I’ve written a lot of big, long, detailed reviews of sustainable products, so consider this page the TL;DR – where you’ll find my top recommendations + discount codes all in one place. I try to keep this list up-to-date as I find new products and companies worth sharing.
In addition to creating great products, many of these companies are B-Corps, third-party certified as carbon-neutral, or have other strong sustainability credentials. Nearly all of them are plastic-free and vegan, and many offer unique designs or refillable products that make it easier to live with less waste.
Note: Most of these are also affiliate links – meaning if you click through them to make an order, or in some cases if you use my discount code, you save money and I earn a commission. If you’re planning to order from these brands, clicking through my links first does a lot to support my work on this site – thank you!
- 50% off the trial kit of Activist Skincare’s entire refillable skincare line with the discount code TILTEDMAP50 (Find the products you like, and use the refillable minis for travel.)
- 10% off Dew Mighty’s solid facial serum and powdered cleanser with TILTEDMAP . (Both come in reusable metal packaging with cardboard refills and are excellent products!)
- 20% off multi-use “crayons” & everything else from Axiology Beauty with the code TILTEDMAP (Personally, I love them for eyeshadow more than for lip color.)
- 15% off at River Organics (natural makeup in cardboard packaging) with the code TILTEDMAP15
- 10% off the excellent, refillable mascara from Izzy with TILTEDMAP10
Personal Care for All:
- 15% off at The Earthling Co. (the best soap, shampoo + conditioner bars!) by using this Earthling link. (No code required – discount will apply automatically at checkout.)
- 10% off at Leaf Shave Co. with the code KETTI10
- 10% off the following brands with the discount code TILTEDMAP10 :
Online Shops for Multiple Sustainable Brands:
- 50% off your first order of TerraSeed plastic-free, vegan vitamins with the discount code KETTI50 . (Also great for flexitarians, like myself.)
- 30% off Chippin – climate-friendly dog food made from crickets – with the code MAP30
- 10% off at Knix (comfy, zero-waste period underwear) when you order through this link or use the code TILTEDMAP_10OFF
- FREE week of language lessons from Pimsleur! (A great warm-up for any trip abroad.)
Below you’ll find details about most of those brands (and a few others that I love, but don’t have discounts code), my favorite products from each company, and links to my reviews:
Plastic-Free Personal Care Brands
Activist Skincare’s 100% refillable products have become my favorites! They make complete, vegan formulas, with refills that reduce CO2 emissions by 99%. Best of all? You can try the entire line with a refillable (travel-sized) trial kit, instead of committing to full-sized products.
With refills in cardboard, Dew Mighty is the only brand I’ve found that matches all of Activist Skincare’s sustainability standards. They only make two products so far – a cleanser & a solid serum – and I use and love both. (You can also try minis of both.)
[More in my review of plastic-free face washes.)
by Humankind is a leader in refillable, plastic-free toiletries, and a carbon-neutral company. I’ve tried most of their products, but the ones I continue to use and recommend – after years of use – are their refillable floss, and refillable hand sanitizer.
[These are part of my full plastic-free toiletry routine.]
Personal Care Basics:
After testing many brands, Bite remains my favorite plastic-free toothpaste in tablet form. (And my dentist literally approved.)
I’ve spent a long time looking for vitamin for vegans that don’t come in plastic. (I’m not 100% vegan, but as an only occasional meat-eater who’s trying to minimize her animal product consumption, my doctor says I should take vitamins D and B-12). TerraSeed makes the most complete formula I’ve found, with certainly the best packaging – NO MORE PLASTIC VITAMIN BOTTLES!
Plastic-Free Cleaning Products
For details, check out my full review of sustainable laundry and cleaning products. These are my favorites:
I use Dropps‘ low-waste dishwasher and fabric softener pods. (They also have great detergents, lots of scents and lots of varieties, all in plastic-free packaging.)
Cleancult makes a few sustainable cleaning products I really like: Their super lathery bar soap and wool dryer balls are excellent. (But I don’t love their Tetrapak packaging for others.)
TruEarth laundry strips are one of the simplest plastic-free swaps I’ve found. You get a whole jug’s worth of laundry detergent in an envelope. They WORK, they’re great for travel, and they ship anywhere for free.
Sustainable Online Shopping Options:
Bookshop – Independent Online Book Shopping
I shop on Amazon sometimes, too, and I include Amazon affiliate links on this website because I know sometimes people are just going to go there anyway. But whenever possible, I also link to a small-business alternative to Amazon – and this is one of my favorites!
It’s the best of both worlds: You get the convenience of ordering books online, while still helping to support local, independent book stores.
Earth Hero – Lots of Sustainable Brands
There are lots of online marketplaces for eco-friendly products, but I think Earth Hero has the best sustainability credentials: They’re carbon-neutral, a B-Corp and a member of 1% For The Planet. (Excellent certifications that I always look for in sustainable companies.)
For any kind of sustainable products – toiletries, yoga pants, tech, you name it – this Colorado-based start-up is my favorite place to shop.
Save 10% on any Earth Hero order with the discount code TILTEDMAP10 !
Novica – Fair Trade & Sustainable Artisan Gifts
In the interest of consuming and accumulating less stuff, I’ve mostly stopped gifting anything that’s not edible (which, from me, usually means homemade limoncello). But when I occasionally feel the need to give something, Novica is a great source for artisan-made, Fair Trade items. (They have everything: Handmade cloth face masks, jewelry, scarves, art, seasonal decorations, natural beauty products… You know, good gift-y stuff.)
Pela – Compostable Phone Cases & Glasses
Pela Case makes compostable phone cases – they’ll break down into nothing but dirt within a year – and Pela Vision makes sunglasses that do the same! (They have a quick explanation of the difference between “compostable” and “biodegradable.”)
Pela is another B-Corp (like Bookshop, Earth Hero and Intrepid Travel, above), plus they’re certified by Climate Neutral, and they’re a member of 1% For The Planet – all of which are meaningful badges that I always look for!
More about the Affiliate Links on this page:
Some of the links on this page (but not all of them) are “affiliate links,” which means if you make a purchase after clicking them, I’ll earn a commission on the sale. This is at no extra cost to you, of course, and some of my links even get you a discount.
Others are “referral links.” These are like affiliate links, except that instead of earning a commission, I earn some kind of credit with the company (which I use to buy more of their product). So I wouldn’t be using these if I didn’t use and love these products!
And some of these links don’t get me anything at all, but I love them anyway so I want you to know about them.
I’ve chatted with so many friends (of all ages) who have no idea these links exist – which is reasonable if you don’t work in blogging or online marketing. But they’re ubiquitous all over the internet. They’re a huge part of what keeps most blogs and websites funded (including major, famous ones like Wirecutter, which is owned by the New York Times). So affiliate links are a perfectly legitimate part of online business and media, I just think everyone should know about them, just to be aware. Plus, any website that doesn’t announce their affiliate links is not only in violation of lots of laws, but is probably trying to scam you.