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How does one create a healthy home and avoid greenwashing?

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ShannonRose402 · 06/11/2022 11:32

Hello world of Mums!
We are a young soon to be family and are passionate about the environment. We are trying to prepare our home to ensure we are only using natural products....

Does anybody have any tips? Specific brands they use? I hear so many companies talking a good game about natural products but I am always sceptical

We are first looking to move everything we do to 'refillable' to avoid any waste -
www.forgo.se/
We found a Sweedish company that claim to be plant based for handwash

Then, a really cool concept for cleaning products which again seem to be all natural however will not deliver until January as they are so new -
homeofhygeia.com/


Does anybody else have any else have any recommendations? I am think specifically for natural and refillable products
Shannon :)

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DuncanBiscuits · 06/11/2022 11:32

We like Earth Breeze laundry sheets.

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MrsSkylerWhite · 06/11/2022 11:33

You can clean pretty much anything with white vinegar, lemon juice or salt.

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mynameiscalypso · 06/11/2022 11:36

The only thing to be wary of is that sometimes 'natural' is not always best. I switched to a super natural detergent for our washing and it gave my DS terrible eczema which cleared up as soon as I switched back to bog standard Persil.

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Agnes2507 · 06/11/2022 11:36

To be honest I don't think you need specific cleaning products. I just clean surfaces with hot water and soap/eco washing up liquid! Don't overcomplicate it and it works out a lot cheaper! I have one refillable antibac spray for the bathroom because I found the natural products not very effective.
For washing up liquid I use ecover (expensive but lasts ages) and as previous poster said the laundry sheets are good. I also like smol laundry tabs.

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jfish12 · 11/11/2022 10:57

I found starting simple helped me a lot with my transition to a more sustainable life. Things like washing my laundry at 30 degrees, air drying my clothes and turning down my thermostat a few degrees have helped me eel like I am making a difference.

There are a bunch of challenges in the Nudj Life app that have helped me make small shifts in my day to day life to slowly become more sustainable.

Hope that helps!

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Daftasabroom · 13/11/2022 11:49

Hi @ShannonRose402 switch to a renewable electricity tariff, this will wipe out CO2 emissions from generating your electricity in an instant.

If you can look for "environmental product declarations" for anything you buy.

Look for brands that are sustainable (research them first) e.g Nudie, Timberland, Patagonia etc.

Drive less, drive gently.

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