9 Eco-Friendly Products for Women
How amazing is it that there are more & more eco-friendly companies in Australia popping up? More and more women are opting for resuable items, chemical-free skincare or makeup, and more. We've put together a list of our favourite eco-friendly products for women below.
1. ecogene Beeswax Wraps
Whether you’re a mum who is constantly packing lunches, a businesswomen on the go, or simply saving that last bit of cheese for your next girl’s night - our ecogene Beeswax Wraps are perfect for keeping your food fresher, longer. Without harsh chemicals, you know your food isn’t getting any nasties like it would from plastic. Plus, our cute colour-coded food labelling system will help you know what’s in the fridge from the moment you open your door! Check out our full range of Australian beeswax wraps here.
Zero Co. is on a mission to reduce plastic waste, and they’re doing an awesome job! Simply order your starter pack and they’ll send you some super cute bottles made from recycled plastic and refillable pouches. All you do is return your pouches and you’ll receive new ones! Shipping is even included so all you do is drop it off at your nearby post office and voila, new cleaning supplies will arrive. We’re super impressed with the beautiful scents and high quality of each product. Find your refillable cleaning products in Australia here.
3. Eco friendly yoga mats by Coastal Drones
Are you a yoga lover? So are we! It’s always amazing to see other local Coffs Coast businesses selling eco friendly products, so we were excited to see Coastal Drones’ stunning yoga mat. You can select your favourite aerial shot of the beautiful beaches on the Mid North Coast. The best part is that a portion of your purchase is donated to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, WWF and other wildlife protection initiatives such as the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Check out Coastal Drones’ eco friendly Australian yoga mats here.
If you’re constantly hitting the beach to embrace your mermaid side, sunscreen is a must. Did you know that many sunscreens are polluting our oceans and have a damaging effect on reefs? This company was founded by Marine Biologists who didn’t want to contribute towards this ocean pollution. They created SunButter, which is chemical free meaning it’s safe for your skin too! We love using SunButter on a daily basis in Australia. Find out more about their Australian eco friendly sunscreen here.
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The average woman uses around 12,000 pads and tampons in a lifetime. This contributes approximately 120 kg to landfill. In Australia, women contribute approximately 18 thousand metric tonnes of sanitary waste to landfill every year. (source) Every pad takes 500 - 800 years to biodegrade. So if you haven’t explored more eco friendly products, you should start considering the switch!
We recommend DivaCup or Love Luna. These great alternatives might take time to get used to, but Mother Earth needs more women switching to alternatives like these!
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We’re kind of obsessed with Australian-owned shampoo bar company, Shampoo With A Purpose. Their products are incredible! One bar = 6 bottles of shampoo. They’re also Palm Oil Free, Plastic Free, Vegan & Sulphate Free. Oh, and did we mention your hair will look and feel gorgeous?
“In Australia, over 100 million plastic toothbrushes are consumed every year. Our used plastic toothbrushes take over 500 years to degrade causing land, air and water pollution.” That’s why Bamkiki is selling bamboo toothbrushes throughout Australia. We love the bright pops of colour, perfect for knowing exactly which toothbrush is yours. What colour will you choose? Check out their bamboo toothbrushes in Australia here.
We all need a little pampering, right? Avirida is a local Coffs Coast business with a range of body, eye & lip balms and face masks. They’re plastic free, and you can even customise the compostable wooden packaging that the products come in. They have a refill program where you can even send back the packaging for more. Check out their Australian made, cruelty-free skin products here.
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