One of my favourite thing about my blog is that I have this massive opportunity to make a difference. I use my blog to spread the word and make people aware of ethical and green issues. I find that the best way is to do this by introducing other options, that are positive choices for people and planet.
We don’t have to accept and buy the goods big labels and glossy adverts are trying to sell us. Money is a vote which you can use every time you go shopping. By using your spending power wisely you can help to create a better, healthier and greener world.
With that in mind, the idea to create a new monthly review series called “My Ethical And Green Picks Of The Month” was born. The posts are to introduce all the small shops and indie brands which produce and sells ethically produced, eco-friendly, organic, natural, cruelty – free and fairly traded goods, that are alternatives to everyday items such as fast fashion, processed food, cosmetics and cleaners containing toxins and harmful chemicals. So here are January’s ethical and and green picks of the month.
Eco-friendly oral care
The Humble Co. makes a number of eco-friendly bathroom and oral care products, I have been gifted with bamboo toothbrushes, a set of bamboo straws, cotton swabs and toothpaste in glass jar – all completely plastic free.
Humble Brush has a handle made from 100% biodegradable, sustainably-grown bamboo. the bristles are made of nylon-6 bristles from Dupont. The packaging is eco-friendly, the box and inside wrapper are made from recycled materials, and can be thrown out with the organic trash. the toothpaste in the glass jar contains fluoride, it’s vegan approved and cruelty free as well.
Vegan soy wax melts
Beautifully handcrafted soy wax melts by The Enchanted Clouds Lab reminiscent of natural landscapes. They are made of high quality eco soy wax, handmade, scented decorative pieces. They contain the highest percentage of fragrance oil allowed and they can also be used as fresheners in wardrobes and drawers to make them smell really nice. The fragrance will last up to 3 months. and after this period of time they can be used as gorgeously scented wax melts.this one is called: “A day at the beach”.
Plant based garlic mayo
At Rubies in the Rubble all the products are packed with delicious ingredients that would otherwise have been wasted – not because they taste any different, but often because they’re the wrong shape, size or colour. Weird I know. Food is food. Waste is waste. This delicious plant based garlic mayo is absolutely fantastic – it’s the closest it can get to my all time favourite Spanish Aioli. They also have relishes, ketchups and mayos – all plant based, all fighting food waste.
Free email unsubscribe service
Cleanfox is a tech-for-good app that securely, smartly and quickly cleans out your inbox from unwanted, unnecessary emails, saving energy and thus helping you to reduce your carbon foot print. A newsletter generates 10 grams of CO2 and only 10% of all newsletters are ever being opened – the rest is waste. They are now working with WeForest and will plant trees in Zambia and Tanzania when consumers download the app, making it full circle for both digital and real-world pollution. Average British user saves around 10KG of CO2, enough to power a lightbulb for 49 days by cutting 1,000 unwanted emails.
CurexCup offers 100% medical grade silicone gel and FDA approved menstrual cups but their hero product is the exploration bundle which I haven’t come across yet and I find it a great idea! For you can actually try all 3 sizes of cups and use them at the different stage of your period. I personally use two different shapes of large cups (that are included in the bundle as well as a small one). The only thing is the plastic wrapping of the cups – but hopefully they will remove this soon. All in all, I think it’s a great idea and lots of single use period products saved as well as disappointment over purchasing a wrong size cup.
What are your thoughts on my green picks of the month?