21 Great Eco-Friendly Swaps for Around the Home Christina Walter 1 October, 2019 Health & Fitness, Product Reviews Are you looking at ways to make your home and your lifestyle more eco-friendly? These 20 products are all fabulous eco-friendly alternatives to help lower your carbon footprint, as well as improving your family’s health. DEENO-Saur Organic Children’s Bamboo Toothbrush, Amazon This Deeno-Saur Toothbrush is made of 100% environmentally friendly bamboo and the packaging is also made from 100% recycled cardboard. It’s specially designed bristle pattern is great for little mouths and provides a great clean. Bathtub Scrubbing Brush, Tincture An all-natural bathtub scrubbing brush, made from raw sustainable materials. It has been specially designed for easy cleaning of the bath thanks to the angled handle. £13.95 Floor Scrub Brush, Tincture An eco-friendly hand floor brush, made from sustainable raw materials. £4.95 Starter Set, Tincture Everything you need for a clean, harmonious home. All the cleaners from Tincture are 100% natural, made with essential oils, botanical extracts and active silver. They can also be topped up with refillables which will help you reduce plastic waste too! £30 Aqua Wipes, Ocado Aqua Wipes are completely plastic-free and contain 99.6% purified water organic Aloe Vera extract. They’re also 100% biodegradable as they are made from a sustainable material, which will break down when disposed of correctly. £28.99 Loo Cleaner, Daylesford This loo cleaner from Daylesford is natural and biodegradable. The ingredients used are derived from natural, renewable sources and are great for removing dirt and limescale from the lavatory bowl. £3.75 Home Starter Bundle, Koh Koh is a universal eco cleaning solution employing the science of green ionic chemistry. They have cut out all the toxic chemicals and made a universal cleaner based purely on naturally occurring minerals. It is said to do the job of over 20 products in one! It comes in a reusable bottle, with a four litre refill box is available so you can top up again and again. Currently £19.98 Natural Toothpaste, Georganics The Natural Toothpaste by Georganics is blended with activated charcoal and flavoured with organic peppermint oil and is an eco friendly alternative to normal toothpaste. It’s free from synthetic ingredients and is 100% vegan. £6.90 Ethique Award-winning international beauty brand, Ethique are a company on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste. From hair, face and body products, they even sell products suitable for babies and pets too! All their products are plastic free, plant based and sustainable. 20% of profit goes to charities fighting to protect the planet. From £5.00 Laundry Egg, Ecoegg The laundry egg from Ecoegg is a complete replacement for laundry detergent and fabric conditioner. It’s a recyclable egg that uses mineral pellets which you place inside the egg and then into the machine. The pellets effectively draw dirt from your laundry leaving it clean and feeling soft. There are no harsh chemicals, it’s non-biological and it does not contain any petrochemicals, enzymes, bleaches, phosphates, parabens, SLS/SLES, palm oil or microplastics. Refills are also available so you can use the egg over and over again. £9.99 Dryer Eggs, Ecoegg Dryer eggs from Ecoegg are said to reduce your tumble drying time by up to 28%. The dryer eggs help to separate your laundry while drying which means more air can circulate. The nodules on the eggs are designed to help soften your clothes so there is no need to use any fabric softener. They also come with a fragrance stick you place inside each egg to give your laundry a lovely refreshing smell. £7.99 – £12.99 YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Adorable Baby and Toddler AW19 Fashion to Welcome in The Autumn Shop The Best Eco Friendly Toys for Kids Re-Useable Bulk Food Bags, ONYA Reduce your single use plastic with the amazing range of eco-friendly re-useable foodie storage products made from a fabric of recycled plastic bottles. The also do sandwich wraps, bread bags, coffee cups, drinks bottles and kids’ backpacks. £28.95 Medium Kitchen Pack, Bees Wax Wraps These Bees Wax Wraps are made from 100% certified organic cotton, low impact dyes, organic jojoba oil, pine resin and local UK beeswax. They are a great replacement for wrapping food. The wraps can be reused again and again and the pine resin makes for a great seal and keeps food fresher for longer. £20.00 Bamboo Toilet Paper, Who Gives a Crap This bamboo toilet paper from Who Gives A Crap are made with environmentally friendly materials and 50% of all profits are given to charity to help build toilets for those in need. £40.00 Reusable Straw, Amazon With the amount of plastic floating around in our oceans we all want to do our bit to help reduce it. These reusable straws are a great way of helping. They come in a carry case which you can pop in your bag or pocket and have them handy whenever you need them. They are made from food-grade silicone and stainless steel and they can last up to five years. £7.99 Shampoo Bar, Friendly Soap Free from palm oil, parabens, sulphates, triclosan and phthalates, the Friendly Soap Shampoo bar is a great replacement from bottled shampoo. They are compact, long-lasting, and by using caster oil you get a creamy and deeply conditioning lather that cleans and cares for your locks and scalp. £2.75 e-cloth Bathroom / Tile Mop, John Lewis This e-cloth bathroom tile mop cleans using just water! The mop head’s special weave breaks up and holds grease and dirt and it removes over 99% of bacteria. £16.95 Reusable Paper Towels, Wearth Made with 100% soft cotton flannel, these reusable paper towels are great for using around the home instead of throw away kitchen roll or wipes. Just pop them in the washing machine when you are done and use them again. £14.00 Bamboo Toothbrush, Amazon These Bamboo toothbrushes are a super-green alternative to today’s typical toothbrushes. These are plastic free, BPA free, vegan and recyclable. They are also suitable for adults and kids. £9.99 Dish Washing Soap Bar, Boobalou Plastic-free, palm oil free and vegan, the Dish Washing Soap Bar is waste-free! It’s great at cutting through grease and grime, and it’s also kind to your hands. It lasts for months! £10.50 None Sponges, Wearth A zero waste alternative to disposable dish sponges. Made from just cotton and bamboo they are organic, plastic free and vegan. Once dirty just throw in the wash and start again. When your sponge is ready for the bin, It is fully compostable so just cut up and add to the compost heap! £9.00 Colgate Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush, Superdrug Made with 100% natural, biodegradable bamboo this toothbrush is a first from Colgate. It features tapered slim-tip bristles infused with Binchotan charcoal for those hard to reach places. The packaging is also plastic free. READ NEXT 17 Family Picnic Essentials To Pack For Dining Al Fresco The Most Stylish and Handy Backpacks For Mum For competitions and offers from our favourite brands, click here.