“Everything can be done sustainably.”
I’m quoting myself here, because I say this all of the time to anyone who will listen. Now, it is time to back this statement up with proof. I’ll be sharing some of the Green Products to Try to help you “Become Green” with your actions and the things you purchase and use. Volume 1 includes some great recent green + sustainable hygiene finds. After reading this, none of us will have an excuse for continuing to use toxic underarm deodorant, ineffective hand sanitizer, or toothbrushes that make up a large portion of the pollution that litters the bottom of ocean. Keep reading to see what I mean!
Miss me with the toxic aluminum that may have links to breast cancer (no official study has proven this to be true, but I’d rather use a natural derived deodorant to reduce any worries). Also, I just hate deodorant that never comes off of me – regular brand deodorants require too much work (scrubbing, exfoliants) to remove the film they create under my arms. So, I turned to natural deodorants a few years ago. They, however, can be difficult to deal with and some brands (not all) required multiple applications throughout the day. Its unfortunate that aluminum, aluminum is the ingredient that keeps you dry. This fresh powder scented deodorant uses recycled* aluminum to provide a constant dryness under your arms, which help eliminate odor, as well.
This hand sanitizer uses natural, non-GMO alcohol to get your hands clean, and it uses plant extracts and essential oils to leave your hands smelling great (and not in a phony synthetic way) and moisturized. If you’re sensitive to strong smells, this hand sanitizer is for you! Seriously, it doesn’t dry your hands out! I had stopped using those generic hand sanitizers from the check out line and the super scented ones from the bath stores because they all smell too loudly and they leave my hands really dry and ashy. I’m so glad I found this Everyone Hand Sanitizer at Whole Foods! I hope you try it, too.
This toothbrush is made from recycle yogurt cups with fresh, new nylon bristles. Why does that matter? Because millions of pounds of toothbrushes end up polluting the oceans. Along with all of the other plastic that we create and waste, it harms and kills marine life, washes up on shore, and disrupt wildlife on land from there. If not the ocean, toothbrushes and other plastic fill landfills and leak pollutants into the ground and eventually into the entire atmosphere. Yes, something as simple as the plastic we use is causing more harm than we care to face or admit. This toothbrush (along with other brands with the same mission) is helping to change it. Not only does Preserve make sustainable toothbrushes, but they have a recycling program to help you avoid throwing away the toothbrushes you purchase from them. You can send in any #5 plastic, which is a very difficult plastic to recycle, to their “Gimme 5” recycling program.
So there it is! 3 ways that you can green up your lifestyle in easy, effective steps. Purchase a recycled toothbrush, use natural hand sanitizer, and use an antiperspirant deodorant that uses recycled aluminum and natural ingredients.
I’ll be sharing more natural, green and eco-friendly home and hygiene products with you in hopes that you try them and help make a difference in your life and the world as a whole. If you have any random “green” questions, leave them in the comments below or find my info via my contact page.
xoxo, dolls & dudes