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Why: Because there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050. Captain Blankenship products’ are made with 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic. Meet Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray!
Calling all Mermaids! Award Winning Captain Blankenship’s Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray not only adds life and beachy texture to hair but also imparts a subtle golden sparkle!
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How to use:
Spray generously all over hair when wet or dry, tousle and style. Natural separation of mica will occur, shake well before use.
Atlantic Sea Salt adds texture and gentle beach waves to hair
Organic Aloe Vera adds moisture and light hold to hair
Organic Sea Kelp Extract is naturally rich in beneficial minerals and vitamins that nourish both hair and scalp
Organic Essential Oils of Rose Geranium and Palmarosa create a beachy rose scent that you won’t be able to get enough of
Natural Gold Mica adds subtle golden shimmer
Water, Sea Salt, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice,* Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract,* Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil,* Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil,* Mica, Glycerin,* Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.
*certified organic ingredients
Captain Blankenship was born out of a desire to create organic beauty products that create a direct link with nature. Cold pressed organic plant oils, flowers, seaweeds, sea salt and organic essential oils bring us back to the primacy of experience with the land and sea. These ingredients not only conjure the natural world, but are highly beneficial for our skin, body, hair and senses.
Their mantra at Captain Blankenship is ‘beauty wild with nature’. They are a small, women-run company in the Hudson River Valley that makes products that are luxurious and honest. They formulate their products with organic and domestically grown ingredients whenever possible. They never use synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates or “fragrance.” They use recyclable and reusable glass packaging, making a positive environmental impact. They test on themselves and friends and never on animals. They believe in transparency in every aspect of their line.
The Ocean is Their Inspiration
At Captain Blankenship, they want to help protect our oceans. Packaging waste is a big problem in the beauty industry. They believe in a circular economy in which we consider all stages in the life of a product. What happens to products after consumer use is an important part of the overall environmental impact of that product. Ideally, they aim for the reuse or recycling of all materials from all steps of production.
Producing beauty products that are good for our bodies should not compromise the health of the environment. They do this by considering the impact of their products over their full lifecycle. By doing this, they can feel good about making choices that do not directly contribute to the problem. Although they use glass for most of their product line, which is easily recycled, they realized that the use of glass in the shower or bath is not always practical. They needed to find an alternative to glass for their Sea Mineral Liquid Soaps which could potentially be dropped on a hard surface. After a lot of research, they decided on packaging made from 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic from a company called Envision. Envision believes that preventing plastics from entering the oceans in the first place is essential to protecting the planet. Part of Envision’s mission is to educate consumers on the importance of managing plastic packaging properly through collection and recycling.
They are a cruelty-free company. Their products are certified by Leaping Bunny. They purchase recyclable shipping and packing materials.
Certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet
Made in the USA
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