Essential oils are wonderful. They smell great, offer tons of health benefits and can even help cleaning your home. Loaded with naturally antibacterial properties, essential oils are the ideal ingredient for homemade DIY cleaning products. Add oils to clean up and sanitize your kitchen or bathroom or use to enhance your laundry routine. Let’s look at some of the best oils for cleaning and disinfecting your home
1. Tea Tree
Tea tree oil fights germs, bacteria and viruses in everything from homemade wipes to hand soap and much more. Plus, tea tree oil can be used against bugs helping to deter lice and other pests.
Loaded with natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties, rosemary essential oils can be used in many different ways for home cleaning. From homemade soaps to laundry detergent, air freshener sprays to remove stubborn stains, rosemary can be mixed with washing soda,
baking soda, and vinegar to create a powerful stain remover product.
3. Citrus Seed Extract
A powerful antimicrobial agent, citrus seed extract is often used for dishwashing products. Also labeled as grapefruit seed extract, these essential oils are considered natural degreasers and can be very helpful in your kitchen
One of the best-smelling naturally antibacterial essential oils, lavender can be mixed with another common natural cleaner: vinegar. Just add 4-5 drops of lavender to your vinegar cleaning mixture for its natural antibacterial properties as well as an enhanced scent.
Eucalyptus is a natural germicide which can help clean and sanitize your home leaving a “great smell” in the air. A powerful dust mite buster, eucalyptus is great for stinky jobs in the kitchen and bathroom, plus it can help to deter pests.
Another essential oil that can leave your house smelling great after cleaning, peppermint contains antibacterial properties that can be used in spray cleaners and natural deodorant spray. Easy-to use, you just need to mix 10-15 drops of peppermint with a cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and use the air freshener along cracks and crevices to deter ants and spiders.
A common ingredient in cleaners, pine oil is effective at killing yeast spores, E.coli and other household germs. Pine is a strong and powerful ingredient, perfect for ridding the bathroom of mold and mildew and cleaning hard floors while leaving a natural fresh scent.
If you want to improve the air quality of your home, adding plants to your house can be an excellent and affordable way. Many buildings have inefficient air flow which may create a condition for air pollution to build up and may lead to health issues such as asthma or sick building syndrome. Plans can clean up the pollutants from the air with no too much work for you. Let’s check out 4 low-maintenance houseplants for cleaner air.
1. Spider Plant
Spider plants are known to help remove formaldehyde and xylene. These beautiful and easy-to-care plants grow quickly and look great in hanging baskets and are a great choice for beginners or forgetful owners. Safe for children or animals, spider plants need a lot of bright, indirect sunlight and you only need to water them two times per week.
Dracaena Plants are also known as natural air purifiers. These foliage plants with long, wide leaves are known to remove pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. Unfortunately, pet owners might want to avoid Dracaena as these are toxic to cats and dogs.
3. Bamboo Palm
Bamboo palm can be considered low-maintenance but these plants need full sun or bright light. Known to filter formaldehyde, bamboo palm can filter so much air and some of the pollutants known to be removed include benzene and trichloroethylene.
4. Snake Plant
Snake plants are also useful to remove formaldehyde and benzene and require not much maintenance. This sharp-leafed plant thrives in low light and is an excellent way to help lower carbon dioxide. Research suggests that during the night, snale plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, a reversal of the process most plants undergo. They are highly recommended for your bedroom as they can increase oxygen while you sleep.
Article written by Joe Palinsky
Winter is coming and it’s going to bring along some seriously chilly days and nights. Though the worst of the season is still ahead, now is an excellent chance for you to start preparing. Many homeowners are aware that consuming too much energy in the winter to stay warm can be both expensive and bad for the planet. To help you through the season, here are some fun tips on saving energy and staying nice and toasty.
Homes are not always as well-insulated as owners might like to believe. Air leaks around windows and doorframes can cause your energy bills to skyrocket, as your HVAC system will have to work harder to maintain the right temperature. Ignoring a draft could easily cause your home to waste far more energy than you’d like. Contact professionals and learn about energy-efficient window options to improve your home’s ability to handle the chill of winter.
