There’s always room to make your home more earth-friendly.
Melanie McVean, cofounder of No Pong, can help your cause with her all-natural, much buzzed about deodorant (a favourite of Schitt’s Creek actress Annie Murphy, who said it changed her life).
Made from all-natural ingredients that work together, neutralizing odor rather than blocking pores, No Pong deodorants are designed to absorb sweat while allowing your skin to breathe. To play their part in reducing disposable plastics, No Pong tins are made from ‘tinplate,” a material combining tin and steel that is fully recyclable.
McVean offers five tips to make your bathroom more eco-friendly this Earth Day and every day.
Swap Out The Usual Plastic Suspects
Across the board, there are easy changes you can make to reduce the plastic in your bathroom. Use a bar of soap instead of body wash, swap out your disposable plastic razor for an electric one, and trade your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo one. These eco-friendly swaps won’t just save the planet; they’ll also save you money.
Buy Green Products
Natural beauty care products have grown in popularity, and consumers now have a range of options for green makeup, moisturizers, body wash, and more.
“It’s especially important to consider what products are being used on sensitive areas of your body, such as eyes, lips, or underarms,” says Melanie. “With all the effort we put into what we eat, it makes no sense to turn around and use products filled with chemicals, parabens, and artificial colours.”
Do Your Eco Research
Not all natural products are created equal, so be sure to read the ingredients. Make sure you familiarize yourself with natural, sustainable, and renewable ingredients, and never be afraid to ask a brand about their ingredient sourcing policy.
Push Pause On The Power
Anything that uses heat requires power, so why not towel or air dry your hair, and cut back on appliances like hair dryers, straighteners, or curlers? Many Canadians did this during our ‘stay-at-home’ periods, resulting in major energy savings. Keep it up!
A Cute Recycling Bin Belongs In Your Bathroom!
We all say we do it, and we all have the right intentions, but recycling is easier said than done. Convenience is everything, so by placing a small recycling bin in your bathroom, you’ll find yourself using it more often. If you’re not sold on switching from single use plastics or aerosol cans, consider a dedicated recycling bin (once you’ve cleaned out and emptied the contents!) to put your spent recyclables into.
Try a natural deodorant like Canadian-made No Pong (“pong” is actually an Australian/British term for an extremely strong, unpleasant smell), and get it shipped free, right to your door, no minimum required. www.nopong.ca