Simple Swaps - No. 1 Soaps

Hannah Russell

Posted on February 05 2018

When attempting to reduce your plastic use it can sometimes feel overwhelming. It is an evolving process with different levels of commitment needed to implement changes. It is fairly easy to change from buying a standard plastic toothbrush to a bamboo, or to commit to carrying a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles. Other changes can seem much more daunting (Menstural Cup, ladies? Safety Razors?). Moving towards a zerowaste lifestyle has so many positive aspects aside from reducing waste, it also saves you time and money. It's easy to become overwhelmed if you attempt to change to much at ones, and I have found it easiest to concentrate on making one clear change at a time and mixing the 'easier swaps' in with the more challenging ones.

The blog will introduce some of the simple swaps and give tips for the more challenging ones - hopefully it will help you to make the changes!


Most toiletries come packaged in single use plastic bottles, they clutter up your bathroom, are full of unpronounceable chemicals and are (sometimes eye-wateringly) expensive. Advertisers spend millions convincing us that we NEED their product to be smoother/shinier/glossier, but this is far from the truth. There are a huge number of soap bars available and you need to find the ones that works for you and your skin. At we stock a range of the completely natural, handmade 'Friendly' Soap range at €3.75 per soap bar. They are produced with no waste and completely plastic free packaging - we absolutely love their products and their ethics find out more about them here.


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