Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Wet Wipes

The majority of wet wipes sold contain plastic which means they never break down. 

 

People use wet wipes for a variety of different reasons including wiping baby’s bottoms, taking off makeup and cleaning the house. Whatever you are using them for the good news is that there are lots of eco-friendly alternatives to the store bought wet wipes.

Use A Flannel

 

Flannels have gone out of fashion over the last 20 years or so but they’re starting to make a comeback! You can use them for a multitude of different uses and they last for a really long time. 

 

They’re perfect for cleaning sticking fingers, wiping bottoms, taking off makeup, cleaning your house, the list is endless. The other plus point of flannels is that they’re cheap and easy to clean. Simpy stick them into your normal wash. 

 

We use flannels at home and love them. 

alternatives to wet wipes

Reusable Baby Wipes 

 

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative to baby wipes then reusable baby wipes are the way to go. You can buy packs of wipes or you can buy a baby wipes kit. The ones I would recommend are from a company called Cheeky Wipes. 

 

You can find out more about how these reusable wipes work in my blog post here: Cheeky Wipes Review – Reusable Wet Wipes

Reusable Face Wipes 

 

As well as baby wipes Cheeky Wipes also sell reusable face wipes for taking off your makeup or just washing your face. Again, you can either just buy the wipes or buy a kit. 

 

Personally, I just bought the wipes and then I use coconut oil to take off my makeup. To use them I simply put hot water in my sink and soak a wipe in the water. I then put some of the oil on my face on the areas that I want to remove my makeup and use the wipe to rub it off.

reusable face wipes

I’ve had my *Cheeky Wipes face wipes for over 4 years now and they are still going strong. They’re made from bamboo and wash really well. If you already have a flannel then that should work just as well as the reusable wipes. 

 

You can read more about my Homemade Reusable Face Wipes here.

Make Your Own ‘Ready To Go’ Wet Wipes 

 

If you don’t want to buy reusable wet wipes then you can make your own using old clothes, cloths or material that you have at home. 

 

What You Need: 

 

  • A box with a lid to store your wipes in. If you already have tupperware boxes they work really well or you could even reuse a plastic takeaway container. You can also store your wipes in glass jars with lids.  
  • Material 
  • Essential oil of your choice

Method:

 

  1. Cut your material into squares (5”x5” is a good size for makeup wipes)
  2. Pour water into your container (not too much) and add a few drops of your essential oil 
  3. Put your wipes into the box and turn them over a few times to soak them in the solution.
  4. Squeeze out the wipes to remove any excess water. 
  5. Then store your wipes in your container with the lid on. 
  6. The wipes are now ready for you when you need them.  

 

When you’ve used your wipe throw it in your washing basket ready for the next wash. They can go in with your other items. 

Compostable Sponge Cloths for Cleaning 

 

If you have been using wipes for cleaning your home then an alternative is to start using *compostable sponge cloths

 

I recently bought some from a company called Boobalou which is run by a lovely lady called Jo. She sells a whole range of eco-friendly and zero waste products for your home so definitely go and check out her website. 

 

The sponges are made from natural renewable raw materials, cotton, wood pulp and flax. They are a lot more absorbent than the supermarket sponge cloths and are also plastic-free so no microplastic pollution going down your drain either.

plastic free dish sponge

To use them you get them wet, squeeze out any excess then wipe down whatever surface needs cleaning. You’ll also need to use a cleaning product with them. 

 

I have been using mine for a while now and I love them! They hold a lot of water, are very durable and best of all they don’t release microplastics. When your sponge has come to the end of its life it can be composted. 

 

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Reusing Old Clothes

 

If you are currently using wet wipes for cleaning your home then a good alternative is to make cleaning rags from old clothes and material. 

 

Simply cut the material up into manageable squares and use them for everything from dusting to cleaning your bathroom. 

 

Not only will this save you money as you’ll be reusing items that you already have in your home but it will also help to reduce the amount of waste you produce.

Don’t Be Fooled!

 

Don’t be fooled by ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ wipes. Although there are a few brands out there that do make biodegradable and compostable wipes is not always so clear cut. A lot of the wipes need special conditions to break down which most people don’t have in their home composter.  

