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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
Ooh not tried these yet. We are currently using the Earth Breeze laundry sheets that are 100% zero waste.
Oh that’s cool, I’ve heard good things about them 🙂 x
Nic's Adventures says
Thanks for sharing, I have seen these in magazines, and I have thought this might be a more sustainable option, as I don’t do lots of laundry, so it would be also how long they would last if not used for a couple of weeks and the cost per a unit compared to the unsustainable options 🙂
Definitely! I don’t do a lot either x
I’m looking to do some eco-friendly swaps around the house and actually stumbled across SMOL when look online a couple of weeks ago. I love the sound of the brand and the fact that they do a free trail to try before you buy. Definitely going to consider giving them a try, thanks for sharing!
Me too, love a free trial!
Molly | Transatlantic Notes says
I’ve been curious about these kind of pods and whether or not they actually are a good swap to make — it sounds like overall they are! I will have to see what’s available in the U.S.!
Ooh I love this! I bought some smol capsules a while back but I haven’t used them yet as I’m waiting for when I start uni in September. The smell sounds really good! Thank you so much for sharing x
Hope you enjoy x
I have not heard of Smol before but I love the idea of it. I’m going to try them once my detergent runs out.
Hope you like them 🙂
I’ve never heard of Smol before but I’ll defiantly be checking them out asap! I love what the brand itself stands for and everything they sell. Thank you so much for sharing with us lovely, I’ll for sure be purchasing some of these bits! Xo
Elle – ellegracedeveson.com
Definitely recommend! Hope you enjoy x
I haven’t heard of this brand before, but I love that it is more eco friendly and is a simple swap that can have a huge positive influence. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Caroline.
I agree 🙂 x
Smol sound like a great brand and I like that they offer a free trial with their products! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Me too x
Ohh my mother-in-law was telling me about these! They are not actually a bad price either. I might try the free trial!
Definitely recommend! x
Jordan | Brew and Let Be says
I love the packaging and concept! I’ll make sure to check out Smol when I finish my current laundry detergent. These seem great for eco-friendly travel and I have a trip coming up. I’ll keep this brand in mind, thanks for the post! x
Definitely 🙂 x
Mind Beauty Simplicity says
totally making the swap for these alternatives. Thanks for sharing! 😊👏🏻
Hope you enjoy x
According to Chren says
We haven’t heard of Smol, but we’re willing to try!
So glad 🙂
Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment) says
Never heard of Smol products but they sound like a wonderful eco friendly company. Thank you for sharing. The laundry pods sound especially great. ☺️
Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
I haven’t heard of Smol before, but it’s great that they make sustainable laundry capsules and dishwasher tablets. I’ll definitely have to check them out!
Definitely recommend x
Cristina Rosano says
We have used them for the last couple of years and they are honestly great! I really love how easy to use they are and to receive them x
Me too! x
I like that you mentioned how people should use their unsustainable version first before switching, as it is a good reminder.
I currently use Smol, and I love them. Since I am subscribed to them and receive them on specific dates, it means I think about when I have to do my laundry and have done fewer laundry loads to make the capsules last until the next delivery.
Thank you for sharing! 😊
Always use up what you have first 🙂 That sounds perfect!
Mummy Conquering Anxiety says
I’ve wanted to swap to these for a while now and I always see other people getting deliveries. Need to look into it.