6 Eco-Friendly Products To Treat Yourself And The Environment At The Same Time

6 Eco-Friendly Products To Treat Yourself And The Environment At The Same Time

Self-care is important, but the environment shouldn't have to pay the price.

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In honor of Earth Day, many people shared their gratitude and love for our planet on all social media platforms. Some discussed the issues with pollution and some simply shared the post that would plant a tree for every 10 likes. But what about the other 364 days of the year?

Some people are making small strides like going straw-less or recycling while others are making no-waste living a trend. These changes in lifestyle, both large and small, are great when you are willing to put forth the effort. But what about when you want to relax?

Self-care is important so here are 6 products that will kill your stress, not the environment:

1. Lush Beauty Products

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Lush is famous for their mystifying bath bombs, but their 'naked' shower gels and shower jellies are the only one of their kind on the market. These products are made with no packaging whatsoever. Lush also does not test on animals or buy products from companies who test on animals. Lush also sells a wide variety of shampoos, deodorants, and facemasks that are vegan and packaging-free. With their variety of ever-changing scents, you can get all of your self-care products from one shop without smelling like your grandma or putting plastic into the environment.

2. Orgaid Sheet Masks

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When it comes to beauty trends, sheet masks are the new trend. Unfortunately, the planet spends hundreds, if not thousands, of years with the plastic and chemicals that we used for only 20 minutes. With Orgaid sheet masks, you can still get the hydration and glow you want with sheet masks made of 70% organic material! While most of their ingredients are organic, I was not able to find any information on whether or not their packaging can be recycled.

3. BYBI Babe Balm

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This product is packaged in what looks like plastic, but it's actually sugarcane! Not only does BYBI use all-natural ingredients, but their packaging is biodegradable. Still, they recommend you recycle to reduce the amount of virgin materials produced. This balm is made for head to toe hydration, so you can have many uses out of one product. Not only does this simplify your skin-care routine, but you can enjoy hydrated, glowing skin completely guilt-free!

4. L. Organic Cotton Tampons

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When it is that time of the month, the last thing you think of your period as being is 'self-care'. Given that this is the time when you need self-care the most, having organic hygiene products is a must. Today, so many big tampon companies use cotton filled with pesticides, bleach, and other harmful chemicals. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it is harming YOU. If you are afraid to commit to a period cup, these tampons are a great alternative. The best part is that for every tampon you buy, one is made accessible to another woman. Girls supporting girls! For anyone who does not use tampons, they also make organic cotton pads.

5. Our Earth Beauty Makeup Remover Kit

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The first step to any self-care session is to remove all of your makeup and clean your skin. Now you can ban disposable makeup remover wipes and replace them with this Our Earth Beauty kit. This kit includes 10 reusable makeup remover pads, two exfoliating gloves, and a laundry bag to wash everything in. Now you can wash and rewash your makeup remover pads and save the environment from 10,000 single-use cotton rounds! The packaging is also plastic free and completely recyclable so no guilt here. Because these products are made with organic materials, they are perfect for anyone with sensitive or acne-prone skin! Take care of yourself and the environment.

6. Dr. Hempster Bath Bombs

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Nothing says 'treat yourself' like a nice bubble bath. Treat the environment with these organic, vegan bath bombs made with essential oils. They are made with all natural colors and there are not tested on animals. With their natural ingredients and calming scents, you can relax knowing there are no harsh chemicals causing harm to you or the environment. There packaging is plastic free and environmentally friendly. So sit back, close your eyes, and relax knowing you are not causing any more damage to the environment.

You should treat yo-self, but the environment doesn't have to pay the price!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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6 Fun Hair Colors You Should Try This Summer

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Coloring your hair can be a way to express yourself or to change up your look, whatever the case is it's fun. While it can be very expensive, most of the time it's worth it. These are some hair colors that would be fun to try out this summer.

1. Red

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Now, red doesn't have to be Ariel red, it can be a subtle red, or fire truck engine red- whatever you prefer. The color will most never wash out, you will always have a hint of red in your hair (just as a warning).

2. Purple

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This is a good color if you are naturally blonde or have colored blonde hair because the color can easily go from purple back to a somewhat natural blonde color. But just as an FYI, the color washes out really quick, especially if you wash your hair often.

3. Blonde

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If you have black hair or brown, this could be a fun change. You don't have to dye your entire head, it could just be the ends. But if you are expecting to go blonde in just one trip to the salon you are going to be disappointed. It's going to take at least 4 times to get to what you want if you have dark hair. It is also a big commitment and a big expense.

4. Blue

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This is always fun if you are trying to channel your inner mermaid! There are so many shades of blue that the options are endless, but if you have already blonde hair it will eventually turn green because of the yellow hues in your hair. The best idea is to bleach your hair before putting the color on this way it won't result in having a weird hue in the weeks after coloring it.

5. Pink

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This color is always a fun go to, it's one of easiest to do and doesn't require a lot of maintenance, it will show up in most hair colors. While it does washout pretty quick, it will look just as awesome as it fades.

6. Brunette

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If you are a blonde who is trying to change it up this would be a fun adventure, there are so many different ways you could go brunette, either a nice light brown or chocolate brown even can go as far as dying it black. Either way, there are so many options that will fit anyone's comfort zone.

Being someone who has dyed their hair a good number of times, understand the fear and commitment that goes into doing it because it's a big change especially for those that have never done it before. It's also pretty expensive, and can leave your hair damaged, but if you find the right salon and there are plenty of great products that can help with damage and protect colored hair it should all be a positive experience. Now, the one thing everyone should know before going into a salon is that what you want might not happen because you don't know how your hair will react with the color. Just go in with an open mind and a good idea of what you want, but trust that your stylist will try and get you exactly what you want.

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