Living eco-friendly sounds great in theory, but it may not always be practical. Installing solar panels or driving an electric car simply isn’t accessible to everyone. These endeavors, while noble, can be quite expensive and time consuming. Thankfully, caring for the planet does not have to mean breaking the bank. In fact, many of these hacks will actually help you save money in the long run!

TikTok is widely known for viral dances, but it can also be an incredible resource for anyone looking to learn more about solutions. Many eco-friendly TikTok creators give great advice on a variety of topics from zero waste living to green products.

Whether you are an expert or new to this journey, there are always new eco-friendly inexpensive solutions to discover. We have put together this list of some of the best and simplest eco-friendly hacks TikTok has to offer.

Natural Loofah

Did you know it is possible to grow your own loofah sponge? The name loofah originates from the word luffa, which is a vine-grown member of the pumpkin, squash, and gourd family.

Click here to read more and learn how to plant and harvest Luffa. This eco-friendly hack comes from Brightly.Eco and demonstrates how to use your very own Natural Loofah.

Microfiber Cloths

Looking for a way to replace paper towels? Well, look no further because these Microfiber Cloths are the perfect substitute! You can find them at Dollar Tree for under $10. We recommend buying in bulk and purchasing storage bins for easy accessibility. 

How to Filter and Reuse Cooking Oil

Brought to you by Big Bite Eco, this video explains How to Filter and Reuse Cooking Oil. Oil often comes packaged in plastic bottles, this eco-friendly tip explains a convenient method for reusing cooking oil. This is a great way to live a low waste lifestyle while also saving you money and trips to the store.


I’ve been wanting to slowly stop using paper towels in 2021 & here is how I’m starting! #ecofriendly #ecofriendlytips #lowwastelifestyle #zerowaste

♬ original sound – Nina Buonarota

Toothpaste Hack

This Toothpaste Hack is probably one of the easiest on this list. When you think you are finished with your toothpaste, simply find some scissors and cut the tube in half. This allows you to reach the remaining toothpaste likely still inside the tube. 


Here is a simple thing you can do. Being eco-friendly is not about perfection @onetreeplanted #EcoHacks #ecofriendly #learnwithme #gettheretogether

♬ Eco Hacks – One Tree Planted

Limit Food Waste

This TikTok provides three ways to prolong the shelf life of your food and limit your overall food waste. The first method suggests storing celery and carrots in a container of water to ensure they will last as long as possible. They also recommend storing cut avocados with onions because onions contain sulfur, which prevents the enzyme from interacting with the air. Finally, they suggest washing your strawberries with diluted vinegar to keep them fresher for longer! 

DIY Deodorizing Pouch

Learn how to make a DIY Deodorizing Pouch with this simple recipe! All you need is baking soda, a small reusable pouch, and your favorite essential oil. Pour the baking soda into the pouch and add a few drops of the essential oil. This combination will neutralize bacteria and eliminate any unwanted odors in your home. 

DIY Paper Envelopes 

Receiving a letter in the mail the “old-fashioned way” is already such a meaningful expression of love and now you can make the experience even more special by creating your very own DIY Paper Envelopes

Instead of spending money on a stationery set, you can create beautiful envelopes at home using paper bags. With a little creativity and a whole lot of love, these homemade envelopes will add a personal touch to any card or letter.

There you have it! We hope this list inspires you to try one of these fun hacks. Continue doing your research on the growing eco-communities on TikTok and remember, the best option is the one you already own.