With every two steps forward, there seems to be one step backward when it comes to living in a sustainable home! It feels great to find the perfect product, the perfect system, etc., but that takes time! So here’s another round of sustainable product reviews!
My husband had a fair bit of input in today’s reviews. You’ll remember the piece I did on how to live sustainably when your partner doesn’t care. Thankfully my husband does care, but his threshold of “better work or else” is much more rigid than mine. Because of that, I like to include both of our reviews when possible!
Common Good Dish Soap Review
I discovered Common Good and their dish soap refill pack when I was writing about refill pouches. The company sells plant-based home cleaners. They offer refill stations across the country and sell these refill packs online.
Since my husband does the majority of the dishes, I had to ask him for his take on the dish soap. He likes it. He’s happy with the suds it holds and the scent is so mild – not even noticeable really! We had the bergamot – a citrus.
We’ve been using it for a few months now and are on the last of it. One time I noticed that there was a bit of settling in the jar (ingredients separating). I shook it quickly and all was fine. It never affected the product’s usefulness, however!
Pipette Baby Sunscreen Review
You can read my frustrating woes of baby sunscreen (and other natural baby products) to learn how we stumbled on trying Pipette baby sunscreen.
We absolutely love it! Besides wanting to use a clean beauty baby sunscreen, we also want something that goes on easily and isn’t a pain for anybody involved.
Pipette is exactly that. It has a fairly thin consistency and glides on easily. The scent is very faint and we’ve all been happy. Don’t forget to shake the container before each use as it can separate.
Juni Bamboo Toothbrush Review
Besides finding the right natural toothpaste, eco-friendly living also leads one to bamboo toothbrushes.
Typical plastic toothbrushes are a plastic suck that can’t be easily recycled. Bamboo offers a natural, compostable option. I was worried about it molding with the leftover moisture of teeth brushing, so I resisted giving it a go for a while.
Then Juni reached out to me late last summer to test run their new bamboo brushes. They advertised using a heating process on the bamboo to make it mold resistant. So I said YES, PLEASE! (this post isn’t sponsored – just part of my sustainable product reviews)!
They sent two brushes so my husband and I each tried it out! I really like the brush and am still using their brand. My husband thought it was good but a bit soft. Softness of bristles is entirely a preference – not something that dictates cleanliness!
With that said, if you like firmer bristles, this brush may not be for you! I, however, quite like it!
To recycle bamboo toothbrushes properly (extra points if you reuse it for cleaning around your house for a while!), you need to remove the bristles as they’re usually some type of plastic.
Use pliers to remove the bristles, then toss your bamboo brush into a compost bin or recycle it properly (you’ll have to check locally).