We only recommend eco-swaps that we’ve tried, use, and love!

featured products

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Laundry Strips

We searched far and wide for a laundry detergent that was not only eco-friendly but also waste-free. These laundry strips are fully biodegradable and even outperformed standard detergents. 

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Allbirds Sneakers

My Tree Runners use 95% less water than typical sneaker production, have shoelaces made from recycled plastic, and the soles are made from sugar cane. They are also my most comfy pair of shoes!

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RECYCLED Yoga Pants

When I found these colorful and fun yoga pants that are also made from recycled plastic, I got so excited and haven’t looked back!

Use code "MDE20" for 20% off

self-care

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ZUM BODY RUB

A great eco-swap for the traditional Vaseline. Ingredients are certified organic, and we’re partial to the rosemary-mint rub!

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HAIR CARE

If you’ve never tried shampoo and conditioner bars, this sampler box is a great way to give them a shot. Super moisturizing products and waste-free!

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REUSABLE BOTTLE

I’ve tried many a reusable water bottle, and this one is by far my favorite. It has a lifetime warranty, no plastic components, and easy disassembly for deep cleaning.

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sodastream

I love drinking sparkling water, especially as a refreshing drink when I’m gardening. This is the perfect way to make it at home instead of buying cans.

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bamboo bandages

We love these plastic-free bandages. They’re soft, durable, biodegradable, and made from 100% organic bamboo.

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recycled tp

Don’t risk wiping with a 200 year-old tree and switch to recycled paper toilet tissue!

Food Storage and Cleaning

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stasher bags

Perfect eco-swap for single-use, plastic storage bags. These are made out of silicone, can be safely washed in the dishwasher, and reused countless times!

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all-purpose cleaner

Like other Zum products, we love that this cleaner is free of synthetic chemicals and is made with essential oils.

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castile soap

From mopping your floors to washing your dog, Dr Bronner's Castile Soap does it all! It's also 100% organic, biodegradable, and toxin-free.

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silicone food covers

These silicone covers are another fun way of storing food and a great eco-swap for plastic cling film.

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zum dryer balls

I throw these wool balls into the dryer and it really cuts down on my drying time!  They're a great swap for dryer sheets.

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Retractable Clothesline

I love being able to skip machine drying and let the sun do the work! When I'm done, I unhook the line, and you'd never know it was there.

gardening

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composting tumbler

I have nothing but great things to say about this composting tumbler! Easy to assemble, easy to spin, and keeps producing great compost for my garden.

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organic fertilizer

This is the only fertilizer brand we use in our garden. 100% organic, slow-releasing, and yields amazing results!

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rain barrel

Rain barrels are a great way to capture the water off your roof and use it to irrigate your garden. Minimize runoff and save money. Win-win!

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worm composting farm

If you live in an apartment, this is the perfect way to compost. Buy in conjunction with Uncle Jim’s worms (shown on right).

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composting worms

The best Red Wriggler worms you can get for composting! They ship alive and straight to your door.

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electric lawn equipment

All the lawn equipment we have are electric and we love them. They’re so lightweight, quiet, and obviously emissions-free. Link is to lawn mower but we recommend all Greenworks products.

other favorites

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by Paul hawken

We love this book! It’s rooted in science and lays out a step-by-step plan to reverse global warming. Such an eye-opening book and great to have sitting on your coffee table.

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Loose leaf tea infuser

This is the only fertilizer brand we use in our garden. 100% organic, slow-releasing, and yields amazing results!

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reusable silicone straws

Everyone seems to have their reusable straw preference. For those who don’t like stainless steel straws, these silicone ones are fun and colorful! I keep a pack in my car so I’m always prepared.

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