I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my sustainable quest – but believe me, it’s always on my mind. There are somethings that I’ve been researching and trying out before I wanted to pass them on to you guys. When I am trying to purchase ‘green’ items, I do a lot of research beforehand. There is a lot of greenwashing out there and I don’t want to be an uneducated consumer. I’ve bought two things recently that I feel like are worth passing on.
- A BPA-Free Better Bottle Camelpak – $10 – we haven’t bought bottled water in months now! It’s amazing – I love these easily portable bottle that don’t have BPA. I know Kleen Kanteen is another option but they’re SO much more expensive that this was an easy win for Camelpak! And we can cross off item #22 on the 35 Low Cost Ways to Green Your Lifestyle.
- Niagara Conservation N2915CH Earth Massage Showerhead 1.5 GPM – $16.88 with a 8% discount with the coupon code 2468 – We replaced our master bath shower head with this fixture a couple weeks ago so that we could cross off item #16 on the 35 Low Cost Ways to Green Your Lifestyle. 🙂 I really have to say that I don’t notice much of a difference in water flow with these fixtures at all!
I am still struggling with beauty products. (And another scary article on beauty products. . . here.) I know that it’s ‘greenest’ to just not wear make up at all, but I don’t know if that’s an option for me in the design industry. Your appearance sells your service. The biggest challenge in finding face lotions, face wash and make-up is the price. You can find sustainable options but they’re $30+ and I’m not quite willing to spend that money.
I would like to follow up with Everday Minerals since their prices are reasonable and I found out that they are a local Austin company (but they don’t have a brick and mortar shop, sad)! Their website has some forums where you can post a picture of you sans makeup, in natural light, and the staff will make recommendations for you on colors that works for your skin and then you can order a free sample of those colors. I think I’m going to have to do this since the free sample I got didn’t exactly match my skin tone. I’ll certainly keep everyone updated! 🙂
Darlys actually posted about this site a while ago, but I’ve been exploring it a bit more recently and the GoodGuide is really amazing! They rank everything on Health Performance, Environmental Performance and Social Performance – all things I like to know about products before I buy! AND they show you the price that the items are selling for! Currently they’re showing baby information and general household cleaners, health care and beauty items but the site is still in beta testing so soon they should be showing more!