Below is a list of 20 eco-friendly products that have proven to be worth the investment; some will even save you money over time. Go green today by making the switch to reusable, non-toxic household items!
20 Eco-Friendly Products That Are Worth Your Money
My kids have used this bento box for school lunches over the past year and it has held up great! It takes up about half of a standard size lunch box. I prefer this to other pre-portioned bento boxes on the market because it allows for flexibility.
I talk more about the kidsâ zero waste lunch kit in a separate post. Imagine how many plastic sandwich bags Iâve saved over the past year!
In combination with the bento box above, these snack boxes have been super convenient when on the go with little kids. Itâs easy to throw something healthy into one of these snack containers and be on our way. Having these on hand makes it easy to go green avoiding other prepackaged items in the grocery store.
Another great option for the kids when on the go. I donât know if you are familiar with many kidâs cups on the market, but they usually come with a plastic straw that gets moldy and gross over time. No need to worry about that here with this guy!
I use a larger Kleen Kanteen for myself. Iâve brought it with me almost every day to work and I usually have it with me at all times. I love that itâs durable and not made with stainless steel.
Another thing that I almost always have with me is this Contigo travel mug. Iâve tried several trendy travel cups and always come back to this one. It doesnât leak or spill, which is very important to me!
This mug has gotten a lot of miles over the past year. Did you know that most coffee cups are not recyclable? Yep, true story. You can read more about the problem with paper coffee cups in a separate post.
Switching over to a french press has been a game changer for me. Not only does the coffee taste better (in my opinion) but it also eliminates the need for additional supplies like coffee filters, K-cups, etc. Read more about why I switched to french press coffee.
Did you know that most tea bags are actually made with microplastic? Yuck. One simple solution to this problem is to use loose leaf tea. Iâve found this single serve tea strainer to be super convenient!
In all honesty, I was intimidated by cast iron for a long time. I knew that it was a good alternative but I didnât really understand why. I have to tell you that I now prefer to cook with cast iron and I use this skillet every day. Itâs definitely worth the investment!
Read more about why I threw out our non-stick cookware in a separate post.
Another thing that I no longer purchase is plastic wrap. Youâre probably wondering what the heck I use instead. These reusable beeswax wraps have been an awesome alternative to plastic wrap. They are versatile and can be used to wrap up food by itself, as well as to cover open dishes.
I seriously love anything made of glass. Did you know that glass is 100% recyclable? This means that when recycled, it is 100% repurposed. Not only is it an excellent material but itâs also non-toxic and a great option for any product storage.
I have slowly been collecting more glass storage containers over the past year. I canât get enough! Go green by choosing sustainable materials for your food storage
These reusable produce bags were a birthday gift from one of my sisters last year. They have helped me to go green by drastically cutting back on the amount of plastic I bring home from the grocery store. One of my favorite parts about using these bags is the questions I get from other shoppers. Read more about the problem with plastic bags in a separate post.-
12- Stasher Bag
These silicone reusable snack bags are another game changer. They can be washed and reused, making them a great alternative to plastic snack bags. They offer various sizes for everything you could think to use them for. They withstand hot and cold temperatures, meaning you can cook or freeze with them.
Wool dryer balls are a great non-toxic alternative to dryer sheets (that often contain fragarance or other nasty chemicals). These dryer balls also save on dry time by getting in between clothes during the drying cycle, allowing clothes to dry faster.
You can make the dryer balls scented by adding essential oils to each! Learn more about my journey with essential oils in a separate post.
I have replaced most of the cleaners in our home with non-toxic, homemade alternatives. Look for a post soon about this! These amber glass spray bottles have been a great addition to our cleaning routine. Read more about my cleaning routine.
Itâs no news that plastic is taking over the planet. Did you know that every plastic toothbrush ever made is still in existence? Thatâs crazy to think about! These bamboo toothbrushes are a great zero waste alternative. They work great too!
Have you used a tongue scraper? It will seriously change your oral health routine. These stainless steel tongue scrapers will last a lifetime. They can be cleaned/reused and do not involve any plastic parts!
I am not a beauty expert, but I have recently gotten into contouring and highlighting. This set of bamboo makeup brushes have been a great addition to my makeup routine.
Have you heard about the benefits of dry brushing? It is great for improving circulation and increasing lymphatic drainage. This dry brush from ECOTools has revolutionized my shower routine. Read more about how I use dry brushing to treat spider veins in a separate post.
Plaine Products has a business model that is revolutionizing how products are packaged and how packaging can be repurposed. Their products are packaged in aluminum, which is 100% recyclable. Once you run out of a product, they ship you a new one an you mail back the empty bottle. I love this concept for so many reasons! Read more about my love for Plaine Products in a separate post.
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This is another company that is changing the game when it comes to materials and packaging. This toilet paper is made with either recycled paper or bamboo, making it an excellent alternative to traditional toilet paper. This company is also committed to providing toilets to under served communities around the world.
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