I care about our planet and I feel guilty when I waste resources, but I don’t often really think about how blessed I am to have a planet that provides so much for me.
This weekend, a long holiday weekend all about thankfulness, I found a new “detergent” I had laying around called Eco Nuts (one of the many amazing gifts I received from the Haute Green Social Hour at BlogHer ’11). I love it. No one asked me to promote it. I just wanted to share. It made me feel good knowing that I could easily do a little more to be eco-conscious.
It’s amazing. It is four-five little dried fruit shells that look like acorns. You stick them in a little pouch, which is provided, and throw it in the wash with your clothes. They are hypoallergenic, unscented, and completely biodegradable. Those four-five shells will last approximately 10 loads. So easy!
I try to be environmentally conscious through cloth diapering/using free & clear disposable diapers, recycling, reducing, and reusing. I wash my hair every other day and I only wash clothing if it really needs it (ie: I don’t immediately wash the jeans I wore for five minutes to run out to the store). All that being said, however, I also frequently use the cheaper, non-environmentally friendly disposable diaper while traveling, throw out something I could have recycled, and use a paper towel when I could use a wash cloth. My point is, I’m not super eco-woman. I do what I can, when I can.
So, if you’re like me and would like to find that one little product that could help you be a little more environmentally friendly, I recommend giving Eco Nuts a try. 🙂
Happy Belated Thanksgiving!