Ways to be more eco-friendly

The average american produces about 8 tons of trash every year. We are always looking for easy and simple ways to be more environmentally friendly. Most of our trash can be greatly reduced with these simple steps! 

Get rid of your plastic bags and replace them with canvas bags.

Instead of using packed tea, you can buy tea in bulk. Store your tea and berries in mason jars instead in plastic and aluminum foil.

One billion plastic toothbrushes ends up either in the ocean or in landfills. Recycle your plastic toothbrush and replace it with a compostable bamboo toothbrush. The only downside is that most of the brissles are made of nylon. So when you are going to change you brush you need to soak it in warm water for about 24 hours.

Its nice to know everything that goes into your body, therefore we use a recyclable natural, vegan, organic and cruelty free toothpaste from Sarakan!

Everything you put on your body, goes into your bloodstream. Oils are the best moisturizers out there! Its super cheap and natural. Make sure you buy your oils in glass containers and bottles.

Studies have shown that the conventional deodorant you buy at the drugstore can trigger cancer. "Salt of the earth" is suitable for vegans and is cruelty free! It contains only two ingredients which is Potassium and Alum (a natural mineral salt)

And don't forget to buy fruits and veggies in season from your local farmers market!

(Photos by: Martine A. Hess)