Originally a classic Victorian antiseptic ointment, Rose & Co. now make Zam-Buk which they say was "famously endorsed by Harry Houdini to help soothe his sore wrists and hands after his death-defying feats" - so quite the endorsement!
Packaging: Metal tin, with plastic-wrap seal
End of Life: Metal tin can be recycled
Recommended by Isabel M.
"Antiseptic ointment in a tin used to be common - I remember buying popular brand Germolene in a tin in the late 80s at the request of my great-grandmother who couldn't get it in Denmark. Now it is only possible to buy it in a plastic tube. We have been trialling Zam-Buk and we are happy with it as a plastic-free alternative."
Packaged in a metal tin
Like many cosmetics and foods, it comes with a plastic sealant wrap on the lid
Contains beeswax, so not Vegan-friendly
Contains petrolatum which is derived from petroleum (fossil-fuel)
Much more expensive per gram than popular cream antiseptics including Germolene and Salvon, however it is much more concentrated