The first week of July is Clean Beaches Week, a celebration started by the Clean Beaches Coalition to recognize the importance of keeping our shores clean and highlighting simple ways this can be achieved.
As a brand that’s clean in both name and nature—and the creators of beach-ready scents like CLEAN CLASSIC Sunshine—we’re excited to honor this special week by sharing our top tips for making your next beach day a low-impact, eco-friendly one.
Consider Your Carbon Footprint
Did you know our box supplier is a carbon-neutral print facility? Follow in its (environmentally light!) footsteps and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions next time you visit the beach. Use public transportation, bike, or carpool with friends or family to your destination and, when you get there, enjoy carbon-neutral activities like swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking.
Respect Marine Life
No animals were harmed in the making of our vegan and cruelty-free perfumes and we believe a day at the beach can be just the same! It’s best to leave any rocks as they are to avoid disturbing the animals who live there, and try not to touch coral or fish while swimming.
Say “No” To Harmful Ingredients
A day by the shore calls for plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s rays, as well as a refreshing shower afterward to wash away the salt and sand. However, it’s important to make sure the sunscreen, shampoo, and soap you use don’t contain parabens as they can damage our oceans and the animals that call it home. To enjoy a clean and safe trip, check out our No-To List for a rundown of ingredients we avoid to keep people and the planet healthy.
Water is a precious resource, a fact we’re acutely aware of as our CLEAN RESERVE Solar Bloom scent helps fund a program that provides safe drinking water to the Haitian farming community that harvests its Vetiver note. In light of this, we recommend reducing your post-beach shower time, whether that’s in an outdoor shower by the shore or at home.
Leave No Trace
Make this your beach day mantra! While we know you won’t forget to take your favorite CLEAN travel scent home with you, the litter generated while spending time by the water may be accidentally left behind. When packing up at the end of the day, take a second glance around to make sure you’ve grabbed everything you brought with you—footsteps on the sand should be the only thing remaining!