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Sustainable & Organic Swaps Master Lists

Updated on on March 2, 2020

This page features not only the individual, nitty-gritty blog posts, but I now finally present to you my sustainable and organic master lists!! Quick note: For some more hard and fast links to sustainable and organic skincare shopping ideas, head to my links page!

Master list categories:

Kitchen swaps

☓ REPLACE THIS... ◯ WITH THIS!
☓ Single-use, plastic Ziplock bags Stasher Bags
☓ Plastic bags at the grocery store ◯ Your own eco bag! I bought mine at Daiso
ChicoBag
Notes: Try and find one that's portable, so you can just stick it/or attach it to your purse, so you don't leave the house without it!
☓ Bath & Body Works harmful, toxin-filled candles Package Free Scented Soy Candle Tin
United by Blue
Mion Artisan Soap 100% Organic Beeswax Candle
RedFoxCandle Soy Scented Tea Light Candles
☓ Single-use tissues ◯ Your own handerchief! Just keep it regularly washed!
☓ Styrofoam, plastic, or non-compostable doggy bags/to-go bags Stainless Steel Tiffins
○ Or your own glass or stainless steel container!
Saran/plastic wrap for food storage Beeswax wrap
Dish-washing soap Package Free Solid Dish Soap Block
Dr. Bronner's Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
Sky Organics Unscented Aloe Baby Castile Liquid Soap

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Bathroom swaps

☓ REPLACE THIS... ◯ WITH THIS!
☓ Disposable menstrual pads Washable Cotton Menstrual Pads
Thinx
○ (Or menstrual cup!)
☓ Plastic-bottled handsoap Bar Soap
☓ Non-recycled toilet paper Who Gives a Crap
Or basically any toilet paper that's recycled
☓ Disposable razor blades Safety Razor
☓ Non-recyclable shaving cream Package Free Shave Soap Bar
☓ Single-use, disposable cotton pads/balls ◯ Reusable Organic Cotton Facial Rounds
☓ Single-use dental floss Compostable floss
☓ Disposal chemical-doused Clorox/Swiffer disinfecting wipes Distilled White Vinegar and your own reusable cloths!

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Laundry swaps

☓ REPLACE THIS... ◯ WITH THIS!
☓ Plastic-bottled, harsh-chemical-filled laundry detergent EcoNut Laundry Soap Nuts

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Organic skincare & makeup swaps master list

Since your makeup - and maybe skincare regiment - is probably riddled with nasty chemicals and toxins like mine were. After EXTENSIVE research and MUCH trial-and-error, these are the products that I've found that work for my skin.

Disclaimer #1: Obviously, just because they work for my skin, obviously doesn't mean they will work for everyone's. Disclaimer #2: Again, even though these finds are 100% organic, handmade, or contain no harsh toxins, may not necessarily mean that they will work for your skin anyway (as I've found out with many 100% infallible products I've tried that didn't work well with my skin).

Remember! When in doubt, check out these two databases to double-check that your product is 100% safe! EWG's Skin Deep and SafeCosmetics.org

☓ REPLACE THIS... ◯ WITH THIS!
Sunscreen Thinksport Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+
Raw Elements FACE + BODY TUBE SPF 30
All Good SPF 50+ Mineral Sunscreen Butter
Sky Organics Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
Meow Meow Tweet Everyday Sunscreen
Mion Artisan Soap Organic Sunscreen
Notes: As long as your Zinc Oxide is "Non-Nano", you should be good to go. All of these products above are also reef safe!
☓ Lip balm OrganicCrushShop Lip Balm
Mion Artisan Soap Lip Balm
TheTartPeach SWEET BEAT lip tint
Package Free Organic Bare Lip Balm
Meow Meow Tweet Vegan Lip Balm
Urban Organics Lip Butter Beet Tinted
Package Free Organic Mint Lip Balm
NudiGoods Classic Hint of Mint Balm
☓ Deoderant Mion Artisan Soap Deoderant
Meow Meow Tweet Deoderant Stick
☓ Lipstick 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pomegranate Oil Anti Aging Lipstick
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick
☓ Foundation 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Cream Foundation
Omiana Adaptive Pressed Powder Foundation
DabHerbMakeup Organic Herb Foundation
☓ Concealer 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Long Last Concealer with Super Fruits
☓ Shampoo & Conditioner 100% Pure
Desert Essence
Rocky Mountain Soap Natural Shampoo
Mion Artisan Soap Shampoo Bar
Hairprint Marine Bio-Active Conditioner
☓ Facial Cleanser Mion Artisan Soap Face Wash
MadHippie Cleansing Oil
S.W. Basics Cleanser
Simple as That Cleanser
☓ Facial Serums Mion Artisan Soap Face Serum
MadHippie Antioxidant Facial Oil
MadHippie Vitamin C Serum
OrganicCrushShop CLEAR SKIN
buhbli Organics Organic Facial Oil
☓ Facial Mask Mion Artisan Soap Organic Rose Clay Mask
☓ Toner Mion Artisan Soap Face Toner
LolaJaneNaturals Rosewater Facial Toner
S.W. Basics Toner
Simple as That Toner
Urban Organics Rosewater Toner
Sky Organics Organic Rosewater Witch Hazel Toner
OrganicCrushShop Lavender + Rose FACIAL TONER
☓ Makeup remover Mion Artisan Soap Organic Eye Makeup Remover
☓ Moisturizer Simple As That Moisturizer
Plum Brilliance Rose + Sandalwood Natural Body Butter
Meow Meow Tweet Face Body Cream
Notes: Stay away from fragrance!
☓ Blush BeeYouOrganics Organic Natural Blush

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Clothing, bedding, and other textiles

☓ REPLACE THIS... ◯ WITH THIS!
☓ Not sustainably-sourced fabrics for pillows and bedsheets Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Fitted Sheet
Naturepedic Cotton Organic Pillow
Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Pillowcase Set
Happsy
Coyuchi
☓ Non sustainably-sourced fabrics for clothing Made in Earth bedding, underwear, and menstrual pads
Tenimuhou bedding and underwear
Soul Flower (nice yoga section)
☓ Non sustainably-sourced fabrics for underwear or lingerie ClareBare
Azura Bay
Skin Aware
Wama Underwear
Hey Lucy
Only Hearts
Organic Basics


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