A Few Small Changes Can Have a Lasting Impact

If you’re here, you probably want to know more about how you can live a greener lifestyle, outside of going to the recycling center each week, limiting your water use or choosing a green energy provider such as those found at Texas Energy Providers.

The bad news is that most people don’t know how to make simple changes in their lives to contribute to a better environment. And for some people, making these changes simply takes too much effort. The good news is that you can make changes right now that can positively impact the environment and help reduce your footprint. And it starts with your personal care products
Here are 3 tips for being environmentally conscience when it comes to your personal care products:

1) Use homemade products, or those that are easily renewable: Don’t settle for products that are mass-produced in a factory somewhere that produces a lot of pollution. Use products like shea butter or jojoba oil, or choose homemade deodorant and soaps.

2) Check the label for animal testing: Animal testing isn’t categorically bad, but do you really want to take the chance that your trip to get personal care products possibly impacts the well-being of a harmless creature? Always be conscientious about whether your personal care products come from labs that test on animals.

3) Stay away from chemicals that harm the environment and/or ozone layer: Steer clear of products that contain CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) – they impact the integrity of the ozone. Also, avoid using products with chemicals like zinc PCA and cyclopentasiloxane, as these are bioaccumulative and can have a lasting negative impact on wildlife.
If you make a few small changes in how you shop for personal care products, you can do your part when it comes to preserving the environment.

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