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Thinking of parting ways with plastic but don’t know where to start? For many of us, going plastic-free can be overwhelming at times – and while it might seem daunting to start, progress over perfection is key.

From regenerative beauty bars to low-waste period care and reusable produce bags, our range of eco-essentials are here to help make mindful choices easy.

Whether you’re looking to support  planet-friendly brands that don’t cost the earth or make small but meaningful steps in your sustainability journey, here are ten plastic-free swaps to add to your everyday.


1. Say goodbye to liquid bodywash → Try solid body bars

Solid body bars are a wonderful eco-swap to add to your everyday. Lasting up to five times the amount of liquid body wash, solid body bars are great for saving on water – and your hard-earned dollar. Nourish and hydrate your skin with a sustainable option that doesn’t cost the earth.

Interested in making more ethical swaps in your clean beauty ritual?  Explore this helpful guide: holistic ways to reduce your clean beauty footprint.

Top pick: Ethique Lavender & Mint Bodywash Bar

Top pick: Ethique Lavender & Mint Bodywash Bar

Ethique Lavender & Mint Bodywash Bar is a great addition to your clean beauty ritual. Being highly concentrated and made without water, this nourishing bar is superb for minimising the use of plastic bottles going to landfill. It’s also packaged using certified home compostable material and formulated with ethically sourced ingredients that are gentle on your skin and our planet.

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2. Ditch aluminium deodorant → Go for natural deodorant

Not a fan of deodorants that clog your pores? Make the switch to fresher pits with natural deodorant. Healthier for your skin and our planet – and thanks to our  strict ingredient standards, our deodorants are free from parabens, antiperspirants, certain types of aluminium, and can’t be in an aerosol can.

Top pick: B.BOLD Rose & Geranium Deodorant Cream

Top pick: B.BOLD Rose & Geranium Deodorant Cream

Here to keep odour at bay,  B.BOLD Rose & Geranium Deodorant Cream is a paste-like cream that’s easy to apply, keeps our shirts stain-free, and doesn’t melt in summer (big win!). Made with kind ingredients like arrowroot and kaolin clay to help absorb moisture, and packaged in a recyclable glass jar, it’s a superb eco-essential to keep you smelling fresh all day long.

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3. Skip tampons and pads → Try period underwear

Skip tampons and pads and opt for a  zero-waste alternative like period underwear. Great if you’re looking to minimise your consumption of single-use plastic, period underwear can be washed and reused as often as you need it – making it a kind choice for your wallet and our planet.

Top pick: AWWA Eva Hipster Period Brief (Black)

Top pick: AWWA Eva Hipster Period Brief (Black)

Made from organic, recyclable materials like cotton and elastane,  AWWA’s Eva Hipster Period Brief (Black) is leak-proof and super absorbent period underwear for moments you need it most. Holding up to 2 tampons worth of flow, this eco-essential is perfect if you’re menstruating, have a weak bladder or are pregnant.

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4. Switch disposable razors → With zero-waste razors

For sustainable shaves that welcome smooth skin, zero-waste razors make a wonderful alternative to disposable razors. Helping reduce waste from landfill - and made with quality materials like brass or stainless steel, it’s a long-lasting (not to mention, beautiful) option in your personal care routine.

Top pick: CaliWoods Reusable Razor

Top pick: CaliWoods Reusable Razor

CaliWoods Reusable Razor is a worthwhile eco-swap in your sustainability journey. Made with stainless steel and zinc alloy, it’s a durable option that’s gentle on our planet - and easy to use. What’s more, as part of CaliWoods’ send back recycle program, each reusable razor comes with a blade return envelope – allowing you to return them to CaliWoods where they’ll be appropriately recycled and repurposed.

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5. Ditch single-use tissues → Opt for reusable tissues

Whether it’s a gentle option for seasonal allergies or you're making the swap from single-use tissues, there’s plenty of reasons to add reusable tissues (also known as handkerchiefs) to your eco lifestyle. On top of being soft-on-the-nose and hygiene-friendly, they’re a great way to save on waste – and money. Perfect for when sniffles are near, reusable tissues can be washed and used again as often as you need - making it an easy, on-the-go option all year round.

Top pick: Imse Reusable Tissues – Organic Cotton

Top pick: Imse Reusable Tissues – Organic Cotton

Made from organic certified cotton,  Imse Reusable Tissues are an easy eco-essential for the whole family. Whether you have sensitive skin or want a gentle option for your little one, these tissues use soft and delicate material for your skin. From your bedside table to your car, they’re a great option to keep close by. What’s more, they’re simple to clean and packaged in a simple paper sleeve that’s good for you, and our planet too.

