By Sarah Zitin
Now that we’re officially out of quarantine, travel time is right now! It’s been a while since we’ve had to pack a suitcase, so wherever you’re heading, here’s a great list of eco-friendly items to include:
The Welly has a double-wall insulated stainless steel bottle with a natural bamboo exterior. It keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours or hot for 6. The bottle includes an insulated BPA-free flip cap and a removable infuser that can be used to infuse water with fruit. Just what the doctor ordered to stay hydrated on your long-awaited vacation!
This super-hydrating sheer tinted lip balm gives lips a natural shiny summer look. All of the ingredients are plant-based, protective, and hydrating. No animal testing or chemicals. It’s very packable, light, and easy to use on the beach, in your office, at home, or on the plane! Happy hydrating!
This concentrated shampoo bar is full of natural ingredients, free of sulfates, preservatives, and other harmful chemicals, and gently cleans the hair and scalp without stripping away your scalp’s natural oils. These bars last between 50-80 washes are great for travel and compact. Packaged with recyclable material. Ready to head to Rome this summer? This soap won’t get you flagged at the TSA, either!
These very cool vintage-inspired round clear frames designed with zebra wood temples are oh-so retro! Featuring silver mirror lenses, these neutral color shades will be your favorite go-to accessory for travel. They have the perfect cache for your Caribbean cruise. The Zebra glasses are optimized with polarized lenses to eliminate reflective glare and enhance contrast. Throw them in your handbag and you’re ready to fly!
What a great way to protect your phone on the plane! These hand-made, hand-woven bags are made from clean palm and banana leaves. You can carry cash, a phone or pen, keys, or other small items. The Rwandan female artisans line these phone purses with vibrant fabric from the local market. Pack your bags, grab your palm phone case and you’re ready to roll!
This luscious shaving cream is nourishing, soothing, hydrating, and softens the skin without irritation. It gives you a smooth, comfortable shave. Aloe Vera is one of its ingredients, all are natural and fragrance-free. The compact tin it comes in is a traveler’s dream!
This yummy great-for-plane snack is salty and sweet and will have you begging for more! This powerful pecan bar is good for your skin and helps to strengthen your immune system. Ingredients include pecans, stoneground pecan butter, raw honey, dates, fiber, flax, and pumpkin seeds. You’ll never get low blood sugar with these protein-filled snacks in your travel bag!
Don’t forget the Kids!
Awaken your spirit of adventure and love of nature with this sweet fawn overlooking the Orcas Islands in Washington State. 100% organic, climate-positive cotton, manufactured fairly in India. Printed in the Netherlands. Artwork by Tara Garofano. Pack up this beautiful, light, and perfect-for-travel t-shirt and say “Aloha” to family and friends. Or better yet, take them with you!
Now that we can finally travel, let’s not forget to remain as sustainable as possible! Plus packing light is always the way to go and with these items in your bag, you’ll be able to go and see more!