Here at Alles Body Care, sustainability is the name of the game. As they say, there is no Planet B. Yet. (Looking at you Mars.)
Every day we look for ways to up our eco-friendly game, but its not always easy. Maybe our partners are a little lax on the recycling front, you're traveling and forgot your reusable water bottle, or your grocery bag has a bit more plastic than you would have liked. Whatever the reason might be, we're with you.
First things first; don't beat yourself up. A zero waste lifestyle isn't available for everyone, and we shouldn't bemoan ourselves up for missing a day of composting.
With the seasons changing and the temperatures dropping, that means less time we want to spend outside running errands. Luckily, we live in an age where we can literally have anything delivered to us so we never have to step outside. Unfortunately, our society favors wasteful packaging and single use plastic (but there are huge strides to amend this mentality!)
Here are a few eco friendly companies that deliver goodies right to your doorstep so you can stay curled up on your couch while still making small, easy changes for sustainability in the coming hibernation months.
Who Gives A Crap
For starters, this company does. They provide paper goods such as toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues right to your doorstep without the use of any plastic. You might be saying to yourself, 'but what about all those trees they are cutting down?! Doesn't that defeat the purpose!?' to which we would say, you're right. Their products aren't made from freshly cut trees, they are made from recycled paper, bamboo and sugarcane without any inks, dyes, or perfumes. What's more, they donate a whopping 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those in need. Holy Sh*t!
Sustain and Glyde
It's cuffing season. Whether you're already in a relationship or newly partnered, it's imperative to stay safe. But not all protection methods are good for your body or the environment. Two companies that we love are Sustain Natural and Glyde. They use natural and fair rubber latex and none of the icky stuff like parabens or chemicals. They are both vegan, non-GMO and FDA approved so you can keep your mind on the tasks at hand.
Food Delivery Services
Fresh fruits and veggies are harder to come by as the temperatures drop, as does our desire to step outside to go grocery shopping. We end up relying on food delivery services but as you might have noticed, they can be incredibly wasteful and utilize a lot of single use plastic. Farm Box Direct ships you organic and natural product right to your door. Everything is recyclable, and their food liners are made from recycled denim and paper backing and is 100% biodegradable!
Bonus: Alles Body Care
We would be remiss if we didn't add ourselves to the list! Our skin can take quite a beating during the colder months what with forced heat, frigid winds and a heavier diet (dad's chocolate bread pudding or mom's pumpkin pie...). It's important to keep your skin hydrated and keep your body balanced with supplements. The combination of Renew and Restore will strongly build up your body's defenses and keep your skin healthy and glowing well into the spring.
The Alles Body Care Team