Instead of bringing you a recipe today, we thought we’d mix things up by sharing some of the sustainable products we’re trying this week and where you can get your hands on them.
Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars by Friendly Soaps
Why swap? Friendly Soap bars are plastic free, palm oil free, vegan, carbon neutral and handmade here in the UK. You can also save money as these bars are cheaper than most mid-range shampoos available in supermarkets and last longer too!
Lavender & Tea Tree Shampoo 95g bar £2.60
Lavender & Tea Tree Conditioner 95g bar £4.95
The Original Environmental Bamboo Toothbrush
Why swap? Millions of plastic toothbrushes go to landfill across the world every day, many of which end up in our oceans. It is one of the simplest swaps to make. It’s affordable, bamboo toothbrushes are available in most supermarkets and pharmacies, and they last just as long as a regular plastic toothbrush.
Environmental Bamboo Toothbrush, available in soft or medium, £2.95
Toothpaste Tablets by ecoLiving
Why swap? Along with toothbrushes, conventional toothpaste comes in non-recyclable packaging. Yet more non-essential packaging ending up in landfill. Although toothpaste tablets can seem more expensive than toothpaste in a tube, it actually works out about the same and the environmental impact is huge. We use roughly 1 tube of toothpaste per person, per month at a cost of around £2.50 per tube. The toothpaste tablets are £2.87 per person, per month. It’s literally 37p difference for completely plastic free packaging. We are basing this costing on a particular product: ecoLiving Toothpaste Tablets.
ecoLiving is a fantastic ambassador for sustainability. Here’s why:
“Suitable for vegans, free from plastic, preservatives, germ inhibiting substances and binders. Contain no aluminium or nanoparticles. Free from animal testing. Made in the UK. Packaged in a plant-based home compostable bag and recyclable cardboard. For every pack of plant-based dental floss sold, ecoLiving plant a tree through Eden Reforestation projects – planting native trees helps prevent climate change and reduce extreme poverty. EcoLiving is a member of the 1% For The Planet donating a portion of their profits to protecting our oceans against plastic pollution.”
ecoLiving Toothpaste Tablets with Fluoride (Bag – 125 Tabs), also available without fluoride, £5.75
All of the products we’ve mentioned we’re trying this week were bought from Ethical Superstore. They are an online store which has ethical living at the heart of everything they do. Often they are the cheapest online retailer for their products, and they source their suppliers responsibly, supporting businesses from the UK and around the world who do the right thing for our planet. I am not paid for recommending them, nor are any of my links affiliate links or highlighting sponsored products. I simply shopped around and chose them for their price, stock, credentials and service.
So there you have it! Why not give them a try and see what you think? Have you found any fantastic sustainable products which you want us to know about? Let us know in the comments!
Day 6, the sun has returned and our son had a good night’s sleep!
Day 6 Menu
Breakfast: Apple, Cinnamon & Walnut Porridge
Lunch: Scrambled Eggs & Baked Beans on Wholegrain Seeded Toast
Dinner: ‘Cauldron’ Lincolnshire Sausage & Mash with Homemade Yorkshire Puddings