What’s better than your typical makeup organizer that’s most likely made of some type of plastic? One that is made of bamboo! What makes a bamboo makeup organizer that much more special? Well, in order to answer that question, you’re going to have to know what exactly bamboo is, and we’re here to explain that to you.
Bamboo is actually a grass from the plant family called Poacea. It is one of the fastest growing plants on earth- it grows to 2.91 ft/day, or 1.5 inches/hr! This means that if you sit down long enough, you can watch it grow right before your eyes! Its rapid regrowth rate means we can use it to replace items made of hardwood. The high demand for wood products has a lot of pressure on global hardwood resources, not to mention how many natural wildlife habitats get destroyed in the process of attaining wood.
Bamboo is the much better alternative, not only because it saves more trees, but also because:
1. BAMBOO IS INCREDIBLY STRONG
Most bamboo species are native to tropical climates, so they often have to withstand moisture, heat, harsh winds and rain, and many types of storms. This means that they are very resilient to external weather changes. They’re unique in that they’re strong and flexible at the same time. That’s why for hundreds and thousands of years they’ve been used as the structures of buildings. Their flexibility is especially helpful for making the structures for earthquake prone areas. This basically means that the bamboo makeup organizer you get is guaranteed to be long lasting!
2. BAMBOO IS FLAME-RESISTANT
Bamboo is made up of large amounts of silicate acid, and silicate acid is a natural, non-toxic flame retardant. Many parts of the world that often get wildfires would benefit from having more bamboo to prevent mass forest devastations. This also means that hey, if you accidentally tilt your candle over, your bamboo makeup organizer won’t set your products on fire right away! You’ll have time to save your items!
2. BAMBOO REDUCES CARBON FOOTPRINT
Bamboo plays a crucial role in balancing oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A cluster of bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and is able to release over 35% more oxygen than an equivalent amount of trees. This means we have more fresh oxygen to breathe in! They’re a super species that help us fight global warming! Often times, as makeup and beauty product lovers, it’s easy to collect too many items. Sometimes they go to waste, or some items you buy are not packaged in eco-friendly packaging. This unfortunately all leaves a carbon footprint. However, choosing a makeup organizer made of bamboo instead of plastic can start you down the journey of being more environmentally aware. ( Also, knowing that this bamboo piece you buy has helped the environment as a bamboo stalk will make you feel less guilty!)
And that’s a wrap! We hope that learning more about bamboo will help you change your buying habits. Below are our top 3 bamboo makeup organizer choices! Depending on what your needs are, they all vary slightly from each other, so pick your best fit!