Our Must-Have Eco-Friendly ProductsMay 03, 2020
Shopping eco-friendly means purchasing products that put the safety of ourselves and our planet first.
It also means shopping from brands that take responsibility for their impact on the environment! Do they used recyclable materials in their packaging? Are the manufacturing and production practices environmentally-conscious and sustainable? Where are they sourcing their materials from? What certifications does the company have (B-corp, 1% For The Planet, or Climate Neutral)?
Do your research! We have the power to choose with our wallet!
Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly products to get you started....
Removing toxic cleaning products from your home is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health and the health of the planet. Your typical conventional cleaning products (say Lysol, for example) contain ingredients that are super toxic, hazardous, and non-biodegradable so they can negatively impact the earth's eco-systems. No bueno.
Branch Basics is HANDS-DOWN OUR FAVORITE because their products carry the MADE SAFE® seal, the most comprehensive safety standard available, which certifies that they are made without 5,000+ toxic chemicals known to harm human and environmental health.
Their starter kits include a multipurpose cleaner concentrate that will replace ALL of your toxic cleaning supplies in one swoop. How easy is that?! AND THEIR BOTTLES ARE REUSABLE!!!!
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Same concept here, avoid plastic as much as you can and opt for glass containers! Although they will be heavier than you are used to, you can heat them in the microwave and transport your food safely! Buy a variety of sizes to use for meal-prep, travel or storing food stacked neatly in the fridge!
Switch from plastic wrap to Bumblebee wrap [it's reusable and made out of beeswax]! ZERO WASTE and it keeps your food fresh!
If you ask us, one of the best parts of living an eco-friendly lifestyle is that you can reuse majority of your products over and over again! And although eco-friendly products may seem to be more expensive at first, they are actually more cost efficient in the long-term. We promise, it's worth every dollar spent!
Switch from plastic straws to reusable straws! We're especially loving the glass straws lately because you can really tell that they need a deeper cleaning.
Avoid wasting a ton of paper towels by opting for a microfiber cloth. Whenever the cloth gets really dirty, throw them in the wash and dryer. This one is a BIG one in all the Beyar households!!!!
Avoid wasting plastic bags by investing in a $1-5 reusable shopping bag [you can usually get them at checkout at Trader Joes or Whole Foods, too]. Plus, who doesn't love a sturdy grocery bag..... you can pack them with more goods and they are easy to carry!
Mesh bags for produce are THE BEST because they are reusable and they are see-through so you know what you're buyin'.
Who wants their fruits & vegetables sitting in plastic anyways? Bring these right along with you to the supermarket so you can bag your celery the green way!
Avoid BPA-filled plastic water bottles and invest in a nice stainless steel reusable water bottle. Our Swell keeps smoothies cold for up to 10 hours even in the summer!
Forget the disposable clear plastic zip locks! Opt for a reusable zip lock bag to avoid plastic chemicals like BPA and save money while doing so :)
We LOVE our Berkey water filters! They have the world’s most powerful and cost effective personal water purification systems, providing reliable and user friendly water purification at home or from any fresh water source.
The filters are gravity fed, so no need of electricity or water pressure. They purify water from bacteria, viruses, chlorine, pesticides, herbicides and other harmful toxins. *I bought the travel size Berkey and it's perfect for 2 people!
When you have a rockstar water filter at home, you'll never buy bottled water again.
Our fave period cup is from Viv For Your V, a local Boston-based, women-owned company. We genuinely love them for so many reasons, but for starters, they're an eco-conscious company... and their cups are comfortable AF, made with 100% medical grade silicone, and can last up to 10 years with proper care. (Take a look at some of their stats below!)
PS. They have eco-friendly pads (95% biodegradable and made with sustainable fibers like bamboo and corn fiber that reduce agro waste). Or if you're more of a tampon person, they just launched their new line of nontoxic, tampons!
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Yes, there's even an eco-friendly way to do your laundry. These wool dryer balls are such a great, chemical-free alternative to plastic dryer balls, dryer sheets, and other toxic softeners. Plus they take the wrinkles & static cling out of your fresh laundry! Also, wool dryer balls have been shown to cut down your drying time.
TIP: Throw a few drops of you favorite essential oils on them and your clothes will smell amazing!
If you're the type that doesn't make your morning bev at home, do your part for the planet by getting a reusable coffee mug. We're obsessed with our Yetis because they keep our drinks at the desired temperature for a LONG TIME, piping hot or ice cold. You just can't beat that.
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