What’s great about sustainability is that every small thing we do has a huge impact. But sometimes newcomers to the sustainability movement can become overwhelmed with information and are not sure just where to start. The good news is sustainable living doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive or overwhelming. One of the most important things you can do is begin by only purchasing products that support an eco-friendly, cruelty free, all- natural approach to life and business. Combine that with a just a few simple, sustainable lifestyle changes and you’re on your way. Here are a few suggestions to get started.
Read the Label
Pay close attention to what’s in your cleaning products. Many contain ingredients that may be harmful to you and the environment. Use organic, all-natural, non-toxic cleaners where you eat, sit, wash and that you frequently touch. Products that meet the criteria to be certified organic, vegan, cruelty free, and eco-friendly have symbols that will usually be present somewhere on the packaging. If not, you can determine a lot just by the ingredient list.
Grow Some Food
A patio or a plot will do. Start small if you’re new to gardening. There’s nothing like eating food that you’ve grown yourself. Plus, growing your own food reduces carbon emissions, packaging waste, and releases oxygen back into the air. Try cutting the top off a pineapple. Plant it and watch it grow. Plant a sprouted potato in a pot of soil. Sweet potatoes have wonderful, viney foliage and many people grow them just for that. Save seeds from your peppers, dry and plant those for a fresh harvest. A tomato plant is another great place to start.
Be Water Conscious
Becoming conscious of your water usage is one of the easiest and most important things you can do. With only 4% of the Earth’s water supply freshwater, and contamination levels and waste putting that at dangerous risk, try taking shorter showers, turning off the water when brushing your teeth, collect rainwater for watering plants, hand wash dishes or consider installing water saving shower heads and faucets.
Shampoos and Conditioners
Whatever is in your personal hygiene products can leave a huge footprint, particularly products used daily like shampoo and conditioner. Most are formulated with harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients that find their way back into the soil. Here at DAMANCI we get that.
DAMANCI is a born and bred American haircare brand that was founded in 2013 by expert beauticians, stylists and scientists, all committed to the same guiding principle - sustainability. Being eco-conscious has been deeply embedded in our core since our beginnings. By being green, we protect you by making sure all our products are free of parabens, salt, and sulfates, while at the same time respecting our habitat by using only products that are organic, recycled, cruelty-free, and 100% American-made.
Our distinguished DAMANCI haircare line stands head and shoulders above other brands because we focus on offering customers the highest-quality products that are not only best in class, but also cut styling time in half. Combining a unique combination of natural ingredients with innovative technology to create a special solution for every hair type, our DAMANCI shampoos, conditioners, keratin treatments and repair and replenish products are built on solid science. Our reputation is built around exceptional quality, Integrity, innovation and excellence. Check out our highly customizable formulas for haircare professionals and anyone who is looking for healthy, sustainable ways to care for themselves and the planet at DAMANCI.