These are our must-have zero waste and eco friendly products from Acala. The following products help us avoid single use plastic in our home and when we travel.

Plastic Free Hygiene Essentials

These plastic free hygiene products are the very first eco swaps we introduced to our bathroom cabinet.

Kutis Lemongrass and Tea Tree Deodorant

Plastic free toothbrushes

Georganics English Peppermint Toothpaste

Plastic Free Hair Care

Plastic free hair care is out there! This simple trio make up our eco friendly hair care routine.

Wild Sage + Co Rosemary and Lavender Shampoo

Wild Sage + Co Lavender and Rose Conditioner

Plastic free and vegan hairbrush

More Plastic Free Hygiene Products

Once we’d gotten rid of the plastic in our hygiene essentials, we started making other swaps for the bathroom like these ones.

Natural and plastic free soaps

Bamboo cotton buds

Reusable hemp make up wipes

Plastic Free Relaxing Bath Products

Baths are so good! These plastic free products are great for enjoying a naturally indulgent and well being focused bath time.

Epsom salts

Tea Tree Essential Oil

English Lavender Essential Oil

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Plastic Free Period Products

Save money on your menstrual products by choosing reusable items that work for you, your flow and your body.


Flux Boy Brief Period Pants

EcoFemme Cotton Day Pads

Plastic Free Travel Essentials

Travelling doesn’t have to mean single use plastic. We love these plastic free travel essentials when we are on the move.

SPF 30 vegan suncream from Amazinc

Plastic free plasters for kids from PATCH

Naked Lip Balm from KiteNest

Plastic Free Lunch Essentials

Whether it’s your lunch box for work, a travel mug for the car or an eco picnic ensemble, make food on the go plastic free with these essentials.

Eco Kitchen Essentials

These are our must-have eco kitchen essentials from Amazon. We use the following products in nearly all our recipes.

We are BIG fans of glass bottled oils, tin canned beans and lentils and paper packaged herbs and spices. Wherever possible, avoid single use plastic in your kitchen.

Tinned Essentials

These plant-based tinned essentials are always in our kitchen cupboards. We use these products in our popular vegan recipes.

Herbs and Seasonings

These herbs create the base for most of our homemade sauces and seasonings. We also grow some of the herbs we use too with simple growing kits available online – the most eco friendly option for seasonings.

Healing Teas

These are our favourite healing teas and tea companies. We use these products regularly as natural health remedies. Choose cardboard packaging, tinned options, unbleached teabags and loose leaf teas.

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Zero Waste Products for Herbal Remedies

We regularly use these three main herbal remedies products that are great for a variety of home uses.

Pure Aloe Vera Gel in recyclable glass jar from Acala – use on the skin for sunburn, bites and blemishes to relieve irritation and inflammation

Loose and Fresh Chamomile Tea Flowers from Acala – use before bed steeped in hot water to relax the mind and body and aid peaceful sleep

Soil Association certified organic coconut oil in a recyclable glass jar from Acala – use in cooking and baking or massage into skin, lips and hair

More Herbal Remedies That We Use

DIY herbal remedies at home are eco friendly, easy and effective with a few must-have products like these ones.

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Eco Friendly Lifestyle Books

These are our favourite eco friendly lifestyle books. They were particularly useful when we were first starting our zero waste journey.

Please consider buying second hand books; this option is called ‘used’ and is easy to find when purchasing a book on Amazon. Also, look out for recyclable packaging too! If possible, shop local.

We are always learning about our consumer impact, and encourage you to be open to learning about yours too. We promise to only ever share products that we have either brought, tried or ethically researched ourselves.

Have you got an ethical product to share with us? We love discovering new eco friendly products to replace less desirable ones with. Get in touch using the Contact page.