Hi friends, welcome back! In honor of Earth Day today, I wanted to recycle my 2021 Earth Day post featuring some of my favorite eco-friendly products, ideas, and the prettiest places I’ve been lucky enough to visit. I’ve still been using and loving all of these products, and would highly recommend them if you’re looking to switch your household products for more eco-friendly versions. There are zero sponsorships or hidden agendas involved here, just things I truly love and use daily. The earth is so beautiful and these are a few small ways I try to protect it from climate change.
In 2021 I got my first official NYC library card! I should’ve done this way sooner, but I somehow didn’t realize there was a library within walking distance from our apartment. If you follow my What’s Up posts, you know I love reading, and now I can “reuse” books from the library. Not only do I reduce my carbon footprint by checking out books from the library, but I also save quite a bit of money, especially considering my goal of reading 40 books this year. I haven’t made the switch to a kindle yet, but that would also be a good way to reduce your impact.
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!). I discovered Blueland was successful on Sharktank, so I knew it had some credibility and gave it a shot. For $16, I received a quality glass bottle, and three soap 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 15,000 positive reviews on the website and I’d HIGHLY recommend giving it a try, you won’t be disappointed!! We’ve been using this hand soap exclusively for two years now.
After having great success with the Blueland hand soap, I decided to give their dishwasher detergent a try. It always troubled me to buy the giant plastic bottle of dish detergent that 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 $20. 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!
Now for the fun part of my post – my favorite pictures showcasing earth’s beauty!
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any favorite eco-friendly products I should try!