Jun 15

Making Small but Meaningful Changes to Everyday Products for Young Families

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Making small but meaningful changes to everyday products for young families.

By Victoria Harris, Co-Founder Eco-Homemaker

Eco-Homemaker was born out of a frustration in wanting to find products that were truly better for our children and ourselves, whilst looking out for the planet.  Alex and myself are a husband-and-wife team who decided to leave our jobs two years ago wanting to do something entrepreneurial but more meaningful at the same time.

We are all about encouraging families, whether from pregnancy to being right in the thick of it with young children, in making small and accessible swaps within their everyday home essentials. We’ve found an incredible range of products, have checked their eco-credentials, tried and tested these on our own children, babies, bump, ourselves, you name it, and ensured they are as effective if not more than your usual high street brands. This way other families can be confident these products are kinder to you, your family and the planet. No need to trawl through hours of research to find the right answer – we’ve done it for you!

A few quick wins when looking at products:

  • Swap out single use plastic for plastic free essentials: biodegradable baby wipes instead of plastic containing wipes, compostable nappy bags instead of plastic ones, soap bars instead of shower gels, toothpaste tablets instead of toothpaste tubes
  • Find products that can be reused over and over again
  • Go for naturally derived products to minimise toxins in your home.

 Our five go to products for our family:

Eco Disposable Nappies by Nü

For months on end, we tested most eco nappies on the UK market, both on our baby and toddler back then, and finally found a winner. We think we now have the softest, most comfortable, and best performing bamboo eco nappy in the UK. A leak proof, disposable (and more eco-friendly) nappy made with organic bamboo – which is naturally anti-bacterial and temperature regulating, free from nasty chemicals and is ultra-soft for your baby.

Free from chlorine, alcohol, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, parabens and animal testing.

Reusable wipes by Little Gubbins

We absolutely love these durable, all purpose reusable wipes. We’ve been using the same pack for the past 2 years for our two little ones. We love colour coding them too – in our household yellow and blue are for nappy changing and go with our reusable nappy washes, whilst the pink and purple are for hands and faces, and get thrown in any other clothing/ towels wash.

The unique properties of microfibre make it extremely efficient at removing bacteria, dirt and germs. It is also super absorbent and dries fast, making it hard for bacteria to grow.

Love Ocean Kids – Kid’s Hair & Body Wash

We’d been looking for a natural and gentle bath time wash for our kids for a while now and this one was our favourite. A beautiful smelling, easy foaming hair and body wash that offers a great refillable option and a super fun design!

Lovingly and expertly crafted in an award-winning lab near the beach in Suffolk.

  • 98% natural marine ingredients (including skin conditioning sea salt and moisturising seaweed extract)
  • Suitable for dry and sensitive skin
  • Light seascape fragrance
  • 100% recyclable and refillable bottle
  • Suitable for 6 months and above
  • Dermatologist approved
  • Free from Pthalates, SLS, Parabens, Colourants, Petrochemicals and Silicones

We want to help you reduce single use plastic in your bathroom so this Whale Tail bottle is designed to be refilled and reused over and over again, for hours of bath time bubbles and fun.

Plastic-Free Soluble Cleaning Sachets

A brilliant set of surface cleaners that allows you to dramatically reduce your use of unnecessary cleaning chemicals without compromising effectiveness – everything needed to make your home spic and span! Plus no harmful toxins to worry about around children!

Highly effective cleaning products for a healthier home whilst looking after the planet. Dissolvable plastic-free sachets of cleaning products – just add to your own bottles with water and create a 500ml cleaning spray. This pack contains; bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, oven cleaner, glass/mirror cleaner and floor cleaner.

Daily Multi-vitamin for busy parents!

Throughout my pregnancy journey, early motherhood and everyday life I often struggled to find vitamins that I could really trust. Were they truly kind to my body and my baby? Did they contain the highest quality, naturally sourced ingredients? Could they be plastic-free?

Recently a specialist nutritionist introduced us to a wonderful brand called DR. VEGAN® which is totally aligned with our mission at Eco-Homemaker.

Having gone about our own research and tested products that fit our health requirements (currently taking their Pregnancy Multinutrient!), we are confident we have found exactly what we have been looking for!⁠”

DR.VEGAN award-winning Daily Multi-Vitamin is an advanced formula with 24 essential nutrients for all diet types, both for men and women. Using highly absorbable ingredients which are more effective, you feel the daily support for your energy, stronger immunity, healthier skin, hair and nails, improved digestion, mental performance and mood. A win-win for your health and our planet, it is 100% naturally sourced and plant-based.

Eco-Homemaker is a UK based online retailer stocking solely sustainable home and lifestyle brands, making it easier for customers to find genuinely eco-friendly and effective products for their family and home. The team strive to source products that are produced in the UK, are plastic free, zero waste, toxin free, cruelty free and vegan friendly. Learn more at www.eco-homemaker.com

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