Glitter Nymph

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Announcement    All orders are shipped with 100% recycled and biodegradable materials and we are currently in the process of shifting to 100% biodegradable (even is anerobic landfill conditions) packaging!


Last updated on Mar 25, 2020

All orders are shipped with 100% recycled and biodegradable materials and we are currently in the process of shifting to 100% biodegradable (even is anerobic landfill conditions) packaging!


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About GlitterNymph

Sales 1,358
On Etsy since 2018

Affordable biodegradable and compostable glitter mixes and botanical crafts

*7% of all profits go to a different environmental nonprofit organization each month*
This month (12/2019): Save the Redwoods League

Compostable vs. Biodegradable:
The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not necessarily the same- The main difference between “biodegradable” and “compostable” is the presence of oxygen in the breakdown process.

“Biodegradable means that a product can break down WITHOUT oxygen and turn into carbon dioxide, water and biomass “within a reasonable amount of time.” Biodegradable Glitter is made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus tree cellulose.  It can degrade in nature within several months and is deemed “Ocean Safe.” The Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE- the world’s first glitter that is 100% plastic free and certified biodegradable.
Plant-based, ocean safe, desert safe, environmentally SAFE! OK Biodegradable WATER Certification guarantees biodegradation in all natural freshwater environments- it breaks down like a leaf!This is the glitter that shows the least impact on the environment and is the best option, especially if you (or your clients) intend on wearing it in, or around, natural water environments.

Compostable, on the other hand, means that a product can break down into carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds and biomass in small pieces in a short period (about 90 days), WITH the presence of oxygen.”
While Plant-Based Compostable glitter does address some of the concerns and is a step in the right direction, it is not the ideal eco friendly product that I hoped to offer as it leaves a very teeny tiny fraction of those inorganic compounds behind in some environments. It is made with renewable resources, can degrade in an appropriate environment, and has a shorter lifespan than plastic.  When compostable Glitter is washed down the drain it’s sent to a wastewater treatment plant where it will then be filtered and treated at an industrial compost facility and returned to nature. But, it still (eventually and slowly) degrades naturally if it falls into the dirt- as long as it has moisture, oxygen, agitation/heat and the right microorganisms. This glitter will break down extremely slowly, if at all, given the conditions of landfills which are designed to block all of these things out.
These are 1:1 ratio blends of each of the previously mentioned glitter types. These ultimately cut down on the amount compostable particles that naturally fall as we go about our sparkly business. I would still not recommend wearing them directly into freshwater systems or oceans as they do not break down as fast as the pure biodegradable range. These offer a slightly more environmentally friendly option without sacrificing the beautiful iridescence, holographic flashes and special shapes that we love. Eventually, all compostable mixes will make the shift to 50/50 blends. 💚
You can now find the shop separated into sections “Plant-based Compostable Glitter” “Pure Biodegradable Glitter” and “50/50 Biodegradable/Compostable Glitter”

Not only is micro-plastic bad for the environment but it’s also bad for your skin. This plant-based glitter is the perfect solution! My goal is to make environmentally friendly glitter a more accessible and affordable option, so that maybe one day we can make this the standard. Because let’s face it, we love glitter!! Buuut we can also love our planet at the same time 💗

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