In the last 7 years (since my oldest son was born) I’ve done a lot of research into environmentally friendly practices and how best to live a “greener” life and leave a smaller footprint… And how to leave this world a better place. It has been important to me to teach my children the same thing. We make sure to keep lights turned off, water does not run when it doesn’t have to, we recycle, and we reuse what we can. Another thing that I have tried to teach them is to support companies that also strive to be environmentally friendly. One of our favorite environmentally friendly businesses is Tom’s of Maine.
Supporting businesses that do good for not only the environment but for the people in it is one of the best things that I think a person can do, and Tom’s is all about that. Tom’s of Maine is just what it says… It is from Maine, meaning that their products are all made in the good ol’ USA. This is important to me and probably most of you because number one, they’re providing jobs here in our country instead of shipping them overseas, and number two, because they have an even smaller environmental impact from less shipping.
With Tom’s, no animals are ever tested and there are no animal ingredients in their products. You will always know exactly what ingredients are in every product, and they share its purpose and source on their website. There are no artificial colors, flavors, fragrance, or preservatives in any of their products. Tom’s uses as much recycled material as possible, and they maximize recyclability of their products. I almost forgot, 10% of their profits go to human and environmental goodness. And, of course, sustainable practices are a priority in every aspect of their business!
The very first thing that I ever used from Tom’s was toothpaste, and I definitely recommend you try it. Even ONE item changed makes an impact. Tom’s was an easy swap for me because it tastes so much better, and it is fluoride free. Also, if you’re like me, and you have a hard time giving up your whitening toothpaste, they have it! There are even options for the kiddos available. Did I mention that there prices are comparable to other brands of toothpaste that you’ll find in the store? As a matter of fact, I believe they’re more reasonable.
Of course, Tom’s offers more than toothpaste! Over the last few years, I’ve tried and fell in love with nearly all of them. There are toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss, deodorant, antiperspirant, and beauty bars. Some of their products are available in stores, but when you order online, you get free ground shipping for any order over $25. Of course, with Amazon Prime, you get FREE 2 day shipping when you order on Amazon for any amount! 😉
I’ll be back with more tips on a green lifestyle… In the meantime though, let me know if you’ve tried Tom’s and if you loved them as much as I do!