10 Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Products
The benefits of simple living are numerous. It can be hugely beneficial to your mental health, financial well-being, and your environmental impact. But we know switching to sustainable living can be a stressful experience, so we’ve created this list of 10 eco-friendly products to get you started!
1. Eco-friendly hair products
We’re an eco-friendly and vegan hair care company, so naturally we’re highly invested in sustainable hair care products. By simply switching from bottled shampoos to sustainable shampoo bars, you can get all of the same benefits of bottled shampoo with up to 90% less water waste and 95% less plastic waste.
2. Reusable water bottles and coffee cups
You probably know this one already, but we can’t stress enough the impact reusable water bottles and coffee cups can have! It’s estimated that 1,500 plastic water bottles are thrown out every second.
3. Reusable grocery bags
While recycled paper bags are great, reusable bags are even better! Most stores have a selection of bags you can buy, and many come in cute prints and patterns instead of the usual brown.
4. Eco-friendly deodorant
When it comes to toxic and unsustainable ingredients in the beauty world, deodorant can be one of the worst offenders. If your deodorant contains aluminum, parabens or sulfates, you’ll see a huge difference when you swap it out for a natural deodorant with clean ingredients.
5. Low-flow shower fixtures
Want to save even more water than you do with a shampoo bar? Switch your shower head for a low-flow option. They’re designed to give you the same cleansing power with less waste by maximizing the amount of water that touches your skin.
6. Natural skin care
If you wouldn’t put it in your hair, you probably shouldn’t put it on your skin. We are all about paraben-free, sulfate-free, clean ingredients that you can pronounce – especially in skincare. Look for brands with transparent ingredients and natural labels.
7. LED light bulbs
This one is super easy. Replace any of your old lightbulbs with LED bulbs. They are more expensive, but they use less energy and don’t have to be replaced as often, so you save money (and use less energy) in the long-run.
8. Natural cleaning products
It’s not just beauty products, we’re all about avoiding sulfates and parabens in any product you come into contact with. You can get a brilliant, sparkling clean with natural ingredients – and you won’t get any of those harsh chemical smells that linger in your living space.
9. Secondhand clothing
Secondhand clothing doesn’t mean second rate clothing. Cut down on fashion waste by picking your clothing from a reputable secondhand seller. You’ll get great deals on fashionable clothes from vintage to brand new.
10. Reusable straws
This is a trendy tip, but a necessary one. If you like to drink out of straws, invest in a nice reusable one. It cuts down on plastic waste and that’s one less straw floating around in the ocean.