• LB

Eco Valentine's Day

Updated: Jan 17

The ultimate guide on how to be romantic and eco-friendly at the same time.


Ever heard of five languages of love?

According to Gary Chapman there are five love languages and each one of us has two we speak the best.

  1. Words of affirmation.

  2. Quality time.

  3. Receiving gifts.

  4. Acts of service.

  5. Physical touch.

Find out your language HERE



In my world, Valentine's Day gift can be something as simple as I Love You! This simple phrase is pretty much as zero waste as it gets. HaHa. I've never been a big gift person and I'd much rather spend quality time with the people I love. A hug and a few nice words are the most precious and beautiful gifts someone can give to me.


But we are all different. Not all of us desire the same thing. And we all speak different "love languages". Therefore if you like expressing your love through gifts. You like to let him/her know that is special through a little present. feel the need to let your sweetheart know how special he or she is,

I prepared this short list of gift ideas that can make you and your partner happy while being totally environmentally conscious.




HIM♂ ♀HER


ECO-HEART

| eco-firendly dental care |



Pink for Her


"Handcrafted body of our toothbrushes is composed of 100% bamboo. Eco-heart really cares about design so they tailored the toothbrush to fit in your hand comfortably. Bamboo is the fastest naturally growing wood in the world. That is the reason why they produce their toothbrushes in it's natural habitat in China. Eco-heart products are sustainable in long term."




Blue For Him


"Quality nylon bristles are optimal density and accurate cut provide for ability of our toothbrush to get where others fail. Bristles are recyclable and the body is fully compostable. Through buying their toothbrush you contribute to non for profit projects changing our environment for better. These non profit organizations improve it, clean it and make our world a little bit nicer place to live in."


SHOP HERE


OIL & WATER

| organic beauty products |



Lip Tint

(not vegan - contains beeswax)


"This balm comes packaged in an eco-friendly, 100% compostable paperboard tube that carries twice as much product as a standard plastic tube. Use daily for normal or dry lips. Wild harvested alkanet root provides the base of this balm's warm rosy tint. The powdered root is gently infused into a blend of organic coconut oil, sunflower oil, and decadent cocoa butter. This makes your lips nourished and soft. "


Face and Hair Oil

(vegan)


"Suitable for all skin and hair types and versatile enough to be used as a body oil too! Great bear treatment.

Made with organic, cold-pressed carrier oils and creamy, moisturizing cupuaçu butter, this serum is packed with nutrients for healthy, glowing skin and lustrous hair as well as facial hair. "



SHOP HERE



BOODY WEAR

| eco-friendly lingerie |



Bamboo Fiber Shaper Bra


"Boody creates affordable luxury by building everyday essentials and underwear from viscose derived from bamboo. As a result we have a silky smooth base layer that keeps you cool and comfortable with seam-free stretch. Their bamboo fabric maintains it’s shape and is great for sensitive skin. Bamboo fibers are not chemically treated. These fibers are naturally smooth and round with no sharp spurs to irritate skin."



Bamboo Fabric Business Socks


"Try the cooling comfort of the Boody Black Business Sock for yourself. You’re sure to add these power socks to your suit and slacks rotation.

They searched for years for the most comfortable underwear and base layers, but couldn’t find products that also satisfied our personal pursuit of eco-friendly fabrics and processes. Then, Boody discovered the viscose made from bamboo and never looked back."


SHOP HERE


ELVIS & KRESSE

| reclaimed luxury accessories |



Washbag


"Washbag is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and lined with high visibility waste parachute silk. Previously deployed in active duty for up to 30 years, fighting fires around the UK, fire-hose makes a perfect wash bag. Strong enough to tackle the toughest conditions first time around, the hose has been re-engineered to protect your toiletries."




Card Holder

"This triple card holder is made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose.

Elvis & Kresse fell in love with London's decommissioned fire-hose back in 2005 through a chance encounter with the London Fire Brigade. They took this lifesaving material home determined to breathe new life into it and save it from its otherwise inevitable end in landfill, and donate 50% of profits to charity."


SHOP HERE

PS: get 10% off your first order - the code is "SHARE"





EENVOUD

| sustainable fashion |


Minimal + Elegant

"Eenvoud is using fabrics colored with non-toxic, less water-dependent dyes as well as fabrics that are less harmful on the environment and our bodies, such as those made with organic, natural and/or recycled fibers:

  • Cupro

  • Hemp / peace silk charmeuse

  • Deadstock (surplus) mesh

All the materials are sustainably sourced and manufactured in a factory in NYC."


SHOP HERE


PALO SANTO

| zero waste aroma therapy |



What is Palo Santo?

"Palo Santo is a sacred fragrance tree in South America that mean "Holy Wood". It is similar to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal resin incense.

Benefits of Using Palo Santo: Removes negative energy Drives away mosquitoes and insects Disinfects air Used for relaxing the mind and body.  "


SHOP HERE

JEWELS & ACES

| ethical jewelry |



"Handcrafted jewelry from precious metals like 14K gold and sterling silver and we’re mindful in using stones that are responsible alternatives to mined diamonds without compromising the sparkle.


By working directly with their producers, they ensure better control over quality, but it also makes the retail process more efficient. As a result, J&A can eliminate the middlemen mark-ups and pass along that value to you. It means fair prices everyday."


SHOP HERE


Least but not last, there are many other ways you can show someone your love and appreciation.

Be creative, care about your food print and have fun with it.

  • Prepare a zero waste meal.

  • Up-cycle an existing paper and write a wonderful note.

  • Give a potted plant instead of a bouquet.

  • Massage. Beauty Treatment. Eco-friendly Hair Cut.

  • Show Time - get tickets to an event and go to a theatre, concert, movies or a game.

  • Outdoor Experience - Go for a hike. Jump on a bike. Take a trip and go for a swim.

  • Chocolate & Sweets - make sure you shop bulk or get one without plastic packaging.


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