The Most Important Change You Need to Make in Your Home

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Let’s all make a change and show others that we want to make our home, our planet, a better Eco-Friendly place to be.

eco-friendly airbnb

I have an important question. What are you doing in your home to be more eco-friendly? I know you all want to do something. But if you’re like me, you probably thought that you can’t do enough to make a difference. Or you were afraid that it’s just too hard to make changes.

kitchen in airbnb

We all know it’s important to make our planet a clean and safe home. But it isn’t hard. I promise. Let me tell you what I am doing.

kitchen sink

I made a decision a few weeks ago to make the Waco Fixer Upper Airbnb home eco-friendly. What does that mean? It actually means a lot. I am using plant-based, healthy, sustainable products from Grove Collaborative. I am also providing aluminum water bottles and filtered water for our guests and our coffee machine is equipped with reusable k-cups and ground coffee. We are also recycling and using smart technology to control air and heat. 

sink with cleaning products

laundry products on washing machine

So why am I going eco-friendly? Because I think I need to do something. And if I can show you all how easy and good it is, then why not? If even one of my Airbnb guests, each month, likes what I have done and decides to try it at home, then it’s all worth it.

kitchen sink

I just read that in the US, 1500 water bottles are discarded every second. I can’t believe it. That kills me. So, if I can offer my guests a nice stainless water bottle that they can use instead of plastic bottles, then why not?

Let me share a few sustainable facts with you.

  • At least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year. That’s similar to emptying a garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute. – [Link
  • Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year, which requires 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture. LINK 
  • 500 MILLION plastic straws are used EVERY DAY in America. That’s enough to circle the Earth twice. Now is the time to switch to reusable and sustainable bamboo straws.  
  • Only about 23% of plastic bottles are recycled within the U.S [Link]

This is all pretty unbelievable. And when I read these facts, I decided it was time I did something.

eco-friendly products on the sink

Grove Collaborative has so many natural products and I am thrilled to be using them. That is because I want to make a difference. As a #grovepartner, I am using their products which include paper products, products for cleaning and laundry, and personal care.

grove sustainable swaps bundle

Free Products

Grove has a Sustainable Swaps bundle that includes:

  • Grove Bamboo Straws
  • Grove Reusable Sandwich Bags
  • Grove Glass Hand Soap Vessel
  • Grove Hand Soap Pouch
  • Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges

If you are a new Grove customer and use this link you will get all of the above-listed items for free! (Grove does require you to spend $20 on their site in order to claim the free-gift set.  But that’s very easy.)

When new customers spend $39 or more, they will also receive a free Grove ceramic sink-side tray, in addition to the other free items! Existing customers will get a free set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges. 

Cleaning Products

kitchen sink in airbnb

I ordered all of the Grove products I need to clean our Waco home. I even have large refill bottles for soaps.

Here is a list of all of the cleaning products I am using.

Mrs. Meyer’s – Dish Soap (Lemon Verbena)

Grove Collaborative – 100% Recycled Plastic Trash Bags

Grove Collaborative – Walnut Scrubber Sponge, Set of 2

Mrs. Meyer’s – Toilet Cleaner (Lemon Verbena)

Caldrea – Countertop Spray (Sea Salt Neroli)

Seventh Generation – Auto Dish Packs (45ct) (Free & Clear)

Mrs. Meyer’s – Glass Cleaner (Lemon Verbena)

Grove Collaborative – Replaceable Head Dish Brush

Real Simple Clean – Stainless Steel Cleaner/Protectant

Mrs. Meyer’s – Dish Soap Refill (Lemon Verbena)

Mrs. Meyer’s – Cleaner Set

Murphy’s Naturals – Mosquito Repellent Candle

Real Simple Clean – Cutting Board Oil

Seventh Generation – Granite & Stone Cleaner (Mandarin Orchard)

Seedling by Grove – Tree-Free Paper Towels (12 Rolls)

Real Simple Clean – Wine Stain Remover

Grove Collaborative – Paper Towel Holder

stunning airbnb

Laundry Products

We are also using Grove Collaborative eco-friendly products for our laundry needs. In our Airbnb, we will need a lot of laundry products as we do a lot of laundry between guest stays. I love the chlorine-free bleach.

airbnb laundry room

The four products we use for laundry are:

Grove Collaborative – Laundry Powder Packs (Free & Clear)

Grove Collaborative – Specialty Laundry Sprays

Mrs. Meyer’s – Dryer Sheets (Lemon Verbena)

Seventh Generation – Chlorine Free Bleach (Free & Clear)

Personal Care Products

airbnb master bathroom shower

For personal care, I ordered soaps and shampoos and some other great products. I am a huge fan of Mrs. Meyer’s Lemon Verbena products, I love the scent! And the First Aid Ointment and Organic Biodegradable Adhesive Bandages are great.

eco-friendly shampoo and conditioner

The personal products we use are:

Mrs. Meyer’s – Hand Soap (Lemon Verbena)

Grove Collaborative – Hydrating Hand Sanitizer – Travel (Blood Orange)

method – Daily Shower Spray (Eucalyptus Mint)

Murphy’s Naturals – Lemon Eucalyptus Oil Mosquito Repellent Spray

Grove Collaborative – Grove & Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap Refill Set (Lemon Verbena)

Curoxen – Organic First Aid Ointment with Pain Relief

PATCH – Organic Biodegradable Adhesive Bandages (Natural)

Soapbox – Coconut Oil Moisture & Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner Set

I hope you will join me and consider making a difference in your home with these wonderful eco-friendly products. Let’s all make a change and show others that we want to make our home, our planet, a better place to be.

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  1. Thanks Leslie, I’m going to place an order. I go back in forth with natural cleaning products. I’ll use them for awhile and then go back to conventional.

    How far is the Waco house from town?


  2. I use all of these wonderful products already-but much easier to order from Grove-I am placing an order right now ( us early birds)

  3. I agree Diana! I have multiple allergies and mrs meyers bothers me…most perfumes/fragrances are very toxic even being preserved with formaldehyde (incredibly toxic as well). I encourage concerned peps to ck out Dr axe .com or Dr Eric Z posts on this sad increasingly common toxin in our environment! ESPECIALLY harmful to our children, these chemicals affect nervous system function….Know anyone with anxiety? Nuerotoxic as we’ll as harmful to our livers and circulatory system (lungs!) we all need to educate ourself! Blessings and love to all who read this most esp our blogger friend who took a giant step in the right direction!😘💜😘

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