Living a sustainable lifestyle and reducing our plastic waste as consumers continues to be an important practice. Since discovering a zero waste lifestyle in 2018, I’ve had the chance to slowly swap out plastics and choose products that are better for me and the environment. It’s been a joy to discover so many local and Canadian made products, and I’m excited to share some products worth trying.
This week, I’ve partnered with Net Zero Company to bring you a wide range of products to check out and help you decide what will be a good addition to your daily routine. I’ll be reviewing the top 10 zero-waste products, including everything from self-care beauty products to kitchen must-haves and more. If you find something that catches your eye, there’s a special discount code for you at the end!
10 Sustainable Swaps Worth Trying
This brush will help you to deep clean any stubborn grease or stain while avoiding direct skin contact with the dishes, soap or water.
This dishwashing brush is made from organic materials and it’s 100% compostable! It’s great for washing larger surfaces, such as plates and skillets. This dishwashing brush can also last up to 1 year, which can keep dozens of plastic dish sponges out of the landfill.
The rich formula will create fluffy foams that will cut through all difficult stains, grime and grease while being gentle on your delicate skin!
This dish block is big, smells incredible, and is very gentle on your skin. It’s a great price for the size and only contains 8 ingredients. It creates a very generous lather with only a few swipes. I can guarantee it’s tough on grease because I put this block to the test with my homemade burgers!
Our beeswax food wraps are lightweight and flexible to wrap and store your food leftovers. Made with 100% natural ingredients, the natural Food Wraps are an easy go-to to reduce or cut out single-use plastics in your kitchen.
I love the design for these beeswax wraps. They come in 3 sizes, small, medium, and large, which makes it easy to keep just about anything fresh. It’s got a very nice grip, so you know your food will be tightly sealed. Once you’re done using them, just wash them with mild soap, cold water, and hang to dry.
These laundry detergent strips are ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic and create over 90% less transportation pollution. Our sensitive formula delivers a powerful clean to eliminate tough stains, restore whites and keep colours bright.
These laundry detergent strips are a perfect swap from traditional liquid detergents that come in plastic bottles filled with harmful ingredients. I liked the cleaning power, and while I typically prefer unscented products, I decided to try ‘Fresh Breeze.’ It’s a gentle and clean smell that’s quite unnoticeable, but I like it that way!
Reconnect your senses with nature and save the planet with zero-waste lip balm. Each plastic-free chapstick is filled with soothing ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter and is hand-poured with love.
This zero-waste lip balm is lightweight, yet provides the perfect amount of hydration. It nourishes dry and chapped lips without leaving behind a greasy or sticky residue. I love the size of the balm, it’s bigger width wise, which makes it easy to apply. I love ‘Fresh Mint’ but I’m excited to try their other scents as well.
These double-sided rounds are made with an absorbent material that effectively removes all products without leaving behind pesky residue on the skin.
These bamboo rounds are bigger than I thought! They’re the size of your palm, which makes it great for cleaning your entire face. Although I didn’t find it effective for removing regular mascara, it did do a wonderful job taking off foundation and excess oils.
The bamboo tray will elevate the soap block and help to preserve the lifespan of any organic soap bar. Crafted from biodegradable materials, our dish is a chic accessory for any space in need of some extra storage.
This organic soap dish tray is a must. Whether you’re using it for bar soap, body bar, or your shampoo and conditioning bar, it truly extends the life of your soaps while adding a beautiful touch of nature to your space. I chose tan because I love how the color pops in a neutral space.
Made with a vegan formula of hydrating and balancing essential oils and amino acids for strength, elasticity, and resilience. Enjoy a refreshing, natural clean with no trace of SLS, silicone, parabens, phthalates or palm oil.
These bars are on the smaller side, but they were much easier to grip and use in the shower. The shampoo bar was gentle on my scalp and the conditioning bar was so easy to work with. My hair is on the thicker side and neither of these products weighed down my hair, which is great! I chose ‘Citrus Mint Bliss’ and while I didn’t notice the citrus, I did notice very subtle hints of mint.
Featuring a handle and bristles crafted entirely from 100% sustainably-sourced bamboo. And because bamboo is antibacterial, you can rest assured that this plastic-free brush won’t just keep our planet cleaner, but your hair as well.
I’ve been meaning to replace my old plastic hairbrush with a bamboo one, and this paddle brush doesn’t disappoint. I’ve noticed less breakage, static, and love how gentle the bristles are. It’s antibacterial and has two cute characters to choose from, Kiwi the Turtle or Nana the Narwhal!
This borosilicate glass coffee mug is perfect for getting your caffeine fix during busy mornings. With room to hold up to 12 ounces of your favourite drink, they fit nicely in your car’s cup holder and feature a silicone sleeve to keep your hands safe from hot beverages.
This mug was the only item in my order that was shipped separately, as it was coming from the U.S. While it took a bit longer in transit, it was worth the wait. I’ve been replacing my plastic tumblers with stainless steel and glass, so this was a perfect addition. I do recommend washing and airing out the silicone lid for several days, as there was a bit of a smell that lingered. Other than that, I’m excited to bring this on my summer road trips!
I am incredibly impressed with Net Zero Company. Within a few hours of placing my order, 9 out of 10 items were shipped. Since one package was coming from Burnaby, BC, I received my order within 2 days. There wasn’t a single piece of plastic used for packaging, everything was either recyclable or could be composted.
I’m very fortunate to have found products that work for me and a company that I can trust to replenish my zero-waste needs for the future. Net Zero Company is providing my readers with a 15% discount off your order using the code ECOFAM15! If you need to stock up on any zero-waste products or want to try something new, it’s the perfect time to do so! Which products do you want to try? I’d love to hear your picks. For more posts relating to sustainability, visit my tag here.