In honor of Earth Month, Oola’s Everyday Sustainability is here to inspire you to become more eco-savvy! We’ve rounded up our favorite green products, lifestyle tips, and guides for living a sustainable life.
Period Underwear and 6 Other Menstruation Products That Are Good For You and the Planet
Save the planet and your coochie with environmentally-friendly, chemical-free, and gentle menstruation products worthy of being up close and personal with your lady bits.
This Pantry Staple Is the Latest Skincare MVP
An incredible anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antioxidant, if you aren’t already using this cleansing powerhouse for your skin, it’s time to start.
Ditch Your Current Mascara, Here’s Why
Cosmetics and personal care products are underregulated under the current law, making it easier for possible toxins to fly under the radar. In the meantime, consumers should take greater precautions when choosing products. We’ve listed our favorite natural and organic mascaras that will not only keep you looking healthy and beautiful, but also the planet.
3 Surprising Truths About Organic Tampons and the 4 Best Brands
Before you grab your trusty box tampons and hightail it out of the feminine care aisle, discover three surprising truths about organic tampons and consider what your tampon may be doing for your health, comfort, and the environment.
Affordable Fashion Brands Good for Mother Earth
Fast fashion and online shopping have made it easy to forget the long chain of moving parts needed to get clothes off the rack and into your closet. From the design process to shipping, the fashion industry’s carbon footprint is a hefty one.
Serve killer looks without killing the planet by opting for sustainable, eco-friendly brands and businesses. These fashion companies use recycled materials and fair trade business practices to ensure the clothes you wear are good for you, your wallet, and Mother Earth.
8 Simple Ways to Use a Little Less Plastic, Every Day
Reducing our everyday plastic usage is a simple but impactful way to help out our planet. Here are some ways to use a little less plastic, every day.
Delicious but Deadly: Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Almond Milk
Moo-ve over, cow milk; 2% is practically a relic in today’s age of plant-based milk alternatives. Plant-based options are generally assumed to be healthier, more sustainable, and less damaging to animals—but you know what happens when you assume.
One of the most popular plant-based milk options—almond—is also the most ecologically destructive. But there’s no need to cry over spilled milk; we explore great-tasting alternatives that will make you forget about almond milk altogether.
The Best Non-Toxic Cookware
The Oola team is always on the hunt for the next great recipe. But we also know a chef is only as good as their tools, which is why we’ve recently set our sights on finding the best non-toxic cookware on the market.
The Only 4 Pans You Really Need In the Kitchen
Toss out your old pots and pans and graduate to GreenPan, our favorite eco-friendly, non-toxic cookware brand. Here are the only four pans you really need.
The Best Frying Pan of 2021
It’s tough to get along without a good frying pan, especially when whipping up a batch of fluffy pancakes or eggs on the weekend. Now all of those troubles can be tossed aside with GreenPan, the best eco-friendly ceramic nonstick frying pans on the market! Explore the best GreenPan frying pans and discover your new favorite kitchen essential for everyday healthy worry-free cooking.
Get Off My Plate! These 6 Foods Are Horrible for the Planet
Mother Earth has over 7.5 billion mouths to feed, and that’s just counting human beings. The global food industry is stunningly massive, worth trillions of dollars, and destroying the planet that produces the food we need to survive.
Of course, not all foods (or their environmental footprints) are created equal. Some food items are far more ecologically damaging than others—unfortunately, many of these not-so-eco-friendly foods are also the most popular.
We break down some of the most environmentally destructive foods and offer great-tasting, planet-friendly alternatives.
The Best Ceramic Cookware: Get That Nonstick Magic Without Toxic Chemicals
Ceramic cookware puts an end to negative connotations about non-stick cookware by saying goodbye to controversial chemicals, like PFAS, PFOA, or PTFE that can be harmful to your health and the earth. We’ve rounded up a list of the best ceramic cookware that offers that nonstick magic without toxic chemicals, allowing you to cook with confidence!
