One thing we have became very passionate about since traveling the world is doing everything we can to help to save the earth! We see all of the trash everywhere firsthand. We knew that if it bothered us, the first thing we needed to do was change our own ways. We have been working to switch out as many products as we can to help out our planet.
It can be intimidating to change your household items. Other options seem expensive, or a hassle – what if they don’t work? Take the leap, and make the changes. These items will save you money, help the environment, and help you feel good! Here are a five items that we use in our everyday life:
1. Z Wraps Beeswax Wraps
We were a little skeptical about these wraps when we first got them. We had seen them in stores but never really thought they would work. We put them to the test and now have converted many of our friends and family. It works as a wrap (think saran) and each one can be used up to 100 times. All you do is rinse it with soap and water and it is good for another use!
One tip we learned is to crunch up the wax in your hands before wrapping your food to help it get warmed up. Once it is “warmed up” you can mold it into pretty much anything. We used one to cover a can of coconut milk in our cooler and one to seal a Tupperware bowl with potatoes. Neither of them spilled and they both stayed fresh! These wraps are STRONG!
2. HiBar Shampoo &Conditioner
We first used HiBar on our walk across America and instantly loved how compact they were with no plastic bottle use! It makes our hair soft, takes away the grease, and we actually wash our hair less because of it! We will say this, if you don’t live in one spot, have something to carry these in! We haven’t found the perfect container yet, but we will share when we do! Until then, a bag works just fine! Just remember, the light one is shampoo and the darker one is conditioner!
Use Tip: I like to get the whole block wet first and then rub it in my hands a few times. Eventually you will get the soap to sud up in your palms just like any other shampoo!
3. Dr. Bronner’s
When we first started living on the road full time we got Dawn dish soap. We thought that since they use Dawn to clean ducks up from oil spills that it had to be good for the environment. Wrong!
Thank goodness someone introduced us to Dr. Bronner’s! We are obsessed with Dr. Bronner’s! The soap lasts for SO long because it is highly concentrated. It is also multi-purpose so you can use it for more than just washing the dishes! One bottle will last you MONTHS. We are also told that the label is a fun read but we haven’t done that yet!
We used to use SO many plastic bags getting fruits & veggies from the grocery store! We wanted to find a way to stop wasting so many bags and ecobags have been the perfect solution! They have all kinds of sizes and the holes in the bags make it so your fruits and veggies can breathe! We noticed that our stuff was spoiling faster in the bus when we used plastic bags, but we haven’t had this issue since switching to ecobags!
5. Reusable Straws
This is our newest addition to the collection! We love to drink smoothies & cold beverages out of a straw. We also like to use straws whenever we go out to eat. We know that straws are a HUGE part of waste and we’ve always felt a little guilty about it. We can bring them wherever we go and our favorite part is the brush that comes with it to clean the straws out.
We shop all of these items from the Co-Op Market which is an online market for clean and responsible living! We love shopping at Co-Op Market because we know that we are supporting fair business practices, sustainable living and wellness for people and the planet.
At no extra cost to you & no benefit to us you can save 25% off your entire order if you use code TGR25 🙂 We hope you’ll let us know what items you find yourself using most in your everyday life!
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