15 eco-friendly travel products

15 eco-friendly travel products

Musement has prepared a list of 15 indispensable eco-friendly products to slip in your suitcase and make your trip more environmentally conscious.

Aware of the impact we have on the environment, we strive daily to live in a manner that’s a little more ecologically responsible, and we don’t have to forego our daily resolutions, routines and habits when we travel. Just the opposite! That’s why—after sharing eight inspiring eco-friendly destinations around the world, and after giving you some tips for an eco-responsible trip—we’d like to introduce you to 15 eco-friendly travel products that we believe are indispensable when on the road.

1. Backpack or suitcase made of recycled material

Luggage and accessories made from recycled materials are becoming more and more common. The famous Samsonite brand, for example, has released the Spark SNG ECO collection, which comes in several suitcases of all sizes and also includes a vanity and a shoulder bag. All of these products were created from 100% recycled water bottles. You’ll also find many choices of eco-responsible backpacks from the same brand.

2. Soap, shampoo and solid conditioner

One of the first good eco-responsible habits to adapt naturally concerns limiting the use of plastic. That starts in the kitchen and bathroom—and you can keep up these good living habits easily, even while traveling. Packing your own solid hygiene products will save you from having to buy them locally or use those crummy single-dose samples from hotels, which account for a sizable amount of plastic. They also have the advantage of being more durable, environmentally friendly, economical and above all—as they’re not liquid—able to pass through security checks with no snags. If you’re traveling with a carry-on, this frees up space in your liquids bag.

3. Toothpaste, deodorant and solid shaving bars

Zero waste in the bathroom does not stop at the basic products but the horizon of possibilities is almost infinite: toothpaste, shaving bars (along with a reusable razor), deodorant, make-up remover…favor artisanal products and local artisans when possible!

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(English below) ▪️ ÉCOLONOMIE, un petit mot… mais qui veut dire beaucoup ! 😀 Nos produits sont innovants en termes d’utilisation et de composition car leur impact sur l’environnement est positif, nous avons supprimé les ingrédients nocifs pour la santé, imposé des emballages compostables et proposé des produits durables dans le temps ! Et en plus de ça, chaque produit solide est l’équivalent de deux fois son cousin en plastique ! 😮 Nous combinons l’aspect santé, écologie et budget, d’où notre emploi du terme écolonomique ! 😃 ▪️ ECO-AFFORDABLE is a word that means a lot to us at Lamazuna! Our products are innovative in terms of how they're used and what they're made of, as they have a positive impact on the environment. We don't use any ingredients that are harmful to health, we insist on using compostable packaging, and our products are designed to last! On top of that, our solid cosmetics can last twice as long as their equivalent in a plastic bottle! We want our products to be good for your health and the environment – and gentle on your wallet! That's what makes them eco-affordable! 😃 #lamazuna #zerowaste #zerodechet #fair #sustainable #green #ecolonomique

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4. Recycled fabric pouches

We love the recycled fabric pouches for storing and toting our solid cosmetics. Washable and reusable, they take up little space, are unique and give old clothes a second life.

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(English below) • « Dans ma vie antérieure, j’étais une chemise. On m’a donnée à Emmaüs Défi, mais j’étais trouée et tâchée. Impossible donc pour moi d’être revendue via le marché de la seconde main… Désireux de me donner une seconde vie tout en permettant à des personnes très éloignées de l’emploi de se reconstruire, l’Atelier de Couture des ReCréateurs d’Emmaüs Défi m’a mise entre vos mains ! Je vous permettrai d’emporter avec vous tous les cosmétiques solides Lamazuna : shampoing solide, pain de rasage, déodorant… ! » Ces jolis pochons sont disponibles à notre atelier-boutique à Paris au prix de 4,50 € ! 😀 • "In my former life, I was a shirt. I was given to the Emmaüs Défi organisation, but I was full of holes and covered with stains, so I couldn't be sold second-hand. But the Atelier de Couture des ReCréateurs at Emmaüs Défi, which makes items from unwanted textiles and helps people to get back into the workplace, had other plans… Now you can use me to carry all your Lamazuna solid cosmetics! I'm just the right size for a solid shampoo, shaving bar, deodorant, etc." These pretty little pouches are available from our workshop-store in Paris and cost just €4.50! #lamazuna #paris #emmaus #nouveaute #zerodechet #zerowaste #fair #sustainable #newproduct #fair

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5. Cleansing gloves

These make-up remover gloves are an excellent option, especially when you want to travel light. Very easy to use, simply wet them in water then remove your make-up with respect to both your skin and the environment.