 

Of course if you have no other option then do opt for the biodegradable or compostable ones over the ones that contain plastic but please remember no wipes are flushable even if it says they are on the packet! The only thing that should go down your toilet is waste from you and loo roll, that is it! 

 

What Do You Flush Down Your Toilet?

Why We Have Stopped Using Toilet Paper

How To Reduce The Impact Periods Have On The Environment

 

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About Gina Caro

Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life.  Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog. 

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Plastic Free Washing Up

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When you start to make sustainable changes in your home it can sometimes be hard to find eco-friendly alternatives that work as well as the products you already use. 

 

One area of our home that I have been struggling with is washing up. As I’ve mentioned previously my other half is on board with making our home & lifestyle more sustainable but only if it doesn’t make his life harder. Which is understandable so my mission is always to find eco-friendly alternatives that work just as well as their less sustainable counterparts.

Plastic Free Washing Up 

 

Below is what I have come up with so far for plastic free washing up… 

 

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Plastic free washing

Compostable Dish Sponges

 

One item in particular that I was really struggling to find was a decent eco-friendly alternative for plastic sponge cloths. My other half has always used sponge cloths and wanted to continue to do so. 

 

I had tried various alternatives to the plastic ones in the past without any success. 

 

Then I came across these compostable dish sponges on a website called Boobalou so I bought some. I love Boobalou and have been buying products from there for quite a few years now. If you haven’t heard of them before then I’d definitely recommend checking them out.  

 

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  • 100% plastic free and made from plants.
  • Very absorbent
  • Reusable over and over again, then compostable at home.
  • Renewable and sustainable.
  • Lint-free and pleasantly soft.
  • Minimal low impact packaging, plastic-free.
  • Made in the UK
plastic free dish sponge

I really love these sponge cloths. I started using them about a month ago now and my other half didn’t even noticed that I had switched them. They are really durable, much stronger than the cheap plastic ones and they hold a lot more water in them. 

 

 

The best bit is that they don’t produce microplastic which end up going down my sink and into our water systems. When the sponge is no longer good for washing up I shall use it for more dirty jobs like cleaning our bathroom. Then when it really has come to the end of it’s life I will compost it. 

 

You can find the *compostable sponge cloths here

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The following items I was kindly gifted by Jo from Boobalou so I could test them out and let you know how I get on with them. I’ve only just started using them but once I’ve been using them for a while I shall update you with my thoughts on them.

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Safix Scrub Pad 

 

The next item that I was struggling to find an alternative for was the plastic sponge scourers. I originally tried a silicone scrubber which I was sent but it just wasn’t up to the job. 

 

Jo sent me a Safix Scrub Pad to try. It’s made from coconut fiber and is both compostable and biodegradable. They are perfect for removing the really baked on foods without scratching the pans. 

 

Like the sponge cloths it doesn’t release microplastics into our environment. 

 

  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Compostable
  • Safe and soft for hands and nails
  • Easily removes baked on, burnt and stubborn greasy deposits from all types of utensils
  • Uses less detergent and scrubbing power!
  • Non-toxic
Safix scrub pad

It comes packed in a recyclable cardboard sleeve. On the back of the packaging it states ‘Dispose of in the garden or yard’, so I’m guessing you don’t even need a composter to dispose of it correctly which is great!  

 

You can *find the Safix Scrub Pads here.

Loof Co Washing Up Pad 

 

As well as the Safix Scrub Pad Jo also sent me a Loof Co Washing Up Pad. They are plastic free and vegan and made from natural loofah plant. 

 

  • Long lasting
  • Non scratch
  • Flexible
  • Durable
  • Expands & softens in water

 

Each pad will last for months and when you’re finished with it, it can be composted.

You can *find the Loof Co Washing Pads here.

 

Random fact: Apparently you can grow your own loofahs. Although I’ve never tried it myself. 

Wooden Dish Brush  

 

What I love about these wooden dish brushes is that they have replacement heads so when it’s come to the end of its life you keep your handle and just replace the head. 

 

This brush is plastic free and has Tampico fibre plant-based bristles.The handle is made from locally grown beech wood  It’s also fully biodegradable and made from vegan and sustainable materials. 

