If you need a short list of easy household swaps, you’ve come to the right place! Here is a list of the things in my home that I have tested, swapped permanently in my home, and couldn’t live without. You can also see what a large impact these small switches make!
My #1 Eco Mommy Pick
These Wool Dryer Balls are a game changer for both the planet and your health! Dryer balls are an easy first switch. They range from $9-$25 for a set and last up to 1,000 cycles. These balls of fun replace single use toxic dryer sheets that end up in landfills. They also reduce drying time by 20 – 45%. This particular brand is sources from farms in California, making their impact very little. Allergic to Wool?
Full List Of My Household Favorites
|Product||Cost||Where To Buy||Why I Love It!|
|Wool Dryer Balls by Coyuchi||$22||Coyuchi.com||set and last up to 1,000 cycles. These balls of fun replace single use toxic dryer sheets that end up in landfills. They also reduce drying time by 20 – 45%|
|The Final Straw||$20||Final.co||In the U.S. alone, roughly 500 million straws are used every day. If 25,000 people stop using straws, we would eliminate 5 million straws|
|Stasher Bags||Range $7 for the smallest up to $70 for a set||Stasherbag.com||Americans use 100 Billion plastic bags per year with only 1% of which are recycled. The rest? They end up in landfills where it takes over 500 years for each of those bags to break down. These stasher hold a ton, don’t leak and make a zip lock bag seem silly.|
|Shampoo/ Conditioner Bars||$13-$17||Ethique.com||They have a sample kit so you can try and find your favorite bars but the whole family loves these! more than 552 million shampoo bottles could be ending up in landfills every year; the number of shampoo bottles thrown out in the United States every year could fill 1,164 football fields|
|Bamboo Towels||$16||Amazon||These super strong towels can be washed and used over again. To make one ton of paper towels 17 trees and 20,000 gallons of water are polluted.|
Globally, discarded paper towels result in 254 million tons of trash every year.
If just 50% of the U.S. population uses 3 paper napkins a day, that totals 450,000,000 napkins for 1 day—or more than 164 billion per year.
|Plant Based Dish Sponge||$8||Amazon||This powerful scrubber is biodegradable, and is super easy to clean. It lasts a long time and doesn’t smell!|
|Soaps||$30-$100 for large sets that will last all year||Cleancult.com||You can save up to 44 lbs of plastic a year from landfills by switching to Cleancult! Their supply chain, packaging and products are all eco friendly.|
|Compostable Trash Bags||$22||Amazon||This is a recent find from a friend and I am SO glad I made a shift to these green bags. They are super tough and perfect for a tall kitchen bin.|
|Bio Doggy Bags||$10||Doggydogood.com||Picking up after your pet is a must so if you have to bag it up- use these. Eco pawprints are important too and these bags break down after 90 days. They are a small company in MI but are making. big difference.|
|Paper Products||Who Gives A Crap||Replacing your toilet paper, paper towels and tissues is SO easy with a ‘Who gives a crap’ subscription. All of their products are sustainably made and packaged AND 50% of their profit goes help build toilets for communities that do not have them!|
|Marleys Monsters Unpaper Towels||Marleysmonsters.com||If you REALLY want to ditch all paper products- this is the way to go! This oregon based company has the best paper towel alternative I have found. You can even purchase it on a roll in super cute prints. They stay on the roll just like a paper towel but you wash them at the end of the day- so easy! ps – these are the best gifts to give family and friends!|
|The Clean Suite- Kitchen and Laundry Kit||Blueland.com||If you need an easy kit to get you started in making your home green- choose blue! Blueland has made my super small kitchen and laundry room more sustainable with their Clean Suite kit! They are hands down, the best all-inclusive starter set I have found and I LOVE every product I have received. Everything is non-toxic and sustainably packaged- WIN|