This guide is to help you create a plastic-free bathroom and find the best alternative plastic-free products to fit your daily routine.
From toothpaste tubes to shampoo bottles, our bathrooms are heaving with plastic products
1. BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC-FREE COTTON BUDS
There is now alternative cotton buds available that are made from bamboo and soft cotton, which are 100% biodegradable.
2. PLASTIC-FREE SOAP BARS FOR HANDS AND BODY
Natural soap is free from the nasty chemicals and additives and is instead packed with natural ingredients designed to provide your skin with the nourishment it needs. Organic soap contains healthy oils, essential oils and organic, biodegradable ingredients that are ethically sourced from sustainable crops.
3. PLASTIC-FREE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS
Shampoo bars, conditioning all natural shampoo in a solid bar, clean hair naturally.
Super rich with loads of fluffy lather, natural ingredients gently clean the hair and scalp without stripping away natural protective oils.
4. PLASTIC-FREE LOO ROLL
Plastic-free toilet paper, often made from bamboo but there are some available on the market that are made from recycled paper.
5. PLASTIC-LESS TOOTHBRUSHES AND TOOTHPASTE
An alternative to today’s typical toothbrushes, this plastic free toothbrush is guaranteed to improve your carbon footprint. These biodegradable toothbrushes are a surefire step toward saving the planet.
There is a range of organic toothpaste available that has a non-toxic formula and contains important minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and natural organic silica that are essential for remineralizing teeth naturally and promoting a healthy teeth condition.
Clearing plastic from your household – Bathroom
This Konjac sponge is made from the Konjac plant and is therefore purely botanic. It’s ideal for cleansing, exfoliating and massaging your skin and can be used for all skin types. The soft surface makes it ideal to also use on babies and children. In Japan they have been using konjac sponges for over 1500 years to cleanse babies.
Zero waste deodorant is also now available which is made from organic palmarosa essential oil alcohol-free, bpa free, eco friendly.
8. Lip Balm
Also there are lip balms on the market that have no synthetic preservatives, artificial colors or animal testing, No petro-chemicals, Gluten-free, Hexane-free, No phthalates leaching from plastic packaging
Patch organic strips are the natural approach to wound care. Patch bamboo plasters are made from 100% certified organic bamboo fibre and are 100% compostable.
10. Bamboo Toilet Brush
There are many 100% plastic-free toilet brushes available now. They have plant-based bristles so will not shed micro-plastics into the ocean.
And are 100% biodegradable and compostable at the end of its life.
Each year brings new items that can be sourced locally to provide your bathroom/household with the latest sustainable and free from plastic products. Start with one room and work through the house, we will be updating this list with more products that can now be used as an alternative in the other rooms of the house. Look out for our next blog 🙂
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