I’ve written a lot of detailed reviews of sustainable products, so consider this page your cheat sheet: Here, you’ll find my top recommendations and discount codes, all in one place. I’ll keep this list up-to-date as I find new products and companies worth knowing about!
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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 packaging that make it easier to create less waste in our lives.
Jump to what you’re looking for:
- Plastic-Free Personal Care & Travel Products
- Reusable Hacks to Replace Single-Use Items
- Sustainable Vitamins
- Plastic-free Toiletries & Shampoo
- Sustainable Products for Home & Pets
- Sustainable Books, Gifts & Marketplaces
Note: Many of these are affiliate links. If you click them and place an order (or in some cases if you use my discount code), I’ll earn a commission. I only ever promote brands I’ve tested, used, and found to be ethically and environmentally sound. So if you plan to order from these companies, clicking through my links first does a lot to support Tilted Map – thank you!
Plastic-Free Personal Care & Travel Products
[For details, see these reviews: Lots of shampoo bars, my favorite shampoo bars, toothpaste tablets, cleaning products, deodorants, and my entire less-waste toiletry routine.]
All of the brands below use top-quality, vegan and cruelty-free ingredients, and have made it through many rounds of testing.
Unique, clinical-quality skincare that's actually refillable – reducing CO2 emissions by 99% and plastic waste by 75%. Several formulas of each product for different skin types.
Test the entire line on your skin with their trial kit, then use the refillable minis for travel.
Use code TILTEDMAP50 to save 50% on your trial kit.
A fantastic solid serum (with Vitamin C and other heavy-lifters), and a powdered facial cleanser – both with refills in cardboard packaging. Both products deliver the best quality ingredients for your skin and are uniquely ideal for travel.
Save 10% on any Dew Mighty starter kit with the code TILTEDMAP .
High-quality skincare and toiletry basics that are entirely plastic-free and refillable – from shampoos to dental care.
I’ve tried most of their products, and my favorites – after years of use – are their refillable floss, and refillable hand sanitizer.
Reusable Hacks to Replace Single-Use Items
I've tested a lot of plastic-free razors, and the Leaf is the only one that won me over. The pivoting-head design means it feels a lot like using a plastic cartridge razor – but with much less waste. (And much less cost – since the recyclable, steel refill blades cost just a few cents each.)
Save 10% with the code KETTI10 .
This Danish company is the original inventor of the reusable Q-tip (LastSwab), and designs lots of other brilliant replacements for throw-away items. My favorites are their washable replacements for cotton pads and tissue boxes.
Use tiltedmap10off to save 10%.
Clean your own water – No plastic needed!
This plastic-reducing travel hack is much more than an "as seen on Shark Tank" gimmick: This is the bottle I use to purify my own tap water everywhere I go. (I just used it in Mexico for two weeks – no problems, and I didn't have to buy a SINGLE plastic water bottle!)
I’ve spent a long time looking for vitamins that don’t come in plastic, and Terraseed is the winner, hands-down. NO MORE PLASTIC VITAMIN BOTTLES! Their multivitamins are formulated for a vegan diet, and they're launching other supplements in 2023.
Save 50% on your first month with the code KETTI50 .
Lots of high-quality formulas of vegan-friendly vitamins – from collagen, to Omega-3, to essential multis for kids and adults (including gummies).
Most come in glass bottles, but they're beginning the transition to compostable packets in 2023 (for less waste & lower shipping weight, AKA lower CO2 emissions).
Plastic-free Toiletries & Shampoo
Bite started out as "just" my favorite brand for plastic-free toothpaste tablets, but now they also make my favorite refillable deodorant, great bar soaps, plastic-free teeth whiteners, and a lot more.
Everist makes travel-friendly, concentrated shampoo, conditioner & body wash. All of their products come in recyclable aluminum tubes, and last waaaay longer than you'd expect by looking at them.
If you’ve tried other shampoo & conditioner bars and never liked them, TRY THESE BEFORE GIVING UP! The Earthling Co. has won me over – and won over more of my friends than all the other bars I made them try.
They lather fantastically, smell great (with lots of scents), and nothing makes my hair look better.
A new brand of shampoo bars and other plastic-free toiletries that I'm loving. (With more formulas for different hair & skin types than any other I've tried.) My favorites are their travel-friendly shampoo + body combo bar, and their body cream bar (which comes in a beautiful, refillable bamboo box).
Save 15% with the code MAP15 .
Unique shampoo and conditioner bars made with rice water – a natural ingredient that's been used for centuries to increase shine, promote growth and strengthen hair. Plus they smell great and are particularly beautiful – great for gifting!
You can save 10% on any Viori order with the discount code TILTEDMAP .
Note: I’ve tested many other shampoo bars and plastic-free shampoo brands. (See: my review of several popular shampoo bars, my review of The Earthling Co. vs. HiBAR, and my Everist shampoo review.) The three brands above are my favorites.
Izzy makes refillable, high-quality, clean beauty products that are truly zero-waste. (Send in empty metal tubes in a reusable, cloth mailer after your fresh ones arrive.)
