Low-Waste Bathroom Swaps from Eco & Basics
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make the switch from your high-waste bathroom essentials – including personal care products and showering. Just a few minor product swaps are all that you need for an amazing low waste lifestyle! To be more eco-friendly, perhaps consider replacing your daily disposable products with reusable ones and avoid using single use plastics.
I know it sounds daunting, but you can be more eco-friendly and reduce plastic pollution by making small changes to your daily routine. For example: switch from disposable razors or face moisturizers in favour of ones that aren't tested on animals. The point here isn’t perfection - rather just being mindful about what goes on to our bodies each day.
Some bathroom swap suggestions you can start implementing, today.
The Toothbrush – Imagine a world where your toothbrush is made from natural ingredients? Cornstarch and biodegradable! Instead of a plastic toothbrush, swap it out to our alternative. You can even compost if you cut off the head first.
Toothpaste- Instead of using up a non-recyclable tube, try some homemade powder or tablets in an old jar!
Razors - The beauty of a safety razor is that it's reusable and you don't need to buy new cartridges every month. A good safety razor when taken the proper care of can last you for YEARS!
Moisturizer- The environmental benefits of using a glass jar instead of plastic are undeniable. From being reusable, to having less plastics in our landfills - it's not just good for you but also the planet!
Soap - The tinned soap is a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option than the plastic bottles that are used for shower gels.
Lip Balm- reusable tin alternatives are just as great if not BETTER!
Dental floss - It is a crucial part of your dental hygiene routine, but not just any kind will do. Made from corn silk materials and delivered right to you in an eco-friendly refillable glass container!
Cosmetics- Often packed in plastic containers that aren't recyclable. Instead, seek out alternatives that come packaged in cardboard or glass bottles - many brands are beginning to search for eco-friendly packaging options and the number of companies who are making the eco-switch is growing every single day, exciting!
Make-up wipes - If you're looking for a way to clean your face without using any paper products, try switching out the disposable wipes in favour of reusable ones! Muslin cloths or reusable round pads can be washed and reused multiple times which will save money over time. They also don't leave behind any harmful chemicals on skin like other forms do so they'll never irritate sensitive areas or cause breakouts- wash often.
Reusable Menstrual Cups - A great way to reduce waste and harmful chemicals in the environment while also saving you money! Same with Period Panties.
Leaving you now with some food for thought. The less you buy, the better. By making low waste substitutions whenever possible - whether in your bathroom or kitchen (or even on-the go), you are helping keep plastic out of oceans and reducing garbage that ends up in landfills. Less demand for stuff equals lower pollution levels; we know this planet needs our help with these issues so let's get started now. Today, just take a look at Bathroom swaps you can make for the long haul, for a better future not only for you and your family, but the collective as a whole.