We love finding ways we can save on the huge amount of plastic waste in the world and smol has not only got an amazing solution to help with this they also have some really neat packaging keeping things compact and their new cleaning spray tablets are a great space and weight saving idea for camping and campervanning too.
In this review we will take a look at some of their products and what they are doing as a company to help reduce unnecessary plastic and chemicals so many of the big brands are still using.
Updated: June 2021
Who are SMOL?
SMOL offer a range of eco friendly cleaning products delivered direct to you at competitive prices, for the past 2 years we have used the dishwasher tablets and laundry capsules which come in a really neat cardboard sleeve posted through the letter box, gone have the days off loose powder everywhere and getting down to that last tablet and have to go to the local superstore.
How does it work?
You sign up to the website and get your FREE TRIAL, this is where I started out and never looked back. Once signed up you select how often they should deliver, by them working out how many washes you may do a month kind of like a subscription but super flexible. You can move your delivery date at anytime (on some occasions I need it now is a good option) you are not tied in can cancel at any time too.
Why use SMOL?
First of all I have to mention the packaging, not sure if they have won awards for this but they should! It is super slick all recyclable cardboard and even has a child lock on, fits through the letter box so you don't have to wait in for delivery.
Second they are eco friendly products meaning they avoid using unnecessary chemicals or plastics which can damage our lovely planet, they also love animals and are a bunny safe company.
Third the smell! Honestly I thought when I got them I was like ok eco friendly and affordable they probably smell like frogs but no, they have clearly worked hard to make sure they all smell pleasant.
Lastly when you log in they actually track how much plastic and chemicals you are reducing by using them, a nice touch you can calculate how much you have contributed and it shows you your savings too. This is ours:
The SMOL Products
We had to mention the sprays first as for camping they are great, the starter pack comes with 3 sprays, multi-surface, bathroom and glass & mirror. You get a tablet for each one which are colour coded which you just pop in with some warm water and bingo you have your spray. They smell AMAZING and do the job. So gone have the days of lugging around heavy chemical filled water sprays you can now have a handy tablet you pop in when you are settled to camp. From there you can buy packs of tablets per range as it is likely you will use the multi one out first they come in a pack of 6 in a box through the letter box and reuse the plastic bottle.
I have been using these too and have no complaints, they don't really have a smell to be honest which I guess you don't want your fork smelling of flowers! But they do clean all the dishes well and again very compact. I used to fall for the fancy liquid ones with balls in and all the colours in the past but in all honesty these do exactly the same job.
Probably unknown to many some fabric conditioners contain animal fat, SMOL have produced this fabcon to contain 0% animal fat and is concentrated meaning you don't need to use as much. The plastic spray bottles they use are made from 100% post consumer waste hence the shade of grey. You do have to arrange your own refill and they will take them back and reuse the bottles if you do, I do not use fabcon but if any of their other products are to go by it probably smells and works fab.
Made from 99.9% plant based alcohol this hand sanitiser kit comes with the large bottle you can send back for them to reuse but not refill for you and the small travel aluminium one to top up too, the sensitiser also has aloe vera in making it more gentle on the skin. Since getting my kit the smell is pretty much a hand sanitiser smell nothing special. To be honest may be on the pricey side as you can get much larger batches and use for refill. The bottle they use here though is recycled.
For me using SMOL is a no brainer, not only am I reducing my plastic and chemical usage you can't beat the convenience of it arriving through the letter box when you need it. They are as good as if not better on price and performance than most supermarket brands and you can try some of the products out on a FREE TRAIL.