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10 Zero-Waste and Plastic-Free Shops on Etsy UK

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Looking for zero-waste and plastic-free shops? Try Etsy!

I might have mentioned before on here that Etsy is one of my favourite places to shop for, well, pretty much anything.  It used to be my go-to place for anything decorative homewares related. However, recently Etsy has really upped its game. It now has a whole host of zero-waste and plastic-free shops popping up too, listing a beautiful array of eco-friendly products.

Whilst Etsy is a global platform, I’ve found 10 UK based zero-waste and plastic-free shops/makers/sellers on Etsy. The majority of them run by female entrepreneurs.   

The Zero-Waste and Plastic-Free Etsy Stores

Here are ten of my favourites, selling a diverse range of zero-waste and/or plastic-free products, that you may (or may not) need for plastic-free living

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Conscious Fibres

conscious fibres zero waste etsy shop

Conscious Fibres sell a whole host of plastic-free and reusable goods. From produce bags, multi-purpose cloths, make-up wipes, tote bags, handkerchiefs and handy zero-waste takeout kits. The best bit is all of which are handmade in the UK. 

And once your Conscious Fibres product has reached the end of its lifespan, relax in the knowledge that all of their products are completely compostable, or can be recycled.

Creations by Jennie Lee

plastic-free shops on Etsy

Creations by Jennie Lee specialise in stylish zero-waste cutlery pouches. These are perfect for popping in your bag for lunches and picnics – helping you to avoid the need to use single-use cutlery.  There are heaps of different designs sure to appeal to every family member – making them perfect for little ones’ lunchboxes too.


georganics plastic-free shops

Georganics sell a range of natural plastic-free oral care. From toothpaste and mouthwash sold in glass jars to refillable glass jars of natural dental floss, and bamboo toothbrushes.  There’s pretty much everything you need here for a zero-waste dental routine and a healthy smile.

Lilah Pads

lilahpads zero-waste shop

Lilah Pads sell beautiful handmade washable sanitary towels.  I recently purchased a couple for myself. I am genuinely surprised at how much more comfortable these are than regular sanitary towels (SO much more comfortable), and how absorbent they are.  I’ve bought two, to begin with, to ease me into the world of reusable sanitary towels, but I will definitely be purchasing some more soon.

Luna Beauty

luna beauty makeup

Luna Beauty sells zero-waste, plastic-free, cruelty-free, and vegan cosmetics that I’ve blogged about here before.  From eyeliner and mascara to blusher and bronzer, everything is plastic-free.  For extra green points, you can even send your empty tins and bottles back for a refill. This earns you a 15% discount on your refill order.

Moonbeam Club

plastic-free moisturiser

Moonbeam Club sells the all-purpose Moonbeam Cream at a purse-friendly £8. This is a natural moisturiser suitable for both your face and body without the need for separate products.  Each batch is handmade using natural ingredients. What’s more, it’s and packaged in glass jars with aluminum lids (no plastic here). Although please note the cream contains beeswax so is not suitable for vegans.

Rowen Stillwater Plastic-Free Shop

Rowen Stillwater reusable teabags

Rowen Stillwater only sells vegan zero-waste products, from vegan wax wraps for food, to reusable teabags, plastic-free sponges, and more.  Every items ships plastic-free too, so you can be sure that plastic doesn’t sneakily find it’s way into your home.


soapdaze palm oil free soap

Soapdaze sells a lovely range of handmade natural skincare products that are vegan and plastic-free.  From beautifully scented soaps that can be purchased with or without packaging to reusable makeup removal pads, to handknitted facecloths, to lovely oils and cleansing grains, I love everything in this beautiful little shop.

Tabitha Eva

tabitha eve zero waste shops uk

Tabitha Eva sells everything you could need for a zero-waste home.  From reusable nail varnish remover pads to plastic-free sponges. From food wraps to reusable kitchen roll, produce bags, and more. Essentially, if you are looking for something plastic-free Tabitha Eve probably stocks it in their plastic-free shop!

The Zero-Waste Maker

the zero waste maker zero waste plastic free shops uk

Finally, Oktavia, aka The Zero-Waste Maker, collects waste fabrics and fabric scraps from her day job as a costume designer. She then turns these scraps into useful items that can help in your journey towards plastic-free living. What’s more, it keeps her job as a costume designer as zero-waste as possible.  Every item in the Zero Waste Maker shop is therefore unique, and in each listing Oktavia tells you where the piece of fabric used came from.   Look out for beautiful produce bags, makeup removal pads, sponges, cloths, and more.

Do you have any favourite plastic-free shops on Etsy?  Or elsewhere?

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Where To Buy Glass Spray Bottles for Cleaning Products

amber glass spray bottles for cleaning products

Want to know where to buy glass spray bottles for cleaning products?  Let me share my thrifty secrets, as well as my favourite shops.

My most-asked question of late is where I buy glass bottles and glass spray bottles for cleaning products.  Specifically glass bottles for storing homemade cleaning products.

To give you some context, this is some of my collection of homemade cleaning products in said glass bottles:

where to buy glass bottles for cleaning products

Repurposing Is Better Than Buying New

Want in on a secret?  I didn’t buy a single one of these bottles especially for storing cleaning products.  I’ve recycled every single bottle, giving each bottle a new use once I was done with the contents.

From left to right, the first bottle is a gin bottle with a screw top that conveniently fits a spray nozzle.  It’s an Edinburgh Gin bottle, in case you want to know.  It contains my lavender daily shower spray, which smells amazing.  The gin was pretty good too!

The middle bottle is another Lidl gin bottle with a cork /wood stopper. I like the size of this one, and use it to store my homemade fabric conditioner.

The last bottle is a glass vinegar bottle.  I’ve repurposed this to hold my homemade fabric refresher spray.  Some shops have started to sell their vinegar in plastic bottles (hello Sainsbury’s).  However, glass bottles of vinegar are still widely available in other shops (try the Co-Op if you’re stuggling). And at under 70p, the vinegar makes a super thrifty natural cleaning product ingredient and then a handy storage bottle when you’re done.

In short, any bottle will do.  Just use what you already have, rather than buying something new. Bottles that have screw tops are especially useful as most will fit a spray nozzle, but as you can see even stoppered bottles have their uses.

I store these clear glass bottles in either the cupboard under my sink or my bathroom cupboard.  Sunlight, particularly direct sunlight, can degrade the effectiveness of the essential oils that these products contain, hence the need to keep them someplace dark.

What About Amber Glass Bottles?

amber glass bottles for cleaning products

For cleaning products I tend to store on the worktop, e.g. my homemade kitchen spray, I store these products in amber glass bottles to prevent sunlight from affecting the cleaning solution.

Where to Buy Glass Spray Bottles for Cleaning?

I haven’t (yet!) found a way to purchase something I need in an amber glass bottle. Therefore, I do buy amber glass bottles specifically for use for storing cleaning products.  I purchase them from G Baldwin & Co, in the 500 ml size as I find that size the most practical, and at 85p a bottle they thankfully aren’t expensive.

What About The Nozzles?

For the spray tops, I try to reuse spray nozzles from old eco-friendly cleaning product bottles.  I always find the best thing to do is to pop the stem of the spray nozzle in water and spray it a few times.  This removes any pre-existing cleaning solution that might be in there before using it in your lovely homemade products.

Spray nozzles can also be purchased from G Baldwin & Co, pretty cheaply too if you don’t have enough.

I hope this has helped with your glass spray bottles for cleaning products queries, and, of course, if you are looking for some cleaning product recipes then I can wholeheartedly recommend this book! ;)