Eco-Friendly Products Under $30

Happy Earth Day! 🌎🌍🌏

When it comes to being eco-friendly and leading a sustainable lifestyle, I’m far from perfect. I indulge in fast fashion shopping and order takeout and most likely use way too much electricity. Nonetheless, by switching to a few eco-friendly products, you can definitely make a difference!

Eco-Friendly Products Under $30 - Shades of Sarah

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First up, the Baggu reusable tote. I have three of these, and they’re perfect (they also make great small gifts!). They come in lots of fun prints and colors, and fold up into little pouches. It is so much easier to carry these around than the reusable bags sold at the grocery store. They’re made of nylon, so they’re super strong and easy to clean.

I’m pretty good at not keeping plastic water bottles in the house (disposable water bottles are basically the worst), but would run into trouble when I was out of the house. Then I found this Contigo water bottle (only $10 at Target!). It’s leakproof (so I can carry it in purse or tote no problem) and the silicone sleeve prevents condensation from making everything damp. It also has two removable tops, so it’s easy to fill with ice cubes. It’s also dishwasher-safe. So basically it’s 💯

I also recently switched to these reusable cotton rounds for my makeup remover and toner. (I still use regular cotton balls for nail polish remover, but I used to go through multiple cotton balls daily as part of my skincare routine.) They take some getting used to — since they’re flat and thin, they’re not super absorbent so the liquid tends to float on top. Once you figure that out, it’s just as easy a regular cotton ball to use. I can get multiple uses of one swab because they’re so large (I just fold them up as I go), and they come with a little bag for the wash. It’s such relief to not see my wastebasket full of dirty cotton balls.

Let me know if you guys use and love any of these!

~ Sarah