Things that are sustainable that just make sense

In the past few years, I’ve tried my hand at living a more sustainable life. That being said, here are five of my favorite sustainable living products that just make sense, with honest reviews. Hope this inspires you to live a little more green!

  1. There is truly nothing on this list that is more life-changing than this one product. I used to be so scared of menstrual cups, but I was completely won over once I got the gist of using these. I’ve been using mine for two years, and it changes your period game. I notice less cramping, and they are also so convenient since usually on a given school day, I’m busy running around from one thing to another. Saalt cups come in a variety of fun colors and sizes to fit your body, and they commit themselves to donating period products, care and education to areas in need. Check out how switching to a menstrual cup can divert thousands of feminine hygiene waste products here.

  2. 2. Reusable cotton rounds

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    These reusable cotton rounds are so soft and easy to take care of; I literally just pop them in my wash once a week and they even go in the dryer! I notice myself using cotton rounds daily, in the morning, at night, and these have stopped me from disposing hundreds more of those singular cotton rounds. I ordered mine from the Zero Waste Store, and if you peruse around you’ll find a bunch of patterns and colors, and even though they are a little pricier than what you’ll find on Amazon, they are worth the investment. 

  3. If you’re an avid flosser like I am, or if you want to start flossing, I promise this floss will motivate you to floss daily! It is a little pricey, but it’s really worth every penny. You can order bulk packs on their website, and each container is reusable. When you run out, order a spool instead and just pop it in your old container! Not to mention the quality of the floss is thicker and the fibers really catch every surface and angle of your teeth. It’s also made with coconut oil, which naturally scrubs your teeth clean.

  4. 4. Shampoo bars

    Out of everything on this list, this was the one thing I was most hesitant to try. Knowing that my hair is already wildly particular, I wasn’t sure if shampoo bars were for me. I invested in a pretty affordable option: artnaturals’ lavender shampoo bar. Surprisingly, I would use this again and am looking into more shampoo bars that might be better than something I picked up on a whim at Wegmans. If you need a starter shampoo bar though, this is it. It’s moisturizing and cleansing, and lathers so easily. It’s also made out of all-natural ingredients, meaning it’s sulfate-free! So environmentally friendly too, since it’ll just dissolve when you’re done with it, mess-free.

  5. Buy it. It’s worth it. I know I said everything else on this list was worth your money too, but this razor is really actually worth it. The weighted handle, the five blades, the shower holder, all in one pack? Such good quality too. The blades switch out and you can even subscribe for monthly shipments for $9 a month. I highly recommend their shaving cream too, it really does give you a close shave while making you feel above your crappy 3 blade Gillette razor (at least that’s what I switched from).

Bottom line: if you have even the slightest desire to try one of these products, do it! They are a little pricey and may take some getting used to, but they make a big impact. These little switches really do help you reduce your footprint, and could be a great start to living sustainably!