Halloween can be quite a wasteful holiday what with an abundance of non-recyclable candy wrappers, single use plastic costumes, and hazardous face paint. Plus, who wants to spend $100 on an outfit you'll only wear once?! (We'd much rather invest that money into skincare...)
If you're like us, then you've barely had time to even plan your costume. With a few days to go, you still have time, so don't fret!
We've come up with some tips and tricks to help you have an eco-friendly and sustainable spooky Halloween.
We say, get creative! You'd be surprised what crazy outfits you can put together just by looking in the back of your closet. Missing a piece? Ask a friend to share closets and you might just find what you are looking for. Still in need of that special item? Head on over to a thrift store which is usually brimming with eclectic options to get your spooky and creative juices flowing. Who knows, you might just be inspired AND pick up something new for your wardrobe.
Giving out candy to trick-or-treaters? Go for candies wrapped in paper and foil instead of plastic! There are several great companies that provide allergen and eco-friendly products such as Equal Exchange Chocolates and Glee Gum. Both come in biodegradable and recyclable wrappers so everyone wins!
Throwing a party and need some treats? Save money and help the environment by buying in bulk! You can find things like gummy worms, chocolate covered pretzels and even candy coated chocolate bites (think M&Ms) to satisfy any sweet tooth.
One of the sneakiest yet biggest criminals of Halloween is the makeup. Most traditional face paints and hair sprays are toxic for your skin and usually packaged in plastic and non-recyclable materials, making them hazardous for you and the earth. Did you know traditional glitter is also incredible harmful for the environment? Instead, opt for biodegradable glitter like the ones that come from Glitter Revolution. Their products are totally guilt free and come in completely package free packaging. Need some face paint? Try Natural Earth Paint which is mineral and clay based and comes packaged in a totally recyclable container.
How are you spending your Halloween this year?
The Alles Body Care Team