 

  • Plastic free dish brush
  • Fully biodegradable
  • Vegan friendly 
  • Replacement heads 
  • Resistant and hard-wearing
  • Great water-retaining properties
ecoLiving wooden dish washing brush

I have tried other replacement head brushes before which have worked really well so I’m hoping these will be the same. I do like the fact that these particular brushes have longer handles which makes washing up easy. 

 

You can *find the Wooden Dish Brushes here

Dishwashing Soap  

 

Now this is something that I have never used before and in fact hadn’t even heard of until I came across it on the Boobalou website. 

 

It’s a dish washing soap bar. 

 

  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Organic ingredients approved by ECOCERT
  • No palm oil
  • Plastic free
  • Biodegradable
  • Vegan
  • No waste
  • Tough on stains, grimes and dirt 
  • Chunky 230g bar lasts for months
  • Made in the UK
washing up dish soap bar

How It Works 

 

To use the dish washing soap bar you need to wet your sponge or brush then rub on the soap until it’s soapy. The wash your dishes as normal. One bar will last for months and to prolong the life of your soap it’s recommended that you keep it dry in between uses by storing it in a soap dish or wooden soap rack. 

 

I’m excited to try this out and see how well it works. 

 

You can *find the Dish Washing Soap here.

 

Below are some other options for washing up liquid…

Ecover Refill Washing Up Liquid 

 

If a dish washing soap isn’t for you then you may be able to get Ecover refills in your local health food store. I’ve recently found out that our local store does which is great! 

 

You simply take in your old bottle or any bottle for that matter and fill it up with more washing up liquid.  


To find out if a shop near you offers this service go to the Ecover website here

Ecover refills

Splosh Refillable Washing Up Liquid 

 

If you’re not keen on Ecover then maybe consider Splosh instead. It’s an online service where you can order your refills and they are sent through the post in pouches. You can then send the pouches back to the company for repurposing.

 

We’ve been using Splosh for a few months now and I’ve been very happy with it, as has my other half. 

 

You can read my full review of Splosh here

Splosh eco cleaning products
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What are your thoughts on the above items? Anything there that takes your fancy as a new plastic free washing up tool for your home? 

 

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About Gina Caro

Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life.  Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog. 

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Boobalou

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This means if you buy the product through my *link I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.

As always, I only ever recommend products or services that I either use myself or I feel will help you to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

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100% Plastic-Free Coffee

Collaborative post with Little’s

One thing I really love about my job is hearing about companies that are trying to make their business more sustainable. I also enjoy trying out the products in our own home to see if they are as good as the companies claim and how easy they are to implement into normal daily life.

 

One company that I’ve recently been made aware of is Little’s, a family-run company specialising in a range of both ground and instant flavoured coffee blended in the UK.

Little's coffee

About Little’s

 

‘We are Little’s The Flavour Enthusiasts and we’re here to liven up your cup. A cup of coffee should make you happy. It’s that moment in the day to look forward to and savour. That’s what our products are all about. We gently infuse the best Arabica coffee we can source with exciting flavours from ingredients we love to create a coffee that’ll have your taste buds high fiving you.’

 

Little’s was started by husband and wife team Henry and Leila. They first came up with the idea for their new business whilst travelling in California where they were inspired by speciality coffee roasters who were adding natural extracts to their coffee beans.

 

On returning home to Finland, the couple packed in their day jobs and started roasting their own beans, infusing them with flavour extracts from their favourite ingredients.

 

By 1995, the business had really taken off so the couple decided to broaden their horizons and move to England along with their two children.

 

The flavour infused instant coffee business is now run by their son Will and his wife Caroline.

Little's coffee plastic free packaging

100% Plastic-Free Coffee

 

Little’s have just launched the first 100% plastic-free instant coffee jar in UK supermarkets. They wanted to do their bit to help reduce plastic pollution so, back in January 2019, Little’s removed all plastic from their packaging.

 

40 per cent of plastic produced is packaging, used just once and then discarded’ – Nat Geo

 

The new lids are made from 100% aluminium which can be recycled again and again.


‘Recycling aluminium uses only around 5% of the energy and emissions needed to make it from the raw material initially. Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on an iPod.’ Little’s

Plastic-Free Coffee

The container is made from glass which again can be recycled in your household recycling bins or, even better, you can reuse the jar to store food in your home. The freshness seal is also recyclable.

