It is truly a penguin-shaped dryer ball’s world and we’re all just living in it.
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A biodegradable Wet Brush that painlessly and efficiently brushes through wet tangles in any texture of hair. Less pain for Mother Earth, and less pain for you when you wake up with half your hair in your mouth again.
A rose gold rechargeable electric lighter to replace all your old gas ones. This one is not only chic as heck, but completely flameless, and made with a long stem so you can use them to light gas burners and larger candles.
A set of penguin-shaped wool dryer balls to replace disposable dryer sheets – these will consistently lessen the drying time of your clothes, *plus* soften fabric, help prevent wrinkles, and pick up all the pet hair that has become an accidental accessory to all your outfits.
A brightly-colored bamboo face mask that’s not only made with sustainable materials, but might actually help solve some of your summer mask problems by keeping you cooler in the heat.
A set of three adorable, machine-washable Swedish dish cloths that are super absorbent and designed with a cross-hatch pattern for easier scrubbing. Each one of these can replace over a DOZEN paper towel rolls. The Brawny paper towel man is shaking.
A chic glass-based, silicone-topped reusable coffee cup made with all sustainable and recyclable materials and designed to fit neatly under at-home coffee machines, so you can grab and go.
A set of reusable silicone Stasher bags you can get in a ton of bright, fun colors and different sizes to help significantly cut down your plastic use, saving both your money *and* the environment. Plus, these work in more than just the fridge — they’re freezer- and microwave-safe, too.
Plus a teensy weensy pocket-sized Stasher bag you can use to tuck away little snacks, Chapsticks, money, and other odds and ends you don’t want floating in the abyss of your jacket.
A pretty pink, super-soft Makeup Eraser that wipes makeup right off your face with nothing but water and a gentle scrub — and, more importantly, has a microfiber blend specifically designed to clear gunk from your pores. It won’t just clean your face now, but prevent all blackheads and breakouts in the long run, too.
A pair of period-proof underwear with full leak protection that’ll significantly reduce your use of pads and tampons, even if you’re only able to replace them with these for just a day of your period.
A set of delightfully rainbow reusable metal straws complete with a traveling case and cleaning brush, so you can not only replace disposable straws, but do it with ~style~.
Or a sleek, compact reusable straw keychain, so you can help save the environment AND make it that much easier to find your darn keys when you’re rooting around for them in the abyss of your purse.
A 42-page Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook that works the same way all their products do — you can write on its pages the way you would a regular notebook, upload the page onto your devices, and wipe the notebook clean with water to use all over again. Bonus: you can get it in a bunch of fun colors 🌈.
A set of animal-shaped silicone tea infusers to cut down on your single-use tea bags and the wrappers they come in. (Tag yourself, I am the platypus.)
A set of adorable, long-lasting Bee’s Wrap food wraps that not only prevent food waste with a body warmth-activated wax sealing that keeps produce and leftovers fresh, but will save you money on one-use plastic alternatives, too.
Or a mega cute sustainable kitchen storage set that comes complete with *deep breath* The set comes with two large medium silicone bags, four medium silicone bags, and six elastic covers in different sizes, and a three-pack of beeswax wrap for all your leftover food needs.
A set of cheerful, color-lined silicone baking mats to lengthen the life of your pans *and* make for much easier cleanup for all your baking and cooking misadventures.
A set of 50,000 (!!) highly popular, 100% biodegradable water beads that are basically microscopic when they arrive, but expand into small, bouncy jelly-like balls when exposed to water. People love them for at-home spa treatments, for fun games with kids, for making stress balls, for home decorating — the word is your water bead oyster.
A set of reusable, dishwasher-safe sandwich and snack-size bags you can get in a toooon of cute patterns and prints. Plastic bags could never!!
A waxed canvas, plastic-free lunch sack so durable that it’s built to last for years, and so retro chic that you’ll be tempted to ‘gram it regularly.
A food storage box that folds discretely into a bag so if you ever find yourself with leftovers, you don’t have to use styrofoam or paper boxes — you can just pop it in this and be on your merry sustainable way.
A set of five machine-washable, rip-proof, suuuper colorful grocery bags to replace your use of plastic and paper bags. Plus, they fold into neat little squares so you can easily keep them in your car, purse, or bag!
Or a set of reusable, washable mesh bags in assorted colors for trips when you need something to carry your fruits and veggies (and seamlessly store them on your counters, right in the bags!).
A set of lightweight, degradable wheat straw plates in pretty pastels that are also — much like Kimmy Schmidt — unbreakable.
A chic vegan cork “leather” slim cardholder you can easily slide into a pocket (that is, when you’re not showing it off).
A sleek rose gold waste-free safety razor — these are designed to last a lifetime, so you don’t have to waste disposable ones anymore. The only thing you need to replace are the double-edged razor blades, which are designed to give you a close (gentle!) shave to prevent ingrown hairs and skin irritation.
A sweet lil’ purple reusable Keurig cup designed to work universally in all of its models, so you can not only avoid plastic waste from the disposable cups, but also have more coffee options at your disposal since you can use any blend your caffeine-loving heart desires.
A set of compostable pet waste bags with lil’ cartoon puppies on them to, because carrying poop around your neighborhood doesn’t mean you can’t be cute about it.
A set of pastel rainbow silicone cupcake liners for the avid bakers of cupcakes, mini quiches, and bite-sized goodies who don’t want to go through disposable paper liners 🧁🌈.
A compostable cutlery set you can take with you on the go to cut down on single-use plastics, and pop right into the dishwasher after each use. These are designed to fully compost within two years of disposal, case and all.
A recycled gift wrap embedded with wildflower seeds the recipient can use to start their own lil’ garden, so they’re basically getting two gifts in one 🌻.
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