LOW-WASTE BATHROOM ESSENTIALS
I have heard great things about The Leaf Shave Razor. Fully metal, with recyclable blades and pivoting head. It looks like a modern (regular) razor, but it does come at a higher price point.
Single-use plastic razor sit in the landfill for hundreds of years. This is a very simple and economic switch. Your wallet and skin will thank you. Say goodbye to razor burns
If you want silly hair the best trick is to rinse your hair with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. This leaves your hair manageable and silky. (You don’t need to buy the rinse, just make it at home with two simple ingredients)
You can find toothpaste in a jar, tablets, powder and in a metal tube. For mouthwash you can also find tables and you simply dissolve them.
For floss you can opt for a glass container or a water pik.
You can find deodorants in glass jars, crystal salt deodorant in cork, refillable ones or biodegradable push up tubes. You can even make your own.
“People in the U.S. bought 5.8 billion tampons, and over the course of a lifetime, a single menstruator will use somewhere between 5 and 15 thousand pads and tampons, the vast majority of which will wind up in landfills as plastic waste.”
Period products will the landfill, and not only are the bad for the environment, but also for the user as most of them are bleached and full of plastic. You can find organic cotton pads ( I use NatraCare), menstrual cups, & organic cotton period underwear (I use Thinx).
This is one of the most wasteful areas of our lives. Less is more. I stick to natural skincare and makeup. I like brands like RMS, Ilia, Ere Perez for makeup. For skincare I have made a list of natural and organic brands worth trying.
Not everything is plastic free, especially when it comes to mascaras.
“Fifteen percent of deforestation is due to toilet paper production alone, according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. America is literally flushing the planet’s resources down the toilet. That’s strange, as there’s been an ecological alternative around for centuries: the bidet.”
“Annually, it takes 1.7 trillion liters (437 billion gallons) of water, 253,000 tons of bleach, and 15 million trees to feed America’s toilet paper habit.