I have wanted to start writing about my Eco choices journey for a while now. One of the main reasons for this blog is to try new products and eventually eliminate nasty chemicals. One of my lovely friends bought me a set of ‘Little Green Books’ by Sarah Callard; each with 250 tips for an Eco lifestyle for different areas of your life. I have made a lot of changes but due to cost and waste I can’t bin all my current products at once, but as an item runs out I then research into a more Eco option to replace it with.
When my daughter was in cloth nappies I didn’t want to wash them with any harsh chemicals that may harm her so looked for alternatives. (There are so many cool and pretty designs – it not just a terry towel and pin anymore – I felt like I needed to add that😁)
I then found the ‘Ecoegg’ which is an amazing invention which cleans your clothes and replaces detergent. I have found a lot of eco products to be a lot more expensive but this egg works out just 3p a wash. It is also ideal for travelling! I bought the 720 wash egg so should last around 3 years then you can just top up with refills. This egg can be purchased here.
According to the Ecoegg website;
“The two types of mineral pellets inside the egg get to work, producing powerful – but natural – cleaning foam which powers through the fibres lifting off the dirt and grime.” www.ecoegg.com/product/laundry-egg/
As I was very happy with the Ecoegg, I then purchased some more of their products. The fabric conditioner works out only 4p a wash, it can be purchased here. It is not a strong fragrance which many people prefer but I like to add some drops on essential oils for a ‘fresh’ smell.
I have just used the final washing machine detox tablet which can be purchased here. They are £4 for 3 years supply to keep your machine from building up any residual build-ups.
The final Ecoegg product is their ‘Spray and Refresh’, which is like an eco-friendly Febreze. It is £10 which sounds a lot but that actually makes up 25 bottles, which is 40p a bottle! I still have some left 2 years later and use it a lot to freshen up the sofas and curtains. This can be purchases here.
Overall, I have had a great experience with Ecoegg and look forward to trying more of their products.
Next up is EcoForce recycled clothes pegs and they are amazing. No other peg compares. I usually choose wooden products over plastic but the wooden ones would just break or stain the clothes. I have used these for the past few summers and not needed to throw any away. I bought these from Morrison’s, but you can buy on amazon here.
I was lucky enough to be sent some ‘YOU’ naturally powerful kitchen cleaner. I was very excited when this parcel arrived. It’s a new brand and their products are made with 100% plant-based active ingredients. To save on waste and cost, when you have used the contents of the bottle you can purchase a refill cartridge and reuse the previous bottle. I have been using the product for about a month now and it has been great – it is so refreshing to know all those added chemicals aren’t needed at all. Click here for their website. They have an exciting range including bathroom, window and all-purpose cleaner. I believe you can now purchase them from Waitrose or amazon here. I will be trying the others and letting you know how they are when I do. So the kitchen cleaner works, it saves waste and is safe to use around the home without any nasties. Wins all round!
Have you made any ‘eco choices’ when it comes to cleaning products? If you have any recommendations let me know and comment below (sorry for that accidental cheesy rhyme – not too sorry to delete it 😉).