I’m in the market for a new bed. My old one is not conducive to a good night’s sleep, has never been comfortable and really sags. I’ve done a lot of research on this — after all, I’ll have to live with the purchase for a very long time — and one of my final contenders is aÂ HÃ¤stens bed. I like that it is custom, handmadeÂ and createdÂ from the finest, all-natural environmentally responsible materials like eco-friendly hypoallergenic horsehair, organic flax, sustainable Swedish pine, and pure, premium cotton, and I really love that it is incredibly comfyÂ so it would be an idealÂ choice that’s good for me and the environment.
With Earth Day coming around again, it’s a good time to take note and make educated choicesÂ about how each and every one of our decisions affects us as well asÂ the environment. When you realize that small decisions can add up to big change over time it just makes sense to do your part and reduce yourÂ carbon footprint.
- Use green cleaning products that won’t harm the environment or your family.
- Ditch the paper trail and use e-vites for invitations and e-bills for monthly expenses instead of hard copies.
- When possible, walk, ride yourÂ bike, use public transportation or carpool instead of traveling alone in your car.
- Recycle glass, paper and plastic and donate or give away anything that can be shared instead of tossed.
- Green your beauty routineÂ by choosing and usingÂ eco-friendly products.Â Here are 5Â great ones to try:
OGX Bamboo Fiber-FullÂ Shampoo and Conditioner ($8 and up) comes fromÂ a brand that’sÂ committed to reducing their environmental impact and increasing transparency. These haircare productsÂ areÂ paraben and SLS-free, contain exotic active ingredients, and are packaged in eco-friendly bottles manufactured from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin. I’m loving the fresh and spicy BambooÂ Fiber-FullÂ line, formulated withÂ actual bamboo fibers, which attach to hair strands to help create a thick, full, and voluptuous head of hair. The line also includes a thickening fiber cream and thickening root booster.
Yurrku Australia Tamborine Cleanser ($28) is part of theÂ recently launched line that infuses all productsÂ with wild-harvested super fruits and nectars that have been used by indigenous Australians for thousands of years for sustenance, healing and protection from the elements. SourcedÂ from the outback and rainforest regions of Australia and harvested directly by Aboriginal tribes. ThisÂ foaming facial cleanserÂ gently cleanses, brightens and encourages cell turnover. It contains caviar limeÂ to exfoliate, desert limeÂ to even out your complexion, lemon aspen for antioxidant protection, andÂ watermelon, kelp and green teaÂ too soothe and calm.
Clean Reserve Fragrance ($90) blends raw ingredients that are ethically harvested and manufacturedÂ in a facility that uses 100% solar energy. The cap is made from certified sustainable wood sourced from Spain, the glass bottle is 100% recyclable and all the scents are delectable. Try the Terra WoodsÂ withÂ Madagascar Vanilla that’s sustainable and harvested from ecocert plantations.
Tammy Fender Spontaneous Recovery CrÃ¨me ($165) is a pure, organic, custom-blended, all-in-one cream-serum-oil fusion and nourishing, protective salve.Â You can expectÂ instant results and long-lasting protection thanks to aÂ blend of cell-regenerating Organic Rose Hip, reparative Helichrysum, soothing Lavender, and skin-saving Matricaria.
Dead of NightÂ Perfume Oil Necklace ($249) is the most beautiful way we know to wear your fragrance. Its has a warm, sensual vibe with green top notes and also includes hints of Jasmine, Rose, Amber and more. It’s handcrafted in small batches from a sustainable plantation in Southeast Asia, where no raw materials are exploited in the fragrance creation process.