As we celebrate Earth Day, some are inspired to make big changes. A hybrid car or energy efficient appliances may be on the list but oftentimes it’s the smallest changes that make the biggest differences. There are numerous items in a household that can be replaced with earth-friendly materials and one such material is bamboo. And for anyone who thought they would have to sacrifice beauty to help the earth, here’s one product that proves you wrong.
Bamboo Facial wipes combine the softness of bamboo with the eco-friendliness of using a sustainable and renewable resource.
Kaia Naturals is beginning to revolutionize the million dollar industry of convenient facial care with the engineering of bamboo facial cleansing cloths. These cloths are made from 100% sustainable bamboo and are natural, unbleached, biodegradable and recyclable.
Amazingly soft and as one reviewer stated, “unlike some cleansing cloths that leave your skin feeling sticky after using, your skin actually feels clean after you clean.”
“We put two years of research into developing the kaia facial cleansing wipes and there really was no superior fiber to bamboo,” says Mary Futher, founder of Kaia Naturals. “Cloth woven from bamboo is not only naturally hygienic and renewable, but it is cashmere-soft too, so it’s gentle on even the most sensitive skin.”
Rough wood fiber cloths can create micro-abrasions that can lead to unwanted redness and dry skin. Bamboo facial cloths with the natural softness of the bamboo plant are much gentler on skin and on Mother Earth. They also come in a convenient snap-shut container to keep them moist and easy for travel.
“There may be no perfect ‘green’ product, but the lack of ‘perfect’ solutions shouldn’t prevent us from giving serious consideration to what we use for materials, how we make buying decisions and how we dispose of our waste,” urges Futher. “If we all make conscious decisions and use biodegradable products made from renewable resources, we can reduce our personal ecological footprint and contribute to re-greening our world.”
More and more, bamboo is the “it” material for companies looking to develop natural products using a highly sustainable and renewable resource. One of the fastest growing plants in the world, bamboo reaches maturity in 3 to 4 years as opposed to hardwood forests that can take 70 years to reach maturity. Even with that astonishing growth rate, bamboo requires no pesticides and herbicides to grow. And a stand of bamboo plants can generate and release 35 percent more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent stand of traditional hardwood trees.
Kaia Bamboo Facial Cloths are formulated with organic Canadian honey, eight pure citrus essential oils and sunflower seed oil to give your skin an all-natural, gentle and effective cleansing. The cloths are also free of alcohol, synthetic fragrance, parabens and sulfates. They are also certified cruelty-free and packaged in recyclable plastic and FSC certified paper stock. And as more people strive to live a greener lifestyle, Kaia makes it more affordable for them as well with a pack of 30 cloths costing $18.00.
For more chances to put luxuriously soft bamboo against your skin, visit Green Earth Bamboo to see their wide collection of bamboo fibre clothing. Offerings range from versatile bamboo underwear and bamboo socks to leggings to comfortable loungewear. And after using the bamboo wipes for a nighttime cleansing, carry that softness through to a good night’s sleep with soothing bamboo sheets and duvet covers.