Day 15 and it’s the last day before the ‘big shop’, so nothing exciting on the menu I’m afraid (if you are interested, the menu is at the end of this post). What I will share instead is my favourite new eco-product: Smol Laundry Capsules. The best thing about it is it only cost me £1 to give it a try as they are on a free trial offer.
Did somebody say FREE TRIAL?! I literally paid £1 for postage and got 24 capsules, and I have to say, I am impressed on all levels. Small and mighty doesn’t even come close to how I feel about these petit pods! For Our Whimsical World to full endorse a product, it has to be put to the test using the following criteria:
Is it fit for purpose? Yes! They clean brilliantly and my laundry smells amazing! I used 1 Smol non-biological laundry capsule in a full 40°c 45-minute wash, then tumble dried it (it was raining) without using any fabric conditioner or tumble drier sheets etc just to try it out, and I was so impressed! My husband is a builder and my baby is 7 months old, so we do a lot of laundry which can be quite heavily soiled. I would not talk about this product if it didn’t work for us, but it really does! 10/10 for effectiveness!
Does it come in recyclable or biodegradable packaging? Yes! Delivered in a letterbox friendly cardboard box crammed full of pods. They have really thought about everything as there is a genius child lock build in to the box! You may need to watch the handy video on their website to see how it works the first time though.
Is it palm oil free? Not exactly. This product does contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which according to the WWF is a palm oil derivative, but I am yet to find an affordable alternative that doesn’t contain any at all. They do use considerably less chemicals than all other brands as they are highly concentrated making comparatively less of an impact ecologically.
Is it vegan (or vegetarian is not possible)? Yes, and certified cruelty-free!
Is it good value for money? At 19p per capsule (including postage & packaging), you can’t really argue with that! Ariel, Persil & Fairy’s equivalent products cost at least 5p more per capsule and aren’t meeting the same environmentally friendly standards, particularly with regards to plastic production.
I really do urge you to part with your £1 and give them a try. They are so confident you’ll love them, have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you and enough other people make the change to more sustainable products, the big brands will have to follow suit. Vote with your feet (and your debit card) and make a difference today!
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Have you tried any Smol products before? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
Day 15 Menu
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Baked Beans on Seeded Toast
Lunch: Heinz Cream Of Tomato Soup
Dinner: Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne (frozen leftovers from week 1)