Plastic-free Antiseptic Ointment by Zam-Buk
Plastic-free Antiseptic Ointment by Zam-Buk
Plastic-free Antiseptic Ointment by Zam-Buk

Plastic-free Antiseptic Ointment by Zam-Buk

Plastic Free
Made in the UK
Cruelty Free

Alternative for: Antiseptic cream in plastic tube

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."

Advantages...

  • Packaged in a metal tin

Disadvantages...

  • 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)

Costs...

Much more expensive per gram than popular cream antiseptics including Germolene and Salvon, however it is much more concentrated

    Where to Buy...

    Available online direct from Rose & Co.

    This information is provided as a guide only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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