New year, time to upgrade your gear! We've rounded up our top 10 product swaps (aka eco-friendly upgrades) to make this year.
10 Eco-Friendly Product Swaps
Do yourself (your friends, family, neighbors...) a favor and pick up some stainless steel straw sets from The Last Straw.
Choose the bamboo travel case or linen carrying pouch, select your favorite shade (Silver or Rose Gold), and get ready to step up your straw game! Bring you own straw set to trendy cocktail bars, coffee shops, and quick serve restaurants. Mother Nature is already thanking you.
For the past 3 months I’ve been washing my face with nothing but a plant root. Seriously. My skin is noticeably softer, smoother, and “more glowy” (according to my girlfriends) which is pretty damn cool.
The Dew Puff Natural Konjac Sponge is one of our favorite eco-friendly product swaps of 2020.
What is it... exactly?
Dew Puff is a 100% Plant-Based Cleansing For All Skin Types. The Dew Puff has only one ingredient, konjac root, which is also known as elephant yam or kon-nyaku in Japanese.
When hydrated, these natural sponges become exceptionally soft, yet gently exfoliating, while creating a perfect pH balance on the surface of the skin. Regular Dew Puff use brightens and evens your skin tone without irritation.
So, dew yourself a favor and ditch those harsh washcloths and synthetic sponges in favor of a Dew Puff (or set of all 3).
Liquids taste better in glass. Especially wine. If you find yourself outside sitting around a fire pit, at the pool, beach, or on the boat, you don’t need to resort to plastic. Solo Cups had their time and place and can stay in college basements where they belong.
You deserve a stylish solution for wine on the go, and we highly recommend you go with GOVERRE Modern To-Go Cups for Wine. Each GOVERRE glass preserves the taste and integrity of your wine. And they come with colorful silicone sleeves that prevent heat transfer and provide a no-slip grip.
Does GOVERRE look familiar? You might've seen them on Shark Tank (Spoiler: The GOVERRE founders secured investments with sharks Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec).
Did we mention GOVERRE Wine Glasses come in a ton of cute colors? Upgrade to GOVERRE today!
BAGGU bags are great for dozens of reasons, but I’ll highlight my top three:
- Chic AF. Reusable bags, but make ’em fashion.
- Portable AF. Folds into cute little uber-portable pouches. There's really no excuse for not having one readily accessible (in your purse, car, carry-on...)
- Durable AF. Each bag holds 50 lbs!
BAGGU comes in two sizes and a bunch of dazzling designs. I even used my Standard BAGGU as a beach bag recently, and it fit all of this and more!
Is this yet another bag recommendation? It sure is! But this bag is much, much bigger. You can fit an entire grocery haul into just ONE BAG.
I call it the “Mother of All Reusable Bags” and I use my ShoreBags Large Grocery Tote for all of this and much, much more:
- You guessed it! Groceries!
- Bringing packages to the post office
- Snacks on the boat
- Storing my sample sale purchases
- Extra sweaters and jackets on road trips
In other words, I think you’ll really like + get a ton of use of it!
Eco-Friendly Products Make Great Gift Ideas, Too!
Our best-selling gifts these past few months can be classified under the “eco-friendly product swap” umbrella. Call 'em sustainable, clean, green, reusable, recyclable, ethically manufactured… you get the idea!
We love hearing your feedback and reviews on our eco-friendly products and encourage you to reach out with ideas and recommendations for additional brands we should stock in the shop!
Let me guess, you want to drink more water, but aren't sure how to stay on top of your daily H2O intake. With BKR, it's easy to stay hydrated in style. We're obsessed with these eco-chic glass water bottles and have been using them daily for years!
But wait, there’s more. Have you heard of the cult-favorite Kiss Kit?
Wait, is that lip balm on the top of your water bottle?!
“The Kiss Kit began with a daydream that we could create the holy grail lip balm and somehow attach it to our holy grail water bottle for constant easy access.” -bkr
That’s right. You can stay hydrated while nourishing and protecting your lips, all while not losing your lip gloss in that big black hole that is your bag. Here's the full scoop BKR bottles if you're interested!
These cute little guys are super versatile. Put plants in them. Organize the toiletries in your guest bathroom. Add gourmet treats + a ribbon and bring it as a hostess gift. The list goes on and on!
To create the Spa Day Gift Set we combined our favorite new self-care + beauty routine items into one giftable bundle.
Shop the Spa Day Gift Set here, or individually:
- KITSCH Ultimate Spa Headband
- Nash + Jones Olivier Mask Set
- Nash + Jones Clay Mask Trio: Fossil, Kelp, Lava
- URB Apothecary Salt Soak Test Tube
Step up your self-care game and do it in style!
For those of you who commute and pack (or really should start packing) a lunch and some afternoon snacks, this jute bag from ShoreBags is for you!
The Jute Bodega Lunch Tote is both strong and stylish, made from eco-friendly and sustainable jute and canvas. It features genuine leather handles and golden jute fabric with laminated food grade lining – making it ideal as a work or school lunch bag, or for carrying your daily essentials.
But wait, there's more! ShoreBags also makes a matching larger bag, the Bazaar Tote, which is akin to a paper grocery bag (but again, way cuter and much more reusable). Makes quite the stylish pair!
10. Stasher Bags
Speaking of packing your lunch… Do you have a Sandwhich Stasher Bag yet? I use one for dry snacks, another for fruit, and yet another for makeup when traveling. It’s a total game-changer.
Stashed Bags are super versatile and easy to clean. Plus, you’ll never look at a Ziploc the same again!
Whether you’re meal prepping, packing your lunch, or just trying to keep your tinted moisturizer from exploding into your carry-on – this reusable bag is for you. Fun fact: The Sandwich can hold 10 energy bars or a laptop charger. Hell yes.
If you liked this post, you might also like our new Green Beauty collection.