Eating plant-based is the biggest step you can take toward climate change, and doing better by our planet. But this year, let’s take it a step further and start to reduce our carbon footprint by making conscious choices in our everyday purchases as well.
I have been trying to do better by Mother Earth, and in doing so have begun to swap some of my bathroom toiletries for more eco-friendly versions. Pictured you will see my PINK, biodegradable, bamboo cotton swabs, and charcoal powder toothpaste in a recycle-ready tube by The Humble Co.
The Humble Co. is based in Sweden, and prides themselves on being “over-certified because it matters.” All of their products are cruelty-free and certified vegan. They created their products with a mission to help those in need, and to sustain our planet, because in their words: “there is no planet b.” They have created a number of eco-friendly hygiene products, from floss picks to toothpaste tablets, and even reusable face masks to help reduce the spread.
Additionally, The Humble Co donates necessary oral health care products and education through their foundation: Humble Smile Foundation. Humble Smile is a series of outreach projects, offering oral hygiene supplies and resources to the most vulnerable around the globe. The Humble Smile Foundation is: “a group of dedicated dental professionals and academics, develops models whereby volunteer teams work together with local school staff to promote specific behaviour-based preventive oral health initiatives that include dietary interventions, monitored toothbrushing and clinical procedures.”
I was glad to make the switch to a more socially responsible toothpaste brand while maintaining my high-maintenance smile. Humble Co’s toothpaste comes in a variety of flavors (including kid-approved), but I use charcoal toothpaste to keep my teeth looking as white as possible. The Humble Co‘s varieties are dye-free, contain no sulfates, and have added sodium fluoride (dentists are all about that stuff). I am happy to report that the toothpaste glides on per normal, and even has a minty flavor that leaves your breath smelling fresh, and your mouth feeling clean.
The Humble Co‘s cotton swabs make a statement with their sustainable bamboo sticks, and naturally dyed pink (or white, blue, or even black) cotton tips. Used for detailed cleaning, routine beauty, and health care, I’d say it’s about time we stepped up our game and used a version of Q-tips that are better for our environment. I like to keep mine accessible on my countertop in a transparent glass jar, as I get to see the pretty pink fluff anytime I enter the bathroom (plus I can easily grab one whenever need be). I can attest that these cotton swabs work just as well as the high-dollar brand, but the cuteness and sustainability factors really were my major selling points.
As The Humble Co begins to expand in our area, you will start to see their products pop-up in your local grocery store, pharmacy or big-box store. Our Modesto Sprouts, Raley’s and Targets often have this brand in stock (I have seen em!), but I purchased mine directly from The Humble Co. on Amazon.com. Their website even says our country will have some of their products available at the Dollar Tree, so yay for that! Also, they call their pink cotton swabs purple, I think it’s an overseas thing, so just a heads up!
Have you made any strides toward reducing your carbon footprint this year (or in general)?