The Secret, Savvy Life Choices Eco-Chic People Won't Tell You About

This thing called life? You’re probably nailing it. But why stop there?

Keep learning, make life sweeter, and continue to grow as a celestial being. And maybe, while you’re here, positively impact other things like the environment (YAY for the world!).  

Because there’s more to learn. Those savvy purchases the most put-together eco-chic people aren't telling you about are inside this article.

Discover their secrets and follow their lead for boundless bliss as you improve your life and take care of the planet in the process.

They Have a Slow Cooker for Fast Living

Coming home to a hot meal ready and waiting ... now that’s heaven. And eco-chic folk don’t need a personal chef to make this happen. Their secret? They use a slow cooker.

This smart appliance lets them create mouth-watering meals quickly and easily, from hearty soups and stews to tasty casseroles and curries. Want in?

Buy a slow cooker and prepare your ingredients the night before, leave them in overnight and then switch it on in the morning. By the time you’re back from work or studying, you’ll have a feast ready for devouring.

Like a true convenience seeker, channel your inner Monica Geller: bulk meal prep effortlessly and save time and money.

A slow cooker also makes good use of inexpensive, nutritious staples like veggies, lentils and beans further cutting down your food bill. Woohoo!

Bonus round: slow cookers only use slightly more energy than a standard light bulb. Keep your belly full and your electricity bill low.

They Are Chief Composters

Dirt. Really? We know, we know! But stay with us - compost is the most majestic muck going. It’s used by seriously smart humans and not only for growing wholesome veg …

Did you know that one-third of the food produced in the world every year is wasted?

“If food waste were a country, it would come in third after the United States and China in terms of impact on global warming,” says Chad Frischmann, global warming research director at Project Drawdown.

How can we reduce our food waste? Turn your leftovers into compost. It’s a natural fertilizer that doesn’t release nasty gasses into the environment (unlike the rubbish that ends up in our landfills).

You simply need a container lined with paper (newspapers work great!) soaked in water. Add in some fresh soil and a few wiggly worms. Next, toss in your food waste (no plastic, meat, citrus, bones or dairy) and wait for the magic to happen.

Repeat this process as often as you like to reduce your waste, grow scrumptious fruit and veg and help preserve our wonderful world.

They Never Need Another Notebook

Is your home cluttered with notebooks? You can’t help it. You’re an almighty organiser

who loves lists and writing down ideas. It’s how you win at life.

But what if you never needed to buy a notebook again? It’s not a pipedream. Savvy humans have discovered how to always have paper.

Enter the reusable notebook. These flashy thought-keepers can be used and reused an infinite number of times. Jot down your musings and, when you no longer need them, simply wipe them away with a damp cloth.

The Rocketbook Everlast was the first of its kind. It comes with a companion app that allows you to save and scan your notes or export them to Google Drive, Sharepoint, Evernote, Slack or Dropbox. So, even after you erase them, your notes will never be lost.

And the best part? Use a reusable notebook and cut down your paper consumption to help keep our world lush and green.

They Shower and Scrimp

Who doesn’t love a good, powerful shower? Hot steamy water cascading all over your body? I’ll take five, please!

Eco-chic warriors love a heavenly wash too. And by using a low-flow showerhead, they don’t sacrifice power to use less water. Why is this important?

Water is an exceptionally valuable resource. Our bodies use it to:

  • Regulate body temperature
  • Breakdown food
  • Lubricate and protect tissues and joints
  • Sweat, urinate and have bowel movements
  • Absorb vitamins and minerals
  • And a whole host of other awesome things

The problem is, water is becoming increasingly scarce. By 2025, the United Nations estimates that 30% of the world’s population residing in 50 countries will face water shortages.

Low-flow showerheads use up to 70% less water than traditional ones. Purchasing one is an amazing way to reduce your water consumption. In the process, you:

  • Reduce your water bill by 25 - 60%
  • Support those facing water scarcity (two billion people every month)
  • Support better management of freshwater resources

Savvy environmentalists also save water by turning off taps, boiling only as many cups as needed, washing with full loads, purchasing a low-flush toilet and eating less meat. Challenge yourself to do the same and be just as mighty.

They Make Their Own Kefir

Eco-chic people are also health-conscious. They take care of themselves so they can live life to the full. To nourish their bodies with oodles of goodness, they drink kefir. But what is it, exactly?

These grain-like colonies of yeast, bacteria and lactic acid look a bit like cauliflower. When fermented in dairy or non-dairy milk over 24 hours, the microorganisms ferment and multiply the sugars in the milk.

And voila! You have yogurty-tasting kefir bursting with healthy bacteria, vitamin B12, riboflavin, magnesium and calcium. These essential nutrients:

  • Improve your bone health and lower the risk of osteoporosis
  • Strengthen your immune system (which can help fight cancer)
  • Promote good digestive health by balancing friendly bacteria in the gut
  • Prevent the growth of harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli

You can buy kefir from a lot of grocery stores but it’s much cheaper to make it yourself. All you need is a fermentation jar (you can get these for under $10), some kefir grains and your choice of milk.

Because the grains turn the sugar in milk into lactic acid, kefir is low in lactose. If you want to go 100% lactose-free, choose a non-dairy milk - like almond or coconut milk. Your grains won’t thicken as much but you’ll still get all the amazing health benefits.

They Use One Cup to Rule Them All

A menstrual cup is the holy grail for your vagina. Used by eco-wise warriors, this sanitary product lets them break free from period woes.

Unlike tampons and pads, these clever cups won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Depending on their quality, they can last for several years.

They are also super comfortable and simple to insert. Learn how to use one with our cup basics. You can also head over to our FAQs for more advice.

Love a good adventure? A menstrual cup is the perfect travel companion. Convenience seekers adore them because they only need emptying two to four times a day.

Where you buy your period cup matters. Eco-chic people recommend a skin-friendly cup, made from medical grade silicone and free from BPA, toxins or bleaches.

Keen to keep our planet green? At Lunette, we’re all about zero-waste, so we created a cup free from plastic and packaging that’s 100% compostable (the “plastic” window is made from wood pulp!!). So you can love your body AND the environment like a boss.

Your Initiation is Complete

Welcome to the savvy life-choices club. You now know how eco-chic people are winning at life thanks to these clever, earth-friendly, life-enhancing add-ons.

Hungry for more? Or are you just hungry? Grab a snack and then head over to our website for good measure. There you will find game-changing life tips and tricks, period talk, menstrual cup goodness and oodles of inspiration to help you be your best self.