Drop for change!


Drop for change!

It was International World Water Day yesterday. Unlike lots of other fun event holidays, this day is actually of relevance: the aim is to increase awareness throughout the world for the importance of water and the shortage of the most essential resource. For without water there is no life. STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME!, a natural cosmetic brand based in Hamburg, already carries the appeal to save water in its name, but the label that produces stylish and 100 per cent natural skin care products, is taking things a great step further: Yesterday, our friends from STOP THE WATER launched their latest GOOD WATER PROJECT called DROP FOR CHANGE. The Good Water Project initiative founded in 2014 brings charity and development work together and supports projects that provide fresh and clean drinking water all over the world. Saving water is one thing, but actually helping a billion people that don’t have access to clean water is a whole different story. And this is how they do it: together with LifeStraw, the organisation has equipped 6 schools in Kenya with a total of 32 LifeStraw community water filter systems. Without using electricity, batteries or any other wearing parts, up to 12 litres of water per hour can be cleaned and freed from 99.9 per cent of all bacteria, viruses and parasites. 63 per cent of all schools in Africa don’t have access to clean water – one of the main causes for disease, malnutrition, infections and epidemics. Besides installing LifeStraw filters, the organisation works closely with the local ministries of education and health and conducts educational work concerning health and hygiene. Sounds good! And in the meantime, we’ll continue to take care of ourselves. To mark the start of the project, STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME! has also launched two new products – „All Natural Cucumber Lime Bar Soap“ and „All Natural Lemon Honey Bar Soap“. 10 per cent of proceeds go towards the project DROP FOR A CHANGE. After all, one hand washes the other.


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Kategorien: Projects | Autor: | Datum: 23. März 2016 | Tags: , , Keine Kommentare

Kaya-Line Knust


Kaya Line Knust | Stop The Water

Kaya-Line Knust

The 2 Minute-Interview

Kaya-Line Knust is full of energy. As soon as she enters the room, you feel stronger, smarter and more beautiful yourself. We experienced that when Kaya-Line came to visit us in our studio about six months ago to talk about PR for her fantastic natural cosmetic line STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME! She had us at hello. And we’re glad she did, because now, we get to work with her such a lot and we’ve never smelled this good and have never been as sustainably well groomed before! So it’s about time we got straight up and personal. But don’t say we didn’t warn you. May we introduce: Kaya.


Name: Kaya-Line Knust
Age: 32
City: Hamburg
Job: manager of sustainable natural cosmetics company STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME!
Shoe size: 40
Favourite fragrance: James Heeley ’Sel Marin’ and Maison Loius Marie ’Bois de Balincourt’
Contact: World Wide Web (or kaya@stop-the-water.com)



What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Put espresso pot on stove. Turn on music. Drink espresso.


What is your personal contribution to improving the world?
I try to live as sustainable as possible while spreading a maximum of positive energy, joy and love – in hope of a beautiful chain reaction.


A good deed for everyone to do before the year is over:
Just one? There are still six weeks left tot he year! Action speaks louder than words. So get going!


What’s next?
Living in the here and now.


What is the most important invention of mankind?
I’m having trouble deciding between wine and a bed!


Name a magical place anywhere in the world:
To me, Africa has the ultimate magical energy. Followed by the fireside bench at my parent’s house.


Where did you grow up?
I spent the early years in Eckernförde, later I lived in Freiburg and then I spent my youth in Hannover. After that, I had had enough and headed for New York City.


What are you proud of?
I’m proud of my family and friends. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such extraordinary people.

How do you get wrapped around one’s finger?
With homemade (soul) food. And music: play me a song (and pretend it was written especially for me) and you’ll have me wrapped around all 10 fingers!


With which famous person would you like to have coffee?
Paulo Coelho!


How did the „Keep off the grass“-sign get on the grass?
Chuck Norris?


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
Something warm, preferably with sweet potatoes, homemade bread and some exquisite wine. And afterwards some (not homemade!) schnapps.


What are you afraid of?
Not being able to save the world. And broken hearts.


When did you last try something new and what was it?
I’m always doing new things. Life is all about doing new things.


What should no one know about you?
Can’t tell. Because of my super powers, you see…


Which question should we have asked?
How I’d save the world!


Last Words: Something I really like to have. Always.


Photo: Mali Lazell


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 25. November 2015 | Tags: , , Keine Kommentare

Don’t stop me now!


Don’t stop me now!

Say hello to everybody’s darling at the office: She is silky soft, 100% natural, discrete and subtle, all dolled up and shedding a most delicious scent of limes. Okay, we usually don’t get this excited about soap but we just can’t help ourselves this time. This little gem is made by the Hamburg based natural cosmetics company STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME­ (our new client!). It’s vegan, all natural, completely biodegradable, free of artificial additives and any other nonsense and – above all – it leaves your hands squeaky clean, oh-so soft and smelling wonderfully fresh of organic Italian limes. Cucumber extract moisturizes, refreshes and soothes. Mild and natural surfactants help maintain the skin’s hydro-balance and lipid layer, preventing it from drying out, while gently cleansing and protecting it against impurities. The ALL NATURAL CUCUMBER LIME SOAP comes in practical bottle dispensers and is available in two sizes (200ml/ 9,90 EUR and 500ml for 19,90) on www.stop-the-water.com and in selected stores. It also comes in a Hand Kit with a matching Cucumber Lime Hand Balm (24,90 EUR). We’ve tried and tested the complete product range of shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and lip balms – we are in heaven! To top it all off, the clever claim on the packaging nonchalantly reminds us how easily we can be more sustainable on a day-to-day basis. Wanna try? We’re giving away one ALL NATURAL CUCUMBER LIME Hand Kit. So send an email titled ‚TO LIME OR NOT TO LIME‘ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de and stay clean!
STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME! | Hand Kit, price: 24,90 € | stop-the-water.com


Kategorien: Products | Autor: | Datum: 20. August 2015 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare