Honoring Earth Day 2021!

Hi friends, welcome back! In honor of Earth Day on Thursday, I wanted to share some of my favorite eco-friendly products along with some of the prettiest places I’ve been lucky enough to visit.

A few months into the pandemic, the amount of soap bottles I was buying and recycling was alarming! I’m skeptical that the soap bottles I’m recycling actually get repurposed, so I knew I had to find an alternative! I was scrolling Instagram one day and saw an ad for Blueland soap, so I clicked the link to learn more (I can attest that Instagram marketing is very effective ha!). I discovered that Blueland was successful on Sharktank, so I knew it had credibility and gave it a shot. For $16, I received a quality glass bottle, and three soap tablets. It was my first order, so I also used a coupon code to get six additional tablets.

I was instantly hooked on this product! The tablets all smell amazing, the Agave is my personal favorite, and refills are $14 for 9 tablets. Blueland soap is extremely cost effective and helps save the planet, a double win in my book! There are over 13,000 positive reviews on the website and I’d HIGHLY recommend giving it a try, you won’t be disappointed!!

After having great success with the Blueland hand soap, I decided to give their dishwasher detergent a try. It always troubled me when I bought the giant plastic bottle of dish detergent I know will last forever in a landfill. The dishwasher detergents from Blueland come in a paper bag and for $14, you will receive 40 tablets. You can also purchase a tin to store the tablets, but I don’t think that’s necessary. The tablets work great and remove all residue from the dishes. The tablets also don’t take up much space and are completely plastic free! I love how Blueland allows me to take a small step to reduce global warming without breaking the bank.

The final product I discovered in quarantine is Dropps laundry pods. My friend recommended these to me, and she did not lead me astray! I ordered a 56-count box in the “fresh” scent for a little less than $17. The packaging is perfect because it’s plastic free, and you store the pods in the box they ship in. The pods are compatible with all washing machines, free of dyes, cruelty free, vegan, and affordable. My workout clothes always come out smelling so fresh after each load, I’m sold! I am in no way affiliated with Dropps, but I do have a referral link that will get you $15 off any purchase over $30 if you are looking for an eco-friendly laundry detergent!

Now for the fun part of my post – my favorite pictures showcasing earth’s beauty!

Santorini, Greece

 Portland, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Scottish Highlands

 Isle of Skye, Scotland

Manchester, Vermont

 Lake Placid, NY

 Acadia National Park, Maine

 

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any favorite eco-friendly products I should try!

15 thoughts on “Honoring Earth Day 2021!

    1. That is a bummer! Maybe soon they’ll be able to scale it internationally 🤞🏻 I loved Scotland so much, was so hard to leave!

  1. I really appreciate your environmental ideas. I make my own laundry detergent, reusing glass mason jars. I make it with a combination of fels naptha soap, borax, and baking soda washing powder. All ingredients found in a drug store.

    1. That is a good idea! It’s also nice to know what is going into soaps/detergents!

  2. Great ideas for Earth Day! It is important to protect the environment so we can enjoy beautiful places like the ones in your photos. I felt vertiginous just looking at the picture of the waterfall in Scotland. 😄

    1. Thank you! I agree – I just read an article about all these terrible chemicals they found atop Everest. It’s definitely a long way down that waterfall!

    2. Thank you! I agree – I just read an article about all these terrible chemicals they found atop Everest. It’s definitely a long way down that waterfall!

  3. Beautiful photos, and thanks for sharing those eco friendly soaps… I’m definitely going to look into them, I’m always trying to find ways to use less plastic!

  4. I’ll never forget reading the unsigned editorial that a local B.C. community newspaper printed just before Earth Day 2017, titled “Earth Day in need of a facelift”. Varied lengths of the same editorial was also run by other community newspapers, all owned by the same news-media mogul, who’s also an aspiring oil refiner. It opined that “some people would argue that [the day of environmental action] … is an anachronism”, that it should instead be a day of recognizing what we’ve societally accomplished. “And while it [has] served us well, in 2017, do we really need Earth Day anymore?”

    I’ve never heard anyone, let alone a mainstream news outlet, suggest we’re doing so well environmentally as to render Earth Day an unnecessary “anachronism”. Considering the sorry state of the planet’s natural environment, I found it one of the most irresponsible acts of editorial journalism I’d witnessed in my 33 years of news-media consumption.

    Therefor, the aspect I like about social media in general is that it enables far greater non-gate-kept information freedom — particularly in regards to corporate environmental degradation — than that offered by what had been a virtual news/information monopoly held by the mainstream news-media, including that of print.

    While I don’t know his opinion of social media, Noam Chomsky has noted that while there are stories published about man-made global warming, “It’s as if … there’s a kind of a tunnel vision — the science reporters are occasionally saying ‘look, this is a catastrophe,’ but then the regular [non-environmental pro-fossil fuel] coverage simply disregards it.”

    Although it’s a couple decades late, I believe that progressive movements are far more effective with the unprecedented informative and organizational abilities made widely available by social media.

  5. Love the pictures 😍 and the products! So glad we are now more and more aware of our impact on our environment! 100% support! I also do some DIY products like dishwasher tablets or lip balm that I create with natural ingredients, makes it fun to do and it’s eco-friendly! 😉

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