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Something I decided to do last Plastic Free July, was to make a new swap each month. I will admit, I don’t do it every single month, because sometimes it isn’t possible or I try it and it doesn’t work out. This month I am switching to Smol laundry detergent, an eco-friendly alternative. I have had my eye on Smol for a while but wanted to use up most of my previous detergent. This is to use my unsustainable version up, and ensure that I have a backup if I don’t like it. Some people hear the phrase Plastic Free July or sustainable swap, and immediately throw out their unsustainable products. By doing this, you are being less eco-friendly! For example, if you want to switch to vegan makeup but have non-vegan makeup then you should use what you have first. Using what you have is always more sustainable than buying. Also it means that animals will have suffered for no reason if you just chuck it. Or if a plastic product has been produced, you should use it as much as possible so that it gets the maximum use.
Who is Smol?
Smol is called Smol because they believe that it’s the little things that make the big differences. Not only that, but they believe that eco-friendly products shouldn’t cost an extortionate amount – something I wholeheartedly agree with! Their packaging is fully recyclable and plastic-free. In 2020 they were the first laundry capsule and dishwasher tablet company to do this. They are a cruelty-free company, having the Leaping Bunny certify this.
Smol is one of the only companies to do a full LCA (lifecycle analysis) which is great because there’s transparency on every stage of the product’s life and how many emissions are generated. By doing this, they worked out that 70% of the emissions are in the washing stage and Smol has 35% fewer emissions than other unsustainable laundry products.
What does Smol sell?
- Laundry capsules*
- Dishwasher tablets
- Fabric conditioner – refillable bottles, return refill recycled bottles for refilling/reusing or recycling (did you know fabric conditioner is often used with animal fat?!)
- Hand sanitiser – refillable aluminium dispensers, return refill recycled bottle to reuse or recycle
- Surface sprays – tablets (bathroom, multipurpose & glass and mirror
My review of Smol laundry detergent
There are so many things I love about Smol, it’s hard to know where to start!
- Super quick delivery – My order came very quickly, which is ideal if you are running low.
- Amazing scent – Sometimes I find that eco-friendly products are fragrance-free which puts me off a bit. Although I have sensitive skin, I still want to smell something nice. Smol has the perfect smell, which weirdly makes me look forward to laundry day.
- Letterbox size – This is perfect for when I am out during the day.
- Free trial – I love a free trial, I mean who doesn’t?! The best thing about a trial is figuring out if the product suits you and whether you want to start paying the full price. Smol’s free trial contains 9 capsules (because there’s just one of me, that will last me about 2 months) and you only pay £1 for postage.
Have you tried Smol before?
Best wishes, Cx