Meet Bridget Rose of PearlBar
It’s not every day that we encounter a brand that is passionate about saving the planet from the harmful effects of plastic overload. Nowadays, it’s easier to do our part and take responsibility to help the environment by purchasing eco-friendly and biodegradable products. Previously, natural and eco-friendly products were difficult to find, however they are now easily available online and in supermarkets. These natural and eco-friendly products are ultimately good for our health as they contain only plant-based ingredients and no chemical nasties!
PearlBar is a widely known Multi-awarded winning brand that expertly harness organic ingredients to create super safe and super effective oral care products. PearlBar uses sustainable and environment-friendly ingredients including activated charcoal that whiten teeth safely. We are particularly excited about their powerful teeth whitening toothpaste that has proven to whiten pearly whites naturally, as well as their unique bamboo + charcoal toothbrush. These products harness the powerful benefits of charcoal to provide a safe and effective alternative to whitening teeth. Let’s hear more from the founder of PearlBar, the lovely Ms. Bridget Rose.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a Sunshine Coast gal who loves nothing more than a vegetarian lifestyle and all the benefits that go along with it. I’m openly obsessed with animals (any weird cat/dog/ dolphin/whatever people, enquire within!). I’m passionate about people (change-makers particularly), environmental sustainability and philanthropy. I also have a background in teeth whitening, sales and retail.
Q: When did your passion in this area begin?
I was a teeth whitening technician on cruise ships in 2008 and really enjoyed my clients’ satisfaction and boost in confidence! Once I discovered all of the natural and eco-friendly alternatives, I saw a future for PearlBar.
Q: What was the initial inspiration to launch your business?
Our take-home toothbrushes were super popular as soon as they were launched, and it struck me that the oral care industry was in dire need of an overhaul. As it stands, traditional plastic products can be unsafe and environmentally damaging. Somehow, we seem to have overlooked so many incredibly effective natural remedies and teeth whitening agents that have been used and loved for thousands and thousands of years. I, for one, am here to help them make a comeback. Enter PearlBar.
Q: How long have you been in business?
My little babe that is PearlBar was born in 2015.
Q: What ingredients are used in your products and why do they give such effective results?
Charcoal is the key ingredient in our range. Activated charcoal is one of nature’s most powerful cleaning agents. Dating back as far as 30,000BC, it has been used as a natural absorbent, as well as an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent. It detoxifies and deoderises your mouth and balances PH levels while absorbing odour.
It’s not only your best friend for teeth whitening, either. For centuries, charcoal has also been used to remedy skin complications, gas and bloating, digestive issues, body mould, and to otherwise detox the body (hello, hangover cure). PearlBar is proud to have harnessed this natural wonder to take care of your pearly whites.
Q: What sets PearlBar apart from the standard?
Our charity focus, eco-friendly products and natural teeth whitening benefits, along with modern and chic packaging and branding.
Q: What are your favourite eco conscious ingredients to work with?
Charcoal and bamboo!
Q: Can you share an oral health tip you think every woman should know?
I love oil pulling! It’s a great add-on, on top of brushing and flossing. 15 minutes of oil pulling with coconut oil in the morning also helps whiten pearls and gives me the freshest breath all day!
Q: Where are you located?
Q: Who works in the business with you?
I mainly run it solo, but have a great team of contractors around me when jobs come up.
Q: Does your business donate any money to charities?
Yes! 10% of profits to charity
Q: Is your packaging biodegradable? Or is there any way that purchasing your product will help the earth or our society in any extra way?
Most of it is, we’re always looking for even better and more environmentally friendly alternatives.
Q: We adore your packaging and branding! Tell us what inspires your creative direction?
The reason I was so passionate about PearlBar to begin with (once I tried and loved the products) is the opportunity to take an otherwise boring product and deliver it to our amazing #changemakers in a fun and ‘Instagram-able’ way!
Q: Do you have any exciting new projects for the near future that you can share with us?
Yes, always! We’re looking forward to introducing new products and partners in 2018! Stay tuned!
AWARDS / RECOGNITION:
Q: Tell us about any product awards you have won.
Editor’s choice by The Beauty Shortlist Award 2017, Product Of The Year award by the Natural And Organic Awards Europe 2017, Bronze Green Beauty Award 2017.
Q: Can you tell us about a memorable moment you had while in business? Or an unusually funny moment?
Oh my, there are many cringe moments. Packaging updates with spelling mistakes and missing barcodes is always embarrassing!
Our team at Love Thyself know you will love PearlBar products as much as we do! You can discover more about the products by clicking here.
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