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Where do we source our mica?

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Some of our soaps contain mica, a natural mineral that we use as a colourant. It's the main ingredient in many cosmetics such as eye shadows. It's naturally shimmery and a popular choice among soap makers as well. There are some concerns about mica especially in regards to how it's been obtained, and we've been asked where we source ours from. We have found an Amazon seller that is cruelty free, vegan, non-toxic and animal friendly. We also ensure we used a cosmetic grade mica so that it's safe to use on your skin. For more details, check out the source...


How Are Plastics Made and What Are They Made Of?

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How Are Plastics Made and What Are They Made Of?

You’ve probably heard that all plastic that’s ever been made still exists on earth. Why do regular plastics not biodegrade like organic materials or corrode like metals? It’s because of the properties of the polymers that make them up.   We can categorize the single-use plastics we produce. There are two main categories, thermoplastics and thermosets. The main difference is their ability to be melted and reformed. Thermoplastics can be melted and remolded repeatedly but thermosets are strengthened in their initial forming. Thermosets undergo a chemical change during the curing stage where the polymers chains are cross-linked which makes a...


What are Single-Use Plastics?

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What are Single-Use Plastics?

Single-use plastics, also called disposable plastics, are plastic products designed and made with the intention of it only being used once before it’s tossed out or recycled. Some common items are; grocery bags, packaging, straws, cutlery, cups, container and bottles. These are items that we’ve all used before and most likely on a regular, if not daily bases. How did we come to rely so heavily on single use plastics? Plastic is cheap to produce, lightweight, versatile, and easy to make. Because of these reasons, we produce more plastic than any other material. This trend started in the 1950’s and...