Thermogenesis is the scientific process surrounding a living organism’s ability to produce heat. Eating food that can help to enhance your own thermogenesis may allow you to stay warm without cranking the heat. Ginger, lentils, and coconut oil all help in this regard. It is important to remember that weight is a big factor in your body’s thermogenesis. Depending on your weight, specific foods might not have any effect on changing the way your body produces heat.
3. Spice Life
The way you season your food can also have a dramatic impact on how warm your body feels in the cold. Putting cumin on meals has been shown to raise body temperature and make an individual feel nice and cozy. While cumin is a top choice for many, spices like cinnamon and turmeric are also excellent candidates for the task. Several academic studies suggest using these spices can aid in diet or weight loss efforts, especially when mixed with protein-rich foods.
4. Temperature Regulation
What food you eat can assist your body to best regulate its internal temperature. Eating foods rich in magnesium, like bananas, has been shown to create a feeling of warmth in the body. Many foods that contain higher levels of magnesium are easy to carry around with you. By munching on pumpkin seeds or almonds throughout the course of the day, you are giving your body the opportunity to warm up no matter where the day takes you. While at home, eating magnesium-rich food can also help you to save on heating costs.
5. Metabolic Boost
When your metabolism is moving, your body is heated. Boosting your metabolism is easy when you drink coffee on a regular basis. A cup of coffee each morning can keep you warm simply through the power of caffeine. It does not matter that the coffee is hot or iced, so feel free to indulge in your favorite caffeinated drinks regardless of temperature.
Joe Palinsky is a full-time writer and theater professional in Philadelphia. He predominantly works with ensemble-based Found Theater Company, where his writing has been featured in numerous productions. Though primarily a ghostwriter, his work has been published in the now-defunct Spirit News and as a guest on Found Theater’s blog.
Filed Under: Home
at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
It’s pretty well known that Mason jars are a staple piece for crafting, but you might be surprised by the incredible number of ways you can use them. Mason jars are simply storage containers, but with a little bit of creativity, there are so many things you can do with them. Since we can’t list them all, we selected our 5 favorite ways to use Mason jars.
1. Indoor Herbs
Mason jars are normally used to store everything from raw food to leftovers but how about using them to grown herbs inside your home? You can hang several Mason jars on the wall or place them on the kitchen counter, creating your little herb garden indoors. Grow oregano, parsley, dill, chives, basil and pretty much any herb in these beautiful and practical jars.
2. Beverages and Drinks
Mason jars can be used for all types of beverages and drinks in a unique and stylish way. These jars can be used for fun beverages for kids. Just make a hole in the center of the lid and use a straw to serve them chocolate milk, smoothies, yogurt, fruit-infused water and pretty much any other beverage. Get extra creative painting the jar with your favorite color or adding your name or favorite sports team. Plus, it works for adult drinks as well! You can make fancy drinks such as mojitos, caipirinhas, or pina colada and serve your friends in a non-traditional way.
3. Home Décor
Decorating Mason jars are a simple, affordable, and unique way to personalize your home exactly the way you want. These jars can be used for food storage, bathroom storage, in your office as pencil/pen containers, in your living room as candle holders and so much more. You can also decorate them to match your home color/style as well as personalize them for special holidays such as Christmas, Fourth of July, Easter, etc.
4. Yogurt Storage
If you make your own homemade yogurt, Mason jars are an excellent choice to store them. Instead of culturing homemade yogurt in the crockpot or yogurt maker, you can do it in mason jars as they stack and store well in the fridge and are also easy for traveling.
5. Table Centerpiece
Mason jars make perfect table centerpieces. With so many sizes and models available, you can be sure to find the perfect jar to add some flowers or any ornaments to enhance your table. Perfect to be placed on smaller coffee tables and counter tops, mason jars can literally fit anywhere in your home.
Fresh, clean air is essential for a healthy lifestyle but how can you ensure that the air you breathe is actually good? That’s a difficult task but there are many ways you can reduce a number of toxins in your home which may be affecting your health.
Exposures to toxic chemicals in your everyday life can actually increase your chances of becoming sick. A good number of these indoor pollutants are not easily detected but can still affect your overall health.
