June 14, 2021
Haircare, makeup, skincare… the list goes on and on. Have you ever looked in your bathroom and realized just how many personal care products you use every single day? For someone like me who loves trying new things, it is a lot haha. I always love to try the latest and greatest, but unfortunately, a lot of times this comes with a cost to the environment. With more products comes more packaging, and most of the time: more plastic. Single use plastics like these contribute to a lot of waste that ends up in the environment, the oceans, and our waterways, so i’ve been trying to be more conscious on how I can eliminate them when possible. At the beginning of the new year, I decided I really wanted to try to make as many sustainable changes as I could, and one of those started with personal care.
For me, I’ve found that when trying to make sustainable changes, I end up sticking with the ones that allow me to do good by the earth without changing up my typical routines too much. I know sustainability can honestly be kind of intimidating since it’s hard to know how to help, but every little bit is a great step in the right direction. No one is perfect with this (trust me I know i’m not!) but we all get better by sharing new ideas and things that make a difference.
Over the past few months, I have been using the Peach line from Grove Collaborative. I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about Grove before but if you haven’t, they are a plant-based, sustainable market place and might I say: my faveeee. What I love about Grove is that when I go onto their site, they have all of my favorite sustainable products in one place. It makes it really easy to shop and quite frankly, I always feel good about what I’m buying. Today, I am sharing a few tips on how you can *easily* shop more sustainable when it comes to self-care without any hassle! Let’s do it!
3 Simple Ways to Make Your Self Care More Sustainable
1) Find products that are going to last
When looking into new personal care products (haircare, skincare, all that good stuff), try to find products that will last for a lot of uses. This means products that work effectively enough to only use a small amount, so that they can be used again and again without needing to be replaced often.
2) Invest in plant based products
I feel like lately we hear about the benefits of plant based products all the time, and that is for good reason! Plant based self care products are more sustainable then their traditional counterparts due to their manufacturing, packaging, and selling processes. Simply put, they’re a lot easier to produce since the ingredients are found in nature (less production power), and break down easier once they’re used. Choosing plant based when you can severely reduces your carbon footprint which is something I know we can all get behind.
3) Buy plastic free products (aka no packaging!)
It’s so easy to forget but personal care products are almost always in single use plastic packaging, which isn’t the best for the environment since these things end up in landfills after they’re used (since they don’t break down). This is why i’ve started looking for plastic free options, like the Peach line from Grove Collaborative. It geniunely feels so good knowing that i’m not contributing to *any* waste when using their products. You can save over 4 lbs of plastic a year just by switching to Peach, LOVE IT.
The Peach line has everything you need for personal care all in convenient and might I add, CUTE little bars. They have hair care bars, body bars, facial bars (to act as your fave cleanser), refillable deodorant, and body lotion & balm, all in plastic free packaging. They truly have everything you need to feel clean and beautiful.
My current favorites in my self care rotation are the Shampoo and Conditioner bars. Each bar lasts up to 100 washes and is made with clean, nourishing ingredients that promote scalp and hair health. They even come in different varieties (strengthening, moisturizing, volumizing) so you can get *exactly* what you need depending on your hair type. I’ve been using the Moisturizing and I looove how silky my hair feels. Just because we’re choosing sustainable doesn’t mean we’re skimping on haircare goodness honey! Plus, they foam up so well, so you don’t need to use a lot to get the killer benefits.
I absolutely love how Peach has a product for every part of my routine, and honestly just how well they all work. They have made this switch so easy & I know they will do the same for you.
I hope this post encourages you to give the Peach line at Grove a try for a simple sustainability swap. The earth will thank you, and I think you will be hooked after seeing how well these products work. I know I am. I’ll link the Grove site here so you can check it out. First time Peach customers even receive a free gift with purchase, so there’s no reason not to try!