Plaine Products

Refill, Reuse, Rejoice

Who They Are

It’s no secret that plastic is harming the environment and our ecosystems. It can often seem like such an overwhelming problem. Where do you even start? Well, one place can be your bathroom. Look into your average american bathroom and it will be stuffed with tens if not hundreds of personal care products, all in dreaded plastic packaging. There are zero waste alternatives to almost all of the products you use now, but they’re not always the most convenient to whip up (you want me to mix what with what?). Two sisters, confronted by this harsh reality in their own bathrooms, came up with an awesome idea for those of us who want less plastic in our lives, but don’t want to forgo high quality personal care products to make it happen.

Founded by Lindsey and Alison Delaplaine, Plaine Products is a company like no other–they don’t just sell an environmentally friendly product, but a sustainable service too. Coming from a family with a small business background and love for the ocean, the sisters grew up with the skills to make this sustainable dream a reality. They’ve created not only chemical-free, natural, and eco-friendly hair and body care products, but a system to reuse the aluminum containers over and over again. The process goes like this: Purchase the product of your choosing, whether it be Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Body Lotion, or Hand Wash. The product is shipped to you and when you’re running low, you order some more and send your empties back in the box your new product was shipped in. It’s that easy!

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Why We Like Them

Here’s a crazy statistic: Unless change happens, and soon, we are on track to have more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050 (say what?). Plaine Products is working to combat that statistic by using recyclable aluminum bottles for their product, as well as refilling empty bottles to be reused! If you’re worried about the cleanliness of reusing bottles, don’t fret! They are thoroughly cleaned and sterilized once you send them back to Plaine Products, so they are safe to use again and again and again!

Not only is every bottle refillable and recyclable, the contents are great for the planet, too! Plaine Products is dedicated to being chemical free–so each ingredient and formula is run through the Environmental Working Group’s database to ensure every product is safe and non-toxic.

Plaine Products participates in two powerful environmental certifications and programs: B Corporation Certification and 1% for the Planet. Being a B Corp means that Plaine Products meets rigorous third party standards and are a part of a select community of businesses that are dedicated to making positive social, environmental, and economic changes that impact both the people and the planet. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Plaine Products pledges to give 1% of all of their sales, before any expenses, to environmental organizations that are doing good for the Earth.

Plaine Products strives to be apart of the circular economy where nothing is ever wasted. By investing in non-toxic formulas and refillable bottles, they’re proving that business can be done differently, and with the planet in mind!

  • Women Owned
    Women Owned
  • recyclable
  • Paraben Free
    Paraben Free
  • Sulfate Free
    Sulfate Free
  • Leaping Bunny
    Leaping Bunny

  • Organic Content
  • B Corp
    B Corp
  • No GMO
    No GMO
  • Vegan
  • 1% for the Planet
    1% for the Planet

This brand is owned by a majority of women. This includes everything from a small one-woman shop to a larger company where more than 51% of women make up the ownership team.

This product contains recyclable materials. It may be recyclable with curbside recycling collections, but might need to be sent to a special recycling facility. Contact your local waste-hauler or recycling facility for details. Appropriate facilities may not exist in your area.

Parabens are synthetic chemical preservatives, commonly used in beauty products like shampoo, lotion, and deodorants. Parabens can accumulate in your body, and have been linked to hormonal disruption and reproductive problems. In studies of breast cancer patients, parabens have been found in the tissue of cancerous tumors–yikes! If you want to avoid Parabens in your beauty products, keep an eye out for methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben in the ingredients list.

Sulfates are synthetic chemical ingredients commonly used in beauty products and household cleaners, like shampoos and dish soaps. You can usually identify sulfates in an ingredients list by looking out for the most common types: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLC) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES). These chemicals, often derived from petroleum, are used to help form the “lather” we’re used to seeing in our beauty and cleaning products. When used in the shower or sink, these chemicals can flow through the pipes and into our waterways. Synthetic sulfates have been linked to allergic reactions, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss, and some studies suggest they contain carcinogenic ingredients.

Cruelty Free International certifies that cosmetic and household products are not tested on animals. These companies are audited to ensure that the ingredients and finished products are not causing harm to animals.

Organic materials and ingredients are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, farm workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Choosing organic materials eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

The B Lab is a third-party, non-profit organization that certifies companies as socially and environmentally responsible. B Corps are businesses that go above and beyond traditional business models and aim to create positive change in the world through their practices. These companies must meet rigorous transparency and accountablity standards, while doing what is best for people and the environment.

This product is made without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms. The process of using GMO’s involves manipulating the DNA of plants, animals, and other organisms to produce benefits such as an ability to tolerate herbicides or produce their own pesticides. GMO’s have been deemed as unsafe by many developed nations.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

This company partners with 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit organization that helps promote environmental stewardship. Members commit to donating at least 1% of their sales to the program, which helps connect them to high-impact environmental nonprofits across the globe.

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