Spruce Up Your Kitchen with these Sustainable and Handcrafted Items

The heart of our home is usually the kitchen, which is also the place we tend to create the most waste. Whether it’s from the cleaners we use daily, food packaging, or kitchenware, there are so many ways we can utilize more sustainable products to minimize the waste produced.

These environmentally friendly and handcrafted items will save the planet and not destroy your bank accounts!

YVY Naturals – Eco-Friendly Cleaning Agents

YVY Naturals (pronounced ee-vee) is the only cleaning brand in the world that saves 83% plastic with reusable capsules that are no more expensive than the products you’re already using.

These high-performance cleaning agents are made with 100% Brazilian citrus and Amazonian flowers.

Wondersip Recyclable Straws 

When it comes to caring for the environment, Wondersip is doing their part by opting for less single-use plastics which includes disposable straws.

WonderSip straws are highly versatile, rugged, and most importantly recyclable. They not only resist the action of many chemical solvents, but they’re also dishwasher safe, BPA free, leak-proof, and FDA approved. 

Fab Slabs Natural Antibacterial Cutting Boards

Each of these beautiful, richly toned cutting boards and grazing platters is crafted from high-quality Camphor Laurel trees, a type of timber that is naturally and permanently antibacterial. 

Sonoma Wool Company Wool Drying Mat

There’s nothing more natural than opening those kitchen windows and letting the warm air of the season air dry your dishes, that is, until you think about what your freshly washed items are sitting on. 

Sonoma Wool Company offers you a simple way to make your kitchen just a little greener with a Wool Dish Drying Mat with Linen Sleeve. It’s a mold and mildew-resistant alternative to help you eliminate the synthetics and plastics around your sink area. 

Smelly Proof Reusable Bags

Smelly Proof reusable bags are the perfect way to keep kitchen odors contained. The smell proof bags come in a variety of sizes and are liquid, moisture and puncture resistant. 

No mess, no smells! Use them to prep chopped ingredients or store leftovers. The best part? They’re made in the USA! Use Smelly Proof Storage Bags to keep unpleasant odors in their place.

Verve Culture Handblown Glasses

These glasses are perfect for drinking water, juices, tea, and most importantly – adding a pop of color to your dining table. They are also made from recycled glassware by artisans in Mexico.

Verve Culture partners with Javier Gutierrez Esponsa and his team of dedicated glassblowers in Tonala, Mexico. Glassblowing is an art that takes up to 20 years to master, and Javier’s team has glassblowers of different skill levels.

Cantaritos Kit

Known by locals as “the best way to drink tequila,” the jarritos de barro mexicanos cups inspired the Mexican Cantaritos cocktail.

The Mexican Cantaritos cocktail is made by rimming the cup with lime juice and chili salt, squeezing fresh lemon, lime, and grapefruit juice in the cup, and adding a splash of tequila and grapefruit soda.

The Cantaritos Kit includes 2 red clay cups, citrus hand juicer, paper straws, and chili salt.

Molcajete with Tortilla Basket

Serve up your homemade tortillas and freshly made guacamole with this set. The molcajete is a century-old mortar and pestle used by Mexican cooks.

Its rough surface is made entirely of volcanic stone, ideal for grinding and releasing flavorful oils from vegetables and spices. Like cast-iron, your molcajete bowl can go in the oven, retain heat for an hour, and it picks up flavors over time, continually enhancing the foods you’re working with.

Perfect for salsa, guacamole, queso, mole, and more. Each molcajete is packed in a tortilla basket made of handwoven palm leaves. Each one is unique in color and pattern. You can use the basket for corn chips, or tortillas.

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