Look around you: our home is filled with stuff, but we rarely consider the impact of these objects on the environment.
Furniture: it’s the first thing you will see, and it can have a big impact! What materials have been used to create this furniture? Where do they come from? Have they been sourced ethically and sustainably?
Energy provider: our homes can have large carbon emissions if we consider the energy we use: if you use mainly electricity, where is this electricity coming from? Is it from coil and fossil fuels? Nuclear energy? Or clean renewable energy? You can choose your energy provider and ensure they provide 100% renewable energy. If you use gas for heating, try to consider if your home is well insulated, to keep the heat inside and avoid spending too much gas, which is a fossil fuel that generates big emissions!
Cleaning products: Most cleaning products found in supermarkets contain toxic chemicals that can affect your health, your skin and pollute water. Also, they come in plastic bottles. Industrial cleaning products often contain toxic chemicals, and contribute to indoor air pollution. According to the World Health Organisation, 3.8 million deaths are attributed to household air pollution annually, including mould, building materials, home products, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).
Other objects: Finally, look at the little objects around you like reed diffusers for the smell, candles, linen…Are they made ethically, with natural and sustainable ingredients or fabrics?
Have a look at our selection of sustainable products for your home
Natural essential oils
Simply Earth is a US company specialising in natural essential oils for your home, and for you. You can sign-up to their monthly recipe boxes, and receive every month new essential oils, carrier oils, roll-ons, accessories and recipes for you make the perfect mixes and enjoy amazing scents for your home and your skin. They sell only 100% pure essential oils, with no artificial fragrance and no fillers, so there are no toxic gases around your lovely home. Every batch of 100% pure essential oil is sourced from small, ethical farms. Try their recipes for diffusers, and welcome your guests to a home with amazing natural smell!
Use our code EASYECOTIPSFREE and get a $40 gift card
Eco-friendly laundry detergent
Rockin’ Green is a US based company that sells eco-friendly laundry detergent. Rockin’ Green is a laundry detergent that is efficient while gentle on sensitive skin, AND earth-friendly. All their laundry detergents are plant-based, biodegradable, free of SLS/SLES, dyes, parabens, phosphates or artificial fragrances. What’s great is that they have developed a range of detergents, specifically for normal water, hard water, for diapers, for active wear, etc.
Natural cleaning and laundry products
Eco Lateral is a South Australian shop specialised in the supply of good quality, eco-friendly, sustainable products. They ship products to Australia and New Zealand. In their home section, you will be able to find brands and products for natural cleaning and washing, including the Eco Egg, the Earth Wise plant-based laundry powder, and other natural multi-purpose cleaners and toilet cleaners. With these products, you will be able to reduce the amount of toxic products in your home that can affect your health, your skin and pollute water.