Hello friends! Today I’m going to share more of a ‘lifestyle’ type post, and give shout outs to some of my favorite sustainability-minded products. Now before I go any further, I want to mention that this post is not sponsored in any way; I simply want to share things I love with people who might be looking for eco-friendly products themselves.
K, sweet. Let’s get into it!
1. Stasher Bags
I cannot say enough good things about Stasher bags. Consider me obsessed! I have 4 in a variety of sizes (they come in sandwich size, snack size, and gallon size), and rarely buy or use plastic bags anymore, minus for some incidentals here and there.
The best thing about Stasher Bags is that unlike previous reuseable food bags I’ve used, they’re actually convenient to clean and have uses outside of just storing your sandwich for the day.
What do I mean by that? Well, they are dishwasher safe (!!), and microwaveable. If I have leftovers, I often toss them in a Stasher bag, stick it in the freezer or fridge, then put it directly into the microwave the next day. Amaze.
Since they’re microwaveable, I also use them to steam veggies and sometimes even potatoes.
Also, the company is female owned.
I get mine off amazon, but I’ve also recently seen them at Target! They may seem a tiny bit expensive comped to cheap plastic bags ($11.99 for a sandwich bag), but they are well worth the investment! I have had some of mine for about 18 months, use them almost daily, and they’re still workin’ great!
2. Softy Straws
Yay a reuseable straw that doesn’t suck (no pun intended….I think)! I’ve tried every straw alternative in the books and have never been satisfied. I didn’t like the feeling of metal straws in my mouth/thought they were a pain to keep clean, found paper to get mushy, and broke glass straws.
Then I found Softy Straws. They’re silicone, so you don’t get that icky weird hard straw mouthfeel, but rather a flexible bendy straw, and zero metallic taste. They’re also dishwasher safe, which makes me like them even more!
I got mine off amazon.
So I don’t love drinking out of metal. But I also don’t love drinking out of plastic. While I’ve had glass reusable waters I’ve enjoyed in the past, I’ve always managed to break them. And I also despise reuseable water bottles that don’t seal completely cause I am always movin’ and groovin’ so when I throw a water bottle in my backpack, I need it to not leak on important things like my computer or notes from class.
That’s why I’ve ended up coming to terms with the fact that I love my swell bottle. It’s a decent size, a cute pattern (this one I actually snatched in a clearance bin for around $18 from Starbucks), seals completely, and keeps things hot or cold. And you can literally drop them 10,000 time and they still work. Which is very important for a drop-a-holic klutz like me!
With all the bananas I eat, you know I gotta compost. Except keeping ~10,000 banana peels and other fruit/veg scraps in a bucket all week is not conducive to a life in a studio with a highly food-motivated doggo who loves bananas, nor does it smell very good after a while.
Enter this Kitchen Compost Bin. It’s a small enough size that it’s not obnoxious, but big enough to keep food scraps in for a few days. It’s sleek and chic. And based on the fact that I accidentally left food scraps in it when I left my apartment for nearly four weeks for winter break and didn’t smell a thing when I got back, it’s safe to say it is definitely odor proof.
You can find it on their website (link above), or on amazon here.
5. Face Halo
Use makeup wipes, cotton swaps, and Q-tips to get your makeup off? Yeah, same…until I attempted to go completely waste-free for a couple of days and realized how much those had added up in the trash!
Face Halo is like a makeup wipe but reusable, and their website estimates you can use ever pad for ~200 wash cycles. They’re around $7.33 each, but I costed that out to a little under $0.04 a wash, and honestly you can use them a lot longer than they say you can…so personally I think it’s a worthy investment if you happen to have a few extra dollars to spend.
Those are a few eco-friendly products I’m diggin’ at thee moment. Let me know if there are any eco-friendly products you love that you think I should try. Also let me know if you liked this kind of post! I just felt like doing something fun and different!
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Have a great week everyone!