Top 10 Small Steps for Crafting Your Eco Friendly Home

Top 10 Small Steps for Crafting Your Eco Friendly Home

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If you are looking for what is most commonly found in an eco friendly home, you have come to the right place.

We will be covering sustainable living with a touch of Southern Oak Artisan flair. We are sharing the ultimate guide to an eco-friendly home – and trust us, it’s not your average list.

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From soy candles to embracing vintage vinyl vibes, we’ve curated the top 10 essentials for a planet-loving, style-savvy haven. Your home is about to become a haven for both you and Mother Earth. Let’s turn those sustainable dreams into a reality!

Top 10 Essentials for an Eco Friendly Home

With this list, you are on your way to having an eco friendly house, that you will enjoy as your sanctuary. Check out our top 10 list of essentials for a cozy sustainable home. 

1. 100% Natural Handmade Soy Candles from Southern Oak Artisan

Why not light up your eco-friendly space with some artisanal, soy-based candles to cozy up your home? Your home will smell amazing, and the planet will thank you.

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2. Reusable Goods

Swap out single-use for reusable goodies. From water bottles to shopping bags, let’s make “disposable” a thing of the past.

3. Pre-Loved Decor

Shop second-hand, gently used items for your home. Not only are you reducing waste, and your carbon footprint, but you might stumble upon some unique gems.

4. Indoor Plants

Bring the outdoors in with houseplants. Indoor plants have many benefits like air purification and are mood boosters. A green home doesn’t always just include green building materials. This is an affordable way to have an eco-friendly home.

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5. Solar-Powered Design

Unleash the power of the sun! While this isn’t feasible for everyone if you are building your eco-friendly home, consider installing solar panels. This will maximize energy efficiency. Solar-powered energy is a great way to combat climate change. 

6. DIY Upcycling Projects

Get your creative juices flowing with some DIY upcycling. Turn old stuff into new treasures and unleash your inner eco-artist. In our atelier, we have upcycled wardrobes to house our candlemaking products. Green homes don’t have to involve a ton of money.

7. Compost Practices

Transform kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich gold for your garden. Composting is like magic for Mother Earth. You will also save money on soil and nutrient supplements. 

8. Replace Broken Appliances

If an appliance in your home is not working correctly, have it repaired or replace it. Items like broken dishwashers or ovens that are straining, increase energy bills. They’ll save you money and make your home a beacon of efficiency.

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9. Declutter Regularly

Less is more, right? Keep it simple, declutter, and let your eco-friendly home breathe. You can breathe easier with a Southern Oak Artisan soy candle– wink-wink!

10. Go Digital

Whether it is business files, paperwork, invoicing, or even your music, going digital is zero waste. We have learned more about being a sustainable business as we move along. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of effort, trial and error, and patience. 

Additional Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

If you’re in the driver’s seat of the construction portion of building your dream eco-friendly home, here are some extra tips from sustainable home design. 

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Energy-Efficient Windows: Opt for windows with high energy efficiency ratings. They’ll keep your home cozy without wasting precious energy.

Insulation Innovation: Invest in top-notch insulation to keep your home comfy year-round. It’s like giving your house a cozy blanket.

Rainwater Harvesting: Plan for a rainwater harvesting system. It’s a sustainable way to keep your garden lush without tapping into the water grid.

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Choose Sustainable Materials: From flooring to countertops, pick materials with a low environmental impact. Bamboo, reclaimed wood, and recycled glass are some eco-chic options.

Green Roofs and Walls: Consider incorporating greenery into your home’s design. Green roofs and walls not only look cool but also provide insulation and improve air quality.

Dual-Flush Toilets: Opt for toilets with dual-flush options. It’s a small change that can make a big difference in water conservation. We have these and didn’t even know that they provided any benefit to eco friendly houses.

Build Smaller: Embrace the trend of smaller, smarter homes. Less space not only means less material use but also a cozier, more sustainable lifestyle.

There are plenty of other steps you can take, even if you are not in control of the building, or design. With little to no money, the interior design of your home can make it a smart home. From the way you have your floor plan set, to the care you give yourself in your home, making it a better environment to breathe, you can make small changes.

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Our Forest Bathing Candle is a sustainable reminder for your eco-friendly home.

Small Steps Make Sustainable Homes

In the plan of making our homes more eco-friendly, it’s the small, intentional steps that truly lead the way. Remember that every choice counts.

Whether it’s the flicker of a 100% handmade soy candle or the commitment to reusable goods, each decision shapes a more sustainable future. Small steps pave the path to homes that breathe in harmony with nature.

Eco-friendly homes are built either by construction or with the cultivation of simply doing the best you can with the space you have.


So, let’s keep treading lightly, igniting change one conscious choice at a time. Because in the world of Southern Oak Artisan, small steps are the secret sauce to crafting a truly sustainable haven.

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