Upcycling creates less trash by reusing and transforming the containers and other things you already have. Brilliant! The examples below save you money and if your items are biodegradable at least they don’t end up floating in the ocean.
- use old fabric and towels as drop cloths or rags
- reuse paper in packages you receive for future packages you ship
- get a refill on liquid products
- repurpose skincare and cosmetic containers
Upcycling bottles, jars, paper tubesFirst try to get refills of your products so the original container lives on. Afterward remove the label from glass using rubbing alcohol, sterilize and use for countless things. The possibilities are endless.
- DIY skincare ingredients
- organize craft materials
- store tea or spices
- portable water spray
- a vase
- DIY bath oil blends
- row of vases
- travel size toiletries
- store sand from fave beach
Paperboard tubes (sanitize first)
- plant seeds
- use it as a little gift box
- battery candle holder
Have fun upcycling! You’ll love the feeling of helping the planet.
Cindy is the founder of H. Honeycup. She encourages self-care, a giving community and prefers a relaxed culture which translates to her plant based body care products. As a family affected by addiction, H. Honeycup donates products to those in recovery with the hope that it helps heal body and mind naturally. See free eGuide, "How to Choose the Wellness Beauty Brand For You!"
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Our founder loves honeysuckles and buttercups. That's how we got our name, "H. Honeycup". Wait, our name could have been buttersuckles!
We like that it sounds fresh and fun, like an outdoor adventure. Our name comes from nature and so do our ingredients. Plant-based just feels right.
It turns out that creating natural and organic skin care products is as much fun as using them. How many samples do we try before we select our final product? Too many to count!
Welcome to Profiles in Giving
There are so many organizations we admire for their philosophy of giving. We decided to revisit these inspirational people and thank them for all they do for the community.
1. Don’t be fooled by the statement “all natural”
Many brands have been suspected of “greenwashing”. Since it’s becoming more important for many consumers to choose products that are healthy, brands have become clever in their marketing.
There is no official definition of “natural” skincare so be careful of these claims. Remember, the label reveals the true ingredients so always review the label. Ingredients are listed in descending order of concentration.
It’s helpful to know what is in your hand sanitizer, especially since you apply to so frequently and it soaks into your skin. Below are the ingredients in the H. Honeycup plant based spray.
- Alcohol Denatured
This plant based ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is a powerful cleaning agent. Denatured means it’s treated so it’s not suitable for drinking. The CDC recommends a minimum of 60% alcohol for sanitizer when hand washing isn’t possible. This has 70%.
I used to be focused on the facts: black and white. Then after my corporate career, I discovered lots of other beautiful colors. The yellow that peace of mind can bring. The orange of relaxed confidence. All brought out through a commitment to self-care.
I really wanted to help other women get excited about self-care by treating their bodies with respect. It needed to be something you could see AND feel. There were more colors out there for everyone to explore. You could close your eyes, smell and touch something beautiful. A guilt-free way to feel good about yourself. It was so simple and I knew everyone could do it!
- EXFOLIATE hands weekly
- MOISTURIZE hands after every wash
- MOISTURIZE cuticles daily
- NOURISH. Apply deep moisturizer weekly
- CLEAN. Use moisturizing hand sanitizer
- Use too little
Apply enough to rub onto both sides of your hands, thumbs, between fingers and even under finger nails. Use a small brush or old toothbrush for nail cleaning....