7 Eco-Friendly Products to Make the Most of Earth Month

7 Eco-Friendly Products to Make the Most of Earth Month

April is Earth Month – a.k.a. the perfect time to find a few ways to make your life a little greener. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to seven must-have products that will leave you and your household feeling refreshed and rejuvenated this spring. But first, a quick sustainability disclaimer: Switching to greener, more eco-friendly products is super important, but don’t go replacing all of your belongings right this moment. Tossing out perfectly good products is not only expensive, but also sort of the opposite of sustainable! Instead, wait for your current products to run their course, and then consider replacing them with one of these items. Let’s get into the list!

Manduka PRO Yoga Mat

Crafted by yogis and cherished by instructors around the world, Manduka's yoga equipment stands out for its precision design that prioritizes sustainability. By using responsibly sourced materials, Manduka strives to minimize environmental waste wherever possible while being transparent about their material choices. We could go on about all of Manduka’s high-quality products, but our personal fave is the PRO yoga mat, designed to enhance the practice of both experienced yogis and casual stretchers alike.

Ocean Bottle Water Bottle

With every Ocean Bottle purchase, you’re not only getting a stylish, eco-friendly emotional support water bottle––you’re also helping to fund the cleanup of over 11 kg of ocean-bound plastic. By teaming  up with plastic collection partners, Ocean Bottle is tackling plastic pollution on a global scale, while creating a product that’s sleek, durable, BPA-free, comes with a 10-year guarantee and is dishwasher safe. “Small Bottle, Big Impact” indeed. 

Indie Lee Skincare Products

More than decade ago, a life-threatening tumor propelled skincare brand founder Indie Lee to reclaim control over her life and inspire others to do the same. After surviving surgery, she started Indie Lee skincare, a brand driven by a mission to promote healthy living and environmental awareness with a commitment to harnessing plant-derived ingredients to promote optimal skin health. It’s hard to recommend just one Indie Lee product, but we really love the Squalane Facial Oil. Its hydrating power stands up to dry Minnesota winters––which, trust us, is saying a lot!

ALOHA Protein Powder

ALOHA's plant-powered powders are a smoothie superhero, complete with 18 g of protein, gut-loving prebiotics and 12 whole-food ingredients. As a Certified B Corporation making fair trade, GMO-free, vegan (perfect for our dairy-free friends!) and organic products, they’re spreading good, green vibes with every scoop. Plus, they're all about community love and supporting projects that make the world a better place. And if protein powder isn't your thing, they make bars and drinks, too.

Seek Bamboo Reusable Cotton Rounds

How many cotton rounds do you think you use in a year? If you’re removing makeup or nail polish on a regular basis, the answer is probably…a lot––but there’s a better, more eco-friendly alternative. Seek Bamboo’s reusable cotton rounds are softer than a cloud, made with naturally antibacterial bamboo and free of any nasty chemicals. But the best part is, they’re washable! Just toss them in with your laundry, lay them out to dry and they’ll be ready to go. Seek Bamboo’s website is also a one-stop-shop for all things sustainable, so we highly recommend browsing to see if any other products spark joy. 

Saje Essential Oils & Diffusers

Although we love a naturally-scented soy candle, Saje essential oil diffusers go even easier on the environment––and make your home smell luxurious at the press of a button. Saje has loads of diffusers to choose from, but the chic, modern-looking Aroma Wave is our favorite, as it’s heat-free and quiet as a mouse. Say goodbye to smoky candles and synthetic air fresheners, and hello to BPA-free, non-toxic aromatherapy! 

Verist Good Day Gummies & Sustainable Refills

You know those people who are always in a good mood? Well, you’re about to be one of them (in a less annoying way, of course). Made with full-spectrum hemp extract, our Good Day CBD gummies taste as bright and sunny as they can make you feel. We grow our hemp on our family farm in the magical soil conditions of the Minnesota River Valley, where it’s watered with natural spring water and harvested and dried by hand…now that’s sustainable! Our CBD Gummies are organic, non-GMO, pesticide free and cruelty-free––and we made refilling your supply as minimally impactful as possible. Available in 15-, 30- and 60-gummy quantities, our fully compostable refill packages let you pop the gummies in your original glass jar or use them right out of the bag. 

Now that we’ve briefed you on our favorite eco-friendly wellness products, this is your gentle nudge to consider incorporating some into your day-to-day. Your personal health will benefit, and you’ll also be giving a high-five to Mother Earth! Have some other green tips or eco-friendly products to share? Tag us on Instagram at @veristjoy with your ideas!

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