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Best Gifts for the Eco and Health Conscious Person in Your Life

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It’s no surprise that you may have a special person in your life who is both environmentally-aware and health-conscious. The key is finding the perfect gift for them that is the best of both worlds. If you’re looking for ideas, you’re in the right place!

1. Stainless Steel Water Bottles and Straws 

Why These are Eco-Friendly Gifts 

More than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year - with this trajectory, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by the year 2050. For your loved ones that are choosing to cut out single use plastics by incorporating reusables into their daily life, this gift set is an easy way to help them be more eco-friendly.

Why These are Health-Conscious Gifts 

Plastic water bottles and straws can contain numerous toxic compounds, including the notorious bisphenol-A and phthalates – both endocrine disruptors that are also linked to cancer. By choosing stainless steel options, your health-conscious loved one can enjoy each drink without worrying about these toxins!

2. Cork Yoga Mat 

Why These are Eco-Friendly Gifts 

Cork is a highly-sustainable material; the cork used in yoga mats is sourced from cork oak tree bark, and once the bark is stripped, new bark grows in its place. Cork yoga mats, unlike typical mats, are manufactured WITHOUT the use of chlorine gas, vinyl chloride, dioxins, and mercury which are toxic when released into the environment.

Why These are Health-Conscious Gifts 

Typical yoga mats are made from PVC or vinyl. Not only is the manufacturing of this material toxic, but it is also toxic to the person using the mat. An active component in PVC is phthalates, an endocrine disruptor that is also linked to cancer. This can cling to dust and be inhaled by the person using the mat. 

With this thoughtful gift, you can keep your yogi safe and healthy!

3. Reusable Silicone Bags for Food

Why These are Eco-Friendly Gifts 

In Canada, 15 billion plastic bags are used every year. This includes ziplock food bags that are only used once then thrown away. By gifting reusable silicone food containers, your eco-conscious loved one can enjoy the same convenience of ziplock bags – sustainably!

Why These are Health-Conscious Gifts 

Food-grade silicone is made without the harmful chemicals present in plastic. Additionally, high-quality food-grade silicone is so stable that it is safe to put under high heat and in the freezer. That’s a win-win. 

4. All Natural Stain Remover Bar 

Why This is an Eco-Friendly Gift 

With typical stain removers, toxic chemicals and detergents can potentially end up in bodies of water, harming the creatures that reside therein and humans too. Instead, give your loved one a natural stain remover bar like Buncha Farmers All Natural Stain Remover, which is made of biodegradable saponified oils, essential oils and Borax.

Why This is a Health-Conscious Gift 

Toxic chemicals in typical stain removers can be harmful when they are handled or inhaled and can linger on clothes even after washing. These toxins can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system; possibly linking to anemia and infertility. Your health-conscious loved one will thank you for this – you may even consider getting one for yourself too!

5. High-Quality Reusable Menstrual Pads 

Why These are Eco-Friendly Gifts 

Tampons, disposable pads, and panty liners add up to more than 200,000 tons of waste per year! In addition, disposable menstrual products typically have plastic components, meaning it takes 500-800 years for them to fully decompose. Organic cotton reusable menstrual pads can be reused for four years or more, taking only five months to decompose.

Why These are Health-Conscious Gifts 

Disposable menstrual products contain toxic chemicals that are known irritants, carcinogens, and reproductive toxicants. By introducing your health-conscious loved one to high-quality menstrual pads made of organic cotton, you can prevent their exposure to toxic chemicals while gifting them their most comfortable periods yet!

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