12 Sustainable Swaps

I’m doing my bit to help the environment – these are the swaps I’ve made. I’m by no means perfect but I’m learning more about sustainable living and recycling every day.

Here are 12 Sustainable Swaps you could do in 2022 and beyond…

Cruelty Free & Vegan Make-up Brands – I’m still learning about cruelty free and vegan make-up brands. But I make the conscious effort in making sure what I buy is cruelty free. There are so many great brands out there including UpCircle Beauty!

Recyclable Wrapping Paper – I made the switch to using recycle-able wrapping paper last year. I bought this pack on AMAZON, really good quality and cute designs.

Recyclable/Upcycled Furni – We bought our dining table and cabinet from a sustainable company that uses recyclable woods and they plant a tree for every item bought which is a nice touch.

Period Pants – This is a new one to me, although I know they’ve been around for a while. But I made the switch this year and it’s game-changing! In fact I need to order some more pairs. I just ordered them from AMAZON – there are loads to chose from on there.

Reuse-able Cotton Pads – I need to cut down on using cotton pads and start using my reuse-able ones more! Make the switch today!

Chilly’s Water Bottle – I got on the hype with this one and bought a Chilly’s Water Bottle two years ago and still use it. It’s great for keeping your water ice cold. Expensive but worth the hype! I also have a personalised reuse-able Starbucks Cup which I pretty much use every day since I bought it from Etsy.

Reuse-able Coffee Cup – This is something I need to work on this year, remember to bring my reuse-able coffee cup with me!

Metal Straws – We know that plastic straws are damaging to our planet and animals, so make the switch to metal straws. You can buy a pack on AMAZON for a reasonable price.

Reuse-able carrier bags are a a given right? Stop buying plastic and get yourself a nice sturdy reuse-able carrier bag. Eleanor Bowmer has some really nice fun designs.

Oat Milk – Make the switch to oat milk, your skin will love you! And it’s great for the environment too. DOUBLE WIN.

Reuse-able DeodorantWILD is a great brand that goes reuse-able deodorants in lots of lovely scents, and they last ages too.

Eat Vegan or Veggie – Do what works for you! Cut down on meat, go fully plant based or be veggie. It all helps the environment.

Would you make any of these swaps today? If you have any more suggestions for sustainable swaps, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Let’s help our planet!


  1. January 13, 2022 / 5:21 pm

    Love this so much! I definitely want to be more conscious this year with everything, I already have a few of these things you suggest such as the reusable bottles and metal straws! I haven’t got a chilly’s bottle but I’ve heard good things about them! 🙂

    Courtney x

    • zoey
      January 13, 2022 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you Courtney! That’s amazing – it’s all helping the environment! Chilly’s water bottles are the best, I use my Starbucks cup most days now though! x

  2. January 14, 2022 / 11:19 am

    I do my best to be as sustainable as I can, especially when it comes to fashion. I love eco friendly brands that use natural fabrics and although it can be an investment at times, I know what I’m buying and that it will last for ages.
    I adore your water bottle and I hope to find one to use in the future. <3


    • zoey
      January 14, 2022 / 1:33 pm

      I forgot to add in fast fashion on the list! I’m not perfect when it comes to fashion. I still buy the odd fast fashion piece here and there but I’m learning about sustainable brands all the time. x

  3. January 14, 2022 / 11:32 am

    This is a great blog post! Every little helps right. I have the metal straws, re useable cotton pads and the re useable carrier bags. Although I am guilty of not taking them in with me on my shop, so end up buying more bags duh : P, so I get it with your re useable cup lol. I would love to try out the period pants but I am worried about literally leaving a trail! I guess I would have to test run them at home first! The rest I already do but I would really like to try this Chillies Bottle, sounds cool! I hope you have a great weekend Zoey : ) xo


    • zoey
      January 14, 2022 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you lovely. It does indeed. That’s great! Sometimes I do the same – but I try to remember! I’m the worse with buying coffee without my reuse-able cup. Although I haven’t bought one in a while!

      Period pants are great, honestly, they don’t leave a trial. And I have endometriosis, so my periods can be rather heavy.

      You too – have a fab one. x

  4. January 14, 2022 / 12:08 pm

    I’ve made a lot of these swaps already, but have yet to try Wild deodorant, even though everyone seems to be talking about it. I’ll have to give it a go! x


    • zoey
      January 14, 2022 / 1:37 pm

      That’s good! WILD deodorant is my fave out of the ones I’ve tried and lasts ages. x

    • zoey
      January 15, 2022 / 3:53 pm

      That’s great! x

  5. January 15, 2022 / 1:53 pm

    I love my reusable cotton pads from Garnier and Ive just order a sample pack of the Wild deodorant! Next on my list is the Estrid razor I just cant decide which colour I want!
    Milli x – http://millidavison.co.uk/

    • zoey
      January 15, 2022 / 3:55 pm

      Ah amazing Milli! That razor is so so good. I need to buy a new one – I was gifted it last time. x

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