Despite popular belief, making sustainable choices doesn’t have to be a challenge. At Oko Essentials, we want to cultivate an informed community of individuals who work to make positive changes in all areas of their daily lives. Continue reading to learn more about practices you can implement today to reduce your carbon footprint and create a better planet.


  1. Use Eco-Friendly Detergent Strips


As much as we hate to say it, laundry is part of our regular routine. However, conventional brands produce laundry detergents that contain toxic chemicals, which are proven to cause adverse health effects, including skin and throat irritation. Additionally, most detergents are not entirely biodegradable, leading them to contaminate our water supply, rivers, and oceans with harmful chemicals.


Eco-friendly detergent strips, however, present a seamless, sustainable solution to aid your laundry woes. Öko Essentials Detergent Strips, for example, are hypoallergenic, so they are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction. They’re also non-toxic and biodegradable, benefiting consumers and the environment.


  1. Use Reusable Water Bottles


Did you know that one ton of plastic is approximately 25,000 plastic bottles? And nearly 100% of the trash found in oceans is plastic debris. Yeah, we know – it sounds scary. But fortunately, there’s something you can do about it.


Ditching the plastic and opting for a reusable water bottle will help keep you hydrated throughout the day without compromising the environment. Reusable water bottles require less oil to produce and replace all the plastic you would have wasted drinking from plastic water bottles, which would inevitably wind up in landfills, oceans, and streams.


  1. Wear Sustainable Clothing


The fashion industry is notorious for its unsustainable practices. In fact, the industry is responsible for more annual carbon emissions than international flights! Additionally, many garment workers suffer from toxic chemicals released during the manufacturing process.


In an effort to reverse the damage caused by the fashion industry, many clothing brands are adopting ethical and sustainable methods to produce their apparel. So, before going on a shopping spree, we encourage you to research sustainable clothing brands to support. After all, it just takes one mindful choice to make a difference.