3 ways to a greener lifestyle

Before you buy into a new product, trend or brand, do you ask yourself what impact it has on the environment?

As consumers, we have the ability to make the positive changes that can save our environment. When we become more aware and educated on the day-to-day products we are choosing to buy and use, we can directly impact our environment. Some of the most recent popular changes we have seen to living a conscious and a greener lifestyle is the banning and reduction of plastic straws, incentives to using reusable mugs at coffee shops and transitioning to biodegradable plastic bags. These positive shifts are a great step in the right direction to preserving our mother earth.

Here are some ideas on how you can #green your hygiene routine!

Menstrual Options

Did you know that conventional tampons can be filled with chemicals and carcinogenic materials that are toxic to the body? Also, most conventional tampon plastic applicators can take decades to decompose in landfills. Switching to organic cotton, fragrance free paper applicator tampons can reduce the waste in landfills as they degrade much faster. One of my favourite menstrual products is, the Diva Cup. The Diva Cup is a silicon cup that is reusable! Not only are you completely eliminating the waste that comes with all menstrual applicators, you are saving money by only having to replace it once every 1-2 years!

Oral Hygiene

When a company is creating a sustainable and eco friendly product, so much thought, research, time and resources go into generating their product. Everything from the physical product, the packaging of the product to the carbon footprint of shipping the supplies and product is considered. Did you know that conventional dental floss is typically made from plastic or nylon which has been known to directly impact our wildlife and ocean and can take decades to degrade? To reduce your waste, I recommend considering eco-friendly alternatives including bamboo toothbrush or The Floss Pot, an eco-conscious company that offers an aesthetically pleasing reusable glass dispenser with 100% biodegradable silk dental floss.

Biodegradable Shampoo

Everyone wants shiny, strong and healthy hair. Good news, you can achieve those luscious locks without breaking the bank and our environment! Choosing biodegradable shampoo means reducing the chemical impact on our earth that gets washed down the shower drain. You can even cut out the container by choosing unpackaged, soap-bar shampoo and conditioner! Unwrapped Life is a stunning new eco-conscious personal care company that thrives on reducing physical and chemical waste in our environment. They use clean, safe and biodegradable ingredients in their products that hydrate strengthen and brighten your hair, and that’s right, no individual packaging!

When choosing our day to day products, we can choose to be a part of the solution. Switching to a greener lifestyle doesn’t have be done overnight, but why not start today with even just one eco-conscious investment? Jo Anne's Place in Peterborough and Lindsay offers many eco-friendly, sustainable and biodegradable products, including the products I mentioned above. We all have the ability to make impactful changes to sustain and enhance our environment. Let’s do this together!

I would love to see how you are making a conscious effort towards a greener lifestyle. Share and tag us on social media to connect @wealth.of.wellness

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