This month's favorite picks are inspired by Earth Day and are all eco-friendly things that I keep in my bathroom. A few months ago I vowed to be more eco-conscious about the products I purchased and what I do with them after they're gone. I recycle as many items as possible and try to buy plastic-free things. My trunk is filled with reusable bags, and I drink from a reusable straw every single day! Those are just some of the small changes I've made, but I'm going to share a few products that have made this transition a tad easier and the world a little greener.
#5 Bamboo Toothbrushes $9.96
Here's a crazy little statistic for you, more than 1 billion plastic toothbrushes end up in landfills every year, and that's just in the USA alone. Not to mention plastic toothbrushes are unable to biodegrade, leaving them in landfills permanently. After learning that fact, I chose to swap plastic toothbrushes with bamboo toothbrushes. They are comparable in price; however, bamboo is a sustainable material because of how quickly it grows, the oxygen it produces, and it is biodegradable. I love my Sparkoal toothbrush! It works just as well as any plastic manual toothbrush, but the benefit is that it won't end up in a landfill contributing to our pollution problem.
#4 ScrubBEE Body Brush $9.99
To know me is to know that I love supporting local businesses, especially women-owned businesses. I am all about supporting mama's who are hustling to provide for their families. That's just one of the reasons I love the Scrubbee Body Brush. The brand behind the Scrubbee is Big Bee Little Bee, and the founder, Amy is as sweet as honey. Plus, she designed an adorable and eco-friendly body scrubber that is not only great for kiddos but parents as well! I use the Scrubbee every time I shower, so daily. It gently exfoliates the skin but is cute enough that kids want to get in on the scrubbing action too.
#3 Tampax Menstrual Cup $39.97
Traditional feminine hygiene products are laden with synthetic ingredients and chemicals that can be harmful to your body, reproductive health, weakened immune system, and such. After learning about the potential dangers, I was facing month-after-month I decided to make a switch. Thankfully there are alternative options like menstrual cups that are made from hypo-allergenic material (mostly silicone). Another reason I am loving my menstrual cup these days is due to its reusable nature. They are better for the environment keeping them out of landfills and using less natural resources than the traditional products. Now, the be frank things can get a little messy, but the pros outweigh the cons, promise!
#2 EcoTools Brush Kit $12.99
I have been using EcoTools makeup brushes for years. Not only are they made from renewable bamboo, cruelty-free, made from recyclable materials and tree-free packaging. Okay, they hit all the major marks for eco-friendly. On top of all that goodness, is the quality you get for the price you pay. Come on; the set below has 5 brushes for under $13! My collection of EcoTools has lasted me years, I'm talking 5+, and they're still in excellent working condition. If you haven't tried them yet, they have my stamp of approval.
#1 Makeup Eraser Original Pink $20
Started from the bottom now we're here... Sorry, sometimes I can't help myself. We have made it to my #1 pick for April. This pink beauty garners the top spot because it deserves it. I've owned my O.G. MakeUp Eraser for over a decade. I have to admit it's time for a new one, but ladies this thing has stood the test of time. Say goodbye to throw away makeup wipes and hello to your new makeup removing BFF. You know that quote by William Shakespeare, "though she be but tiny, she is fierce," oh yeah, I just quoted Shakespeare for this little gem. I'm not kidding; this reusable makeup wipe will remove the toughest of makeup build up while being gentle on the skin. Do yourself a favor and pick one of these up. It'll save you big bucks down the road from those throwaway makeup wipes and the environment. Talk about a win-win!
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