Happy 2020 lovelies! It’s officially the New Year, and so what better time than now to make some positive changes in your lifestyle? I’ve recently taken the step to start living a more eco-conscious life, and I’d like to share that with you, so that you can too. What better time to make this your year than now?! Although products that I have bought in the past have not all been sustainable or ethical, I’m making a shift in how much I consume and am mindful of the footprint that has on the environment.

Today I’m talking all about sustainable products you can make the switch to in your every day life. Of course, the most sustainable purchase is no purchase at all but- there are things we use daily that can be sustainable and eco-friendly. Here are 5 sustainable products to switch to today:

JOCO REUSABLE CUP

I received a Joco cup for Christmas as a gift, and it is one of my favourite gifts by far! Joco makes 100% plastic free mugs as a way to curb single use plastic and to protect the environment for future generations. These cups come in various sizes, have a super comfortable grip and are easy to drink from. I absolutely love this mug and use it to carry my coffee wherever I go.

LUSH PRODUCTS

I’ve recently received a few products from Lush as gifts and am so excited about them! I now have Lush face masks, bath bombs soap, and lotion. The soap comes wrapped in paper, the bath bombs in paper bags, and the package I received was in a recyclable container. The rest of the soaps and lotion come in containers made from 100% recycled plastic. To find out more about these containers, head to the Lush website here where they talk all about their ethical packaging. If you bring 5 of these containers back to the Lush shop after use, you’ll get a free face mask! They’ll be able to reuse the container all over again which is a wonderful initiative to reuse plastic.

Lush is working very hard to become completely palm oil free, as some of their products may accidentally contain vegetable oil that has been made with palm oil. Palm oil is a very tricky subject however, it’s important to be mindful of companies who are working to better their products and their impact on the environment.

SAJE SOAP

I’ve recently gotten a Saje soap which smells absolutely amazing, and comes in plastic free packaging. Plastic free packaging is the key here, and so I encourage you to purchase products that are not packaged in plastic. The Rain Forest bar smells like a yoga studio- it smells amazing.

Saje soap does contain palm oil, and although it is RSPO Certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), there are still issues surrounding RSPO as mentioned by Lush. Please be mindful of this when purchasing products by Saje, or by any company. Always check the ingredients and ask as many questions as you can!

REUSABLE PRODUCE BAGS

After all of this time, I’ve finally made the switch to reusable produce bags. I’ve been using reusable grocery bags for years now, but have never made the change with produce. You can buy these from Kitchen Plus stores, or online on Amazon. They are so, so handy and let you grocery shop without using any plastic bags!

SUSTAINABLE SOY CANDLES

Although I only use a few candles a year, I’ve made the switch to soy candles this year. Soy candles are much cleaner than regular candles as they’re made of sustainable products and release up to 90% less soot than paraffin candles. Soy candles burn cleaner and are also better for your home- they won’t stain your walls like paraffin candles do.

SOY CANDLES

What’s your favourite sustainable product to use? What are some sustainable products you use in your daily routine? I’m always looking for new suggestions and ways to live a more eco-conscious life.