Eco-Friendly Alternatives For A More Sustainable Home.

Small swaps, big changes. Use these eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable home.

Small swaps, big changes. Use these eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable home.

Written by Lola Asaadi.

According to Clean Up Our Waste, the average Australian produces 540 kg of household waste each and every year, which works out to be just over 10kg per week. That’s a lot of waste. Investing in products we not only know we are going to use but that we also know have been made with people and the planet in mind is one of the best ways we can reduce this figure. By swapping out a few of our conventionally-made home products for some eco-friendly alternatives, from sunscreen and toothpaste to children’s toys and acupressure mats, our small swaps can have a big impact. Use these ethical brands for your sustainable, eco-friendly product alternatives.

People of the Earth

Location | Australia

Sustainable swap | Conventional sunscreen for eco-friendly sunscreen

People of the Earth is providing fairtrade, plastic-free and sustainable sun protection products to those of us who love to be in the sun but hate the red, crispy aftermath. Not only are the People of the Earth products made from organic ingredients (including reef-safe oils and Eco-certified zincs), but the team is also committed to environmental and social responsibility. So, if you’ve been searching for an eco-friendly alternative to your conventional sunscreen, we highly recommend giving People of the Earth a go.

Shop People of the Earth’s eco-friendly sunscreen (and take 10% off using code, “EME10”).

People of the Earth

LilyBee Wrap

Location | New Zealand

Sustainable swap | Cling wrap for reusable beeswax wraps

We all know how bad single-use plastic is for the environment, and it’s brands like LilyBee Wrap that’s providing us conscious consumers with easy, eco-friendly alternatives. LilyBee Wrap is a New Zealand-based company, a certified B Corporation and a Living Wage Accredited employer producing hand-made beeswax wraps as a sustainable alternative to single-use food coverings. Throw away your cling wrap addiction for good with LilyBee Wrap’s sustainable cling wrap alternative.

Shop LilyBee Wrap’s reusable beeswax wraps (and get free shipping with code, “48N5VGDORA”).


Location | Australia

Sustainable swap |  Single use products for eco-friendly household alternatives

Kappi is an Australian company providing us with sustainable and reusable alternatives for the products we use on the daily. From the kitchen (water bottles, cutlery sets, silicone lids and ziplock bags, bulk food bags and straws) to the bathroom (bamboo toothbrushes, exfoliating gloves, reusable makeup remover pads, biodegradable earbuds, razors and baby wipes), Kappi is well and truly making sustainable living easy with their range of eco-friendly household alternatives.

Shop Kappi’s range of eco-friendly household products (and take 10% off your first order with code, “EME10”).

ROCC Naturals

Location | Australia

Sustainable swap | Conventional toothpaste for natural toothpaste

ROCC Naturals is a breath of fresh air. Excuse the pun. ROCC Naturals is an Australian natural toothpaste company producing vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free toothpaste that is made from naturally-derived ingredients for healthier and whiter teeth, naturally. Packaged in a biodegradable tube and filled with good stuff like B12, mint, green tea and coconut oil, we believe ROCC Naturals is one of the best sustainable alternatives to conventional toothpaste available on the market today.

Shop ROCC Naturals’ sustainable toothpaste (and take 15% off your order with code, “EME”).

ROCC Naturals


Location | New Zealand

Sustainable swap | Conventional beauty products for high quality, natural beauty oils

COMB is a company that cares as much about the environment as it does about you (and your hair and your face). COMB is a New  Zealand beauty company utilising the highest quality natural ingredients – including, you guessed it, Manuka Honey – for their range of everyday beauty products. COMB’s hero products, Daily Hair Oil and Daily Face Oil, are sustainably-made and results-driven, and are the perfect eco-friendly alternatives to the chemical-ridden beauty products currently on offer in the mainstream beauty market.

Shop COMB’s cruelty-free beauty products (and take 10% off with code, “EME10”).

Koala Eco

Location | Australia

Sustainable swap | Harsh cleaning products for natural, plant-derived cleaning products

We’ve said it (a lot more than) once and we’ll say it (over and over) again: Koala Eco’s range of toxin-free, plant-powered cleaning products are some of the very best eco-friendly alternatives to conventional cleaning products available on the market today. Koala Eco products are vegan, all natural, environmentally-friendly, anti-fungal, disinfecting; don’t contain dyes, synthetic fragrance, masking agents, palm oil, SLS or phosphates; and are lab proven to kill 99.99% of germs. Sustainable cleaning alternatives at its finest.

Shop Koala Eco’s powerful, sustainably-made cleaning products (and take 15% off with code, “EME15”).

The Dirt Company

Location | Australia

Sustainable swap | Supermarket laundry powder for biodegradable laundry detergent

The Dirt Company is making an eco-friendly, harm-free laundry detergent accessible and affordable to those of us who are trying to lead a more conscious lifestyle. With a Bulk Refill Pack of their famous biodegradable laundry detergent on offer, as well as a Complete Laundry Starter Kit, The Dirt Company has all of the eco-friendly alternatives to chemical-ridden supermarket laundry products well and truly sorted.

Shop The Dirt Company’s sustainable laundry products (and take 10% off your first order with code, “EME10”).  


Location | Singapore

Sustainable swap | Conventional children’s toys to ethically-made children’s toys

Yes, there is now an ethical and sustainable alternative to conventionally-made children’s toys, and let us tell you: this one is epic. Beebee+Bongo is a Singapore-based company working exclusively with Cambodian Knits Handmade, to create ethical, sustainable, high-quality, and eco-friendly children’s toys for play-based learning. Beebee+Bongo value chemical-free children’s toys, ethical and sustainable production, and doing good with their business, so if you’ve been searching for ethical alternatives for children’s toys, please give Beebee+Bongo a go. You won’t regret it.

Shop Beebee+Bongo’s ethically-made, considered children’s toys (and take 20% off using code, “ETHICALBB”).

Beebee + Bongo


Location | New Zealand

Sustainable swap | Conventional acupressure mats for ethically-made acupressure mats

Based on the Indian bed of nails, the Shakti mat is an acupressure mat that relaxes your body and your mind. Crafted from organic cotton, dyed with plant-based dyes and using first class, non-toxic ABS Plastic for the acupressure spikes, Shakti’s acupressure mats work by applying pressure from thousands of spikes “to skin and muscles, supporting circulation, relaxation, mental clarity, and overall well-being.” It’s no surprise that thousands of happy customers, including the one and only Pink, have swapped our their conventional acupressure mats for this more sustainable alternative.

Shop Shakti’s ethically-made acupressure mat (and take 10% off with code, “EMESHAKTI10”).


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