5 Simple Tips for Living an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

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April is quickly approaching and bringing with it thirty straight days of focusing our lives on living more eco-friendly. Earth Month is one of my favorite times of the year as I love doing what I can to reduce my impact on our planet. To get things started, I decided I'd share five of my tips for living an eco-friendly lifestyle without completely changing your way of living.

One thing I've been trying to do more of is make sure that even the most basic of products I use in my day to day life come from responsible resources. Products like Tom’s of Maine “Luminous White™” Toothpaste Clean Mint from Walmart make living an eco-friendly lifestyle a cinch! This toothpaste is safe on enamel, made up of biodegradable or mineral-derived ingredients, and has no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives! It's the perfect way to ease into living more of an eco-friendly lifestyle, yourself.

Tip 1: Shop eco-friendly brands. I know it can seem daunting, but once you get the ball rolling, the brands seem to pop up everywhere. My Facebook is constantly filled with ads for eco-friendly brands, and I love it! You can also shop second-hand which is a great way to reduce your impact. In this outfit, my shoes, bag, sunglasses, and top are all sustainable/socially responsible products!

Tip 2: Save the bees by planting bright flowers, especially ones in shades of purple! The bee population is critically low, and without them, there will be no flowers, fruits, vegetables, and well... you see where this is going. Plant things like lavender and wildflowers in your garden to help the bees have a good source of food.

Tip 3: Use eco-friendly hygiene products. One of my favorites is Tom’s of Maine “Luminous White™” Toothpaste Clean Mint. This plus the Tom's of Maine toothbrush (which is made from plant based materials rather than petroleum) will provide you with a bright, white smile all while reducing your impact on the planet!

Tip 4: Pack your food in reusable packaging. Not only should you be using reusable shopping bags, but packing your lunch in lunch boxes/tiffins will save you money, time, space, and the environment! It's a win-win-win-win!

Tip 5: When you need to use disposable products, make sure they are biodegradable, like my straw, or recyclable, like the bottle you see below. That way you can at least make sure that even though you won't be keeping these items, they won't end up in the ocean.

Now get out there, make one change at a time, and you'll soon find yourself embracing the eco-friendly lifestyle, whole-heartedly. And bonus, you'll earn .75 with the purchase of Tom’s of Maine “Luminous White™” Toothpaste Clean Mint! Click HERE to learn more.

What are some of your simple tips for living more eco-friendly?