Feel-good products and habits to make caring for you more eco-friendly, too.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Caring for ourselves is only as valid as the care we extend to others, our communities, and the spaces in which we co-exist. And while we’ve always leaned into sustainable soulcare — from the products that we source to the lightworkers and causes that we lift up each day—we’re taking today to share how to blend self- and planet-nurturing rituals into your style, beauty, and wellness rituals.
Ready for a brighter, greener future? Check out these eco-friendly rituals to adopt, pronto.
1. Clean your closet.
Clothing is one amazing way to treat yourself, but a cleaner-sourced closet is a great place to start your sustainability journey. Shops like For Days offer organic, zero-waste basics, plus incentives to care for and wear them forever. (We love that they’ll recycle your current wardrobe with their Take Back Bag program.)
2. Keep it simple (and free).
ICYMI, self-care doesn’t have to cost you a thing. (And ultimately, “sustainable” habits should enrich your right-now life, your future goals, and the planet.) Indulging in the little things throughout the day — such as time outdoors, breathwork, and mindful sips of water — are super valid (and beneficial!) ways to commit to your wellbeing with zero added expense. Looking for fresh ideas? Take part in these creative, sustainable self-care challenges.
3. Eat better, waste less.
Nourishing foods are always good for the soul, and being more mindful about our meals is a lot easier, thanks to programs like Imperfect Foods. The idea? Shipping asymmetrical or undersized (but just as delicious) goods to your door for less, rather than letting them sit on store shelves and ultimately end up in landfills. A waste-free way to satisfy your cravings?! Yes, please.
4. Ditch the packaging.
One of the biggest issues with products? Wasteful packaging. Not only does it take up unnecessary space, but it’s also difficult to recycle and impossible to reuse. Opting to buy zero-waste packaging is a no-fail way to get the products you need and skip the excess wrapping you (and Mother Earth) can live without. Zero Waste Kits from Package Free Shop simplify the switch.
5. Start a garden.
There’s a reason why gardening has been a favorite pastime for generations. Not only do plants serve as cute decor and natural air purifiers, but growing a green thumb can also extend to your plate by way of less frequent (and costly) grocery trips. Learning to grow your own food is a lost art for many, but starting small can make a big impact in your lifetime. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered.
What sustainable practices are you excited to pick up? Share in the comments!