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SkimmPicks: Our fave picks to go green at home for Earth Month

March 25, 2020

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It’s almost Earth Month. The perfect time to up your sustainability game. To help you get started, we rounded up some of our fave products that can help you go greener...from home. Because home is where the heart is, and we heart the Earth. 

For when you want to rest easy…


Eucalyptus sheets*

Now $175.Buffy

Why it’s smart: These sheets are made from eucalyptus instead of cotton, so they take 10 times less water to be produced. And they’re 100% naturally dyed. Bonus: results in the cool, soft sheets of your dreams. Sleep tight.

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For when you can never get the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube…

Bite toothpaste

Sustainable toothpaste

Now $30.Bite

Why it’s smart: These toothpaste bits foam up when you chew them, and they come in a reusable glass jar. So you can say ‘see ya’ to plastic tubes that are difficult to clean and recycle. Oh, and refills are sent automatically so you never run out. Smiling already.

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For when you’re deep into spring cleaning...

FAB cream

Clean skincare*

Now $42.First Aid Beauty

Why it’s smart: It’s moisturizer, minus the scary stuff. And its whipped texture absorbs without leaving that greasy feeling. So dryness doesn’t stand a chance. PS: 10% of retail sales go towards their student loan repayment initiative. Get some skin in the game.

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For when you only eat half of your sandwich...

BeesWax Wrap

Bees wax wrap

Now $16.Amazon

Why it’s smart: See ya, saran wrap. This is a plastic-free and eco friendly alternative to, well...plastic wrap. It keeps food fresh by creating a seal. And it’s easy to wash and reuse. Sandwich emoji.

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For when you want an eco-friendly compost bin…

Compost bin

Bamboo compost bin

Now $40.Food52

Why it’s smart: This compost bin is made of biodegradable and durable bamboo fibers, so it’ll last a long time and not add to plastic waste when you’re done with it. Plus it’s pretty, and has an odor-blocking carbon filter, so you can keep it on your countertop. Compost on.

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For when you’re trying to up your WFH lunch game...


A bento box

Now $35.Food52

Why it’s smart: This pretty lunchbox holds a full meal, divided by compartment. Each piece pops out, so if you need to heat up one part of your lunch and not the other, you’re golden. And it’s all dishwasher safe. So you can clean it and use it again tomorrow. Happy (homemade) lunching.

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For when you want shoes that make a statement…

cariuma sneakers

Eco-friendly sneakers*

Now $79.Cariuma

Why it’s smart: These 100% vegan shoes are made with fair-trade cotton and natural rubber. And they get shipped to you in recycled and 100% recyclable packaging. So all in all, they keep hundred. Sorry, had to. PS: Skimm’rs get 15% off.

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For when you’re looking to green your makeup routine...

stasher makeup removers

Reusable makeup pads

Now $7.99.Amazon

Why it’s smart: These pads are made from bamboo cotton and remove all of your makeup gently. They come in packs of 15, which is the equivalent of thousands of disposable single use makeup wipes. And they’re easy to wash and dry. Eye love it.

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For when fresh laundry is your favorite smell…

wool dryer balls

Wool dryer balls

Now $14.40.Amazon

Why it’s smart: These are made of 100% premium New Zealand wool, and can be reused in over 1,000 loads of laundry. Yes, really. They also help to separate clothes, which can shorten how long you need to use the dryer. Talk about a win-win. 

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For when you cringe at how many plastic bags you leave the grocery store with…

baggu bag

A bag of one's own

Now $12.Baggu

Why it’s smart: This reusable bag holds 2-3 regular grocery bags worth of stuff, aka 50 lbs. A plastic bag could never. Oh, and it folds up real small for easy transport to the store. Stock up. 

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PS: *This denotes a sponsored post. Oh, and if you buy anything from this post, theSkimm may get something in return. Thanks.

PPS: COVID-19 has caused delays on shipments for non-essential items. So you might not get these as fast as usual.

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