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BAMBOO POWER – Products that will help you build a more sustainable everyday lifestyle routine

Living sustainably doesn’t mean you have to live without luxuries but instead be aware of your resource consumption and choose options that reduce unnecessary waste.

Living sustainably doesn’t mean you have to live without luxuries but instead be aware of your resource consumption and choose options that reduce unnecessary waste.

Urban consumption contributes 10% of global emissions, so by switching products you use every day to reusable brands made of environmentally friendly materials, you can contribute to global sustainability.

Here at Soul Tree Design we have trialled and tested a range of sustainable everyday products that are affordable and less detrimental to our environment. Here are some simple swaps you can make to reduce your plastic pollution and unnecessary waste!


1. THE BAM & BOO – Bamboo toothbrush

Plastic toothbrushes are amongst those everyday household items that are essential, usually not recyclable, but very easily replaceable.

The brand sells toothbrushes that are 95% biodegradable and last as long as conventional plastic brushes. The bamboo is also sustainably sourced!

With the Bam & Boo, you have the additional benefit to sign-up for a repeating subscription, being able to choose how frequently you’d like a new toothbrush, the size, type of bristle and colour. We found this aspect of the brand really helpful as older bamboo toothbrushes tend to lose their bristles!


2. Beeswax Wraps – Reusable food wrap

Up to half of food packaging is non-recyclable, and these Beeswax Wraps are a great reusable alternative to keep your food in at home.

The wraps, made of organic cotton, pine resin, organic jojoba oil and locally sourced beeswax and handmade in Nailsworth, UK. Food stays fresher for up to 3-4 days. In these 100% natural and biodegradable food wraps. After 2 – 3 months of use, Beeswax Wraps can be refreshed using your oven or iron.

Their wraps can be put in the freezer and come in 4 different sizes, suiting all your wrapping requirements!

We tried out the wraps in the cupboard, fridge and freezer, and found our food stayed just as fresh as with foil and cling film (and we also appreciated the designs of our pretty patterns!).


3. Double Headed – Cotton Buds

Switch up your plastic cotton buds for bamboo cotton buds. Bamboo cotton buds will do the exact same job as a plastic cotton bud but they’re much better for the environment. Bamboo cotton buds are just as strong and effective as plastic cotton buds, but they can go straight into a home compost bin. If you don’t have a compost bin at home, remember to bin the bud, never flush it. Toilet paper is the only thing that should be flushed down the toilet.

Biodegradable cotton buds that feature a bamboo stick. Bamboo cotton buds are a  sustainable alternative to plastic cotton buds, they are compostable & 100% biodegradable.

Ideal for makeup application and removal and cleaning small areas. Pack of 200 bamboo cotton buds.


4. Wearthy Bamboo Fiber  – Coffee Drink cups

Cups that are the centring zero waste ethos and sustainable goods. These cups are 100% made of sustainably farmed bamboo fibre, in a lightweight, colourful and elegant design. We have tested these cups and discovered you can use them 1,095 times before any wearing down – a coffee every day for three years. Well.. no bad eh!

We are also proud to share that 10% of profits made from this product go to our charities and eco partners; 1% For the Planet and Plastic Oceans. Be sure to check out this sustainable product 🙂


5. Natural Sisal Soap  – Exfoliating Pouch

Our natural sisal soap pouch is perfect for getting every last lather out of your bar soaps. The soap pouch is made of natural sisal fibres derived from agave plants. Once your soap shrinks and breaks into smaller pieces the soap pouch will keep them together nicely, extending the life of your soap. Provides lather and exfoliates.

A beautifully made, hand-crocheted soap sack made from strong and long-lasting hemp fibre string. Designed to collect all your leftover soap pieces, while the textured surface offers gentle exfoliation while you wash. This zero-waste bathroom essential is naturally antimicrobial, washable and reusable, and can even be composted at the end of its useful life.


We hope we’ve given you the inspiration to lead a more sustainable everyday life and proved these lifestyle changes don’t have to be radical – the sustainable options are often more effective and long-lasting!

Background photo by Elton Sipp on Unsplash

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COVID-19 update

We know that things are a little turbulent right now, so, first of all, we hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy during this time. We have provided a short update below on how we are managing COVID-19.

We are striving for minimal service disruption for our SoulTree family, customers and vendors – so you can continue to shop and order your goods for safe contactless delivery. Our number one priority during the COVID-19 situation is keeping our team and community safe, while ensuring we can maintain a reliable service for you all.

Operations:

All our team are working from home. Our vendors know that health and hygiene are of the utmost importance during this time, and are using sanitiser and soaps when packing orders, with regular breaks and wearing face masks when in public spaces.

Shipping:

All orders are still shipping as usual, but have been notified that there are some delays in the postal system due to high demand. For this reason we anticipate that deliveries will likely take a bit longer than usual, but we are on hand to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Delivery Addresses:

Please make sure you enter the correct address for shipping when you check out. If you have entered the wrong address please ping us an email as quickly as possible at  and we will try and fix this for you. Unfortunately once an order is generated it is very hard to change the address, so please do try to double check before checking out.

General:

The SoulTree HQ is open 9AM-6PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-2PM Saturday and our team are here to answer any questions you have within these hours (sometimes outside of these hours, because we love hearing from you and want to respond as soon as we can!). Please do feel free to pop us an email to info@SoulTreeDesign.com or on our social media channels below and we will look into it for you.

We hope the above has helped and you enjoy discovering the awesome brands and products from SoulTree.

Love and best wishes,
SoulTree Team