Are you planning a vacation and wondering how to make it more sustainable? You're not alone. As we become more aware of our environmental impact, many of us are looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, even while on vacation, because we understand the large impact it can have on Mother Earth. And at Neuma, we understand more than anyone that sustainable travel can come with its challenges. But with a little planning and the right choices, you can embark on your best 'Clean Getaway' in no time! In this blog post, we'll explore some of the common challenges faced by eco-conscious travelers and provide you with solutions to help you have a fun, memorable and sustainable vacation. Plus, we'll show you how Neuma products can be part of your clean beauty routine, even on the road. Let's get into it!  

The Roadblocks to a Green Journey



Before diving into the solutions, it's important to understand the hurdles that can crop up when traveling sustainably. Here are a few common challenges people often face: 

  1. Budget Constraints: Often, sustainable options come with a higher price tag, posing a challenge for budget travelers.
  2. Limited Choices: Not all destinations or accommodations prioritize sustainability, limiting choices for eco-conscious travelers.
  3. Lack of Information: Deciphering truly sustainable options from greenwashing can be difficult due to a lack of clear, reliable information.
  4. Habitual Patterns: Sustainable travel often requires a shift from our usual travel habits, which can be challenging.
  5. Experience vs. Sustainability: There's a common misconception that choosing eco-friendly options might compromise the quality of the travel experience.

Navigating the Challenges

Despite these obstacles, creating a sustainable travel experience is not only doable, but extremely rewarding! Here's how:

  1. Research & Plan: Invest time in researching your destination, look for accommodations and activities certified by recognized eco-labels and prioritize sustainability. For example, many hotels and resorts now offer sustainable features like solar panels, water conservation programs and locally-sourced food. Planning ahead can also help you manage your budget effectively!
  2. Pack Smart: Lighter luggage means lower fuel consumption for your mode of transport. So, pack only what you need + choose items that can be reused. Avoid unnecessary items such as non-biodegradable plastics, disposable razors and makeup wipes. Instead, opt for reusable products like bamboo toothbrushes, stainless steel straws and reusable cotton or bamboo pads that you can wash and use throughout the trip. And, in terms of beauty products, it's important that whichever make the cut are truly clean - made without harsh chemicals and with eco-friendly packaging.


3. Choose Green Transportation: Opt for public transportation, bike rentals, or walking tours to explore your destination. These modes are eco-friendly, reduce carbon emissions and offer an immersive local experience! 
4. Support Local Economy: Choose local eateries, shops and services over international chains. This supports local communities and reduces carbon emissions associated with long-distance shipping. 

     5. Reduce Plastic Use: Every minute, approximately one million plastic bottles are bought worldwide. By utilizing a reusable water bottle to fill up as you travel, you can prevent an average of 156 plastic bottles from polluting our oceans annually! Similarly, bringing a bigger bag (tote or mesh) around with you for your shopping needs can significantly reduce the resources used for plastic bag production and disposal, thereby helping to protect the environment from more plastic pollution

Neuma: Your Partner in Sustainable Beauty

At Neuma, we believe in the beauty of sustainability and providing others with the opportunity to uphold these ethics wherever they go. Our range of clean, high-performance hair care products is designed to give you salon-like results without compromising on your commitment to the planet or your health. Each product in our portfolio is mindfully crafted from the inside out, keeping your hair and the planet's health at the core.

Whether you're lounging on a beach or hiking up a mountain, Neuma wants to make sure your hair looks fabulous wherever your adventures take you. And, with each shampoo and conditioner available in travel-friendly sizes (plus Neu Styling Air-Dry Shaper and Neu Styling Smoothing Crème), they're your perfect companions on the go! Check out our mini sizes of Neu Moisture Shampoo, Neu Moisture Conditioner, Re Neu Shampoo, Re Neu Conditioner, Neu Volume Shampoo, Neu Volume Conditioner, Neu Repair Shampoo and Neu Repair Conditioner now!

The Path Ahead

Sustainable travel isn't an unreachable ideal; it's a series of mindful choices that add up to make a big difference. As you plan your next vacation, remember that every effort counts to be kinder to the planet - whether it's choosing an eco-friendly hotel, supporting a local business, or picking up a Neuma product for your travel beauty kit!

We're here to support your journey towards sustainable travel, one clean beauty choice at a time. So, pack your bags, make mindful choices and get ready for your most perfect 'Clean Getaway' yet. Safe and sustainable travels!