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5 Low-Waste Products I’ve Been Loving Lately

While I am by no means a zero-waste master I’ve been trying to adopt more environmentally sustainable habits. I’m blessed with two awesome zero-waste shops and other local businesses in my city that make it super easy to find products that help me with that goal. Some of these products I’ve been using are old favorites and some I’ve recently started using but all are awesome!


Safety Razor

No razor burn, blades are $0.60 each and they last twice as long so basically safety razors are the closest thing possible to a perfect shaving experience. I got mine from Target for $10.

Please note proper disposal of razor blades is super important or the people handling your trash could be seriously injured and many cities won’t recycle them because of the health hazard. Buy a blade bank like *this one on Amazon, and put all of your old blades in it when you’re done with them so no one gets hurt.


Hard Lotion

My family has been using MadeOn for years and I’ve talked about their products before (their *tinted lip balm in crimson rose is amazing) but my skin has been irrationally sensitive lately and I haven’t been able to use many lotions so I have re-realized (is that a word?) how much I love their hard lotion.  The *citrus scent is my favorite but their classic *Bee Silk comes in a larger family size and once you have the tin you can just buy refill bars.


Bamboo Utensils

I’m pretty good about carrying a reusable mug with me, and packing silverware when I take a lunch but up until I bought these utensils I still used plastic utensils when I ate out somewhere that didn’t offer dine-in utensils, or I got take-out. The fork is a little weird and I don’t really use the straw but I have been loving this kit nonetheless. The next step is bringing reusable take-out containers with me to restaurants but I’m taking it one step at a time. I bought my set at the Conscious Living Shop in Pikes Peak Market. If you live in the Pikes Peak Region Weighstead also carries reusable utensils. If not, Package Free Shop also carries resuable utensils and ships anywhere in the USA.


Roll-On Perfume

Rocky Mountain Soap Market is one of my favorite local businesses so I was excited when I saw that they have an expanded collection of roll-on fragrances. They are made with really healthy ingredients and smell awesome! The packaging is simple enough you could take it apart and recycle the pieces or whenever I bring in empty containers of their products they are happy to refill them for me and sometimes I get a discount!


Waxed Cotton Food Wraps

These awesome food wraps are like plastic wrap or aluminum foil but better. Just warm them up in your hands and use them to cover any leftover food. I’ve also found that they keep my food fresh for way longer than any other food storage methods I’ve tried. I got mine in a pack of 3 for $8.99 at Trader Joes but if you don’t have one near you Abeego carries them in several sizes!

What earth-friendly habits have you been implementing? Tell me in the comments!


Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t truly think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

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