7 of the Best Compost Bins For Your Kitchen
The benefits of composting are plentiful—you’re reducing landfill waste, creating nutrient-rich soil, and reducing gross greenhouse gas emissions. The best way to get started with composting is right in your kitchen, where you can handle it on a micro-level, every day. Here are seven of our favorite compost bins for the kitchen.
TUSHY: Even Your Bum Can Be More Eco-Friendly
We like big butts and we cannot lie! Honestly, we like small butts, too. Here at Oola, we love butts of all shapes and sizes, but we do have some conditions. When it comes to butts, we like them to be squeaky clean. If that can happen in an eco-friendly way, even better. That’s why we really love TUSHY.
The 17 Best Natural Deodorant Brands
Not all-natural deodorants are created equal, and there is lots of nuance on what works for some and not others. Some are just bad and do not work, a good rule of thumb is that if one doesn’t work for you the first time out then it’s not a match for your body.
Here is a list we recently published of our favorite natural deodorant brands and I have personally tried 15 out of 17 and all of those get my seal of approval.
Tips for Green Cleaning
We’ve got nine tips for a clean, eco-friendly home plus natural and non-toxic cleaners and reusable products.
7 Reasons to Love Grove Collaborative
Speaking of healthier home essentials, oh, how we love Grove Collaborative. Let us count the ways.
Finally, An Eco-Friendly Sunscreen Without a White Cast
We love how eco-friendly mineral-based sunscreens are, but we do not appreciate how natural-based sunscreens with mineral blockers like zinc oxide make us look like Casper the friendly ghost. Thank goodness for Think sunscreen. We finally found an eco-friendly sunscreen without a white cast!
Going Green With Your Beauty Routine
We’ve rounded up the best sustainably produced, ethical, and cruelty-free all-natural skincare, body care, and beauty products so you can go green with your beauty routine!
11 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Wading through all of the greenwashed cleaning products that claim to be environmentally friendly is tricky. Greenwashed cleaning products usually come in super cute packaging, enticing “natural” fragrances, and have misleading phrases like “plant-derived” plastered on the front. While those things on their own aren’t inherently bad, they are unregulated.
To help us figure out what is actually safe for our families and the environment, we’ve rounded up our favorite eco-friendly cleaning products that are on the EPA Safer Choice list or have received a B or higher rating on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) guide to healthy cleaning. Happy (and safe) cleaning!
5 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up With Public Goods
There are so many reasons to sign up for Public Goods. From personal care to coffee, Public Goods offers healthy and sustainable everyday essentials. Get eco-friendly essentials delivered to your door.
Breaking: Our Favorite Coffee Is Also Eco-Friendly
When it comes to delicious coffee, Illy is where it’s at. With some of the best coffee around, it’s become a staple in many kitchens for coffee lovers. With all of your coffee needs from whole beans to instant coffee—a brand new addition to the Illy coffee family—Illy is one of the best ways to kickstart your morning. And not only does it taste amazing but the coffee brand is also eco-friendly.
How to Be an Environmentalist
Want to know what you can do to be more of an environmentalist? We’ve got some ideas.
16 Eco-friendly Products for a More Sustainable Kitchen
While reducing our carbon footprint by recycling, reusing, and reducing, the products use get overlooked. In our kitchens, especially, we may have products that contribute to more waste and environmental destruction. Microplastics leaking into our water, plastic and paper products ending up in the landfill, and toxic chemicals released into our air and draining down our kitchen sinks are just a few of the problems with a non-eco-friendly kitchen. When making efforts to live a more eco-conscious and sustainable lifestyle, look no further than our favorite eco-friendly kitchen products!
9 Best Eco-Friendly Home Products of 2021
April might be Sustainability Month, but green living is a year-long endeavor. And like all things grown from the earth, it’s best to start at the roots—have you noticed how much plastic is in your home lately?
From the kitchen to the bathroom to the utility closet in the hall, we are buried in plastics, chemicals, and unsustainable plant matter. Even our plastic wrap has plastic wrap.
An easy way to shrink your carbon footprint without running yourself ragged is by replacing these common household items with eco-friendly (and affordable) alternatives.