I LOVE their original, refillable mascara. They also make lip & cheek color and more.
Use the code TILTEDMAP10 for 10% off.
Multi-use, plastic-free make-up "balmies" & more. Personally, I love the crayons for eyeshadow, highlighter and cheek color, but find them a little dry for lip color. But their newer lip colors have solved that problem.
Save 20% with the discount code TILTEDMAP
A small, family business making sustainable, vegan beauty products in durable (and pretty!) cardboard packaging. Their moisturizing concealer comes in tons of shades. I use that and their blush every time I put on makeup.
Use the code TILTEDMAP15 for 15% off any order.
Sustainable Clothing Brands
Unbound Merino makes my favorite packable travel clothes. They hardly wrinkle at all (one of the virtues of good quality merino wool), and stay un-smelly for days and even weeks between washes. Plus, their designs are elegant and stylish (no logos), and easy to mix in with your wardrobe.
Save 10% on your first order with the code TILTEDMAP .
Knix is one of many brands I've reviewed that makes comfortable, washable period underwear – designed to absorb your flow, replacing panty-liners and even tampons. They also make cute, comfortable wireless bras and loungewear, and have the widest selection of fun patterns and colors I've found.
Save $10 on a $100 order with the code TILTEDMAP_KNIXLOVE .
Sustainable Products for Home & Pets
Do you live somewhere (like an apartment) where composting isn't really feasible? This countertop composter eliminates food waste (turning it into healthy soil for a garden or potted plants) and avoids the carbon emissions of food decomposing in landfills.
I'm going to test and review it on the blog very soon! From what I've read so far, it's not cheap, but it sounds like a significant and convenient way to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Very easy to use
- Diverts food from landfills, reducing climate impact!
- Works with food (including meat & cheese), bioplastics & packaging
- Fast – food scraps to dirt in a few hours
- It cut my garbage in HALF (literally)
- ... which saves time and $$
- Smells like a brewery when running. (Pro or con? You decide)
- Requires electricity (a "con" if your power source is coal!)
- $$ to get started (similar to alternatives)
- Doesn't break down bioplastics as well as expected
Pela is famous for their compostable phone cases in tons of designs – they’ll break down into nothing but dirt within a year, including in the Lomi composter (also made by Pela). They recently added sunglasses, too, which aren’t compostable, but they are made with lower carbon emissions, less water, and less packaging than other brands. I've used all of these products for years and stand by the quality.
Pela is also a B-Corp, certified by Climate Neutral, and a member of 1% For The Planet.
Dogs don’t actually need to eat chicken and beef, but think about this: If US pets were their own country, they'd be the world's 5th largest meat consumer. That's a lot of avoidable CO2 emissions.
Chippin makes dog food and treats with 80% fewer resources than normal brands. Plus, they're plastic-neutral and have carbon-neutral shipping through offsets.
Save 30% with the code MAP30 .
For details, check out my full review of sustainable laundry and cleaning products. These are my favorites:
These 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.
Save 10% with the code TEmap10 .
Dropps are fantastic for low-waste laundry, dishwasher and fabric softener pods. Their detergents come in lots of scents and lots of varieties, all in plastic-free packaging.
If you're new to Dropps, use the code TILTED25 to save 25%. For all future orders, save 15% with the code TILTED15 .
Blueland makes dehydrated products in tablet form – just add water! They started with cleaning products – think, instead of buying another plastic bottle of Windex, you open a paper packet and drop a tablet into a spray bottle full of water. (Truly zero-waste perfection.)
And now now they also make excellent, sustainable body wash and face wash. Their innovations save me money, time, and mountains of plastic waste.
Sustainable Books, Gifts & Marketplaces
Independent Online Bookstores
Order both new and used books from a Certified B Corp. Better World Books helps to keep books out of landfills, while funding education and literacy programs around the world.
Bookshop is a Certified B Corp that puts at least 10% of every purchase into a pot, which is divided equally among indie book stores that are members. It's the best of both worlds – because we all want those local shops to continue existing, but sometimes the convenience of ordering online just wins out.
Tilted Map has a Bookshop storefront, where you can check out my favorite travel, food and sustainability books, and order anything else you want – supporting indie bookshops and this indie blog!
You can search for books on Bookshop below, or check out Tilted Map’s storefront on Bookshop, which has all of the food and travel books I’ve mentioned on the blog together in one place.
Online Zero-waste Stores
For any kind of sustainable products – toiletries, yoga pants, tech, you name it – this Colorado-based start-up is my favorite shop. They have the best selection, and the best sustainability credentials compared with other online stores for sustainable products. (They're carbon-neutral, a B-Corp, and a member of 1% For The Planet.)
Save 10% at Earth Hero with the code TILTEDMAP10
Fair Trade & Sustainable Artisan Gifts
In the interest of consuming and accumulating less stuff, I’ve mostly stopped gifting anything that’s not edible. But when I occasionally feel the need to give something, Novica is a great source for artisan-made, Fair Trade items.
(They have everything: Jewelry, home decor, scarves, art, seasonal decorations, natural beauty products… You know, good gift-y stuff, all made by artisans around the world.)
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