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We Strive to Steward The Earth Locally, Nationally, and Globally.
Hafen Beauty is conscious of the direct impact the beauty industry has on environmental waste. Believing humankind was commissioned to steward the earth, it is our mission to do our best at protecting and nurturing it, locally, nationally, and globally. In this blog, we will explore the reasons why we encourage recycling your amber glass jars and provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to recycle them.
Recycling plays a vital role in reducing waste and stewarding our planet. One commonly used item that is easily recycled is the amber glass jars we use for our cosmetics. These versatile jars are often used for packaging various products, such as food, cosmetics, and medicines.
Glass is considered eco-friendly because it is infinitely recyclable and does not release harmful chemicals when in contact with food or beverages, unlike plastic which poses environmental risks due to its non-biodegradable nature and potential for leaching harmful substances.
When Glass is recycled it is melted down and reused. The process of recycling glass starts by collecting used glass items, such as bottles and jars, and sorting them by color. Once sorted, the glass is crushed into small pieces (cullet). The cullet is then heated in a furnace at extremely high temperatures, typically around 1,600 degrees Celsius (2,912 degrees Fahrenheit). At this heat, it eliminates impurities and becomes molten, allowing the glass to be shaped or molded into new products. The ability to repeatedly melt and reshape glass without losing its quality or purity makes it a sustainable and eco-friendly material for recycling, conserving resources, and reducing waste.
Why We Choose Glass:
Amber glass jars are highly sustainable and eco-friendly. Recycling them offers several benefits:
- Conservation of Resources: Recycling amber glass jars reduces the demand for raw materials like sand, soda ash, and limestone needed to produce new glass.
- Energy Savings: The production of glass from recycled materials requires less energy compared to creating glass from scratch, resulting in reduced carbon emissions.
- Landfill Reduction: Recycling amber glass jars keeps them out of landfills, where they take hundreds of years to decompose.
How to Reuse Your Glass Jars:
Glass cosmetic jars can be repurposed and reused in creative ways, reducing waste and giving them a new life. Here are three ideas for reusing your glass cosmetic jars:
- Storage and Organization: Glass cosmetic jars are excellent for storage and organization purposes. Clean and sterilize the jars thoroughly, remove any labels, and use them to store small items like jewelry, buttons, beads, or craft supplies. They are also great for holding cotton swabs, cotton balls, or bobby pins in the bathroom. Label the jars for easy identification and create an aesthetically pleasing storage solution.
- Home Decor: Use as a vase to hold your seasonal flowers or wild flowers. Use as a home for your live herbs and place in the window for an earthy effect. They are great to decorate empty shelves with. They can also be used to hold extra pens and pencils.
- Crafts: Glass cosmetic jars can be transformed into charming home décor items or used for various craft projects. Paint or decorate the jars to match your home's color scheme and use them as candle holders, vases for small flowers, or mini terrariums. You can also create unique DIY projects like a memory jar by filling it with small keepsakes, or turn it into a stylish pen holder for your desk. Let your imagination run wild and explore different craft ideas using glass cosmetic jars.
Remember to thoroughly clean and sanitize the jars before reusing them. With a little creativity, glass cosmetic jars can have a second life and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Step-by-Step Guide to Recycling Amber Glass Jars:
- Empty and Clean: Before recycling, empty the jar completely and remove any labels or adhesive residues. Rinse the jar with warm water and mild soap to ensure it is clean and free from any food or cosmetic residues.
- Remove the Lid: Separate the metal or plastic lid from the glass jar. Lids and caps are often made of different materials and should be recycled separately.
- Check Local Recycling Guidelines: Different recycling centers may have specific guidelines for glass recycling. Check with your local municipality or recycling facility to determine the proper method for recycling amber glass jars in your area.
- Place in Recycling Bin: Once your amber glass jar is clean and the lid is removed, place it in your recycling bin or take it to a designated glass recycling drop-off location.
- Reuse if Possible: If your amber glass jar is still in good condition, consider reusing it for storage or repurposing it for other creative projects, such as candle holders or DIY crafts.
Recycling your amber glass jar ensures that the glass will be reused in a similar or even better way than when you had it. Recycling is a simple yet impactful way Hafen Beauty is contributing to a greener planet. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can help us in our mission in stewarding the earth well and leaving it better for the next generation.
Beef tallow from well cared for, grass-fed cows is high in conjugated linoleic acid, B vitamins, Vitamin K2, Niacin, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, potassium and riboflavin. All these nutrients are vital in our own bodies for energy, hormone balance, oil production and not to mention their anti-aging benefits.
"What kind should I get?"
Every body's skin is unique. The best way to determine the right products for you and your skin is to take the Hafen Skin Quiz located in the navigation bar at the top of the website. Answering these questions will give you a customized plan for what products would be best for your skin.
"Will This Help My Skin?"
Every individual has unique skin. We have found that our products are giving miraculous results for those suffering with a wide range of skin issues. The most common skin concerns we see that are being relieved are: dry skin, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, acne, hormonal acne, oily skin, keratosis pilaris, contact dermatitis, diaper rash, cradle cap, chapped skin, sun burns, fine lines, and wrinkles. To know what product would be best for you, take our skincare quiz in the navigation bar at the top of the website.
"How do I use Hafen products?"
Hafen products are meant to replace lotions and creams that hold synthetic or toxic ingredients. The best way to use the Whipped Tallow is by applying it to thicker areas of skin, such as elbows, behind the knees, neck, shoulders, face and feet.
The Hafen Body Oil is meant to lock in moisture. Best use is to apply after you have showered or bathed. Use liberally over your entire body or use a little at a time. A little goes a long way, but it feels so good why not use as much as you want!
"Do you use Fragrance?"
Fragrance in conventional products can contain up to 3000 toxic ingredients. Hafen utilizes wild harvest plants, herbs, and essential oils to boost the healing properties of each of our products. You can be sure you will never find FRAGRANCE in our ingredients.
"Are you concerned about Grapeseed oil?
Yes and No. Conventional grapeseed oil is highly processed on high heat with a host of chemicals to extract. High heat and chemicals unfortunately takes out the vital nutrients and oxidizes the grapeseed oil which puts our body in jeopardy, especially if used for cooking. Organic coldpressed grapeseed oil is not touched with chemicals and heat is not required to expel it from the seed. This ensures the oil is as natural as it is from the vine and gives us the essential fatty acids, vitamin E and oelic acid our body needs to decrease inflammation.
"What does Hafen mean?"
Hafen means “safe place” in German. Our Hafen promise to ourselves and to you is that we will only produce and sell products that have minimal ingredients and are safe and nourishing for your skin and your hormones.
"Do you do wholesale?"
Wholesale is possible and is contingent upon location, quantity and if there is enough product in stock. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
"Do you have a store front?"
We have our first storefront and Spa utilizing organic skincare in all of our services in Spokane Washington. 2613 W Northwest Blvd. Spokane Washington 99205. We are open 10-1pm every week day.
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