Creams, serums, oils, face scrubs, cleansers, shampoos, anything, you need or not need fill our bath room.
We have learnt already that microbeads in some of the personal care items we are using are made from plastic, which means it find its way through the
waterways and in the seafood we eat.
Another No-Go for me: most of this plastic containing products are packaged in plastic.
Surely and not slowly it is getting less and less personal care items in our bath room and it feels so good:
We swapped the plastic toothbrush with the sustainable bamboo tooth brush and use it since a year.
Instead of a fancy soap liquid filled in plastic bottles, we use a simple bar soap, without any packaging
and we have replaced the plastic bottled hair shampoo and shower gel with hair and body soap bars.
alternative to toothpaste, zerowaste!
seen by #dentatabs or #lush
I tested tabs from a zero waste store, which come package-free which was even better..
made of pure silk with unscented beeswax and biodegradable packaging (cover corn starch).
Recipe: 1 table spoon baking soda (natron),
3 spoon of coconut oil,
15 drops of peppermint oil, all mixed in an re-used glas pot - done
Mix coconut oil and water, let the cloths soak with the liquid. Wring out the liquid and store the pads in one of the jars. The other jar is to use for the used pads.
Check the labels of exfoliating products like face scrubs and your current toothpaste and make sure they don’t list ingredients like polyethylene and polypropylene.
You can use as well the Microbead APP by www.beatthemicrobead.org
get one of the free micro bead checker (free APP)
AVOID microbeads in cosmetic, body and hygiene products.
100% fair cotton Q-tip, no plastic stick!
Instead of liquid soap in a plastic dispenser.
SAY NO! to plastic
you can find stone tiles to soak out left over water after soap usage (eg. travertin stone from ottoman)
Pure nature ingrediants, eg. coconut oil. There are so many different Hair soap bars out there, for any type of hair and needs. www.lush.com
There is a lot of natural skin care in the market, but the packaging is most of the time (recycled) plastic. We need alternatives, as glas, or cardboard. Innovate young brands are offering already plastic and plastic packaged free products.
I use a simple coconut oil coming in a glas mason jar :)
Use a bar soap especially for shaving, and use a razor with replaceable blades (not whole disposable ones)