I am super passionate about trying to leave as small a footprint on this earth as possible. We recycle, choose products and brands purposefully, and research to try to make sure that we are making wise choices. At the same time, I know it can be really difficult in the mix of life to ensure that you are being “green” and honestly it is sometimes just all too overwhelming (where do you even start??).
My theory is to do one thing at a time, change one product or behaviour, and when that becomes a habit, find another new one to add.
With that being said, here are three of my latest discoveries to make our home a little more earth friendly (all of these products are available from the Faithful to Nature website, side note – their customer service is amazing):
- The Environmental Toothbrush: This bamboo toothbrush is 100% biodegradable (from the packaging, to the product itself). Not only is it super stylish (I use them as decor in my guest bathroom!), but when you are finished with them you can simply throw them on your compost heap. They also work just as well as functionally as any normal plastic toothbrush.
- Beaming Baby Biodegradable Nappy Sacks: So, as much as I hate to use plastic bags for nappies, there are some occasions (read poop explosions) where I find myself with no other options. If I do need to use one, it makes my heart happy to know that these ones are compostable and leave no harsh residues behind. Combine them with cloth nappies (more on that in a later post), or BioBaby Disposables and you have one happy mom.
- Triple Orange Bio-Detergent: This washing powder is 100% natural, smells amazing and is the ONLY washing powder that Bug’s sensitive skin doesn’t react to. The best part is that we can also let our washing water run into our garden without worrying about any chemicals going into our soil. I love this washing powder more than I thought it was possible to love a cleaning product and would recommend it to everyone (especially if you have little people whose skin you need to think about).
What are some of your favourite ways to be more green in your home? I would love to hear about them in the comments below!