7 Sustainable Home Alternatives from Black Owned Businesses
Help the earth and boost the Black community!
1. Bamboo Toilet Paper
27,000 trees are cut down everyday to make toilet paper, and they can’t even be recycled. Reduce your waste with Black-owned business reel! Their biodegradable toilet paper is made from eco-friendly bamboo sourced sustainably and packaged in sustainable packaging. You can sign up for scheduled deliveries to make sure you never run out, or you can buy boxes one at a time.
reel, 24 rolls / 1 box, $30, Link Here
2. Simon Sudz
Switching from plastic hand pumps to soap bars is one of the easiest sustainable changes to make. Simon Sudz is a Black owned, handmade soap company, plus their soap is made with all planted-based oils and butters. They make an effort to create products that not only benefit the community (Black Lives Matter, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Wellspring Women's Center, etc.), but have fun and soothing scents!
Simon Sudz, Handmade Soap, $5-$18, Link Here
3. Hogwash Dish Soap Cup
Another great Simon Sudz product! This soap especially formulated for cleaning your dishes — Hogwash is a natural alternative to using many plastic bottled liquid cleaners, which pollute the environment. The soap is poured into a reusable cup and comes with a dish brush made of durable and sturdy natural coconut fibers and bamboo for scrubbing.
Simon Sudz, Dish Soap Cup and Brush, $15, Link Here
4. Bamboo Toothbrush
One billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away every year in the United States, creating 50 million pounds of waste annually. Switching to biodegradable bamboo can make a big impact. This brush is produced by Dirt Don’t Hurt - a business run by three Black women that aims to spread natural, safe options to our community and educate others. These brushes come in many colors, and can come infused with charcoal!
Dirt Don’t Hurt, Bamboo Toothbrush, $5, Link Here
5. Reusable Ziplock Bags
It’s time to say goodbye to unnecessary plastic and opt for a more eco-friendly solution when packing school lunches or storing veggies in the freezer. Heat and cold-resistant, these bags can store food in the freezer and run through the dishwasher. They are made for food, but really can be used for anything! The bags are sold by GRN, the founding company of BLK + GRN - a collective of Black artisans that are carefully chosen by Black health experts who know what an all-natural product truly looks like.
GRN, Reusable Bags, $7.20, Link Here
6. Cleaning Concentrate
PUR Home is a natural, non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning product line created by a Black woman. They select organic and raw ingredients that are plant-based, biodegradable and low toxic. PUR created this All-In-One Concentrate Cleaner to give you all of your cleaning products in one, making it an incredibly sustainable product. Dilute it with water to create your own household cleaners for dishes, windows & mirrors, bathroom surfaces, kitchen surfaces, floors, laundry, kids toys and more!
PUR, All-In-One Concentrate Cleaner, $29, Link Here
7. Linen Towels
Consider that the average household spends $250-$300 per year on paper towels which contributes to the destruction of more than 50,000 trees per day. Linoto’s Treeless Linen Towels are strong, absorbent and incredibly useful household helpers. They are an eco-friendly and economical paper towel alternative made entirely from biodegradable natural linen, plus they can be used in infinite ways.
Linoto, House Helper Treeless Linen Towels, $8, Link Here