Plastic has become an integral part of our daily lives. It is a sad truth, but I am guilty of sometimes forgetting my cloth bag back home and ending up carrying back some products I purchased in plastic bags.
Did you know that out of all the plastic in the world, only 9% gets recycled? And the remaining gets accumulated in landfills and in our natural surroundings.
9 eco-friendly products that everyone should use in day-to-day life
Yes, the facts are alarming, but we also have a solution for it! Switch to eco-friendly products that can lessen the carbon footprint and save the planet. Here is my list of 8 eco-friendly products that everyone should use in day-to-day life.
A menstrual cup is a silicone cup that fits in your body. Unlike most existing products that absorb the menstrual fluid, the menstrual cup collects the fluid in a silicone cup which needs to be inserted into the vagina. The time for the cup to get full before you can empty it ranges from 5 – 9 hours depending on the flow of your cycle. To be honest, I even forget that I am on the monthly cycle mode with the menstrual cup!
Menstrual Cups I recommend:
PeeSafe Menstrual cup SaNap Menstrual Cup, Boondh Menstrual Cup, Silky Cup,
Toothpaste & Toothbrush
Brushing the teeth is a must. Set your mornings right. Rather than the plastic toothbrushes available, opt for the bamboo toothbrush that are a lot more eco-friendly. You can buy it here.
I use the Mamaearth toothpaste for my kids. These are natural and chemical-free. You can also use the Oral Care powder from Mitti Se for yourself. You can also check the Bare Necessities Peppermint Party toothpaste that is available online.
Compostable trash bags
The seemingly land filling plastic trash bags that once seemed irreplaceable, have now become biodegradable! Made out of vegetable matter such as corn and potato starch, these bags will actually compost if they are exposed to enough moisture. So, now put your kitchen waste into the bag, and you can compost it directly.
If you looking for one reason, let me give you 11! Yes, 11 reasons to use shampoo bar soap and be more eco and environment friendly. Bookmark, share and tweet this post because you are very soon going to switch using a shampoo bar/shampoo bar soap.
There are many pros and cons of washing your hair with a shampoo bar/bar shampoo. Let me be honest, you either love a shampoo bar soap or you hate it. When you first start using it, a shampoo bar soap can make your hair feel dry and brittle or oily and sticky, depending on your hair type.
MUST READ: 11 REASONS TO USE A SHAMPOO BAR
Ayurveda states that tamara jal (water that has been stored in copper vessels) has the unique ability to balance all the three doshas (vata, kapha and pitta) in your body. Copper helps to charge the water positively and needless to say when you consume it, there are various health benefits of drinking water in a copper vessel. Buy one here.
MUST READ: HEALTH BENEFITS OF USING COPPER VESSELS
Eco friendly sanitary napkins
An average woman menstruates for more than six years, and ends up using more than 12000 sanitary pads in her lifetime. The harsh synthetics and chemicals used in conventional sanitary pads put a woman’s body at constant risk of rashes, itching as well as many serious health complications.
Carmesi, on the other hand, is a sanitary pad made with the finest natural ingredients that truly offers women a safe and healthy period. It makes sure women don’t expose their body to harmful synthetics, and provides a super-comfortable and leakage-free period. Moreover, the pads and disposal bags are completely biodegradable, in order to ensure that the environment is not compromised in the process. You can look up their products here.
Coconut dish-washing coir
There are numerous ways to clean your kitchen clean after liquid spills of milk, tea, juices etc. In addition sometimes how hard you try, some of the strain remain on the surface. This natural coco scrubber is easy to use which ensures best cleaning to utensils. It gives good grip and easily fit to your hand.This is made of Natural coconut Fiber for an exfoliating dishwashing experience. Coconut scrub offers an environmentally friendly alternative for synthetic scrubs. This scrub is Bio-degradable and safe for the planet. This is Eco-friendly natural scrub. Features 1. Hygienic and safe to skin. 2. Made by Natural coconut fiber. 3. Bio-degradable material. 4. Compostable material. 5. No distinctive smell. 6. TYPICALLY REPLACES PLASTIC. You can buy it here.
Eco – friendly home cleaners
When it comes to home cleaners, you can be assured that I ALWAYS choose a cleaner that is biodegradable and eco-friendly. There is a reason for it, its made with natural ingredients and helps to disinfect the house and other surfaces without the use of any harsh chemicals. n some cases you can also reuse the water foe plants or washing balconies. I have switched toEkam Co Floor cleaner recently and its really worth it. You can buy it here
If friend or loved one is trying to reduce their plastic footprint, reusable bamboo cutlery is the perfect, eco-friendly gift. Made from 100% natural, organic bamboo, the set is lightweight, stylish and perfect to take on the go. Costs Rs 830. They ship to India too.
Buy it here: https://theotherstraw.com/collections/theotheressentials/products/bamboo-cutlery
Honestly the list is endless, but here is my list of eco-friendly products that can lessen the carbon footprint and save the planet. These 8 eco-friendly products that everyone should use in day-to-day life.
Anita Singh says
Copper bottle, toothbrush, coir brush ir loofah, floor cleaning k liye dea salt use karti hu, periods wala mere kaam ka nahi, utrus removed hai
Baaki mujh se jitna bhi hota hai, eco friendly hi use karne ki koshish rehti hai, plastic free to mostly ho hi gaya hai ??
This is a great list. I have been on a look out for bamboo toothbrush for a while. Maybe its time for me to make the change. Thanks for the inspiration.
Most welcome! One small step to save the planet makes all the difference.
Erin Taylor says
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