Best Sellers - March
Not sure where to start your low or zero waste journey? To give you some inspiration we've rounded up the top 5 items that customers loved in March. We update this list monthly so check back regularly to see whats popular.
Sitting proudly in first place this month is Panna Soaps. This ever popular range has been in the top five for four months in a row now.
Panna Soaps offer an aromatherapy experience like no other. We have tried lots of soaps and found them either too drying, full of fillers and preservatives or ingredients that strip the natural oils from your skin and scalp.
These soaps are handmade by Anna here in Christchurch. Anna has put a lot of time and research into her soaps which have been thoughtfully crafted using ingredients that offer benefits for your skin, hair, mood and energy levels.
If you like liquorice then Star Anise is definitely for you, it smells good enough to eat! Coffee is always very popular and Green Clay has the minty freshness that provides a perfect wake-me-up shower on sleepy mornings.
Pro tip: Cut your bar in half (or even thirds) and keep the soap you're not using dry / out of the shower or bath, this will extend the life of your soap.
Say no to single use plastic bottles and choose the glorious scents and natural ingredients of Panna Soaps instead.
Number two this month is Caliwood’s stylish stainless steel straws which are available in various sizes and colours and are a zero waste must-have in the battle to wipe out single-use plastics.
Be the envy of all your friends with these stainless steel straws that will last you a lifetime. They are durable, long lasting and rust-proof. Easily cleaned with a natural fibre cleaning brush or just give them a rinse after using and pop in the dishwasher. So elegant in comparison to plastic, they look and taste better than their polluting predecessors.
These turtle friendly stainless steel straws are available in 7 different options: cocktail, smoothie, bubble tea, bent, tall and a mixed pack.
For the fourth month in a row, Bento Ninja's stainless steel clothes pegs are sitting in the top five.
Traditional plastic clothes pegs don't hold up to our harsh UV rays, in time they become brittle, snap, break and blow into storm drains where they find their way into rivers and out to sea.
Switching to stainless steel the next time your pegs need replacing will mean that you will no longer have to buy new pegs every year which is better for our environment and your pocket.
Bento Ninja is a family run business based in Lincoln (20km south of Christchurch) and founded by Noriyo Epps when she grew tired of her two boys coming home from school with broken plastic lunch boxes.
Noriyo is very passionate about our environment and has lived up to the Bento Ninja name by expanding the plastic free range to become the first stainless steel clothes peg brand in New Zealand and has added items like chopsticks, sporks and plates. Noriyo continues to grow the Bento Ninja range and we are very excited to see what comes next!
The deodorant glides on easily from the Kraft cardboard tube, simply push it up from the bottom until 2-3mm of deodorant is visible at the top of the tube and roll on like you would any other deodorant. When you're done, the cardboard tube will disappear in a matter of weeks in your home compost.
With a nice light citrus scent and 60g size, this unisex deodorant is perfect for popping into your bag, whether you're off on holiday or to the gym.
Reduce the number of plastic shampoo bottles you use each year by using a natural, solid, sweet smelling alternative.
As these bars are solid and come in a tin, they are FABULOUS for when you travel! You can keep the bar stored in the tin, however it is best to allow the bar to dry out before packing it away.
Getting back to the old chemical free ways. Shampoo bars are solid bars of soap that are made specifically for hair. Each bar contains approximately 60g of handmade, hot processed solid shampoo, no nasty additives or preservatives and definitely no plastic!
They are free from Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfate, Parabens, Phthalates and Preservatives, and are Palm oil and Tallow free. Tested on family and friends, never animals. Available in 5 delicious scents - Clay and Orchids, Orange and Mango, Hemp and Rose, Banana and Raspberry and Sweet Whiskey.
Never used solid shampoo before? It’s simple to use, start off by soaking your hair and then glide the bar down your hair from root to tip a couple of times, this will allow enough shampoo to be deposited for you to massage into a lather. Give your head a luxury massage and then rinse well.
So there we have it, our top five best selling products for March.
What is your favourite sustainable product? Have you got a pro tip that you would love to share or is there something that you are currently using that you would like to change for a more sustainable alternative? We would love to hear your thoughts, questions and ideas, let us know in the comments below.