Millennials are a generation that understands the importance of “going green” – putting the safest, most natural ingredients into our bodies and the environment. The more we support eco-friendly brands, the more companies understand that going organic, reducing waste, and saving important resources are some of our top priorities when it comes to making a purchase. Here are some of the many products you can use to decrease the amount of toxins you put in your body and into the environment.
If there’s one place you don’t want unnecessary chemicals and dyes, it’s feminine care products. Hold your tampons to the highest standard and sign up for Kali, a tampon subscription box dedicated to providing the highest quality organic feminine products. Receive a personalized care package in the mail each month full of period necessities like liners and wipes, all without a trip to the store! Oh, did I mention they partner with natural, luxury brands to include a special surprise in each box? With Kali, you’ll actually be excited when it’s that time of the month. Seriously.
Deodorant has been a hard one for me, personally, when it comes to choosing a green product. It goes on a sensitive part of your body EVERY DAY, so making sure your deodorant has no toxins seems like a no-brainer, but I often found myself compromising on sweat protection with natural deodorants. Schmidt’s was a game-changer for me. Not only do their deodorants come in regular-sized sticks, but they have travel-sized sticks and jars (!!!). Go fragrance-free or try one of their unique scents like ylang-ylang + calendula.
A big topic of conversation right now is the unnecessary waste that single-use plastic straws create. Final Straw aims to reduce that waste with a reusable alternative. If you don’t live under a rock, you may have heard about their Kickstarter, which raised $1.8M to create a collapsible straw that attaches to your keychain. Their first shipment goes out in November, but the reviews from beta-testers are staggeringly positive. Products like Final Straw are just the beginning of removing single-use plastic items from our daily lives. As one testimonial states, your grandchildren will thank you!
Love Beauty and Planet
On your latest Target run, you may have seen bottles of Love Beauty and Planet hair and body products stocked throughout the beauty department. This vegan-certified company is known for their attractive bottles made of 100% recyclable material, but did you know? Love Beauty and Planet actually TAXES THEMSELVES when they go over their allotted CO2 emissions and donates the money to third-party programs that help reduce landfill waste and overall carbon emissions. Talk about dedication! They also tout fast-rinse technology in their conditioners, so you can save a little extra water (and time).
Reusable Coffee Filters
Wake yourself up every morning with a sustainable alternative to your basic paper coffee filters. Cotton coffee filters like these help reduce waste while saving your coffee from the yucky paper taste that some filters can create. Prefer a cup from your Keurig? Swap your extremely wasteful K-cups for a reusable alternative. Perfect Pod is my favorite because it works with the carafe setting as well. Don’t forget a reusable (and stylish) travel mug for your coffee on the go!