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6. Swap liquid detergent → For concentrated laundry bars

Not a fan of the liquid stuff? For a simple and sustainable solution that lasts to washing clothes and sheets, consider adding a laundry bar to your eco-lifestyle. Often packed with natural ingredients – like kaolin clay, which is great for breaking down tough stains, it's a reliable and healthier choice for our planet.

Top pick: Ethique Flash - Laundry Bar & Stain Remover

Top pick: Ethique Flash - Laundry Bar & Stain Remover

Whether you’re travelling or handwashing delicates,  Ethique Flash – Laundry Bar & Stain Remover is a zero-waste detergent worth giving a go. Thanks to its concentrated formula, this eco-essential lasts longer than liquid laundry detergent and helps save on water waste. It’s also made with biodegradable ingredients, pure essential oils and kaolin clay to help remove any unwanted stains - leaving your clothes and sheets smelling divine.

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7. Ditch plastic pegs → Try stainless steel pegs

For a durable option that stands the test of time, stainless steel pegs make it easy. If you’re looking for a quality option that strays from rust - and leaves less of a dent in clothing, be sure to give this eco-friendly alternative a go. Compared to plastic pegs, which can wear down easily or break from sun exposure, stainless steel pegs are designed to last – great if you’re looking to cut back on waste or wanting to eliminate plastic from your home.

Top pick: CaliWoods Stainless Steel Pegs

Top pick: CaliWoods Stainless Steel Pegs

When it comes to quality,  CaliWoods Stainless Steel Pegs tick the boxes. Made with marine-grade stainless steel, it’s a reliable and long-lasting choice in your eco-laundry set. Suitable for everyday clothing, bedding or even sealing packets in the kitchen, these multi-purpose superstars are easy to use and look great too.

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8. Put down the plastic drink bottles → For reusable drink bottles

If you’re trying to cut back on plastic, reusable drink bottles are a great place to start. From glass to reusable BPA-free plastic or stainless steel, there’s plenty of options to choose from that don't cost the earth. Like many eco-swaps, it’s a durable option that saves on waste – and it’s a healthier choice for you too.

Top pick: ECOtanka Mega Tanka 2000ml

Top pick: ECOtanka Mega Tanka 2000ml

Here to keep you hydrated and well,  ECOtanka Mega Tanka is not only a wonderful planet-friendly choice but it’s superb for getting in your daily H2O. Whether it’s a day at the office, outdoors or simply at home, this ultra-light bottle is great to take anywhere. Not to mention, it’s also BPA-free and recyclable.

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9. Swap milk cartons → For DIY nut mylks

For a waste-free alternative to store-bought milk cartons, try DIY nut mylks. Whether you’re wanting to learn something new, cut back on dairy or opposed to throwing tetra-paks in the bin, DIY nut mylks are worth adding to your wellness list. From almonds and cashews – or even oats, give them a go with our Nutritionist-approved  DIY mylk recipe.

Top pick: Ule Hye Hazelnut Mylk Base

Top pick: Ule Hye Hazelnut Mylk Base

Making up to 10 litres of nut mylk per glass jar,  Ule Hye Hazelnut Mylk Base is not only a nourishing choice for your health but our earth too. Being super convenient, this creamy alternative only requires water and a blender – giving you nut mylk ready in minutes. Superb for boosting energy levels, it’s a highly nutritious option to pair with your favourite smoothie, baked good or hot cuppa.

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10. Ditch plastic bags → Go for reusable produce bags

Last but certainly not least – for a lasting option that has minimal impact on marine life and waste to landfill, reusable produce bags are worth adding to the list. With the rising concern of plastic found across our beautiful oceans, reusable produce bags are great if you’re after an easy, affordable eco-swap that does wonders for our planet. From your weekly grocery shop to your weekend outing, this multi-functional household essential is a superb all-rounder.

Top pick: Ecopack Organic Cotton Fresh Produce Bags

Top pick: Ecopack Organic Cotton Fresh Produce Bags

Whether it’s a trip to the local farmers market or a day at the beach,  Ecopack Organic Cotton Fresh Produce Bags make a great alternative to single-use plastic bags. Made with material that’s biodegradable, it’s a great gift for those into zero-waste or just getting started on their eco-journey. From holding produce, store-bought goods or household items, make the switch with this reusable eco-swap.

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No matter where you’re at in your sustainability journey, these everyday essentials are here to help. From making small but meaningful changes in your day to discovering new eco-living favourites, make it easy with choices that are great for you, and our planet too.
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