For example, chemicals released from modern building furnishing materials as well as chemical fumes from paints and solvents may only be noticed in the first couple of days but these potentially dangerous gases may hang around for weeks, sometimes months. Additionally, combustion gases from fireplaces and wood burning stoves, carbon monoxide fumes from attached garage as well as chemicals from cleaning products can stick around inside your home and damage your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to get sick. Removing these toxins from your home allows your immune system to regenerate naturally, and fight off all infectious diseases.
So, how to avoid these toxins? A few simple steps can significantly improve the quality of your home’s air.
First, increase fresh air supply (in other words, open the windows). Proper ventilation is the key to filter out some of the toxins and maintain healthy air inside your home.
Second, indoor plants can also help to purify air quality as plants can up oxygen levels by absorbing chemicals in your air.
Lastly, keep your home clean by regularly dusting and vacuuming to minimize the number of airborne particles. Choose natural cleaning products to reduce the amount of chemicals inside your home and definitely avoid disinfectants as some of these products contain immune-toxicants such as cresol, phenol, ethanol, and formaldehyde, which reduce the ability of the immune system to fight the germs they are killing.
Essential oils are volatile, aromatic compounds that have been around for centuries. Frankincense was even used to anoint Jesus upon birth. A hydrophobic, concentrated liquid of plants and flowers can be used to heal, clean and do just about anything else for the body, mind and soul that you can imagine. Here’s how you can introduce these “magical” healing oils into your home.
Aches & Pains
The analgesic compounds in essential oils are their secret to easing a variety of common pains and ailments. Our winner for headache relief is lavender by a landslide. If you suffer from arthritis, then frankincense can help limit the production of inflammatory molecules. If your back is causing you pain try several drops of peppermint mixed with a carrier oil to cool inflamed joints. We always recommend using a carrier oil such as almond or jojoba oil to help dilute the essential oil and strongly advise that you never apply it directly to the skin!
Did you know that some essential oils have the power to kill bacteria and mold? Oh yes! But remember, a little can go a long way, so don’t overdo it. Try lemon, tea tree, rosemary and eucalyptus oils combined with hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar for an all purpose, DIY cleaner.
Free yourself of the harmful chemical and phony fragrances found in most personal care products. Make them over with essentials oils! Lavender, which can be applied directly to the skin, makes a great perfume. Tea tree is great for acne-prone or oily skin and clary sage fights fine lines. Many natural personal care brands incorporate essential oils into their products, or you can experiment with your own mixes and blends!
As mentioned above, you want to use a carrier oil when applying most essential oils topically to the skin. Tea tree and lavender are great for topical use, however, you’ll want to do a small, isolated skin test to make sure you do not have an adverse reaction before going all-in on a major application. Some great areas of the body to apply oils are your temples for stress, the bridge of your nose for a sinus infection and between the eyebrows when you’re trying to fall asleep.
Yup, that’s right, you can control garden pests with essential oils! Throw out your chemical-laden garden bug killer. Just combine 8 ounces of water with a teaspoon of Dr. Bronner’s soap and 6 drops of essentials oil (like peppermint) to repel unwelcome garden guests such as beetles and aphids. Apply every few days to keep the pesky guys at bay.
Remember that essential oils are derived from plants and can cause a reaction if you are allergic! Like we mentioned earlier, always test a small patch of skin before using all over. Also, like with any major change in your routine, consult a professional before making the long term switch!
How do you use essential oils in your daily life? Share below!
Recycling is more than sorting the appropriate waste into blue plastic bins. While separating and recycling what we haul out to the curb once a week is incredibly important, there are even more ways we can better care for the planet, help reduce emissions and care for our future health!
Buy products made with recycled materials
Thanks to a strong push in the eco-friendly movement, there are more and more environmentally responsible brands stocking shelves with products made from recycled materials. Buying recycled paper and disposable products reduce the need to cut down more trees. Most recycled products are unbleached and free of dyes and harsh chemicals—making them hypoallergenic and safer for your home!
Ditch the one-time-use plastics
We’ve known for a while that one of the biggest environmental offenders are plastic water bottles. On average, it takes one plastic water bottle 450 years to decompose! Making the simple switch to a reusable water bottle can make a huge, positive impact on the environment. We can also be conscious about purchasing products that are returnable, reusable or refillable when possible. Buy in bulk to limit individually wrapped products, and keep an eye out for products with recyclable packaging!
