Spring is here!
The sun is shining longer and then days feel warmer. Naturally from being inside all winter (and through a lockdown if you are in Ontario, Canada), you have an undeniable urge to make everything in your home feel fresh and new for the new season.
Spring is about starting fresh and trying something new, whether it be spicing up your living space or updating your self care routine.
Here are 6 swaps to live more sustainably this Spring:
1. Coconut Soy Candle
Freshen your home with an eco-friendly candle. Look for paraben - free and phthalate-free candles with a cotton or wood wick. We are currently burning LOHN's Lato Candle and Seventh & Oak's Asana Candle.
2. Laundry Detergent Eco-Strips
Ditch the plastic and opt for detergent strips that are made with safe and natural ingredients. We are crushing on Good Juju's Lavender Bloom Laundry Detergent Eco-Strips. There eco-strips works in all washing machines and are free from parabens, phosphates, added dyes, chlorine bleach, 1,4 dioxane, SLS, animals products and formaldehyde. Are you convinced to make the switch?
3. Eco-Friendly Claw Clips
Spice up your half up half down hairstyle with an eco-friendly hair claw clip. Look for claw clips make with cellulose acetate, a high quality, natural material that is a great alternative to plastic. Try our (Siena Vida) eco-friendly Claw Clips, we also plant a tree with every order!
4. Swimwear Made with Recycled Water Bottles
Sunny days call for beach vacations and summer pool parties. Why not spice up your swimwear with a suit made from recycled water bottles. We are eyeing Londre's The Minimalist one-piece suit. This suit is made with a minimum of 6 recycled water bottles and ethically made in Vancouver, Canada.
5. Biodegradable Sunglasses
Say bye bye to plastic eyewear. Protect your eyes with stylish and sustainable sunglasses.
We are crushing on SWWAY Sunglasses, their frames produce 33% less CO2 emissions, 34% less water usage and 82% less waste compared to conventional sunglasses and packaging. They also believe in a Circular Responsibility Economy. You can return your old frames and lenses to them to be recycled or up-cycled into new products!
6. Reusable Swedish Dish Clothes
Did you know that "more than 5 billion pounds of paper towels are used each year amounting to 15 pounds – the equivalent of 50 rolls – per person, per year" (source: loveyourplanet.ca).
We are loving Ten & Co's Sponge Clothes, they come in a variety of patterns making them cute and sustainable for your home.
What's your favourite eco-friendly swap you will be trying this Spring? Let us know in the comments! Happy Spring!