I have always loved doing my part with reducing and reusing whatever I can! Even when it comes to our beauty, I have switched my son over to natural deodorant! I will also buy natural toothpaste and hair products when my budget allows. We share 4 ways to reuse and reduce, all of which are easy to try on your own!
Reduce and Reuse
Let’s talk about Reusable Grocery Bags! I live in California where single use plastic bags are banned. I don’t know about you but I’m a single mom on a fixed income. Plus, I’m too cheap to buy plastic bags at checkout!
I have been using reusable bags for years and now that I’m back in California, I use them all the time.
I always try to carry a big tote bag when we have plans to run errands. I want to have a bag available just in case I stop at the store!
The Reusable Grocery Bags are colorful and stylish! However, the bags are too wide for the shopping cart. Instead, I just remove the rods. I can still utilize the bags!
The Reusable Grocery Bags are not only eco-friendly but have multi-uses! I have used them as a mesh bag for my delicates in the laundry, carry my beauty products when on-the-go, and more!
The Reusable Grocery Bags come in handy at the store! I no longer have to use a plastic produce bag, which is such a waste since I throw them away once I get home! Sometimes I save them hoping to reuse them, but they just gather and then I end up throwing them away.
I can never have enough water bottles. I don’t buy bottled water for many reasons. They are wasteful and they are too heavy to carry home from the store!
When we are headed out, I like to carry water with me. I also keep water with me at home as I drink water throughout the day! The bottles are lightweight, so I can easily carry one with me throughout the day!
The Blender Bottle Strada are so handy! The colors are cute and perfect for everyone! I chose the white and purple bottles! I love the lock feature on the lid.
Since these are Blender Bottle Strada, I can easily mix in my favorite flavor mix and shake! When it comes to Blender Bottle Strada, I don’t have to worry about it leaking. I have another reusable bottle and it leaked in my bag! Thankfully, I caught it early because I was on a field trip with my son!
Reduce and Reuse
I love the Minnie Wet Bag, not only for the cute design but for the versatility. I use it when I am out and about. I can easily use it as a bag to hold my essentials in my tote bag. The bag will come in handy when we are on field trips and I need to separate clothing from the rest.
Overall, the Minnie Wet Bag is stylish without revealing when you are carrying inside! When I carry the Minnie Wet Bag, it saves me from using a plastic bag! This is a reusable and sustainable way to do good for the earth!
When it comes to the weather, I like to be prepared. When my son and I first moved into our new home, I remember having to scramble to buy umbrellas before the rain. I wanted us to be prepared because we have to wait outside for his school bus.
The carrying clip comes in handy when I need to take an umbrella with us, I can easily clip it to my tote bag or backpack!
Have you tried natural deodorant? I switched my son and I completely over to natural deodorant last year. It wasn’t until I had to buy deodorant for him to take to school, that I realized that I should be using natural products with him too!
While I didn’t receive any of the SmartyPits scents I wanted, they included a nice variety! I was sent 2 sensitive skin and 2 super strength deodorant. I have my son using the sensitive skin formula because I don’t know how his skin will react. I am using the super strength.
I’m not sure how I feel about the plastic-free container. Yes, it’s great for the environment, however the SmartyPits deodorant stick doesn’t stay in place! Just a little bit of pressure and the deodorant stick slides back to the bottom of the container. Also, we can’t risk the container getting wet! The plastic-free container doesn’t seem suitable for every lifestyle, especially ours.
SmartyPits deodorant is easy to apply. Natural deodorant is perfect for us to use because you only need a few swipes. In the long run, I spend less on natural deodorant, it is gentle on our skin, and keeps us smelling and feeling fresh. Although, the only thing I don’t like about natural deodorant is that it doesn’t prevent me from sweating. Other than that, I choose natural products over anything else.