Making your lifestyle a little more "green" doesn't have to be hard! As a company that is striving to be more eco-friendly, we wanted to bring you some simple solutions that really work! Ready? Let's go!
Taking on everything all at once can be too big a task for anyone so making small changes that fit into your lifestyle is key. If they aren't manageable steps, you'll eventually become overwhelmed and lose sight of why you started in the first place. You have to implement small changes that are easy for you to maintain. Here are a few examples - You can swap out paper cups or plastic water bottles for a long-lasting glass or steel bottle, or how about taking your bike when running small errands instead of your car, you could even switch to 100% soy candles like the ones we make here at Jackpot Candles! Just like adding to your savings, these small actions add up over time and make a huge impact!
LOCAL & FARM FRESH
Farmers... they may not be people you think of often but they're the backbone of the good eats you find at the grocery store. It's amazing how many people don't realize exactly where their food comes from. It's a great idea to get to know a local farmer either at a farmers market or just seek them out on the internet. Shopping locally cuts the emissions related to shipping food long distances. Plus, here's the bonus - eating foods that are in-season allows you to have a fresher, healthier diet AND fruits & veggies that are in season are often less expensive than their out-of-season counterparts. Eat healthier, save some money and save the world all with one small change. That's one idea we can get behind.
DON'T THROW THAT OUT!
After you've finished a meal do you think about where those scraps go? A great way to use food remains is in a compost pile. Compost is an amazing way to replenish the earth around you with lots of nutrients that get depleted over time. Especially if you have a garden, (either the flower or veggie sort) composting can be a really simple step toward putting much needed nutrients back into the flowers that make your life more beautiful or the fruits that you love to eat fresh from the garden each summer. The best way to show gratitude to this big ol' planet (or anyone for that matter) is to give back and show it some kindness!
Ways Jackpot Candles Is Taking Steps To Bring You an Eco-Friendly Experience
Clean Burning 100% Soy Wax - It's made from highly biodegradable & easily renewable soybeans. Soy wax also produces less soot, keeping the air in your home safe to breathe and free of chemicals. This particular wax also burns slower so you get a better quality that you can enjoy for longer. Talk about more bang for your buck!
Recyclable packaging - we try to use as much recyclable material as we can when packaging your candles and bath bombs so when it arrives you can toss the box right into your recycle bin instead of the trash. We also try not to oversize our boxes like some other companies (hint: rhymes with kablamazon)
Reusable- We make our candles in pretty, high quality glass jars because we know you're going to want to wash them out and reuse them around your house!
We hate to waste - Every drop of wax that we cook up goes into one candle or another. There is no leftover wax that gets tossed out!
Teaching- We love bringing you content on how to live a more "green" lifestyle and we've had a lot of fun showing you lots of ways to reuse our jars. Keep your eyes peeled for more in the future!
It's always awesome to get a deal but in some cases it's better to spend just a little more on something that will last you long term if you're in the position to do so. You might actually end up saving money! For example, you could buy an inexpensive sweater and it'll last you maybe a year before it starts to to pill and you have to spend more money on a new one anyway oryou could buy a well-made sweater that'll last you three times as long, or longer! Quality materials are also oftentimes more ethically sourced as well so that's a eco-friendly hole in one! Remember though, baby steps. You don't have to go out and overhaul your closet. Just start with a new piece here or there and buy when you actually need to, not just because it's a want.
IT'S ALL NATURAL!
In all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to forget sometimes just how special our planet is. That's why having a connection with nature will really help remind you why it's important to keep up healthy, eco-consious habits. You don't have to go around hugging trees and smelling of patchouli but you can do little things like taking your lunch break outside instead of the cafeteria at school or work or maybe take a walk after dinner when you might usually be inclined to get cozy on the couch right away (bonus: walking after dinner also aids in digestion!) Most towns & cities have easy hiking trails that you can take advantage of for a little weekend fun or you could plan a romantic picnic for two in your yard. No matter how you choose to enjoy nature, it's important to remember to appreciate & care for it.
Wait! We can't let you go without letting you know that we have some new summer candles you may have missed: