Easy eco swaps anyone can make

If I was still at school, I d still be needing additional tuition. Our motto is “Unbreakable”, however this week I have actually felt anything but, as the world breaks around us slowly.

A guest post of Laura from Seven Shades preferred easy eco swaps.

Dive to:

My eco-anxiety

Following the publication of the most current IPCC report, there has been an entire sense of eco-anxiety being shared on socials. It has, for numerous of us, felt overwhelming. What Ive gained from this is to:

a) take action to avoid green-shaming yourself into anguish;

Beginning with workable modifications in the house has helped my eco-anxiety. Now its not going to have a huge impact, but by sharing and making more small modifications, it cant be a bad thing?

b) share what you already make with others– have the conversations, you might motivate your mates.

My family and life

Its also worth mentioning at this moment that I likewise have 2 kids, 2 felines, a spouse and a full-time job as well as business, so all my changes have needed to be “easy”; not excessive interruption.

Oh, and I likewise do not like to invest too much, a number of the items I have actually swapped for arent going to be discovered in the grocery store BOGOF offers, so they need to be cost effective.

Some items we use are created for one use, and because it is so instilled in us, you feel this is how its implied to be. All the brand names mentioned listed below reduced our one-use plastics and waste, these work for me and my household.

Im essentially admitting to being a lazy “eco-curious” human. My only target is to attempt and make one change a month. In some cases I do more, but having an attainable objective indicates there is more possibility of accomplishing it.

Restroom simple eco swaps

Period products

As a menstruator, I have been using one-use products for years. Now, this was a bit more than the “simple” swaps I mentioned above, however I went for Wearemout (@wearemoutpads) as they are British made and a little company.

We go through a fair quantity of bathroom roll in our home, so making a switch to a bamboo product is an easy one. I alternate between 2 small organizations here Potty about my world (@pottyaboutmyplanet) and Something Organic (@somethingcheeky.

Toilet roll

I attempted the jars, the ones in cardboard tubes, but they didnt match me. I am currently utilizing Wild (@we_are_wild)– a multi-use case to which you add refills as you require. Another of my favourites is Fussy (@getfussy).


Multiple-use makeup pads

I use makeup– I utilize reusable makeup pads which I chuck in the wash. ₤ 8.00 and they are still going strong 2 years later on.

Kitchen area simple eco swaps

I now use Smol (@smolproducts) laundry conditioner with it. For really hard discolorations I am discovering about how to attend to these in a more eco way by joining eco-cleaning courses.


Since covid and kids need something with gumption, I have enjoyed using Iron and Velvets Coconut and Lime Antibacterial Spray (@ironandvelvet). It smells so good, however to use it, liquify the concentrate in water and off you go. You get to use an old plastic spray bottle, or buy glass ones to recycle- just connect the sticker you get with it so you understand whats in there. Iron and Velvet do lots of these soluble sachets– I actually love them– the scents are magnificent!

Cleaning up

Anti-bacterial Spray

Ok, so I did state I wasnt “eco-perfect”? I do use a dishwasher– and the Smol dishwashing machine tabs work for us. I have taken pleasure in Seeps (@theseepcompany) range of eco cleaning up items when I am not using that. My preferred is the sponge/scrubber– absolutely plastic-free and when it has served us (one lasts around a month and a half for us) you can put it in the compost as it is biodegradable.

What do you believe?

Some require more of a state of mind change (its totally okay to clean through your utilized hygienic towel, promise. I am as squeamish as they come, however I can do this) and bear in mind that all of us do what we can.

What works for others might not for you. If it doesnt work straight away, dont be eco-shamed.

Simply a few of my eco swaps. Some items dont work– sorry hair shampoo bars, hi refill stores!

Some products we use are developed for one usage, and since it is so instilled in us, you feel this is how its suggested to be. As a menstruator, I have been using one-use products for years. You get to use an old plastic spray bottle, or invest in glass ones to recycle- just attach the sticker label you get with it so you know whats in there. I do use a dishwashing machine– and the Smol dishwashing machine tabs work for us. When I am not using that, I have actually enjoyed Seeps (@theseepcompany) range of eco washing up items.

What do you think?

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