Safety Girl Earth Day Products with Jenna Barnett, President of Visionary5
Visionary5 ••••• | Public Relations
Easy Ways to Promote a Safer Environment this Earth Day
Around The Home
Most of us don’t realize how much our daily household activities and chores are negatively impacting the environment. Thankfully, there are some great alternatives to promote a safer environment that not only benefits the Earth, but also improves our overall health.
Smappee is a real-time energy monitoring device for the home. Not only does the Smappee monitor all energy housed in the home down to each appliance, but it also has a huge added safety benefit. Smappee allows users to turn on and off devices through the mobile app, so you never have to worry about forgetting to turn off the coffee pot or hair straightener.
There are thousands of harsh chemicals families comes in contact with thanks to the cleaning products we use around the house. That’s why Bump Boxes offers a safe haven marketplace tailored to moms and expecting moms featuring products that are free from harmful chemicals or questionable ingredients. Bump Boxes does all the research for you, so families can rest assured that any products they purchase from Bump Boxes are 100% safe for the environment and loves ones.
$39.99 and up
EJH Brand Candles
We all love burning candles to fill our home with a pleasant scent, but most of us don’t know that paraffin candles (the most popular kind) burn toxic chemicals like toluene and benzene. EJH offers a safe alternative with their hand poured natural candles featuring coconut wax and 100% pure essential oils.
$26 and up
Grooming for both men and women is an essential part of our daily routines, but are you aware of the impact your grooming habits have on the earth?
Clenapure Body Products
With each shower, people are washing polluting chemicals down the drain thanks to the harsh detergents found in most body washes and cleansers. Furthermore, you’re polluting your skin with all those nasty ingredients! That’s why Cleanpure developed their plant-based body care products featuring all natural, sulfate-free ingredients. Not only can you protect your waterways from pollutants, you can protect your body too.
The Soft Goat / Soften Her
In the US, people buy over 2 billion disposable razors each year. These non-degradable razors are sitting in landfills emitting CO2 as a byproduct. To lower your carbon footprint when it comes to your daily shaving needs, the answer is to shave less often. The Soft Goat for men and Soften Her for women allows you to skip more shaves because these buffing pads soften stubble and prevent ingrown hairs, meaning you don’t have to use that disposable razor as often.
Another way to avoid contributing to disposable razor pollution is to quit using a disposable razor altogether. The Rockwell 6S is a reengineered safety razor that reduces your carbon footprint by eliminating the need to purchase blade cartridges — this razor uses 100% recyclable double-edge blades made from stainless steel, so you’ll never have to toss an entire disposable razor or cartridge again. This is an ultra-durable product made in America to last a lifetime.
van der Hagen Shave Butter
Lastly, another way shaving is hurting our Earth is the amount of water wasted with each shave. It is estimated that we waste up to 50 billion liters of water a year from shaving. Instead, opt for a waterless shave with van der Hagen Shave Butter. This natural product allows you to get a super-close shave WITHOUT wasting any water! Simply apply the shave butter, shave, and rub in the remaining product for silky smooth, hydrated skin.
In The Kitchen
From food waste to wasted appliance energy, our kitchen practices sure do a number on our environment! The following products easily help household efforts towards a safer, cleaner environment.
For those of us who can’t kick our bottled water habit, like myself, there IS an eco-friendly solution! Waiakea is one of the first premium bottled waters and beverages in the world to be certified CarbonNeutral, meaning the company makes no net release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Compared to traditional plastic bottles, Waiakea uses 85% less energy to manufacture and 90% less water. Plus, it’s sustainably harvested from one of the purest environments on Earth in Hawaii, which produces the most delicious alkaline and electrolyte-rich natural waters in the world.
There’s no question that juicing is the latest trend in healthy living, but are you aware of the footprint your juicer may be leaving behind? Juicepresso has the smallest footprint of all juicers on the market. It is energy efficient and features less parts than a typical juicer. Plus, it features a unique screw-like extraction system, which means there are no sharp blades or ridges that can possibly cut you! Additionally, thanks it’s compact and sleek design, the juicepresso takes up a fraction of the counter space as a traditional juicer.
One of the most harmful environmental impacts we make is through our food wastage. 40% of all the food produced in the US goes uneaten. That uneaten food rots in landfills where it accounts for almost 25% of the US methane emissions, which are 21 times more harmful to the environment than CO2. Two thirds of household waste is due to food spoilage, which is why BerryBreeze is my favorite kitchen gadget. BerryBreeze is a compact device filters and cleans the air in your fridge keeping foods fresh for up to 10 days longer. It’s a chemical-free solution that REALLY works!