I often get asked what my top three favourite sustainable living swaps are or if someone wants to get started with eco-living, what would be the first thing I suggest they change?
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There are so many to choose from so I thought I would list my top three and why they’re my favourites.
I did a review on this product back in August 2021 and I’ve been using it ever since.
So many of my friends and family and swapped to this eco-friendly version #SayNoToPlastic
This is how it works – you can buy the refills as and when you need them or set up a subscription. Either option will be delivered right to your door (in a letterbox friendly sized box). I did a video on how to refill them, it’s so easy!
A great addition to eco-living and they offer a range of scents which also includes a sensitive range too. Check out the range here and if you fancy getting 20% off your first order, enter the discount code EASYPEASY . One of my favourite scents is Wild sandalwood and patchouli
Jungle Culture Safety Razor
I remember my Dad having one when I was little.
They are so much better than disposable razors which contain plastic, rubber grips and metal for the blades. Due to the mixture of materials, they can’t be recycled. But with a safety razor, all you do is replace the metal blade.
I have previously bought a safety razor that felt cheaply made and it didn’t last long. From now on, Jungle Culture will always be my go-to place when someone asks me for a recommendation. I’ve had mine for a while and it’s really good quality! They’re easy to use and will last a long time.
If you’re complete new to safety razors, check out my blog to get started
Modibodi Period Pants
A while back, someone mentioned period pants. I had visions of walking around with a thick menstrual pad in my knickers, it’s not like that at all.
I like that I have a few period pants and, like with all underwear, if you look after them, you will have them for ages. Plus, in the long run I’ve saved money because I’m using the period pants every month.
Period poverty is a serious issue facing women and girls in the UK and around the world and I think period pants can help with with this massively. The pants are a one-off cost, and if you look after them, they could last for many washes.
Also, whether it’s tampons or pads, they contains plastic. Women’s Environmental Network state on their website that menstrual pads can contain up to 90% plastic and 2 billion menstrual items are flushed down Britain’s toilets each year. This is absolutely shocking.
I recently purchased a few pairs by Modibodi and I absolutely love them. First two days of my period are really heavy and worried about leaks and I’ve had no leaks since buying these.
I wrote a review in March 2022 for period pants and menstrual cups, if you’re not sure, check it out here.
Sustainable living looks different for everyone, and I know there can be barriers. There isn’t a right or wrong and there certainly isn’t a ‘perfect’ way of doing it.
Start small, do what you can, build from there.
If you want to go a step further, check out my blog with Environmental Days 2023 UK to keep track of key dates throughout the year
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