 

As I stated in my last blog post 5 Top Tips For Recycling at Home, recycling is certainly not the first thing you should be doing when it comes to sustainable living but it does play a part in it. It’s also much better to buy recyclable packaging than it is to buy packaging that cannot be recycled and will end up in landfill.

 

I find sustainable living is about constantly weighing up your options and finding a way to live more sustainably that works for you. So, going back to instant coffee that you buy in the supermarket, Little’s are certainly ahead of the game when it comes to sustainability.   

 

You can read more about Litte’s journey to plastic-free packaging on their blog here.

Little's Plastic-free coffee in supermarkets

 

Why Go Plastic-Free?

 

It’s no secret that we are slowing drowning our planet in plastic. Just take a look a some of these recent news headlines…

 

Ocean Plastic Pollution Costs The World $2.5 Trillion A Year

 

Plastic pollution has got 10 times worse in seas around Britain since 2000

 

Microplastics are Raining Down From The Sky

 

Plastic pollution has now got out of control and we need to wean ourselves off single-use plastics.

 

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. If every business started to change their packaging to more sustainable alternatives we’d be well on our way to tackling the plastic crisis we currently find ourselves in. I just hope that more companies start taking steps to make their business more sustainable like Little’s.

Little's Infused Vanilla Coffee

Little’s Flavour Infused Instant Coffee

 

Little’s sell a range of different flavour infused coffees, including…

 

  • Chocolate Chai
  • Gingerbread Cookie
  • Cardamom Bun
  • Chocolate Orange
  • Havana Rum and many more.

 

All of the coffees are gluten free and vegan-friendly. To see the full range, visit the Little’s website here.

 

Little’s infused instant coffees are currently priced at £2.99 which I think is a very good price for quality instant coffee. If you’re looking for plastic-free coffee then keep an eye out for Little’s in your local supermarket.

 

You can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Little's Coffee Plastic Free

Smells Like Heaven in a Jar!

 

Unfortunately, I’m not actually a coffee drinker myself, my heart doesn’t like caffeine. However, I can confirm that these coffees smell divine. I did though enlist the help of some of my trusted coffee connoisseur friends who have all assured me that they also taste divine too.

 

I also love the reaction of friends when you pull a jar out of the cupboard. Normally followed by a comment along the lines of ‘ooo aren’t those pretty’ which they are indeed. The coffees are only 4 calories per cup so they’re good for your waistline too.

Little's Coffee
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10 % Discount for Gypsy Soul Readers

 

Little’s have very kindly offered readers of Gypsy Soul a 10% off discount. Simply use the code gypsysoul10 on the Little’s website here for 10% off online orders.

 

I’d love to know whether these coffees are something you’d like to try and if so which flavours would you go for? Let me know in the comments below…   

About Gina Caro

Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life.  Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog. 

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Little's coffee

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As always, I only ever recommend products or services that I either use myself or I feel will help you to live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

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WAKEcup: Sustainable, Stylish & Affordable Lifestyle Products for your Home

Due to the nature of my work I often get the chance to try out lots of different sustainable products from a variety of different companies all trying to make a difference. In the last 5 years the amount of new sustainable companies that have appeared is quite staggering. Hence, why I seem to spend the majority of my life responding to emails.

 

Joking aside though, I love seeing that companies are finally waking up and changing their business for the better.

 

Recently I’ve been introduce to *WAKEcup and I thought I’d tell you a little bit about them and their business.

WAKEcup logo

Who Are WAKEcup?

 

‘The stylish alternative to single-use cups, bottles, bags and straws’

 

Run by two friends, Buffie and Nick, WAKEcup was born after a get together they had where they were putting the world to rights. They got onto the subject of David Attenborough’s series Blue Planet II and decided that they both wanted to do something about the serious overuse problem of single-use plastics.

 

“We believe small changes to our daily routine when multiplied across the globe can make a huge difference to our shared Oceans.”

 

This really resonated with me as it’s something that a talk about a lot on my website!

Inspire Positive Change

What Do They Sell?

