If you want to reduce your plastic use in the bathroom, here’s a list of ten simple swaps to make it easier!
2. Use a Hydro Phil bamboo brush (the bristles are made with plant based plastic).
3. Buy your floss from Georganics: natural fibre floss packaged in a cute refillable glass pot!
4. There are lots of moisturisers which come in glass pots or metal tubes. I love Neals Yard and Dr Hauschka.
6. Buy natural soap in bars, wrapped without plastic. My local health food store sells Faith in Nature bars unwrapped but if you buy online they sometimes come wrapped. This bar from Dr Bronner’s is wrapped in paper*. Bio D also offer liquid hand soap* refills at some shops.
7. Ask your local pharmacy for a stainless steel metal safety razor. The blades are easily replaced and last for ages!
8. Use natural fibre cloths or cellulose sponges for cleaning your sink and bath, paired with household bicarbonate of soda* to replace cream cleaner.
9. Lots of wipes are made with sneaky plastics: even ‘Water Wipes’ aren’t biodegradable. Although Jackson-Reece baby wipes* are packaged in plastic, the wipes themselves are biodegradable. Natracare ‘intimate’ wipes* are also a good option. Or try using washable wipes instead!
10. Ecoleaf toilet paper* is wrapped in compostable packaging made from potato starch. Who Gives a Crap toilet paper comes packaged in super cool prints, delivered in a cardboard box, and they donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those in need.
If you want advice on plastic free menstrual products, read my article on the subject here…