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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 Mermaid Dry Shampoo!
A miracle worker. Captain Blankenship’s talc-free dry shampoo, in cardboard tube with sprinkle top, is the perfect solution for traveling! A powerful combination of powders absorbs oil, adds volume and gives life to your hair, plus it smells amazing. Sprinkle a little in whenever your hair needs an instant pick me up.
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How to use:
Sprinkle throughout roots and work through with your fingers. Reapply as necessary. We recommend using Mermaid Mane Sea Salt Hair Spray after Dry Shampoo for double trouble, it is an indispensable duo.
A Powerful Combination Of Organic Powders Masks Grease & Adds Volume + Life To Unwashed Hair
Organic Arrowroot Powder, Kaolin Clay & Baking Soda Absorb Oil + Mattify Hair While Organic Essential Oils Of Rose Geranium & Palmarosa Create A Beachy Rose Smell
Made With Organic & Wild-Harvested Ingredients
100% All Natural & Non-GMO
Paraben free, Sulfate free, Cruelty free
Maranta Arundinaceae (Arrowroot) Powder,* Kaolin, Lactobacilius Ferment, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil,*Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil.
*certified organic ingredients
Aluminum-Free Baking Soda- This natural and antibacterial deodorizer serves as a smoothing exfoliant when combined with other natural ingredients.
Kaolin-One of the most gentle clays available, kaolin will not draw essential oils from the hair; the rich powder gently removes excess oils and impurities while maintaining softness.
Organic Arrowroot Powder- Powder from the sun-dried Arrowroot plant is widely used in South American beauty regimens; Arrowroot will lightly clarify while increasing intrinsic moisture.
Essential Oil of Rose Geranium- Gentle and soothing to skin, rose assists in regenerating cells, reducing fine lines, clarifying skin tone and protecting against free radicals.
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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