 

WAKEcup sell a range of different sustainable products including…

 

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Reusable coffee cups
  • Glass tea infusers
  • Bamboo straws
  • Bags
  • Wallets
  • Zero Waste Kits and more
WAKEcup coffee
WAKEcup reusable coffee cup
WAKEcup bag

Examples of Some of Their Products

 

WAKEcup 600ml Pure Copper Water Bottle

 

Not only do these particular water bottles look great but they also have some additional health benefits. Apparently drinking water from a copper can help with reducing inflammation, improving digestion and helping to boost your immune system. Copper can also remove bacteria from drinking water because of it’s antimicrobial properties.

 

The bottles have an airtight seal (with a silicone band so no plastic) making them leak proof. The bottle is also really light so perfect for packing in your bag and using on the go.

 

I have this water bottle myself and I’m really happy with it. I was concerned that the copper would make my water taste weird but actually it makes it taste really fresh and lovely.

 

You can *find out more about these Copper water bottles here.

WAKEcup copper water bottle

WAKEcup Reusable Bamboo Straws

 

It’s no secret that plastic straws are a huge problem. 8.5 billion straws are used in the UK each year! That video with the sea turtle with a straw stuck in his nose still haunts me to this day!

 

Luckily there are lots of sustainable alternatives out there including these bamboo straws.These sustainable sourced bamboo straws are reusable, recyclable and compostable. They are also really easy to clean you can just rinse them under the tap or get a reusable straw cleaner.

 

I have these bamboo straws at home and the kiddies love them!

 

You can *find out more about the bamboo straws here

WAKEcup bamboo straw

WAKEcup Reusable Bamboo Coffee Cup

 

Each year we consume enough disposable coffee cups to fill The Royal Albert Hall 1000 times over. That’s 100 billion single-use coffee cups that end up in landfill.

 

This reusable bamboo coffee cup is one of WAKEcup’s best seller both online and in store at Selfridges. It keeps drinks hot for an hour and cold drinks cold for much longer. It’s made from organic bamboo and they recommend washing it by hand to prolong the life of the cup.

 

These are just some of the examples of the products they sell they have a lot more. Take a look at their website for more information.

 

You can *find out more about the bamboo reusable coffee cups here.

WAKEcup bamboo reusable coffee cup

Why I Think You Might Like WAKEcup

 

Great Prices!

 

A lot of sustainable products can be quite expensive but I think the WAKEcup prices are really reasonable.

 

As an example the reusable Bamboo coffee cups are £12 and the reusable water bottles start from £18, which I feel are great prices compared to some other brands. I know some reusable water bottles that cost £40 or more!  

 

Great Quality!

 

Wherever possible WAKEcup products are made from sustainable, recyclable materials including farmed bamboo, stainless steel and glass.

 

Personally, I have one of their pure copper water bottles, bamboo straws and one of their Fair trade tote bags. All of which I’m very happy with.

 

10% Of Profits Go To Charity

 

10% of the profits go directly to WAKEcup’s chosen charity – The Marine Conservation Society. In addition to selling a great range of reusable lifestyle products WAKEcup also regularly take part in beach cleans and actively promote initiatives like their *1 Day No Single-Use Plastic Challenge.

 

Plastic-Free Packaging

 

They use plastic-free packaging, recycled cardboard and paper tape to send their products to you.

WAKEcup products

I’d love to know your thoughts on the WAKEcup products. Let me know in the comments below. 

A Side Note On Purchasing New Products

 

Although I promote sustainable products on my website please only buy new items if you really need them! The most sustainable way to live is to use up what you already have and when they are no longer useful then look into replacing them with sustainable alternatives.

 

If you already have a plastic water bottle then use it until it dies. If you have a cupboard full of plastic Tupperware that’s still in good condition then use it instead of replacing it. The only caveat to this rule for me is if the product you are using is harming the environment when you use it.

 

Like for example, if you’re plastic toilet brush is losing some of the plastic bristles when you scrub your toilet. That is releasing micro-plastics into our water systems which is not good. The same can be said for plastic dish cloths and scrubbers. In those cases I would definitely say replace them with sustainable alternatives as soon as you can and if you have the opportunity.

 

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About Gina Caro

Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life.  Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog. 

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This means if you buy the product through my link I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.

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The Best Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mum This Mother’s Day

This is a collaborative post with Care.com

 

The lovely people over at Care.com have asked me to share my top sustainable & eco-friendly gifts for Mum this Mother’s day.  

