The Best Cheap Sustainable Basics For A Green Lifestyle

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This article showcases our top picks for the Cheap Sustainable Basics. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Boot Bananas Original Shoe Deodorizer

This product was recommended by Matt Fitzgerald from Boot Bananas

Boot Bananas are saving the world from overripe footwear. By using natural ingredients and earth-friendly packaging that offer a powerful combination of ingredients like bamboo charcoal, baking soda, and Australian tea tree oil, they neutralize extreme odors and absorb moisture caused by sweat – problems that synthetic shoe deodorizers fail to fix.

Allbirds Men’s Allgood Cotton Tee

This product was recommended by Andrew Meyer from Arbor

This classic tee which comes in a variety of colors is soft and drapes perfectly. It’s made with 100% organic cotton that’s grown without harsh chemicals. It also has a carbon footprint of 7.07 kg CO2e which is impressive. As a bonus, you can bundle and save if you purchase three or more. This classic tee not only feels great, but looks great as well.

Dental Lace Biodegradable Woven Dental Floss

This product was recommended by Jodi Breau from Dental Lace Refillable Floss

Our floss contains only the bare essentials for effortless and efficient flossing. Say goodbye to Teflon, petroleum, plastics, artificial flavors, colors, animal products, and preservatives. Upgrade Your Flossing Routine: Eliminate sticky bacteria and plaque while removing plastic from your flossing routine. Our dental lace is made from clean, simple ingredients like plant based vegan wax and a pleasant mint flavor. Experience Clean & Perfectly Pink Gums: Stay one step ahead of your oral care with eco-friendly floss that effectively removes plaque. Glide effortlessly through your mouth’s nooks and crannies while soothing your gums. Soothe Your Gums with Every Glide: Infused with essential mint oil, our floss hydrates your gums while removing debris and plaque buildup. Enjoy gentle and comfortable flossing that won’t result in irritation. Less Waste, More Clean Teeth: Each floss bobbin lasts approximately 1 month with a 1X per day flossing routine and the recommended length of 18” plus refilling is convenient with the floss holder’s intuitive glass container.

Natural Soap Kit for Beginners – Energizing Orange

This product was recommended by Anne-Marie from Bramble Berry

One of the many things to love about handmade soap is that it can be entirely biodegradable. Soap is made with oils, water, and sodium hydroxide. While the home crafter can include additives that aren’t biodegradable, it’s not at all necessary. For example, our Natural Soap Kit for Beginners uses natural colorant and natural essential oils for fragrance. Even the sodium lactate used to help the soap harden is biodegradable. Ensuring that our regular grooming products are safe for the environment is important. The water that washes down our household drains is going back into natural waterways at some point. Making sure that your soap is biodegradable is a fantastic way to make sure that you’re doing as little damage to the environment as possible. The Natural Soap Kit for Beginners retails for $87.99 and makes 10-12 4 ounce bars of soap. Handmade natural soap costs $7.00 on the low end, typically, and can cost as much as $15 per bar. This kit comes with a sturdy soap mold that you can use over and over, so making future batches of soap will be cheaper than this first investment. The kit also comes with everything you need to make your first batch of natural handmade soap, including an easy to follow instructions sheet to guide you.

Hanes Men’s Hoodie, EcoSmart Fleece Zip-Front Hooded Sweatshirt

This product was recommended by James Palestini from Palestini Law

More than 1 lakh people rated it 4.6/5 on amazon. It is made with eco-friendly materials and has a mid-weight design that provides warmth without being too heavy. It also features a zip-front design that makes it easy to put on and take off, while the hood adds an extra layer of warmth and protection against the elements. The hoodie also has ribbed cuffs and a waistband that helps to keep the garment in place and provide a comfortable fit. Overall, it is sustainable and affordable and made for versatile purposes.

Geometric Take Care Wrap

This product was recommended by Eleanor Lazar from Ten Thousand Villages

Made with only cotton and rice, this neck wrap will melt away all the tension in your life. The wrap can be warmed or cooled as needed to relieve tension and aches and is surely the missing piece to everyone’s evening wind down. This is a must have for any self-care gurus who love sustainable basics!

Slouchy Alpaca Wool Beanie

This product was recommended by Eleanor Lazar from Ten Thousand Villages

Keep your head and ears warm during the wintertime with this 100% alpaca wool hat. Handcrafted by artisans in Peru, this simple cozy hat will become your staple winter accessory.

Allo Nettle Washcloth

This product was recommended by Eleanor Lazar from Ten Thousand Villages

Lather your body in your favorite soaps and gently massage and exfoliate away all the dead skin cells with this washcloth. Crocheted from a fast-growing herb called allo this cloth is your go-to eco-friendly shower buddy.

Palewa Massage Stones

This product was recommended by Eleanor Lazar from Ten Thousand Villages

Release facial tension and decrease inflammation with this massage stone set. Made from Palewa Stone which is known to heat well and contain a high magnesium content, this stone set is the perfect all-natural addition to your self-care routine.

Sursip 32oz Glass Water Bottle

This product was recommended by Courtney DeBose from The Kinda Natural Mom

One of the most basic sustainable products out there is a reusable water bottle. A glass water bottle is non-toxic, durable and eco-friendly since you can recycle if needed. My favorite cheap and sustainable glass water bottle is the Sursip 32 ounce water bottle. It’s larger than most water bottles which helps for all day trips, comes in tons of colors and has a silicone sleeve to help with grip.

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