As ocean and nature lovers, we are comitted to making environmentally friendly choises in Thalassophilia. Respecting those comittements, confronted us with a problematic of plastic shampoo bottles which has become a norm in the accommodation industry. Wanting to be a part of a solution, and not contribute to the problem of plastic, we looked for a solution that would bring a little bit of nature to our guests' shower routine and at the same time ditch plastic containers.
We partnered with Matteo from MOSS.
Did you know that since the 1950s, the world has produced 8.3 billion tons of plastic? A lot of that are plastic bottles and containers. Statistically, a very small part of plastic gets recovered, and everything else either ends up in a landfill, ocean, or incinerator. So, why not skip plastic altogether?
Upgrading from plastic bottled shampoos to biodegradable zero-waste organic soap and shampoo bars
Plastic bottled shampoos are a norm that we have somehow gotten used to. They're convenient, easy to use and thrown away after a sigle use.
Instead, a zero-waste organic soap and shampoo bars are a simple and great solution. The road to reducing plastic in our lives is long and bumpy, but we can make a huge impact by taking small steps in the right direction. By using organic MOSS products instead of traditional shampoos and liquid soaps, we do just that.
On another note, you've probably heard that a lot of shampoos contain parabens, silicones, and sulphates. You don’t need all these chemicals and unnatural products in your shampoo, especially when you have an organic, environmentally friendly shampoo you can try out.
MOSS IS A COSMETIC PRODUCER, CURRENTLY BASED IN PORTUGAL. INSPIRED BY PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, MOSS CREATES ADAPTED AND NATURAL RODUCTS.
No matter your age or skin type, oils are a wonderful skin food. When you’re young, your skin radiates luminosity and, due to the abundance of naturally occurring oils, skin appears nicely silky. As we age, our cell renewal declines and so does our skin’s ability to produce oil.
A topical application of oils is an essential component of age defying skincare. Oils act as a carrier for other key ingredients, and improves the function of the lipid barrier, keeping the skin moist and hydrated.
In comparison to chemically treated ones, natural soaps contains 50% more vitamins and nutrients.The combination of active organic vegetables substances, guarantees the health and wellbeing of our bodies. This eliminated the danger of toxicity and supports the removal of waste and toxins instead.
- All soaps contain 60% olive oil from Alentejo, Portugal. Its benefits for the skin have been widely reported, according to the International Olive Council, it’s a precious source of
many vitamins, including A, D and K, aswell as vitamin E.
- All soaps are handmade in small quantity and undergoing cold process.
- For ethical reasons we don’t use palm oil and try to use as little coconut oil as possible (ne quid nemis, nothing in excess).
In Thalassophilia, we are currently stocked on two, Jojoba and Sweet Almond soap.
- solid shampoo for all kind of hair
Olive oil (olea europea), castor oil (ricinus communis), jojoba oil (simmondsia
Jojoba oil closely resembles the oil that your skin produces naturally. It is
therefore, gentle, very moisurising and absorbs easily. It contains a number of minerals, such as copper, zinc, selenium and chromium. It can aid in soothing problematic skin, as it is non-greasy, naturally antiseptic and antibacterial.
Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce swelling and redness witch can accompany skin abrasions and irritations.
Sweet almond soap
- solid shampoo
- body soap
Olive oil (olea europea), coconut oil (cocos nucifera), sweet almond (prunus amigdalus dulcis), castor oil (ricino communis), cacao butter (theobroma cacao)
The name “Almond” is believed to have the same etymology as the word “Amygdala.” Sweet Almond Oil is pressed from the dried kernel of sweet almonds and is rich in Omega 9 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Traditionally used by massage therapists to enhance their client’s experience, it also makes the external layers of skin softer and more pliable.
Almond oil is a mild, hypoallergenic oil that can even be safely used on baby skin.
Almond oil is light in texture, and can easily penetrate deep into the skin, where it softens and dissolves dirt and debris which has been accumulated in the pores.