For today’s green living post, I thought I’d show you some of the green products I’m loving right now.
1. 100% Pure
I like to make my own skin care products, but I don’t make everything. This company makes their products out of natural ingredients so I’m not putting yucky stuff on my skin. I love reading the ingredients because I know what they all are. Their products are generally organic and all natural. They make an organic lavender sea therapy bath salt that is fantastic. It was given to me as a Christmas gift last year and I fell in love with it. It’s detoxifying and it definitely helps when I’m feeling bloated. It’s so fragrant and relaxing.
I love their organic acai berry antioxidant facial cream. It’s rich and creamy, but not heavy or greasy, and it smells delicious. Plus, it’s all natural plant derived.
When I was on their site I noticed their fruit pigmented cosmetics. How genius is that? Using fruit as pigments! I haven’t tried them yet, but I plan to very soon. I’ll let you know the results.
2. EO Products
Another skin care company that produces natural products. They use essential oils in their products so they smell delicious. I’m using their body wash right now. It’s lovely and very invigorating in the morning.
I don’t know what I would do without vinegar. It’s my go-to for cleaning. I use it to clean windows, mirrors, my kitchen, my wood floors, and my bathrooms. I have used it in my dishwasher instead of Jet Dry. It can be used as a fabric softener in the washing machine or to strip cloth diapers for better absorbancy. It works as an air freshener. It’s just so versatile and no nasty chemicals. Just vinegar. I don’t have to worry about my kids getting into it at all. Even if they ingested some, the worst that would happen is a sour face.
My other new cleaning love. Borax is a naturally derived mineral harvested from the ground. I mix it with vinegar and castille soap as an all purpose cleaner for my bathrooms and kitchen. I use it to clean my toilets and wash my linoleum floors. I have put it in my dishwasher to help with spots. It can also be used on laundry to help remove stains and boost the effectiveness of laundry detergent. Now, while borax is naturally derived and ecofriendly, it is also caustic. Wear gloves when you’re using it and do not let your kids play with it. No bueno. Especially not in the eyes.
5. Reusable Bags
I love reusable bags. I bring them to the grocery store, the library, the Farmer’s market, Target. I use them on vacations, to bring things to people. I use them all the time. They’re great and I’m reducing my plastic bag use.
We have a dog and a tortoise that poop on our yard and on walks (the dog, not the tortoise). I use biodegradable bags to pick it up in. Think about it. In five hundred years when we’ve destroyed the planet and aliens are going through our landfills like an archeological dig. Do we really want them digging up steaming plastic bags of poop? We assume the ancient Egyptians preserved things they valued. What would preserved bags of dog poo say about us? Think about it. Plus, there’s a website called PoopBags.com. (All the good blog domains are always taken.)
Clearly this is not an all inclusive list by any means. However, those are some of the green products I use. What green products can you not live without?