6. Bamboo toothbrush

A 100% natural and biodegradable bamboo toothbrush is an excellent alternative to the ubiquitous plastic toothbrush.

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7. Multi-purpose organic cotton honeycomb towel

Keeping a towel in your suitcase is wise, but when it’s organic cotton, it’s even better! Embossed towels are particularly practical when traveling. They take up little space, dry quickly and retain less sand than other terry cloth towels. Don’t neglect their multi-purpose use: bath or beach towel, picnic blanket, shawl and more.

8. Mosquito repellent

Mosquitoes and other insects often disturb the peace and quiet of our evenings and summer nights. Instead of using chemical mosquito sprays that are harmful to your health and the environment, why not try more natural products that are equally effective? Both Repel and Murphy’s Naturals are among the brands offering plant-based alternatives.

9. Stainless-steel, insulated bottle

We drink several liters of water a day, which is why, when on holiday, it’s just as important to always have some on hand. Rather than loading up on pallets of plastic bottles, a single quality water bottle is a more ecological and economical solution. Those made of stainless steel will keep your water cool for several hours—even in hot weather. Choose from an infinite number of designs and enjoy your water bottle for years to come.

10. Filter or filter flask

In many destinations, drinking tap water isn/t commonplace. If you’re visiting one of these places, we suggest you buy a filter or filter flask—even if accompanied by a stainless-steel bottle to keep the temperature cool. The Lifestraw and Katadyn brands have both proven themselves through the years.

11. Biodegradable bags for special occasions

If you travel with your pooch—wherever you are—you already know that picking up your doggie’s droppings and properly disposing of them is just courteous practice. So, it’s always a relief to know that biodegradable poop bags exist.

12. Solar Powerbank

What would we do without our phone? Wherever you are and whenever you want, recharging your mobile phone with solar batteries is always possible with this, clean, convenient energy source.

13. Solar flashlight

If you’re about to go camping or even just thinking ahead in the event of an emergency, keeping a flashlight handy is never a bad idea—especially if it’s solar-powered. Incredible but true, the Go Sun brand even makes solar-powered ovens and fridges.

14. Reusable food pouches and beeswax food wraps

We’ve already told you the plastic-free path starts in the bathroom and the kitchen. To continue your healthy habits while traveling, don’t forget to bring along your reusable food pouches or beeswax wraps for all sorts of sandwiches and snacks.

15. A My Green Trip bag for picking up trash

“A single action multiplied by a million can change the world. It all starts with you,” claims the website of My Green Trip, a community of travelers and tourist organizations that collect waste left in the wilderness. It’s possible to order a cleaning kit on their site and join in on the environmental action.

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Have you ever heard of @mygreentrip ? My Green Trip is a community of travelers and tourism organisations who pick up trash left behind in nature. I am very proud and happy to be part of the community and to be helping them create a better and cleaner world! Join us. Order your personal clean-up kit here to start cleaning our planet on your next walk to the lake, beach or on your next trip! Link in bio or here Together, for our planet! 🌏💚 . . . . . . . . . . . . #mygreentrip #greentraveler #green #savetheplanet #noplastic #zerowaste #plasticfree #plasticfreeoceans #savetheocean #saynotoplastic #consciousliving #consciousness #planet #love #nature #protect #5minutebeachcleanup #beachcleanup #cleanup #lovefortheplanet #travel #conscioustravel #consciousconsumer #minimize #refuse #reduce #reuse #recycle

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