It seems that the many things that help you reduce waste also force you to sacrifice form, function, and flash. Do I save gas and get a Prius, or do I go for the speedy and sporty Boxster? Do I go headlong into a vegan diet and sacrifice steak indefinitely? Do I install LED light bulbs or go for a cheaper option?
We have a list of products that won’t force you to sacrifice anything for the sake of the environment. Not only are they efficient at what they do, they’re made with the utmost care to the environment. So if you’re looking make your daily life a little bit greener, here are six products you need to try that reduce your carbon footprint.
Friendsheep organic eco wool dryer balls — $23.95 on Amazon
Wool dryer balls are a reusable laundry tool that’s often overlooked. But if you add them to your clothes-cleaning arsenal, they make drying clothes quicker and way more efficient. These are handmade from 100 percent New Zealand wool, which means no knockoff wool like other, more popular brands. Don’t worry about your child’s bibs and onesies either: Friendsheep wool balls are perfect for babies and sensitive skin. BUY IT HERE
Tranquilo biodegradable toothbrush — $13.99 on Amazon
Plastic toothbrushes and toothpaste are such a waste to the environment. But you can’t get rid of them because you need them, right? With Tranquilo’s biodegradable toothbrushes, you can keeo your hygiene routine and still be sustainable. These toothbrushes are made from natural bamboo, which means they degrade quickly. The bristles are made from natural charcoal, the latest sustainable method in hygiene. BUY IT HERE
ASUTRA 100% Natural & Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner — $10.95 on Amazon
Yoga is challenging, relaxing, and keeps you in shape. What’s not to love? Well, if you’re a yoga-head (a yogi) or use your mat for the rest of your workout, then that piece of foam is going to be one sweaty mess when you’re done. Make your mat smell fresh and new with ASTURA’s 100% all natural yoga mat cleaner. This cleaner freshens up your yoga mat and leaves a pleasant lavender scent behind, with no harmful chemicals. Use it with the included microfiber mat cleaning towel to get your mat ready for your next vinyasa. BUY IT HERE
Rosmax dog waste bags — $14.99-$24.99 on Amazon
I’m a dog owner, so the worst thing that can happen to my pet is when an inconsiderate owner decides to leave their pet’s “business” on the grass for my dog to sniff and roll around in. That won’t happen with Rosmax dog waste bags. BUY IT HERE
COOKSMART 5-piece bamboo cooking utensil set — $18.99 on Amazon
Bamboo is often cited as one of the strongest types of wood in nature. It’s no wonder then that COOKSMART offers these bamboo cooking utensil set for everyday use. BUY IT HERE
Greener Chef organic bamboo cutting board — $25.99 on Amazon
Those of you with a keen eye are seeing a theme here: bamboo is the king of environmentally-friendly wood. This bamboo cutting board from Greener Chef is 100 percent guaranteed to last a lifetime. Unlike other cutting board woods such as acai and cherry, this cutting board won’t dull your cutlery. Plus, it’s FDA-approved, which means this board is all-natural, antimicrobial, and childproof for your family. BUY IT HERE
How do you make your home green? Leave a comment below!