5 Eco-Friendly Swaps You Should Consider Making

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I thought I'd talk about some eco-friendly swaps that I have made over the past year or so which I personally think fall within the affordable category, are worth the money and are easy to get hold of as well, especially considering we're in lockdown again. So here are 5 eco-friendly swaps that you should consider switching to... 

First up is Estrid which is a razor subscription service* I signed up to a few months ago after seeing quite a few YouTubers talk about it. The razor has 5 blades and is cruelty-free and vegan too. The starter kit costs £7.95 and comes with 2 cartridges, the razor handle and a shower hook and you can choose from 5 different colours. You then pay £9.99 for 4 razor cartridges and you can choose to have them delivered every month, two months or three months depending on your preference. You can also cancel at any time too or you can skip a month if needed. I honestly think the Estrid razor is the best razor I've ever used, it glides that smoothly over your skin that it literally feels like it's done nothing if that makes sense. I also love the fact there are different colours to choose from and that there are also add-ons available too such as the travel case, shave cream and more. Another fab thing about Estrid is that all of the packaging is recyclable too!

I still haven't found ~the one~ when it comes to shampoo bars but I think that's down to my hair personally because my hair doesn't like to hold hair dye very well. However, I do think that switching to using a shampoo bar is a great way to reduce plastic waste and there are so many brands selling shampoo bars now too.

I feel like people who can afford to, should at least try to be more sustainable when it comes to periods and sanitary wear because pads and tampons create so much plastic waste alone, it's actually scary. I made the switch to period underwear last year and I've honestly not looked back since. I have quite heavy periods naturally which I'm pretty sure is down to my suspected endometriosis but I haven't had any issues whilst using my Modibodi pants, I actually find period pants so much more comfortable as they don't move around like pads do, they don't cause friction and any sort of discomfort and they absorb everything really well. They do sound quite pricey per pair but if you think about how much money you spend on pads or tampons each year (especially if you buy from the known brands) then it works out cheaper as the pants can last between 6 months to 2 years depending on how well you look after them. I find my Modibodi that comfortable that I even use my light-moderate ones as normal pants because they're fab when you're feeling bloated. They also offer a 60 day risk-free trial for new customers. However, if period underwear isn't for you then you could try a menstrual cup or reusable period pads. 

You should also try and opt for recyclable products where possible, so try and buy products in glass bottles or jars, aluminium tube if you can. Obviously, brands should be trying to be more sustainable these days so hopefully, we'll start to see more changes in the next few years from bigger brands. There are also brands such as LUSH who offer to take your pots or bottles from you so they can recycle them properly and in return, you can get a free fresh face mask. 

Lastly is making the switch from cotton pads to bamboo makeup remover pads. I started to use the EcoPanda Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads last year which I still use now, particularly for my eye makeup removal. However, I also picked up some bigger and slightly softer Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads from Amazon earlier this year which I think actually work better for me as they're bigger and a little gentler on my skin. I've also recently been sent Typology's new Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads which are definitely the softest out of the three different makeup remover pads I have. I still need to give them a proper try and see how they wash etc before I recommend them or not though.

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  1. I LOVE the Estrid razor! I'm really keen to try the ModiBodi pants too. One recommendation I'd make is a shampoo bar - I've recently converted and love it!

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

  2. So many people are loving Estrid at the moment!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  3. LOVE the Estrid vegan razors! And love all things LUSH. x

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com