Making Eco Changes - Plus, Our Top 10 Eco Beauty + Lifestyle Products!
Posted on April 22 2022
“Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” —Carl Sagan
Happy Earth Day! Check out some of the ways our Love Goodly team is incorporating more eco-friendly practices to everyday life. Whether you're new to the eco lifestyle or looking for more ideas, we hope this sparks some inspiration.
SWITCHING TO VEGAN PLANT-BASED FOODS
Animal agriculture is one of the top emitters of global greenhouse gases and causes of deforestation. And, one of the fastest ways to help combat climate change is making the switch to vegan plant-based meals!
If you're new to eating vegan, start with selecting a couple of days in a week (for example, Meatless Mondays!) and then increase to 1+ months of incorporating vegan plant-based foods into your meal planning!
HOMEGROWN VEGGIES + FRUITS
Speaking of vegan food, if you're able to and have a green thumb, how awesome would it be to start your own home garden?! Gardening can be extremely beneficial to the environment: we're organically improving and cleaning the air and the soil quality while adding something to the earth.
If you don't have space or if you want to start off small, don't worry - you can start with maintaining an indoor herb garden: basil, mint, rosemary, and thyme are our favorites!
BEACH/PARK CLEAN UPS
Billions of pounds of pollution end up in our oceans each year, so while cleanups cannot completely get rid of all of the waste, it can help increase awareness about pollution and everyone can learn about different ways to protect it.
So when your schedule is free and you'd like to spend a little time outdoors while helping Mother Nature, search and join your local beach or park cleanup, grab that reusable (or recyclable!) bag, and let's get to cleaning!
SUPPORTING ECO BRANDS
Yes, you can make a difference with your purchases! Support beauty and lifestyle brands that are making every effort to be more conscious about the environment through their businesses practices.
At Love Goodly, we're taking as many steps to curate brands that do just that! Here are our top 10 eco-friendly products - both team and customer favorites:
Balade En Provence Night Cream - This solid night cream bar holds approximately 1-2 bottles or jars of night cream!
Ethique Hair, Body, and Face Gift Pack - Can't decide which product may work for you? The Ethique Gift Pack features solid skincare and bodycare minis, which lasts between 5-15 uses (the packaging is also certified compostable and recyclable!).
Gogh Jewelry Design Zero Waste Necklace - Gogh Jewelry Design's Zero Waste Project upcycles scuba equipment parts into ocean loving eco-conscious jewelry that are one-of-a-kind. Designer Szilvia Gogh was inspired to reuse discarded scuba parts. She repurposes these normally discarded bits to create pieces for zero waste.
KOA+ROY Massage Cube - KOA+ROY only uses sustainable packaging materials and are committed to completely avoiding plastic. Products are packaged in recycled hemp paper which is friendlier to our planet!
PLUS Ultra Bamboo Toothbrush - An eco-friendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes: Handle is made of bamboo, a sustainable resource that is both durable and inherent with anti-bacterial qualities that protect from germs and mold, and the Toothbrush heads are made of soft, nylon bristles and metal staples to hold the bristles in place.
S.W. Basics Cream - Sourced from certified organic ingredients as often as possible, such as organic fair trade shea butter, organic extra virgin coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil. These tubes are eco-friendly recyclable bioplastic (made of sugarcane).
Unearth Malee Bali Flowers Organic Soap - Made in small batches with certified organic ingredients and are always palm oil free! When you're finished with your soap, don't throw away the soap packaging paper! The outside wrapping of the soap bar is made of plantable flower seeded paper. Simply soak paper in water, plant, and watch the flowers grow.