite way to make your beauty routine green? To read more about the eco-friendly benefits of waxing, take a peek at our other IDoWax blogs