 

Of course the most sustainable option is to not get a gift at all, however, I do appreciate that lots of people like to give gifts.

Give An Experience

 

Rather than giving your Mum a physical gift this year have you considered giving her an experience instead? Personally, these are my favourite types of gifts to receive and give.

 

There are loads of great experience day websites out there now. One of my favourites is Groupon.

 

Some of my favourite experience gifts on there include…

 

  • Spa Days
  • Mini Breaks
  • Cookery Classes
  • Meals Out

 

The experience days don’t have to cost a lot of money. For example, there was recently a vineyard tour & wine tasting experience with lunch for only £25. It’s certainly worth taking a look to see if there is something that either your Mum would like to do or something that you could do together.  

Wine tasting tour vineyard Mothers Day

Plant A Tree

 

Another great alternative to a physical gift is to plant a tree for someone. There are lots of companies out there that offer this service.


Prices start from around £15 and you’ll get a planting certificate which you can give to your Mum. Some of the companies that I have come across are The National Forest, Trees For Life and Woodland Trust.

Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mum

 

Still, want a physical gift? Below are some great sustainable & eco-friendly gifts for Mums this Mother’s Day that I have found online.

 

Under £5

 

Potted Plant

 

Potted plants make great gifts for Mother’s Day. They are much better than cut flowers that can have a high carbon footprint. They will also last a lot longer. You can get them from your local garden centre or most large supermarkets. Prices will vary depending on what you get.  

Potted plants for Mother's Day

Under £10

 

Desert in Bloom Boxed Scented Candle

 

The candle is made from natural soy wax with a lime and bay leaf fragrance. It’s vegan and vegetarian-friendly. It will burn for approximately 40 hours.  

 

Cost £9.99. You can get it at *The Ethical Superstore here.

vegan candle great gift for Mother's Day

Organic Reusable Makeup Pads

 

These makeup cloths are handmade from organic cotton fabric and they can be composted at the end of their life. They make an excellent alternative to disposable makeup wipes. Great for any Mum on a zero waste beauty mission.

 

Cost £6.50. You can find them at the *Consious Fibres shop on Etsy here.

Under £15

 

Stitch Sainte Luce Bag

 

Stitch Sainte Luce is a women’s cooperative in the rural town of Saint Luce in Madagascar. It’s a charity project that is geared towards community development by providing embroidery training for women. You can read my blog post here to find out more about this great project: Gifts To Bring A Smile To More Than One Mother’s Face

 

All of the bags and accessories are handmade by the women in the cooperative.

 

Cost: £12.00. See *the full range here.

Vegan Wax Wraps from Rowen Stillwater

 

This pack includes 3 vegan soy-free wax food wraps in a mixture of sizes.

 

Cost: £13.99. You can *get them on Etsy here.

Under £30

 

Sukin Super Greens Nourishing Chia Seed Oil

 

This nourishing facial oil includes hemp seed, olive fruit and baobab oils which all help promote intense skin hydration. This oil is cruelty-free and vegan & 100% carbon neutral, biodegradable and grey water safe.

 

Cost: £ 14.95. You can get this oil on the *Big Green Smile website here.

Chias seed oil Mother's day gift

Candy Wrapper Upcycled Clutch Bag

 

These unique bags are made from upcycled magazines. The Berry Berry have a whole range of upcycled bags in a variety of different colours. They’re made using 100% cruelty-free products.

 

Cost: £20.99. See *The Berry Berry’s full range of upcycled bags here.

Over £30

 

‘Mums The Word’ Fairtrade Recycled Silver Necklace.

 

The necklace arrives packaged in luxury recycled gift wrapping. It’s lovingly handmade from recycled and Fair Trade silver in La Jewellery’s UK studio.

 

Cost: £32.00. You can buy it at *The Ethical Superstore here.

Eco-friendly gifts for Mum

I really hope you like the suggestions that I’ve come up with. What sort of gifts do you like giving to others?

 

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A bit more about Care.com

 

Care.com Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Care.com Inc., the world’s largest online care service. The online service enables families to easily and reliably connect with child, elderly and pet carers and domestic helpers.

 

Founded in the US in 2006, Care.com has almost 30 million members in over 20 countries.

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About Gina Caro

Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life.  Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog. 

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