For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wary of harsh chemicals, and have opted for cleaner, safer products. Since becoming a mom, I’ve thought a lot more about what I want around my girls, and how I want to care for our planet. Last year, I made the switch to eco-friendly toilet paper and refillable cleaning supplies, saving dozens of plastic bottles each year. I keep reusable wipes on hand since they’re a much better option than paper towels, and have reusable paper towels for messy spills. This year, I’m saying farewell to plastic bags, and even tampons. Here are my favorite eco-friendly product swaps for 2021.
The Clean Suite
Bottles are refilled with small tablets, so the waste is non-existent. I have the soap bottles in all three of our bathrooms.
Reusable Paper Towels
I found these through my friend Jess Keys and bought them immediately. Love having them on hand for spills.
These are great for cleaning kitchen and bathroom counters.
Force of Nature
Chemical Free Disinfectant
Sparkling, bleach-strength clean with zero harmful chemicals
Who Gives a Crap
Eco-Friendly Toilet Paper
This isn't the softest toilet paper I've ever used, but it's eco-friendly and
Microfiber Floor Mop
Bamboo is renewable and it comes with a reusable cloth, so it's environmentally friendly.
Made from plant and recycled materials.
I replaced our large freezer bags with a few of these. Excited to take this step toward going even greener.
These are great for leftovers and snacks, and are freezer safe.
Reusable Food Wrap
A reusable, biodegradable alternative to plastic wrap. You can even use it to cover a bowl.
Do people still use plastic water bottles? I haven't in years, and love my Yeti.
Collapsible Coffee Cup
Great for having in your bag for any impromptu coffee orders.
Baby Food Tray
Baby food jars product a lot of waste. I make most of our baby food since I can steam it, freeze in this try, and then store it in a reusable bag.
Collapsible Snack Cup
My toddler loves this cup. It's easy to clean and great on the go and for small spaces since it collapses. We have it in pink.
I had some stainless straws but heard some really bad things about them, so I made the switch to silicone.
Makeup Removing Cloth
Save at least 365 cleansing wipes and $ by having one or two of these on hand. It works and it's magic!
Say goodbye to toxic, wasteful tampons. This thing is amazing.
Reusable Cotton Rounds
These are great for toners and will save at least 1-2 cotton swabs a day.
I wet this with warm water and wipe Kate's face after she's done eating.
I try to keep one of these on me any time I'm doing anything. Great for diaper bags, totes, shopping etc.