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Easy Eco Conscious Living!
In this post, I will help you discover 5 unique ways to start living and incorporating an eco conscious lifestyle at home! I will also answer some common questions about being eco-friendly, environmentally conscious, why it is important to be environmentally conscious and how to live sustainable at home!
What is an Eco-friendly Lifestyle?
An eco-friendly lifestyle is a lifestyle in which a person contributes to the well-being or sustainability of the planet by conserving resources, such as water and energy. It is a lifestyle someone chooses to adapt to, in order to prevent harmful consumption to the environment. Eco-friendly, basically means earth-friendly.
How Can I Live More Sustainably at Home?
When it comes to being sustainable at home, you are swaping out and only using products and items that are essentially cheaper, easy to clean, and reusable. Replacing all the toxic things in your household to better quality and natural items will change the way your lifestyle works. This post will list several easy eco conscious home swaps for you to start with!
Being sustainable at home can be anything from having natural plants in your home, a recycling bin, to reusing plastic reusable products.
How Can I Be More Environmentally Conscious?
There are many ways to become environmentally conscious. However, knowing how to be environmentally conscious will requires a few lifestyle changes. The first requirement would be to analyze and make yourself aware/conscious of the products and resources you use on a daily basis; at home, in your car, at work etc.
Second, think about those things you do use and consume, and find an alternative you can switch out for that specific item. For example, if you use parchment paper for cooking you may want to try a healthier, safer and less toxic alternative like silicon mats instead. Practicing conserving is the right step in the direction to becoming environmentally conscious.
Easy Eco Conscious Home Swaps
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
This is the easiest and cheapest swap you can make! Swap out your plastic or electrical toothbrush for a wooden bamboo toothbrush! Bamboo toothbrushes are less toxic and harmful to the environment. The bacteria consumed on these types of brushes is very limited, which promotes a healthy oral hygiene. They are also very easy to travel with. Once you try out a bamboo toothbrush, you will immediately see the difference from your regular plastic or electronic toothbrush. To learn more about the benefits of using a bamboo toothbrush check out this article!
Combining a natural toothbrush with a natural and fluoride-free toothpaste is a game changer when it comes to being more eco conscious at home! A really good toothpaste brand I recommend using is Himalaya Botanique, because it is fluoride-free, prevents plaque, (SLS) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate free, saccharin free, and gluten free. It also comes in many different flavors!
I love using straws for my drinks! I mean who doesn’t? Reusable straws are the way to go! I have a whole pack of these bamboo straws at home and always carry a few with me on the go.
They’re an affordable alternative to plastic straws, reduces plastic waste. portable, and most importantly it protects marine life. Another note to add is there are several different types of reusable straws from bamboo, silicone, stainless steel and glass straws. There are so many options, alternatives, and benefits to reusable straws.
Reusable Fabric Bags
Reusable Water Bottles
Not only is this one better for the environment, but it’s better for your wallet, too.
One thing I love about reusable water bottles is that you can always fill them up, and carry more water to stay hydrated (Check out this post for tips on staying hydrated throughout the day!)
Here are some of my favorite water bottles:
Washable Makeup Remover Pads
This is for the ladies! Putting on makeup can be time consuming, and constantly purchasing more makeup remover wipes can be a hassle, especially when you run out and you have a full face of makeup on. Something I recently discovered as an eco-friendly option are makeup remover pads.
Use them with your makeup remover or toner, and you wont have to constantly throw away a wipe or a pad. Instead, you easily throw it in the hamper with your laundry (it comes with a laundry bag!) One major benefit of using this is the softness and gentleness of using it on your face.
Why is it Important to be Environmentally Conscious?
Now that you have gotten to the end of this post you know how to become environmentally conscious, but lets get into why it is important! When a person is environmentally conscious, they are doing it for the greater good of the planet. It is important, because it allows use to reduce waste, and conserve the resources we have that are more environmentally friendly. Not only does it benefit the planet, but it benefits our communities and our quality of life as humans here on this earth to survive. We are doing it for the future of our children!
Thank you for reading!
Are there any other eco-conscious home swaps you have tried? If so, I’d love to hear your recommendations!
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