The easy swaps to make every part of your day a little bit more sustainable
How you can do your bit for the environment, plus this week’s edit of the best online eco-friendly buys.
The Body+Soul editors are a discerning bunch, so when they recommend the best running shoes, or the sleep aids that actually works, or the serum that truly delivers on glow, we suggest you take note. Each week we’ll be sharing a handpicked list of the best buys for your health and wellness, so keep your eyes peeled for The Edit.
Today, we’re rounding up the best eco-friendly buys for every aspect of your life – from refillable beauty necessities to running shoes made from recycled materials to sustainably made yoga mats… happy shopping!
Stay cosy on still-chilly spring mornings with this breathable, knitted sweater. Made from certified organic cotton with zero yarn wastage, it’s perfect for the eco-conscious.
Shop now: Nagnata sweater, $400, at Nagnata
Give your workout an eco-boost with these kicks made from 50 per cent recycled materials.
Shop now: Reebok Reecycled Nano X, $190, at Reebok
The sports bra
Made from recycled plastic bottles, this sports bra will support both you and the environment.
Shop now: P.E Nation sports bra, $99, at P.E. Nation
Shield your face from the sun with this handcrafted linen sunhat.
Shop now: Faithfull The Brand hat, $99, at Net-a-Porter
The yoga mat
Sustainably produced from biodegradable, recyclable natural tree rubber, this yoga mat provides the right amount of grip and cushioning for your practice.
Shop now: LUVe Yoga Premium Natural Yoga Mat in Turkish Blue, $95, at Luve Yoga
The bike shorts
Boost your performance, stay on-trend and help the planet with a pair of recycled bike shorts.
Shop now: Girlfriend Collective shorts, $85.29, at Net-a-Porter
The tote bag
8 million. That’s how many tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year. To help reduce those numbers, invest in a reusable shopping bag, like this one made from 100 per cent straw.
Shop now: Thinc Eco Woven Shopping Bag, from $59.95, at Thinc Eco
This new Aussie bodycare line takes sustainability one step further – not only are the products made solely from natural and organic ingredients, but they are also 100 per cent home compostable and housed in biodegradable packaging. Plus, for every order, Biode plants a tree to replace the resources used.
Shop now: Biode Exfoliating Trio, $45, at Biode
Many beauty brands are now offering refills that not only save you money, but also help cut down on plastic use and packaging waste. Try these L’Occitane refills, which use 60-90 per cent less plastic than regular packaging.
Shop now: L’Occitane Intensive Repair Shampoo Eco Recharge Refill, $37, at Adore Beauty
The cleaning product
With biodegradable packaging and made from coconut and eucalyptus oils, this eco-friendly floor wash is the perfect addition to your low-tox cleaning kit.
Shop now: The Botanical Life Co. High Shine Floor Wash, $22, at The Botanical Life
Challenge your friends to a green-over, get sustainability tips and lower your energy bill and eco footprint all in one go.
Shop now: JouleBug, free, at iTunes & Google Play
All products featured in this article are selected by our editors, who don’t play favourites. If you buy something, we may get a cut of the sale.