The priority of switching to more eco-friendly products couldn’t be more critical. The increase and impact of plastic waste, alongside the continuing depletion of natural resources through unsustainable manufacturing practices, highlights just how crucial it is to change our habits as consumers.
While it’s easy to focus on the doom and gloom, one of the positives of the last few years is the growing interest in green products. We founded Strive with the aim of making it easier for consumers to find a high-quality, natural and eco-friendly toothbrush option.
With that in mind, in this blog, we’ve expanded our reach to focus on other eco-friendly domestic products.
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None Sponges are zero waste substitutes for disposable dishwashing sponges. These products are handmade in the UK using cotton and bamboo. This is because cotton layers contain natural antibacterial properties, and the bamboo core is highly absorbent.
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The No Tox Life dishwashing block is an effective vegan option for cleaning your dishes, producing a rich, soft lather. The dish bar is also capable of cutting through stubborn grease and grime, without drying out your hands as regular washing up liquid can often do.
The bar is also fantastic for other cleaning jobs around the house, such as taking stains out of clothing, cleaning spots from your carpet and wiping down counters.
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Stretch lids are the ideal alternative to cling film. These silicone stretch lids can keep your food fresher for longer as it includes an airtight seal. They’re perfect for covering bowls, jars, tins and half cut fruit and veg like melon and avocado.
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These eco-friendly cutlery sets are handmade in the UK and made from 100% bamboo.
Perfect if you’re looking to avoid single-use plastic knives and forks when you’re out and about, or even at home; these sets are as portable as they are versatile. Available in a range of design styles and colours.
Natural Home Fragrance
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These beautifully hand-designed soy candles contain no manmade or toxic ingredients, and each candle is individually hand-blended, poured and finished in Dorset.
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Made using only pure essential oils, this organic room fragrance spray is ideal for those that want to keep their home smelling fresh, but aren’t happy with the harmful products used in regular room sprays.
Each product is hand-blended in London, and there is a range of distinctive and beautiful scents to select from, all of which utilise therapeutic essential oils.
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Made in Bristol, these zero waste deodorants contain only high quality, all-natural ingredients which work to keep you smelling fresh, without the potentially harmful and damaging elements.
Each stick is packaged in a cardboard tube which makes this product a fantastic alternative to plastic roll-ons and harmful antiperspirants.
This eco-friendly toothpaste by Georganics is a particular favourite of ours here at Strive. The company specialises in making natural dental products which improve oral health. One of the company’s most popular options is the English peppermint toothpaste with essential oils which are effective at fighting the bacteria that causes gum disease. The toothpaste is packaged into a glass jar with a metal lid and a wooden application spoon.
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This eco dental floss comes in the form of picks, made with bamboo and corn starch, which means they’re 100% biodegradable.
The bamboo fibre floss is infused with activated charcoal which aids blood circulation and improves overall oral health. The packaging you can see above is also completely compostable.
Eco-friendly Cosmetics Accessories
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These hand-crocheted, eco-friendly cleansing pads are ideal as the waste-free alternative to disposable makeup wipes, baby wipes and cotton pads. Each pad is made from premium cotton and rolled edge design is fantastic for exfoliation.
#11: Makeup Melt Cleanser
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Made from organic and ethically sourced coconut oils, this pure coconut oil balm, is proven a natural makeup remover.
It’s also packaged in a reusable glass jar, and only small amounts are necessary to clean and moisturise your face.
#12: Bamboo Hair Brushes
These sustainable bamboo hairbrushes are made with natural rubber and ecologically sourced bamboo, both of which are entirely biodegradable and plastic-free. The rounded tips at the end of each bristle are designed to stimulate the scalp and improve hair health.
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One of the easiest haircare swaps to try is a zero-waste shampoo bar, like this one from the Dartmoor Soap Co. Their soaps don’t use plastic bottles and do away with harmful chemicals such as palm oil.
This shampoo bar uses olive and coconut oils to cleanse hair and remove residue, while avocado oils are infused to stimulate blood flow and hair growth.
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#14: Bamboo Water Bottles
These unique eco water bottles are made of stainless steel and bamboo and are suitable for both hot and cold drinks, and soups. It is both lightweight and compact, which means it’s a fantastic option if you’re looking to forgo the use of plastic or polystyrene drinks containers on the go.
“Buy a Shlurple, save a turtle”, this inventive eco-friendly collapsible straw is so efficient and compact you can fit it into your pocket. This straw is made from stainless steel, while the box is made using a biodegradable wheat composite.
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