|Halloween is a fun holiday for both adults and children alike. And as the countdown to Halloween approaches, companies are getting into the spooky festivities with all sorts of products to satisfy any scare-lover or casual costume wearer.
However, with the abundance of Halloween-themed products in the market, it can get pretty overwhelming. Not to mention a little wasteful. Thankfully, there are a bunch of eco-friendly brands that do Halloween in a sustainable way. Find out more about the six eco-friendly brands that will make your Halloween spooktacular.
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Brands to Consider for Halloween Treats
When thinking about Halloween, you think about the treats you give out. Now it’s no surprise that the tons of treats given out each year can generate a lot of food and plastic waste. You can consider using reusable food wraps when you take home food from your next Halloween potluck or go for more natural options when buying and giving out treats for Trick or Treat. Here are a few brands you can look into for a more eco-friendly trick or treating.
If you want to give out more than just chocolate and candy this Halloween, Sensible Portions has their Sea Salt Veggie Chips Ghosts and Bats, which are ghost and bat-shaped veggie sea salt chips. They have no artificial flavors or preservatives, are gluten-free, certified kosher, and have 30% less fat. It’s also colored naturally with spinach powder, turmeric, and beetroot powder. They also have variety packs for their Veggie Straws that are worth checking out.
Endangered Species Chocolate
This brand’s chocolates are Fairtrade America certified. The GMO-free and ethically sourced chocolates support small-scale farmers by providing them with a living wage while also protecting the environment. Every purchase also helps wildlife charities because Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10% of their not profits.
They have single serves, variety packs, bundles, and even have an oat milk chocolate variety. All their products are certified gluten-free too.
YumEarth has an extensive array of sweets to satiate any sweet tooth. Aside from their available-all-year-round lollipops, chewy candy, licorice, chocolates, gummy bears, hard candies, fruit snacks, and sours, they also have their Organic Halloween Lollipops, Gummy Fruits, and Giggles. If you want to go for their other non-Halloween variants, they have variety boxes for fan favorites, lunchbox favorites, as well as their new products.
If you go on their website, they are very thorough with the information on their FAQ page to address allergens, certifications and labels, and vegan options.
For caramel lovers, Annie B’s has incredible caramel flavor varieties like Chocolate Caramel, Chocolate Raspberry, and Maple. If you want something more festive, they also have Pumpkin Spice.
These are all gluten-free and handmade in small batches and are also available to be purchased in bulk for a merry treat-giving experience.
Eco-friendly Halloween Costumes and Ensemble
When thinking about your or your little one’s costumes, you have to get creative. If holiday crafts are your thing, this is where your talent shines and comes to play.
You can consider heading to thrift, vintage, or consignment stores. This way, you’re giving costumes and other garments a new lease in life. You can also check your local swap and trade communities or head over to Facebook Marketplace for DIY costume accessories or even a full-on costume.
Also, consider thinking long-term with your costumes. While your kid may choose to be something else for next year’s Halloween, they may still want to be a certain book character for Book Month or whatever other dress-up function your kid may need to attend for school.
Natural Earth Paint
When applying anything to your face, going for natural skin care is always a great option. And if you want to get into face painting for your Halloween costume, natural face paints are also a much kinder option for your skin. This eco-friendly company has a face paint kit that’s made with natural ingredients like castor seed oil and organic, fair-trade Shea butter. They are non-toxic and free from heavy metals, parabens, nanoparticles, phthalates, formaldehyde, and petroleum-based dyes.
The performance is also very impressive, as they are opaque and long-lasting. The kit has six colors: red, yellow, blue, green, black, and white and it also comes with three bamboo applicators.
Eco-friendly Home Decor for Halloween
When it comes to Halloween home decor, you only ever use it once a year. While it is lighter on the wallet to purchase cheap decor that you can chuck away after the festivities are over, it can get incredibly wasteful. You can choose to purchase more sustainable decor pieces that you can bring out of storage every year; that way, you can reuse them over and over again without throwing anything in the trash. You can also go for the eco-friendly DIY route by recycling and finding eco-friendly alternatives to the usual plastic decor that’s much kinder to the planet after you dispose of it.
Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages isn’t really a brand but a maker-to-market store that supports artisans all over the world to make ethical goods more available to everyone. They’re a member of the Fair Trade Federation and the World Fair Trade Organization.
Their online catalog is beautiful, and if you choose to shop face-to-face, they have stores and alliance stores across the United States.
Having fun and participating in all the spooktacular activities of Halloween doesn’t have to be at the expense of the environment. It can also be another way you can support companies that do a lot of good.
Do you have other eco-friendly brand recommendations? Comment them down below!
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