Eco-Friendly Must Haves

I want to be more eco-friendly, but I don't know where to start. 

Everyone has to start somewhere and we are glad to help. Don't try to change all of your lifestyle and consumer habits all at once. A little bit at a time is what we recommend. Here are some products and brands to get you started!

Why does it matter? 

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of waste per day. With the U.S. population at 331 million people, this is a tremendous amount of daily waste. Here at Hands Producing Hope we provide products to the Baton Rouge Community and beyond that lead to a healthier and more earth-friendly lifestyle. Together we can make an impact.

Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly products that you will love. 

1. Fresc Oral Care

From design to ingredients and use, Fresc makes taking steps toward a zero-waste lifestyle that much easier. Make some sustainable swaps in your oral care routine with the Fresc Charcoal Dental Floss, Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder and Toothpaste Tablets. 

The Fresc dental floss is biodegradable, eco-friendly and easy to use. It's packed in a glass container with a metal lid and comes in a recyclable box. 

The Fresc charcoal whitening powder is effective, odorless, tasteless and chemical-free. It is made out of coconut shells, bone char, coal, sawdust and other organic ingredients. 

The Fresc toothpaste tablets are a sustainable and effective way of improving your oral hygiene while contributing to a healthier environment. The chewable tablets are made from premium quality, all-natural active ingredients and are simple to use. We offer the tablets in Aqua Mint, Activated Charcoal and Strawberry. 

2. True Earth Laundry Detergent Strips

These eco-strips pack ultra-concentrated hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power into a tiny, pre-measured strip of detergent that you just toss into the wash. One package does 32 loads of laundry with no measuring and no mess. Using these detergent strips helps keep 700,000,000 plastic judges out of the landfills per year! 

3. Ecostrength Shampoo Bar

This Organic Essential Oil Shampoo Bar is perfect for all hair types and sensitive skin. We have five scents: ginger, rose, lavender, mint and cinnamon. It is packaged in a travel tin and is organic, vegan and eco-friendly. Switching to a shampoo bar means less plastic shampoo bottles are filling up our landfills. 

4. Natural Hemp Washlcloth

Ditch bacteria-filled loofahs that end up in the landfill after a few weeks of use. This washable washcloth, harvested, spun and knit by artisans in Bangladesh, is the perfect earth-friendly swap. 

5. Organic Deodorant Cream 

This deodorant cream is aluminum and baking-soda free and made with nourishing and gentle, organic ingredients. It's packaged in a glass jar with a recyclable metal lid making it sustainable and eco-friendly. 

Check out more of our other eco-friendly products here