Written by Sarah Huerter
In the pursuit of a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, I've embarked on a journey of conscious choices that spark joy every time I interact with them. From the unbleached bamboo toilet paper to the stainless steel razor, each swap is a small step toward a more mindful, eco-friendly and natural existence. Join me as I share some healthy and simple swaps that not only enhance daily living but also contribute to a greater sense of well-being.
Bamboo Toilet Paper
Bid farewell to conventional toilet paper and say hello to an eco-friendly alternative. Over 1 million trees are destroyed every day just to make regular toilet paper. Giant corporations pump out poorly made junk that no one needs. I switched to "Who Gives A Crap" which offers unbleached bamboo toilet paper that not only cares for your skin but also cares for the planet. The soft touch of bamboo and the absence of harsh chemicals is an easy choice. They also donate 50% of profits to ensure everyone has access to clean water.
Stainless Steel Razor
Upgrade your shaving routine with a touch of elegance and sustainability. The rose gold razor from EcoRoots, made from zinc alloy and stainless steel, is not only a visual delight but also a durable, reusable option. Say goodbye to disposable plastic razors (that contain chemicals), and say hello to a shaving experience that not only pampers your skin but also contributes to a reduction in plastic waste.
Transform your space into a sanctuary with the warm glow of natural beeswax candles. Unlike their paraffin counterparts, beeswax candles burn cleanly, releasing no toxins or harmful chemicals into the air. Indulge in the calming ambiance and sweet scent of beeswax, making every moment of relaxation a step toward a healthier and more mindful living space.
Redmond Real Salt or Celtic Salt
Elevate your culinary endeavors by opting for mineral-rich salt. Swap out common table salt for options like Redmond Real Salt or Celtic salt. Packed with essential minerals, these salts not only enhance the flavor of your dishes but also contribute to your essential minerals needed for overall well-being. It's a small change in the kitchen that adds a dash of health to every meal.
Organic Cotton Undies
Revolutionize your undergarment drawer by opting for natural fibers. Knickey, crafted from organic cotton, offers comfort and breathability without compromising style. Ditch synthetic materials and embrace the goodness of organic cotton against your skin, making every day a comfortable and conscious choice.
No more harmful chemicals found in tampons or pads (especially while your body is most vulnerable and releasing) and welcome the bodies natural process with period undies. Offering leak-proof protection without the toxic and unknown ingredients found in conventional menstrual products, period undies make that time of the month a more comfortable and holistic experience.
Embrace simplicity in your skincare routine by swapping out chemical-laden products for natural alternatives. Rose water, with its soothing properties, becomes a refreshing toner, while tallow-based products offer deep hydration without the use of synthetic ingredients. Tallow skincare and hand/body soaps are simple swaps. Let your skin breathe and glow with ingredients sourced from nature.
As I continue on this journey, I invite you to explore these swaps and discover the joy that comes from making choices that nourish not only your well-being but also the well-being of the planet we call home.