Limit food waste
Fresh produce and foods are excellent for your health, but often food goes bad before you can eat it—especially when shopping for multiple family members. Spoiled food that is tossed ends up in landfills where it rots and releases methane, a strong greenhouse gas. Store leftovers properly and track what your family eats in a week and try shopping for a week at a time. This allows you to buy fresh foods, and even though your trips to the store will be more frequent, less of the food will end in the trash!
Reduce the mail you receive
Going paperless is a great way to reduce paper waste in your home. Unsubscribe from print catalogs and magazines and opt for digital versions instead. Even most credit card companies and banks offer paperless payment options so all your bills can be waste-free as well. Going digital will reduce your junk mail accrual and will be less paper waste to manage on recycle day!
Be mindful of e-waste
Technology is rapidly changing and electronics are becoming obsolete more frequently than ever, and e-waste can be toxic if not disposed of properly. If your electronics are broken and can’t be donated, check to see if the manufacturer offers a take-back program. Retailers like Best Buy and Staples also offer free electronic recycling services!
Bright, airy, living spaces aren’t exclusive to Pinterest boards and lifestyle blogs. Like most of you, I found motivation to refresh my space with warmer weather on the radar. Looking around my house at every misplaced item, dusty surface, and dirty article of clothing—I couldn’t help but dread the daunting task at hand.
Deciding this wouldn’t be a successful or enjoyable experience if I attempted to clean my entire house at once, I wrote out every task and created a master checklist for spring cleaning! Print it out and check off each completed task as you go (such a satisfying feeling!). Take on one room per day and you’ll have a clean house in two weekends!
Some tips on getting started…
#1 Use natural, household products to get a thorough clean that’s free of dangerous chemicals and better for the environment! You can even make your own! Find out how here.
#2 Tackle the kitchen and bathroom first! They’ll take a lot more energy than other rooms, so check those boxes off early.
#3 When decluttering, take items out of their usual places, put them in a pile, pick up each item one-by-one and ask yourself “Do I need this? Do I use this? Does this make me happy?” I’ve found physically handling each item makes me more selective in what I keep, leading to much less clutter to manage! I learned this tip from the KonMari tidying method. It was an instant life-changer, you can learn more here!
#4 Have fun with it! When your physical space is clean and tidy, your mental space will feel a lot clearer as well! Think of it as active meditating. 🙂
The LuckyVitamin Spring Cleaning Checklist
__ Declutter! Go through all products/utensils.
__ Clean stove and surfaces
__ Clean Dishwasher and small appliances (blender, toaster etc.)
__ Wipe out and reorganize pantry
__ Scrub fridge and toss expired food
__ Clean the sink and the area underneath
__ Wipe out and reorganize cabinets
__ Wipe walls, garbage can, and mop floors
__ Tackle your wardrobe: declutter, reorganize, donate or discard!
__ Clean any mirrors, windows, blinds etc.
__ Deep clean mattress, wash pillows and bedding
__ Vacuum/mop floor, get under the furniture!
__ Clean all furniture, dust surfaces, knick-knacks & décor
__ Declutter all hygiene/beauty products!
__ Clean out medicine cabinet and other shelves/storage
__ Clean shower & tub
__ Clean blinds & walls, mop floor
__ Clean toilet, dust mirror & surfaces, empty trash!
__ Declutter odds & ends—discard, donate or sell!
__ Wash cushions, blankets & any sofa covers
__ Clean carpets/rugs, wipe surfaces
__ Clean TV and electronics
__ Vacuum, sweep & mop the floor—getting under the furniture!
__ Clean walls, dust décor
__ Clean windows, blinds & curtains
__ Clean washing machine & dryer
__ Sweep back deck/patio (time for outdoor furniture?!)
__ Wash car
__ Cleaning day of choice! Do a final sweep & tidy up loose ends
__ Empty vacuum, organize cleaning supplies & do a happy dance because YOU DID IT!
Take a deep breath and enjoy your fresh start to spring! How did you do? Share your spring cleaning tips and organization hacks below!
It’s the time of year again, and with the Spring Equinox comes a time of renewal. That also means that it’s time to clean house, literally. And we are all about products that are good for the environment while simultaneously standing strong against dirt and grime.
