5 'Surprisingly Better' Products!

Oct 17, 2021by Gabby - F&F

"There's an eco alternative for everything we buy, some you will recognise (razors, solid soap, dish brushes), while some are surprisingly different (bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste tablets). Regardless, our everyday essentials make it surprisingly easy to be eco."

As you begin your eco journey with us, you will quickly learn how 'suprisingly better' our products are. Not just for the environment but for you too!

If you're not too sure where to start don't worry! We're sharing 5 of our not so mainstream, but better eco alternatives that you, your pocket and the environment will love!  

Ethique Solid Conditioner & Co-Wash Curliosity - Curly HairEthique Solid Conditioner & Co-Wash Curliosity - Curly Hair

Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

80 billion plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles are thrown out globally each year! Thankfully there's a solution.

Ethique create solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars that are packaged in compostable cardboard boxes. They may look small, but don't be fooled. One conditoner bar for example, is equivalent to 5 bottles of liquid conditioner and lasts ages! Ethique have bars to suit all hair types, whether curly, oily, dry etc. The best part is — zero waste!

We also love Viva La Body solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars. One shampoo bar lasts up to 80 washes, or 3 bottles of shampoo. To make things even easier why not try Shampoo With A Purpose 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner Bars. Each bar saves approximately 6 bottles from polluting the environment. That's amazing! Make the switch today, your hair and the planet will thank you for it!

Tooth ChewsTooth Chews

Toothpaste Tablets

Although toothpaste is great for oral hygiene, most toothpaste's tend to contain too many nasty chemicals and produce far too much plastic waste. Not to mention, they can be messy to use. 

That's why we love the toothpaste tabs invention! They are portable, convenient and the low impact way to brush your teeth. All you have to do is place the tablet in your mouth, chew it with your teeth and a foam will form. At this point you can brush your teeth with your Toothbrush as normal. 

All our Toothpaste Tablets contain natural effective ingredients to help promote oral health and clean teeth. They are packaged in glass with a metal lid, making them great for travel, with no mess and zero waste. 

Koala Eco Cleaning ProductsKoala Eco Cleaning Products

Refillable Cleaning Products

Too often, we throw out and replace products that are in good condition, simply because they have run out. It's time to throw out no more, with our refill and refillable cleaning products!

Next time you're almost out of Koala Eco, rather than stocking up on more 500ml bottles, opt for a 1L refill bottle. Simply pour from the refill bottle into your empty standard-sized bottles.⁠⁠ By doing this you'll not only be saving around 20% per bottle, but you're easing your environmental impact. Plus, all their bottles are 100% recycled and recyclable.⁠

Another great eco-friendly cleaning brand is ecostore. They use carbon capture packaging and sugarcane plastic bottles that help reduce your carbon footprint. They are 100% recyclable too. You can shop all our eco-friendly and natural cleaning products here

Period UnderwearPeriod Underwear

Period Underwear

Did you know it takes over 500 years for a pad or tampon to biodegrade?⁠ Switching to period underwear can save so many disposable menstrual products from going to landfill. 

Period Underwear offers leakproof protection, just like a pad or tampon, but with the added bonus of being environmentally friendly. Plus, they're convenient for you! They have literally made it as simple as putting underwear on. They remove the stress of having your period and let you go about like any other day. Each pair of underwear is created keeping comfort, reliability and absorbency in mind — to help you forget you even have it there. No bad odours, easy to wash and reusable! What's not to love? 

We Stock A Variety Of Brands and they all share two things in common. Normalising periods and enhancing confidence. 

Sow n Sow Gift of Seeds - SunflowerSow n Sow Gift of Seeds - Sunflower

Gifts Of Seeds

Sow n Sow believes in purposeful gifting without contributing to waste. This is where the idea 'Gifts of Seeds' came about.

Gifts of seeds is a cleverly designed greeting card that makes gifting purposeful and enjoyable. It's a card AND it contains seeds, to plant in your garden. Forget about blank greeting cards, gift your loved ones with beautiful seeds that can be enjoyed for many months, as they blossom and grow.

Sow n Sow's gifts of seeds are made from 100% post-consumer waste, recycled paper and soy-based ink. They are packaged in a recycled envelope with a biodegradable tear-away plant label.

So next time you buy a card for someone, choose Sow n Sow. It's a card and present that let's your loved ones connect with nature!

We hope you have enjoyed learning about the different eco alternatives we have that are better for you and the environment. Some of these products you might not have heard or seen before and that's exactly why we love talking about how great they really are! Plus, they are an easy switch to make and once you try, you won't want to go back!

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