5 Eco-friendly switch πŸƒ

ISHING YOU A HAPPY

I don’t always get to purchase an eco-friendly product as much as I’d want to, firstly you
don’t get much of an eco-friendly variety or either their difficult to find or too expensive. Nevertheless, I did make a conscious decision this year to atleast switch to 5 eco-friendly products that I could manage to get hold of.

I am quite proud of always trying my best to find an eco alternative when going grocery shopping, and how my family is equally involved as well.

Someone with PCOS such as myself, have to be very cautious when purchasing products, with a recent research I found out that even products such as detergents, handwashes can cause hormonal issues, which can trigger your thyroid issues.

It’s always important to try your best to get rid of the toxins from your home, and I totally understand that it’s easier to get a toxic item than an eco-friendly product. Try your best to switch a few items to an eco-friendly alternative.

Here are the 5 eco-friendly products I’ve switched to:

1.The Body Shop wooden Comb and Brush

Did you know wooden combs prevent your hair from drying out and helps to distribute the oil from your scalp to hair, helping regulate and maintain the quality of your hair? Also unlike plastic, the comb does not produce static nor does it cause friction and damage your hair.

The Body Shop wooden comb detangles and smoothes your hair while improving its overall condition. With regular brushing, your hair’s natural oils will be distributed for shiny, healthy hair.

This wooden comb has:

  • Bamboo pin hairbrush
  • Massages the scalp
  • Detangles and grooms hair
  • Ideal for all hair types

You can purchase these from The Body Shop.


2. Organyc Sanitary pads and panty liners

Since I’ve been having hormonal issues, it’s been very important for me to try my best to use chemical free products for my feminine use. Most tampons and pads these days are bleached with chlorine which leads to a toxic byproduct called dioxin, which is linked to cancer as it’s a known carcinogen and endometriosis.

Could it be that UTI’s, yeast infections, endometriosis or hormonal issues are due to the products we use during our periods? this is definitely a point to think about.

Which is why I now use Organyc (panty liners and pads), these pads and liners are made with 100% organic cotton, with an organic cotton top sheet and the absorbent core. Highly absorbent. Hypoallergenic and breathable. Anatomic design. Protective wings. Folded and individually wrapped in Mater-bi pouch.

You can purchase this in any hypermarket, I got this from Lulu.


3. Natural Crystal Deodorant


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The beauty industry, especially the personal care industry has been taken over by misleading messages and false advertising. I was going through a medical article about harmful effects caused by deodorants, the information was alarming.

The main health hazards caused by deodorants are:

  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Allergic reactions.

Luckily I’ve now switched to the all natural crystal deodorant, this is an entirely natural deodorant made from mineral salt, crystal deodorant can come in many forms, including a spray, stick, powder, and stone, though always starting with a singular mineral crystal. The mineral crystal of choice for crystal deodorant is potassium alum. Potassium alum is an antimicrobial mineral that is soluble in water and safe.

You can get this from any pharmacy, I got it from Lifestyle pharmacy


4. Himalaya Herbal Toothpaste


My choice of toothpaste keeps changing, mostly depending on the trend and obviously seeing the ones in the commercial. Did you know that the mucous membranes in the mouth are highly penetrable and the chemicals can pass directly into your bloodstream where they can accumulate into toxic levels. Many of the commercial types of toothpaste contain harsh abrasives chemicals that can be very harmful.

Some of the toxins that can be found in toothpaste include:

  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Sodium Laurl Sulfate
  • Colouring agents
  • Artificial flavors
  • Detergents to remove fatty films
  • Acrylic polymers to prevent bacteria
  • Tetrasodium pyrophosphate to remove calcium and magnesium from the saliva to eliminate tartar build up
  • Sodium carbonate peroxide to whiten teeth

Switching to a natural toothpaste can greatly reduce the daily toxic load on our body while providing a multitude of beneficial herbal properties to ensure a healthy mouth and natural smile!

Remember any natural and herbal toothpaste would do, make sure to read the ingredients.

You can purchase this in any hypermarket, I got this from Lulu.


5. Enviro Care Garbage bags

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White pollution (Pollution from plastic) is a major concern and is on the increase, this is a serious problem impacting our environment and globally.

With the ever-increasing use of plastic in our daily lives, the concept of white pollution is becoming deadlier every day. The most common disposed of plastic goods are garbage bags. If we replace polyethylene plastic bags with biodegradable Garbage bags, it will solve a lot of environmental problems.

Here are some reasons why you should make a switch from plastic to biodegradable. 

Chemical free – These bags are absolutely chemical free so you don’t have to worry about your health when you use them. And that’s not all – they don’t contain any petroleum based products either.

Petroleum free – The earth is rapidly running out of fossil fuels and this is going to have a bad impact on the environment. Traditional plastic bags made from petroleum, but biodegradable Garbage bags do not contain anything that comes from oil.

Biodegradable – Some bags are made with Oxo-biodegradable plastics, and they can be composted. This means that they will decompose at a much faster speed.

This is why I switched to Envirocare biodegradable garbage bags since we use garbage bags almost every day, it’s important to make this switch. these bags are not only biodegradable, they are tough, durable and of top quality.

You can purchase this in any hypermarket, I got this from Lulu.


 

Hope you find this post useful and start incorporating a few eco-friendly products in your home and lifestyle as well.

Remember it’s not about perfection it’s about progress, and to be able to make a difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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