Here’s some multi-purpose green cleaning essentials to help you get started…
Dr. Bronners is not your average soap. How can you be average when, as its iconic label clearly states, it has “18 in one uses” and features plant-based surfactants with natural spruce and fir-needle oils. See? Not your run-of-the mill ingredients. Sal Suds All Purpose Cleaner is equally effective with hard or soft water and is 100% cruelty-free.
Baking soda can be used in a ton of DIY cleaning recipes in virtually every room of the house. It can be used as a vital ingredient in toilet bowl scrub, all-purpose clean, even air freshener. It’s deodorizing properties make it perfect for tackling tough cleaning jobs.
Here’s some other type of products you should use to give your house a green clean from top to bottom. Check out our DIY recipes for making your own, but if that’s not your thing or your don’t have the time, we shared some other options too.
¼ cup olive oil
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon glycerin
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
10 drops lavender
Combine all the ingredients together in a spray bottle.
This wood cleaner not only cleans wood but its nutty aroma will have you happy to be cleaning (sorta). It’s formulated to clean grease and make your wood surfaces shine. It’s non-toxic biodegradable, never tested on animals.
2 cups water
½ teaspoon Dr Bronners
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Combine all the ingredients together in a spray bottle. Do not use on wood.
This is an all-around great cleaner. Seventh Generation is known for creating authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible products for a healthy home. They select ingredients that have minimal scent and don’t assault your sense of smell like so many conventional, chemical-based products.
Lucky Vitamin continues to introduce new brands to our customers and today we are adding a pretty cool, modern line of homeware products: Black + Blum.
Black + Blum offers a one-of-kind line of products to help you get healthy, save money, and protect the environment. Black + Blum has taken a fresh and much needed look at lunch boxes as well as water bottles, cutlery and other accessories that go with them.
Taking your own food and drink to work or school has many health benefits. When you know what you are eating, it’s easier to follow a balanced diet and maintain portion control. Plus, you can save money instead of buying overpriced convenience take-outs. It’s also important to help the environment and Black + Blum products are ideal to minimize food waste by eating reinvented leftovers and reduce packaging waste by avoiding takeout food.
Black + Blum is passionate about creating beautiful, original designs which are underpinned with functionality. With an eclectic taste shown through the varying aesthetics of the products’ different ranges, Black + Blum designs in house but also collaborates with the most talented designers worldwide, bringing the finest products to market. Whether you are eating al desko or al fresco, frugally feasting on last night’s leftovers or a foodie experimenting with new recipes; use your lunch break as the chance to escape, recharge, talk with family and friends and celebrate what you eat.
You can save even more when you shop Black + Blum products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.
Filed Under: Aromatherapy
at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Winter calls for some extra time spent indoors and for many people is the best time of the year for getting cozy
Cold winter and snow days are a great opportunity to make your home really cozy and extra comfortable. One of the best ways to do that is to light up some candles around the house. The days are shorter and the nights are longer and this combination sets up a perfect time and place for a few candles.
Candles are essential for peak winter living and they can not only light up and warm up your home but also bring a little of bit of good mood and aroma to your place.
If you don’t like scented candles, there are plenty of unscented ones that can light up the house and still bring up a nice, cozy feeling. On the other hand, if you love an extra touch, fill the air with cozy scents from your favorite candles. You have a ton of options from the traditional vanilla, lavender, mint, and cinnamon to more exotic ones such as coconut and spice pomegranate. Plus, candles made of natural essential oils may have real health benefits when they are lit in your home as aromatherapy candles are known to promote relaxation, clean up the air your breath, improve mood and much more. With so many options available, you can be sure to find your favorite or, perhaps, try a new one this winter.
Along with candles, you can get creative in creating a little ambiance in your home. Hot chocolate, music, books, and baking are just a few examples of how you can get more coziness in your home during the cold, winter months.
It’s not too late. Shopping holiday gifts
can literally be done in the last-minute. A lot of people seem too busy to shop presents ahead of time and the only option left is to do it as time expires. Since online shopping has become very popular, last-minute shopping
is now a little bit easier as you can still find the perfect gifts
and have it delivered to your door only a few days, even hours before you need them.
Lucky Vitamin has prepared a special Healthy Holiday Gift Guide to help your find the perfect gift. Click here to see all the suggested ideas available at our discounted prices.
