10 Ways to Become an Eco-Friendly Salon

Environment Friendly Living

1. Only Sell and Use Recyclable Products

Did you know over 16 billion pounds of plastic leak into our ocean waters yearly?


With the world’s population increasing, this number is only projected to increase. Plastic in our oceans is something to be concerned about not only because of its detrimental effects on animal life and vital ecosystems but also on our health.

Most plastics, recyclable or not, contain Bisphenol-A (BPA) and



These materials are known to disrupt the reproductive systems of humans, cause congenital disabilities, and in some studies even cancer and weight gain. However, some plastics are less likely to contain both Phthalates and BPA, and you can quickly identify them by looking at the

recycle codes

located at the bottom of the containers. To become an eco-friendly salon, you should put recycling at the top of your list and use only

glass salon products

when you can.

2. Offer Products with No Animal-Tested or Animal-Derived Ingredients

Over 100 million animals a year die from animal testing, and millions more are captured and caged for the sole purpose of animal testing. Not only is this cruel to animals, but this could also pose sustainability concerns in areas of the world where animals are captured. Disrupting the balance of nature in the name of animal testing is both risky and more expensive than non-animal testing. It is best to choose salon products that do not support animal testing, such as products endorsed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). For example, Simply Organic Beauty offers

cruelty-free salon products

that are recognized by PETA and has a strict company ethos that does not allow them to carry products tested on animals.

Supporting cruelty-free products not only will make you feel better knowing no animals were harmed in the making of your salon success, but you will be one step closer to becoming an eco-friendly salon.

3. Offer Truly Formaldehyde-Free Keratin Treatments

Smooth-Rituals-Keratin Treatment
As salon professionals, we are no strangers to the controversy surrounding the popularity of keratin treatments. A lot of companies hide behind false claims of being formaldehyde-free, but in laboratory tests, many of these companies’ keratin treatments were found to have extremely high levels of formaldehyde. Before you fall for their false claims, ask for lab reports or request a sample to lab test!

Formaldehyde is found organically in nature but is a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing). Thus, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established regulations and limits on the emission of formaldehyde from some industrial facilities and required them to report the amount of formaldehyde used in their products.

Wouldn’t it be great not to contribute to air pollution, as well as offer keratin services that are safe for you and your clients? Simply Organic Beauty’s

Smooth Rituals Keratin Treatment

does not contain formaldehyde, parabens, and animal-tested ingredients.

This is is a syndicated post. Read the original at www.simplyorganicbeauty.com

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