Product Reviews / 23 May, 2023 / Christina Walter
These brilliant eco-friendly swaps will help you do your bit to change elements of your everyday life to help save the planet. Each of these eco-friendly household products has been carefully chosen, representing a fabulous alternative to help you lower your carbon footprint and improve your family’s overall health.
The Misona diatomaceous bathmat is made from Diatomite, a naturally occurring, soft, sedimentary rock. It’s anti-bacterial, odorless, and super-absorbent, so it’s ideal for soaking up water from wet feet after a bath or shower.
An incredible product, this bath mat can go from wet to dry in around 60 seconds flat, and the best bit? You’ll save on electricity, water and detergent, too, as there’s no need to ever wash it.
There are four beautiful designs to choose from.
We love Nimble’s range of eco-friendly household products. Nimble’s Milk Buster works on both formula and breast milk and can be used on sippy cups, utensils, breast pumps, and even your coffee machine!
The Sticky Stopper is highly versatile. It can be used to disinfect floors, playmats, high chairs, bibs AND potties.
£4.99 + £3.49
Bendies high-quality reusable silicone straws with fun character pouch come with two child-friendly straws. One’s fat (perfect for milkshakes and smoothies!) and one’s angled thin. Turtle Frank Bendies are made from food-grade silicone. They’re odourless and completely tasteless too.
Tincture has everything you need for a clean, harmonious home. Just think of them as your eco-swap one-stop-shop!
All the cleaners from Tincture are 100% natural, made with essential oils, botanical extracts and active silver, so you can rest assured you know exactly what you’re using in your house. These eco-friendly household products can also be topped up with refillables, which will also help you reduce plastic waste!
If you’re a parent to a young child, it’s inevitable that wipes will be on your shopping list. We love Aqua Wipes because they’re completely plastic-free and contain 99.6% purified water organic Aloe Vera extract. They’re made from a sustainable material, so they’re 100% biodegradable when disposed of correctly.
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The Loo Cleaner from Daylesford is natural, biodegradable, and a fabulous eco swap. It’s great for removing dirt and limescale from the lavatory bowl.
The ingredients used with this product are derived from natural, renewable sources.
Want something that will do the job of over 20 products in one? Koh is a universal eco-cleaning solution employing the science of green ionic chemistry. They’ve cut out all the toxic chemicals and made a universal cleaner based purely on naturally occurring minerals.
The Koh Home Starter Kit comes in a reusable bottle, with a four-litre refill box available, so you can top up again and again.
The Natural Toothpaste by Georganics is an eco-friendly alternative to normal toothpaste. This toothpaste is blended with activated charcoal and flavoured with organic peppermint oil, so it’s free from synthetic ingredients and is 100% vegan.
Ethique is an award-winning international beauty brand, a company on a mission to eliminate plastic waste. Hooray!
From hair, face and body products, Ethique even sells products suitable for babies and pets too! All products are plastic-free, plant-based and sustainable, so you can shop guilt-free.
We love that Ethique donates 20% of its profits to charities fighting to protect the planet. Get shopping!
The Laundry Egg from Ecoegg is a complete replacement for laundry detergent and fabric conditioner. It’s a recyclable egg that uses mineral pellets that 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 involved. It’s non-biological and does not contain petrochemicals, enzymes, bleaches, phosphates, parabens, SLS/SLES, palm oil or microplastics.
Refills are also available, so you can use the egg repeatedly.
Dryer Eggs from Ecoegg are said to reduce your tumble drying time by up to 28%, which collectively would have a huge impact on helping our environment.
The dryer eggs help to separate your laundry while drying, so 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
Bower Collective specialises in plastic waste-free, reusable and refillable non-toxic beauty, health and home products that help to eliminate plastic waste and make it easy to live more sustainably.
Its innovative ‘Reuse and Refill’ products include everything from hand washes and home cleaners to laundry and washing-up liquids.
£3.83 + £3.99
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This Deeno-Saur Toothbrush is made of 100% environmentally friendly bamboo, and the packaging is also made from 100% recycled cardboard. Its specially designed bristle pattern is ideal for little mouths and provides a great clean.
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. They also do sandwich wraps, bread bags, coffee cups, drinks bottles and kids’ backpacks.
Who Gives A Crap toilet paper is made with environmentally friendly materials. Bamboo grows incredibly quickly, so it’s a brilliant sustainable source for loo rolls. You can wipe easy knowing that you’re helping to reduce deforestation one flush at a time.
Who Gives a Crap share 50% of all profits with charities to help build toilets for those in need.
With the amount of plastic floating around in our oceans, we all want to do our bit to help reduce it. Plastic straws are an easy place to start. So many paper straw alternatives exist, but how about reducing waste completely? These reusable straws come in a carry case, so you can pop them in your bag or your pocket and have them handy for the kids whenever you need them.
They’re made from food-grade silicone and stainless steel and can last up to five years.
Ever tried soap shampoo? Now’s your chance.
Free from palm oil, parabens, sulphates, triclosan and phthalates, the Friendly Soap Shampoo bar is a great replacement for bottled shampoo. Friendly Soap’s shampoo bars are compact and long-lasting. They use caster oil for a creamy, deeply conditioned lather that cleans and cares for your locks and scalp.
This e-cloth bathroom tile mop cleans using just water! The mop head’s special weave breaks up and holds grease and dirt and removes over 99% of bacteria, so you can keep your family bathroom spick and span!
These Bamboo toothbrushes are a super-green alternative to today’s typical toothbrushes. The mini ones are great for kids. These are plastic-free, BPA-free, vegan and recyclable, so you can ditch plastic toothbrushes for good!
Plastic-free, palm oil-free and vegan, the Dish Washing Soap Bar is also waste-free! An eco product that’s great at cutting through grease and grime, it’s also kind to your hands and lasts for months, so you’ll save some pennies in your weekly shop.
Wild is a refillable, natural deodorant brand. They’ve created an effective, long-lasting deodorant free of aluminium and parabens while being 100% cruelty-free and vegan. Made from anodised aluminium and recycled plastic, this clever little device is designed to last. Wild refills are 100% plastic-free and slim enough to fit through your letterbox.
Choose from a range of gorgeous scents, from Fresh Cotton and Sea Salt to Mint and Eucalyptus. You can even personalise your case!
These Bees Wax Wraps are a fantastic replacement for wrapping food, so you can say so long to cling film. Hooray! Made from 100% certified organic cotton, low-impact dyes, organic jojoba oil, pine resin and local UK beeswax, they can be reused again and again.
What’s more, the pine resin makes for a great seal and keeps food fresher for longer.
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