Here you can find tons of exercise and fitness products, the perfect present for the fitness fanatic or anyone aiming to reach their fitness goals. The New Year is right around the corner, so there’s no better time for these types of gifts.
Personal care items can also be an excellent choice. Choose from items FOR HER or FOR HIM, and find great gifts for you mom, dad, brothers, sisters, and friends.
FOR THE DIYERS is one of the most interesting sections. Here you can find a perfect gift to support their next great project. Choose from many options that may spark their creativity and can also be fun.
Let’s not forget our furry friends. You pet deserves just as much love as anyone else on your gift list. Click here and find the perfect present for your furry friend.
Lucky Vitamin is introducing an eco-friend line of products to our customers: EcoSouLife.
EcoSouLife manufactures environmentally friendly apparel, accessories, and tableware made from plant based sources and recycled materials. The sustainably modern designs are all biodegradable or biodisposable, replacing everyday harmful plastics and melamines with guilt-free and affordable alternatives.
All EcoSouLife products are non-GMO and available with accessible prices. The company ensures that designs are modern, unique, and functional. Convenient and easy-to-use, EcoSouLife products are the perfect fit for busy lifestyles, whilst ensuring the health of our planet and the people we love.
EcoSouLife is an award winning Australian brand that aims to inspire an ever-growing environmentally conscious global network. The company is fully dedicated to changing consumer habits by offering eco-friendly, biodegradable tableware, and specifically aim to educate the next generation, hoping to create a society of environmentally aware adults who understand the part they take in guaranteeing a cleaner environment.
EcoSouLife products are made from the latest natural fibers and sustainable materials. With a range of rice husk, corn starch, and sugarcane, these products are safer for you and safer for the planet. With clever processing methods, EcoSouLife transforms these vegetable based waste products into everyday table, lifestyle and outdoor ranges as an alternative to traditional plastics. Choose from picnic and camper sets, tableware, cutlery outdoor products, cups, storage boxes, and much more.
Save even more when you shop EcoSouLife products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce Meal Prep Haven
, a superior line of food containers for meals and snacks.
Meal Prep Haven offers high quality, portion control food containers designed by fitness enthusiasts eager to help others meet their goals and made with only BPA free and FDA approved polymers.
Built for meal preppers, by meal preppers, Meal Prep Haven knows preparation is the key to meeting your fitness goals, providing the right tools and mindset to help you stay happy, fit and healthy.
Meal Prep Haven airtight food containers are built to last. Fully reinforced to ensure long-term use while preventing cracks, these lunch containers will last with you and come with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Each meal prep container stores up to 17 oz. of food, making it an excellent way to control portion size and effectively lose weight and build muscle. Meal Prep Haven’s lunch boxes can withstand the freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher (top rack). Stackable and easy to store while prepping meals in advance for the week ahead, you can pop them in the freezer for long term storage and thaw them in the fridge overnight for the next day’s meal.
Meal Prep Haven food containers are perfect for eating on the go, at home or wherever you are. Save time and money by prepping your meals in advance and never fall behind your diet schedule.
You can save even more when you shop Meal Prep Haven products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.
Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce a line of sustainable tableware that looks out for the health of you, your family, and the planet: Repurpose
Repurpose offers an entire line of eco-friendly products exclusively from plants and are on a mission to reduce the amount of plastics in our environment. Single use plastics are not sustainable and Repurpose believes we can positively impact the environment by changing everyday behavior.
Less than 10% of single use plastic is recycled in the United States. These products are designed to be thrown away but unfortunately are made of a finite resource: petroleum. Nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exist today and about 8% of the world’s oil supply is used to make single plastics.
These alarming numbers are just the tip of the iceberg as waste is by far the biggest issue. The North Pacific gyre off the coast of California is home to the great Pacific garbage patch, the largest ocean garbage site in the world. In order to give you a better idea, the floating mass of plastic found in these waters is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life by a measure of 6 to 1.
Repurpose creates products that are made from only plants, which are annually renewable resources. The company compostable are currently produced from the annually renewable resource corn (maize), the lowest cost and most widely available fermentable sugar in the world as well as sugar cane and bamboo. Repurpose products fit into any waste management system including traditional landfills.
Save even more when you shop Repurpose products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.