Animal-friendly brands in YOUR Target #savetheplanet #benicetoanimals #vegan

Do you ever feel like you want to save the planet and all the animals in it but there are so many other fuckers who are just out there fucking it up? Yeah, me too. Does it even matter if I buy this eco/vegan-friendly whatever product since we have such bigger problems in this world? Some days I would say, no, it doesn’t matter. But other days, I would shout a hells yeah! Since today is one of the quieter days where I feel like it doesn’t matter, I’m going to remind myself (and you, reader) that it actually does make a difference.

Think of it like in gaining or losing weight (or muscle). There’s a point where suddenly everyone is like, “Oh, you’ve lost weight” or “Look at that muscle definition.” While little ol’ you has been over here eating salads for months and trying not to eat the 17th cookie. You see you everyday, so there’s no difference. But every tiny minuscule choice that you make adds up and makes the body mass you are. This is a magical thing (and also annoying) ’cause you can make a difference with one choice at a time.

Same thing with saving the planet. If you choose to buy that product that is nice to the animals and doesn’t have a whole bunch of chemical crap in it, it’s telling the market that this is what the consumer wants. So when the factories and big companies make their plans for next year’s products, they know WE want to have less chemicals, more natural ingredients, and we would rather be nice to the creatures, not use them.

All this verbage is to say, make that choice, that small tiny little choice. Then when you make 17,000 choices a day, your sending messages out there and striding down a better path.

Concrete examples of things I’ve found at Target (who doesn’t love Target?!!):

1. Compostable trash bags
https://www.target.com/p/biobag-174-food-waste-compostable-tall-kitchen-trash-bags-13gal-12ct/-/A-15293824#lnk=sametab
Shout out to my sister for finding these!

2. Seventh generation cleaning supplies
https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=seventh+generation

3. S.W. Basics (make-up/skin care)
5 ingredients or less, for everything!
https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=Sw+basics

xoxo
fellow planet-saver

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Alternatives #reuse #savetheplant

Swap out this for that:

 

  • paper napkin FOR a cloth napkin

    Cut up an old t-shirt or an old towel that’s falling apart, stick it in your lunch box and viola. Super easy! I found out that I really don’t make a giant mess at each meal, so why do I need a new paper napkin at each meal? I ended up using one cloth one for an entire week of lunches. Refolded and used new fresh corners when necessary and washed it with my clothes at the end of the week. Boom. Done.

 

Vinegar is magic #home #savetheplanet

The magical power of vinegar:

1.  Add about a shot or two into your washer (along with your regular detergent) to help get rid of those odd smells that linger *cough cough gym clothes*

2.  Mix with some water and clean your counter tops. No need for Windex or other serious chemicals.

3.  Stop up the sink drain or bathtub, then add some vinegar and water and let it soak. It’ll eat up all the crystalized water.

It is magic! Super cheap too; like $2 for a gallon, which lasts basically forever.
Enjoy the magic for yourself 😀