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Eco-Friendly Household Products Guide

Eco-Friendly Household Products Guide
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It can be difficult to know where to start when you’re trying to go green. There are so many products out there, and it’s hard to know which ones will actually help. However, there are a few items that are incredibly easy to find and simple to use: bamboo toothbrushes, coconut oil, essential oils, vinegar, reusable water bottles and coffee cups—and more! These household products make it easy for anyone to take the first steps towards living sustainably.

Bamboo toothbrush

  • Bamboo is a sustainable material, so bamboo toothbrushes are good for the environment.
  • You can find bamboo toothbrushes at most health food stores and pharmacies.
  • They’re affordable and effective at cleaning your teeth, as well as biodegradable if you choose to throw them away after use (instead of recycling them).

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a great all-purpose household product. It can be used as a moisturizer, makeup remover, hair conditioner and face wash. Coconut oil also has antibacterial properties that help fight off infections in the body. If you have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies (like hay fever), coconut oil can help reduce irritation and inflammation caused by pollen: just apply it directly to your skin before going outside!

Essential oils

Essential oils are a natural way to clean the air. They can be used in aromatherapy, as well as personal care products such as lotion and shampoo.

Essential oils are also great for cleaning your home because they’re all-natural and have antibacterial properties. You can use them to make your own cleaning products, like this simple essential oil cleaner recipe:

  • 1 cup water
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an excellent natural cleaning product that can be used to remove stains, kill germs and bacteria, deodorize your home and more. It’s also a great way to save money on household cleaners.

To make your own apple cider vinegar cleaner:

  • Pour 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle then fill with water (you can use filtered or distilled water).
  • Spray directly onto the surface you want to clean; let sit for 30 seconds then rinse away with warm water.

A reusable water bottle and coffee cup.

A reusable water bottle and coffee cup are both eco-friendly options that can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

  • Reusable water bottles are made of glass or plastic, but they don’t contain BPA (bisphenol A), which has been linked to hormone disruption in humans and animals.
  • Coffee cups made from polypropylene #5 or #7 are safe when heated up in the microwave, but they’re still not as safe as using a ceramic mug or stainless steel tumbler that doesn’t have any plastic components at all.

A paper towel made from recycled materials.

A paper towel made from recycled materials.

You can buy it in bulk and use it for up to a year before throwing it out. It’s more eco-friendly than regular paper towels, and you can even order them online! They’re easy to use–just tear off a piece of the roll, wipe your hands on it, then toss the used portion into your compost bin (or trash).

Here are some great eco-friendly household products to help you get started on the green path!

  • Bamboo toothbrush
  • Coconut oil
  • Essential oils (e.g., lavender, peppermint)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Reusable water bottle and coffee cup (and/or travel mug)

As you can see, there are many eco-friendly household products that you can use. The most important thing is to start small and start now! You don’t need to go out and buy every single item on this list right away. Just pick one or two items that resonate with what you want from an eco-friendly lifestyle and get started today!