Happy Earth Day!
Natural living extends beyond just the products we use in our hair, it also includes how we impact the Earth. This Earth Day you can take some time to brainstorm how you can reduce your impact on the earth whether it’s taking shorter showers or donating your clothes instead of throwing them away. Thankfully, these companies make it easy for us to live sustainably and reduce our impact on the world.
You probably don’t think about your trash bags often, but did you know they can impact the environment in a negative way? Well, think about how many trash bags you use in a year and multiply that by all the households in the United States. Millions of plastic trash bags are sent to landfills every day and create a lot of clutter. Biodegradability is really important property of eco-friendly products. When a product is biodegradable, this means that it will break apart or ‘decompose’ just like a food item would if you left it outside for a few days or weeks. A lot of trash bags are made from plastic materials and do not
break down when taken to a landfill which means it could take more than 100 years to breakdown, making landfills grow larger and larger. This is why we love BioBag and their mission. Check them out here
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Inventors of S’well sought to fix the plastic waste problem by producing these super chic Stainless Steel water bottles. Overall, Stainless Steel leaves less of an ecological footprint on the earth because of it’s long lasting lifespan, meaning they are sturdy and you can use it for years, and is a less severe waste problem than plastic. It is also partnered with UNICEF to help provide free drinking water for children around the world. Not only do you get to drink fashionably, but you can feel good about reducing the amount of plastics that end up in landfills and our oceans. Check Swell out Here
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Preserve razors fit this slogan perfectly by reducing plastic waste. Each razor is made from 5 recycled plastic bags. Not only that, these razors are BPA free and won’t leech harmful chemicals onto your body. Learn more about preserve on their website.
Prana Eco-Friendly Yoga Matt
This toxic free yoga mat is made from recycled materials. You can work out and complete your sun salutation knowing you’re standing on something that eliminated waste. Learn more here
Dessert Essence Dental Care is non gmo, gluten free, and completely natural. They have natural toothpaste and mouthwash in their line and provide other options to dental Hygiene.
These sponges are made of walnut shells and cellulose which are biodegradable materials. These plant based and will break down in landfills unlike most sponges and this is why they’re one of our eco-friendly faves.
These awesome bandaids are made from natural materials and their mission supports conservation efforts. Bandages are items that aren’t thought about often, but can help
made from natural materials and they help conservation efforts
See being eco-friendly can be really simple! Enjoy your day and take the time to get outside and cherish the beauty of the world around us.