Fitting a workout into a busy day can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a lot of time or have to go somewhere right after and you need to look presentable. Luckily for us, eco journalist Candice Batista knows how to make our life a little bit easier with gym bag essentials that are also good for the environment.
Gym bag essentials that won’t harm you or the environment
Shea Body ButterThis shea butter can be used on your body, face, hair and lips. It instantly relieves and soothes the feeling of dryness, itchiness and tightness of dry, sensitive skin.
The best part? It's sourced ethically from a group of women in Ghana. When you buy it, you're helping to empower those women.
The Body Shop | $21
Dealkalizing DeodorantThis deodorant is aluminum-free and helps to balance the PH of the body.
Consonant | $14
Yuni Instant Shower SheetsNo time to shower? No problem. Find freshness on the go with these wipes.
The Detox Market | $15
Kaia Naturals Dry ShampooThis dry shampoo contains 100 per cent natural ingredients. It's formulated without activated charcoal and it's aerosol-free.
Pro tip: Spray dry shampoo into your roots BEFORE you work out, not after. The product will absorb oil and sweat as you're working out, so you can leave the gym with dryer, fresher hair.
The Detox Market | $32
Stray and Wander towelsYou need a good towel, and they don't get any better than these ones. All of the products are fairly traded and ethically sourced; they are woven using traditional methods of production, using organically grown Turkish cotton.
Stray and Wander | Prices vary
Yoga Mat SprayThis all-natural cleaner for your yoga mat will help keep your space clean.
Really Great Goods | $16
COOLA Rosilliance SPF 30 BB+ CreamThis is mineral broad spectrum SPF 30 formula offers a barely-there feel, while a sheer tinted coverage blends and perfects your skin tone.
Consonant | $52
Reusable water bottleStay hydrated AND reduce the amount of plastic headed to landfills.
Klean Kanteen | Prices vary