I'm Committed to Helping the Planet Every Day — Let Me Show You How
Being home during the pandemic has given me a renewed determination to make more eco-conscious choices in my everyday life. With all the extra time I've had, I've been able to reflect on my pre-Covid lifestyle and come up with simple yet lasting ways to change past habits. To start, I've taken steps to make my daily routine greener. Admittedly, this resolution was set in previous years, but with the ever-growing concern over climate change, I'm feeling more motivated than ever.
I'm mainly focusing on home products and shopping habits, before making the change a more holistic one. I ditched my old laundry and dish soaps for more ethical and sustainably made alternatives. This way, I not only get the benefits of these healthier products, but I also support smaller, majority-BIPOC-owned businesses. I'm no longer letting "convenience" be the reason I don't look for eco-friendly options or make wiser decisions. I also only go for reusable bottles and use reusable grocery totes for errands and outings.
If adopting greener habits is also on your list of resolutions, I've curated the products I use, as well as other suggestions to help you achieve your goal.
Here's to giving back to Mother Nature.
Seventh Generation Lavender Fabric Softener
This Seventh Generation Lavender Fabric Softener ($10) will make your clothes smell so good while preserving the quality of the fabric.
Seventh Generation Free and Clear Laundry Packs
Once you start using these Seventh Generation Free and Clear Laundry Packs ($12), you'll never go back.
Pure Active 16 Oz. Stainless-Steel Water Bottle
This Pure Active 16 Oz. Stainless-Steel Water Bottle ($20) is a quirky reminder to stay active.
Golde Complete Beauty and Wellness Kit
The founders of Golde are on a mission to make self-care accessible, easy, and, most importantly, clean. Their products are designed to make you look and feel good, and this Golde Complete Beauty and Wellness Kit ($150, originally $165) is the ultimate treat.
Klur Supreme Seed Purification Mask
This brand is committed to clean, ethical, and inclusive beauty. Not only are the products made in a nontoxic and cruelty-free way, but they are also designed to promote self-care and a sense of simple luxury. I ordered this Klur Supreme Seed Purification Mask ($60) today, and I simply can't wait to try it.
Osea Ocean Cleanser
Osea is committed to sourcing the highest-quality ingredients, using innovative formulations of certified organic, bioavailable seaweed that are blended with pure steam-distilled and cold-pressed essential oils. This dedication reflects in the quality and feel of each product, including the Osea Ocean Cleanser ($48), which I've been using in the past three months.
Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Oil Control Face Toner
Similarly, Herbivore Botanicals delivers products that look and feel good. As mentioned on their website, all of the products emphasize organic, high-quality, and food-grade ingredients. You'd just have to try the Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Oil Control Face Toner ($22) (or any of their formulas for that matter) to know it's true.