EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW
WHAT IS BIO-GLITTER?
Bio-glitter® is an alternative to plastic glitters. It is independently tested and proven to degrade naturally in waterways like sewers, lakes, and landfills so that it never pollutes the oceans. Its made of eucalyptus cellulose, and actually becomes food for the same hungry organisms that break down waste products. We are a licensed Bio-Glitter seller and only sell 100% Bio-Glitter brand products with NO fillers.
Learn More here at DiscoverBioglitter.com
WHAT DOES BIODEGRADABLE MEAN?
When we hear biodegrade we often think of something dissolving, like salt into water. If you wanted to get the salt back, you could evaporate the water and you would be left with salt. That is NOT what it means for something to biodegrade. Biodegrade means there is a biological change to the object. In the case of Bio-glitter, because it's made from plants, its seen as food by hungry organisms that feed on waste. After it degrades, you will never have glitter again. Think of a leaf disappearing after it falls from a tree.
That also means that adding the Good Glitter to liquids will not cause it to "disappear." It must have those hungry organisms to degrade or it is otherwise shelf stable!
HOW LONG DOES THE GOOD GLITTER LAST?
Without the presence of waste eating organisms found in water systems, bio-glitter is completely shelf stable. It won't dissolve in fresh bath water, gels, glues, epoxy, paints, glosses and so on. (The color may bleed in water based liquids though!) That makes it perfect for any application where glitter will enter the water system.
Cosmetics: Daily Makeup, Festival Makeup, Lip glosses, Hair
Bath: Soaps, Bath bombs, lotions, body gels, scrubs
Crafts: Tumblers, Painting, Kids projects, Flowers, Slime, Candles
When the glitter finds its way to a sewer, lake, or landfill it will biodegrade in a matter of weeks to months. This process is faster when the environment is warmer, wetter, and has more hungry microbes present. Plastic glitter takes thousands of years! In the meantime, if a speck of glitter is eaten by marine life, its really no biggie because its made of plants, not harmful plastics.
Learn More here at DiscoverBioglitter.com
IF YOU ARE THE GOOD GLITTER, WHO IS THE BAD GLITTER?
The Bad Glitter is made entirely of plastic. As we know, plastics are entering our waterways at alarming rates. This pollution causes dangers to marine life. Microplastics such as glitter, are often confused with food and consumed by animals. This builds in their systems causing starvation, illness and death. Increasing numbers of animals are dying because of plastics causing disruptions to the eco systems we rely on as humans.
Plastic takes 1000s of years to degrade, if it ever does.
Bad glitter has also been known to release chemicals into the waterways. These chemicals have shown to disturb the natural hormone balance of animals and humans.
Beware of companies selling products labeled as "biodegradable" unless they can show proven details and testing of the products. Bio-Glitter Brand products are created in the UK, are award winning, and rigorously tested to high standards. (see details here Discoverbioglitter.com)
One way to spot a fake is to know that ALL of Bio-Glitters sparkles are cut into hexagon shapes.
HOW CAN I USE THE GOOD GLITTER?
We currently sell Cosmetic grade and Bio-Art Glitter, and they can each be used a little differently. Cosmetic Bio-glitter® is a trailblazing innovation in eco-friendly cosmetic effect pigments. Being heavy metal free and 40% softer than plastic glitter, adds to improved consumer safety and comfort. Its Non-Toxic and 100% free of 14 common allergens (as with all products, you should do a patch test to make sure your skin isn't irritated by this product!)
Cosmetic use on the skin, hair and nails, as daily and festival makeup.
Craft use in projects, fairy gardens, tumblers, painting, clothing, slime, candles and wax melts.
Bath products like soaps, bath bombs, lotions, mask and scrubs.
and anywhere else you use regular glitter! But since its not people food, please don't eat it! ;)
* Note that our darker cosmetic glitters may bleed their colorants when used in water based liquids, and can temporarily stain when used long term on skin. To prevent this, use an oil based adhesive like Vaseline. This doesn't happen with our opals, or silvers.
Bio-Art is a technical grade of Bio-glitter designed and formulated specifically for general use. Its heat and solvent resistant, and can be easily sprayed, dripped, dipped or mixed into other products.
Its perfect for
Craft use on tumblers, mixed into acrylic, oil, glue, epoxy, candles, ect.
Horticulture use to spray or sprinkle on plants and flowers.
Clothing applications such as screen printing, fabrics, drop printing.
Gift applications such as greeting cards, wrapping paper, and bows.
Industrial use in indoor and outdoor paints, tile, grout, counter-tops
Bio-Art Glitter is however not skin-safe and shouldn't be used in cosmetic applications.