Remember when you relied on Neutrogena makeup remover wipes, bath & body works gel, essie nail polish and diet coke for survival? No more. The 90's are over and it's time to adjust your routine accordingly. Here, we have the sustainable, healthy replacements for those old standby products.
1. Save Water Soap by Stop The Water While Using Me
There are so many great things about Stop the Water's products and overall concept. For one thing, the packaging is on point. And of course, so are the ingredients: Save Water Soap is made with only nontoxic, safe, and sustainable ingredients like lemon essential oil, coconut, honey, an sugar derived from...basil! What makes Save Water even better is that it gives back. The brand's founder, Kaya, created a charity called Good Water Projects, and donates a portion of revenue to the cause. For this particular product, 10% of revenue goes to the charity! Amazing!
2. Surya Brasil Nail Polish
Good nail polish is one of the hardest products to switch from traditional to nontoxic. This is because many of the nontoxic formulas are water-based and the color basically slides off your nails within hours of painting them. Surya Brasil is the best less-toxic nail polish brand I've found so far. Their formula has the same consistancy and staying power of a traditional nail polish, while also being 7-free. This means their formula does not contain any of these toxins found in traditional brands: Camphor, DBP, Formaldehyde, Parabens, Toluene, ingredients of animal origin, and lastly, they do not test on animals. In fact, their colors are inspired by animals. For example, this beautiful green was inspired by the Green-Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird (pictured on the bottle), found in Costa Rica and Ecuador.
3. Detox Water
It's always important to stay hydrated, but this is especially essential in the hot summer months. So when you need an occasional break from your filtered tap water, try Detox Water - a new take on aloe water (without the pulp). Detox Water is USDA certified organic and uses ingredients specifically chosen to be anti-inflammatory, stimulates good bacteria for gut health, improve immunity with antioxidants, and even rejuvenate skin health. It is a great source of vitamin C and various B vitamins that also tastes great!
4. Bamboo Honey Wipes by Savannah Bee
Cleanse your hands or remove makeup on the go with these great nontoxic wipes. Savannah Bee Honey Wipes are made out of sustainable and biodegradable bamboo fibers that are soaked in some incredible refreshing and antiaging ingredients like grapeseed oil, sunflower seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil and more. Plus, they're easy to fit into any budget at $8.75 for a 30-pack! Savannah Bee is a great company founded by a dedicated beekeeper who is working with organizations like the BeeCause Project to ensure future generations are stewards of the natural environment who understand, engage, and are inspired by the wonder of honey bees while being empowered to take action through careers in STEM.