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Eco Lips Organic Mongo Kiss™ Lip Balm Yumberry -- 0.25 oz


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Eco Lips Organic Mongo Kiss™ Lip Balm Yumberry -- 0.25 oz

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Eco Lips Organic Mongo Kiss™ Lip Balm Yumberry Description

  • Mongo Kiss Yumberry Lip Balm
  • Lip Balm with a Kiss of Bliss
  • 20% Fair Trade Certified™ Ingredients
  • Cruelty Free • Gluten Free

Just how it sounds - Yummy! An intriguing sweet and sour flavor with  notes of cranberry and pomegranate, Yumberry has been a popular Asian superfruit for more than 2,000 years. This delicious flavor combined with the moisturizing and protecting benefits of organic Mongongo Oil and Fair Trade Certified Organic Cocoa Butter will make your lips happy and healthy!

 

Mongongo oil is used as a body rub by the !Kung bushmen of the Kalahari to cleanse and moisturize their skin, and protect it against the harsh desert environment.

 

The same tribe also eats the Mongongo fruit as their primary food. The nuts also contain: calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, and high concentrations of vitamin E. The Kung bushmen are one of the few peoples of the world whose blood pressure does not increase with age.

 

Mongongo Oil is sourced from a rural village in Zambia, Africa. A social worker noticed the opportunity to help a group of women create an income by starting a business and learning how to efficiently harvest, process and perform quality assurance. The goal was to help them create more self-worth while increasing their net-worth.


Directions

Apply as needed to moisturize and protect your lips.
Free Of
Gluten and animal testing.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: *Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, *cera flava (beeswax), fair trade certified™ *theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *yumberry flavor, *schinziophyton rautanenii (mongongo) kernel oil, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, *eupatorium rebaudianum bertoni (stevia) leaf extract.
*Certified Organic Ingredients
Warnings

We use a variety of nut oils in our products. Some studies have shown that refined nut oils do not contain the proteinaceous material known to cause allergic reaction and therefore are highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. However, every person is unique, and we recommend that if you suffer from nut allergies, read the ingredients before purchasing our product. If a skin reaction does occur, discontinue use and discuss with your physician.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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6 Things You Need to Know About Recycling Your Beauty Products

When the urge to declutter hits, it decimates everything in its wake, including cosmetics. While it’s fine to be ruthless with your beauty stuff, most people forget that recycling isn’t just for the kitchen. We feel ya: The recycling struggle is real, plus it gets even trickier when you’re dealing with packaging that defies the norm.

Overhead View of Assortment of Unlabeled Health and Beauty Products on Table to be Disposed of Following Recycling Guidelines | Vitacost.com/blog

Perseverance is called for. According to Betsy Dorn, director at RSE USA, a recycling and waste consulting company, who told Self, “There’s a huge drop-off in the amount of recycling that occurs when you move away from the kitchen.” And ignorance alone is not the culprit. According to a survey done by Unilever (which owns brands like Dove, Simple Skincare, and Nexxus), while a majority of Americans are aware that empty bath and beauty bottles are recyclable, only 34 percent take the extra step to put them in the bin—even if those steps are literally to take the product to the kitchen recycle station.

And just because most beauty products are small, when compared to a gallon of milk, for example, doesn’t mean it’s a small problem. The choice to trash instead of recycle has a huge impact: A Unilever report notes nearly 29 million tons of plastics is sent to landfills each year—many of which are bottles that once occupied bathrooms across America.

What’s more, according to a report by Zero Waste Europe, 120 billion units of packaging are produced by the global cosmetics industry, all of which will need to be disposed of. This doesn't mean you should lay off buying makeup forever. But until it becomes the norm that product packaging is designed to be sustainable and recyclable, we’ll have to take it upon ourselves to do more of the legwork.

Here are six important tips to help you recycle your beauty products.

1. Be proactive

Being more environmentally friendly with your makeup disposal begins at the time of research. When you are scrutinizing the product’s ingredients, for example, also consider how easy it will be to recycle. Seek out products with recyclable/refillable packaging. Develop your own code of best practices when it comes to your beauty footprint and how you want to minimize its impact.

2. Think lifecycle over recycle

Even better than recycle is products that last and last—many be used upwards of 200 times or more. Look into alternatives such as makeup removal towels. They are the nemesis for single use disposables: According to the BBC, “Face wipes take over 100 years to biodegrade, and make up 93% of the material in the fatbergs clogging up our sewers.”

3. How to curbside recycle

Examine the labels on the package to determine if it’s recyclable or not. The paper and cardboard boxes that products come can typically be recycled with paper, but look for the classic triangle with arrows symbol, called a Mobius loop, to be sure. However, just because you see the loop doesn’t guarantee recyclability—it tends to depend where you live. On plastic bottles, you’ll see a similar symbol with a number inside: These numbers (one through seven) identify the kind of plastic the product is made of. the most recyclable plastics have a number one or two; a number three denotes PVC, which can be particularly problematic to recycle. For numbers four through seven, you need to clarify your local community rules. 

4. What not to recycle

The ugly reality of the beauty industry is that many makeup products cannot be recycled. The top offenders are anything with a mirror, pump, applicator or magnet, and makeup brushes. And small products, such as lipstick cases, or anything under a 6-ounce package size will get screened out of curbside recycling and tossed in landfill.

5. Research the beauty company

As beauty brands take the industry's environmental footprint more seriously, plenty of companies have come up with creative recycling programs that help make the entire recycling process easy (and even rewarding, by offering free products or discounts in return). Look up your beauty brand’s website to see if they have anything like it: Lush, M.A.C cosmetics, Garnier, Kiehl’s, everyday minerals, Zoya nail polish and Aveda all have individual programs.

Weleda, Tom’s of Maine, eos and Colgate and many other beauty brands have recycling programs through TerraCyle, a company that specializes in hard-to-recycle waste. 

Two to know:

Terracycle

Garnier partnered with TerraCycle for a recycling program that allows people to send back their empties of any beauty brand— including shampoo caps, conditioner caps, hair gel tubes and caps and hair spray triggers — with free shipping.

Origins

Origins accepts product packaging from any brand in its stores (it’s my own go-to for empties). Origins, which launched its program in 2009, was one of the first beauty companies to create a recycling program for cosmetics packaging. 

6. Know before you toss

Although it’s a hassle, many experts say you need to empty out any excess product; this applies whether your shipping it off to a company or just curbside. This is to prevent harmful chemicals don't end up being thrown into waste streams. Empty out and rinse the packaging: According to Self, Containers with product residue can attract bugs once they are at the facility, and dirty containers also lower the value of the finished recycled product.

Another recycling conundrum is aerosol cans. If the can is empty, recycle it in the designated steel or aluminum section at your local facility. But if there are still contents in the can, it needs to be brought to the household hazardous waste facility. Ditto for nail polish, if the jar still has any polish left in it.

Editor’s note: If you're thinking about swapping conventional products for eco-friendly ones, you may be interested in learning how to green other areas of your life as well. Check out our Zero Hunger, Zero Waste initiative for more information.

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