Some habits are easy to fall back into. When we recently moved back into our kitchen, I was determined to get back on track when it came to keeping the space as sustainable as possible—being more thoughtful about the products we were choosing to purchase and paring back our single-use plastic consumption. With the momentum in full force, I started looking at the other rooms in the house to determine what products I could stop purchasing or swap out for more sustainable options.
I’ve done my best to be a responsible recycler, though it has been difficult at times. It’s a challenge keeping up with what the city accepts as recycling and what it doesn’t. Then there’s also sourcing a location, storing up all of the items, and making a drop-off. I know this doesn’t sound that hard, but it’s cumbersome and, after kids, it can sometimes feel nearly impossible. So rather than continually put myself through the guilt and shame of not recycling or doing it incorrectly, I’ve been looking for ways to stop using self-care items made from single-use plastic.
Over the years, I’ve become more mindful about my purchasing habits, noticing what’s sustainable and looking more closely at ingredients. It’s been a steady process that I’m continually working on. I really like purchasing from Grove Collaborative because the products are sustainable without sacrificing quality. I’ve shared my affinity for Grove in the past (I love their refillable pump soaps and cleaning supplies) and I was really excited to try their sustainable personal care line, Peach.
Peach has been around for one year and in that year, they have prevented 62,000 lbs of plastic from entering consumers’ bathrooms. The Peach line has a selection of bar soaps (hand, facial, and body), shampoo and conditioning bars, and refillable deodorant, all in fragrant scents.
I recently tried Peach, and I’m hooked. The hand & body soaps have a coconut oil and shea butter base, meaning they’re very moisturizing and creamy. The natural deodorant is free from aluminum, talc, baking soda, phthalates, and parabens. The coconut jasmine scent smells fantastic and, most importantly, it rolls on smoothly (unlike some other natural deodorants that I’ve tried but shall not be named).
I’m excited to try the shampoo and conditioning bars too; I haven’t used these in the past, so I’m curious how it will go. What I do know is that my kids are going to LOVE the shampoo bars. Both are very much in the “I can do it myself” phase, and I know they will love the idea of a bar of shampoo.
Admittedly, I’m not 100% single-use plastic-free when it comes to self-care, but I’m making changes as I go. I’m limiting what single-use plastic products come in and am making small product swaps along the way, like replacing my current hand soap with the hand & body moisturizing bar from Peach.
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BY Kate Arends - October 6, 2021
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.