Fall is a great time to shop. Why you ask? First, because of decorative gourds, scented candles, and cozy sweaters. Second, because winter is coming.
We’re always sad to see summer go, but it can be quite a relief when the temperature starts to drop. While spring and summer are seasons to be active, fall and winter allow us to be cozy, wear comfortable pajamas, and indulge in pleasures that make us feel warm and tingly all over.
6 Environmentally-Friendly Ways to Pamper Yourself This Fall
In light of current events, we advise focusing on cute, trendy, and sustainable products this year. Let’s take a look at some Environmentally-Friendly Ways to Pamper Yourself This Fall to buy yourself so that you’re cozy all winter!
Repurposed Winter Gear
Patagonia has Worn Wear. North Face has North Face Renewed. REI has Good & Used. You can buy used clothing and gear from many of the major brands who sell clothes to keep you warm when you’re outside in the cold.
In many cases, such as Worn Wear and North Face Renewed, the companies have checked over the garments and repaired any issues. Often, the used clothes are as good as new; not only can you save a little money, but you help recycle used clothes.
Zero-Waste Bathroom Products
There’s a company called SeekBamboo that is helping to bring the Zero-Waste movement into your bathroom. They offer a line of dental care accessories, like toothbrushes, natural toothpaste, and dental floss, all made without plastic and all shipped in Zero-Waste packaging.
They also offer soaps, shampoos, and conditioners like the green tea shampoo bar and the coconut conditioner bar, which are vegan-friendly, sulfate-free, rich in vitamins, and free of the traditional plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles that can take nearly 500 years to break down.
Ethical, Sustainable Blankets
It would be great if somebody knitted us a cozy blanket by hand, but there are many brands that make blankets we don’t have to feel guilty about. For a while, Pottery Barn sold a throw made, in part, from recycled single-use plastic bottles.
That may not sound cozy, but the reviews were favorable. There are many other companies that make blankets from recycled products and or Fair Trade certified materials.
Fall and winter were made for candles. Even if you’re among the percentage of people who can’t stand the fragrance of pumpkin spice, you probably have a warming scent that you can’t resist. A California-based company called Sanaria Plant-Based Candles makes theirs from organic coconut wax, GMO-free soy wax, unbleached cotton wicks, whole essential oils, and eco-friendly glass and packaging.
If it were spring, we’d recommend one of their Sorbetto candles, but for this time of year, try their Biscotti line with vanilla bean, nutmeg, and cinnamon, or the Bosco, scented with pine, douglas fir, and mint.
Yes, you can even make a difference with the socks you buy, and we’re fast-approaching the time of year when you’ll want to sleep in warm mittens for your feet. Brands like Bombas, Rawganique, and Conscious Step are among the many brands in this retail space who make and sell socks from sustainably sourced materials, ethical workplaces, and, in some cases, also donate socks to needy populations.
An E-Reader or Tablet
Is there an eco-friendly reason to buy a new electronic device? There is. Reading ebooks instead of paper copies can help conserve both the materials that go into the printing of books and the packaging that goes into shipping the book when you order it on Amazon.
Get a waterproof or water-resistant device, and you can take your e-reader into the bath with you. Amazon recently released a waterproof version of its popular Kindle Paperwhite, which also includes the capability to play audiobooks through Audible.
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