10 Products To Make Your Bathroom Plastic Free & Zero Waste
If the question on your mind is how can I have a plastic free bathroom, we are here to help you with what we believe are the ultimate zero waste bathroom items. Ditch the plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, disposable wipes, plastic shower puffs and myriad of plastic tubes and switch to eco friendly, natural and plastic free loofahs, solid soap bards, shampoo bars and a zero waste dental routine. You can shop our full plastic free and cruelty free bathroom range here.
1. Bamboo Toothbrush, £4.50
With the average person using over 300 plastic toothbrushes in their lifetime, and each one taking approximately 400 years to degrade (into micro plastics), the Truthbrush is a beautiful replacement which is biodegradable. The rounded ergonomic handle is crafted from sustainable, organic bamboo which is naturally anti bacterial. The toothbrush bristles are made from castor oil which must still go to landfill but the handle can be composted at home. If you need your Truthbrush for travel we also stock a bamboo toothbrush travel case.
2. Organic Cotton & Bamboo Cotton Buds, £2.50
Hydrophil's cotton swabs are made from organic and biodegradable bamboo and soft sustainable and ethically crafted cotton. An eco-friendly and and plastic free alternative to disposable plastic cotton buds. After usage, you can dispose of the cotton swabs by simply throwing them into your organic waste or compost. All Hydrophil products are water-neutral, vegan & fair trade. Also available in packs of 200 or 400.
Many people struggle to switch to a natural and plastic free toothpaste such as a coconut oil or clay based toothpaste, as they taste 'unusual', however this Ben & Anna toothpaste is very similar in flavour to a typical High Street toothpaste. They use high-quality natural ingredients of natural origin such as sea buckthorn, chamomile, activated charcoal, cinnamon and calcium helping to give you durable, strong, shiny teeth and healthy gums. It comes in a glass jar with a metal lid so you can reduce your plastic waste iand toothpaste tubes in the bathroom. This toothpaste is vegan and cruelty free and it lasts around 3 months if used everyday.
If you're looking for the ultimate zero-waste dental products and also prefer toothpaste to contain fluoride, check out our toothpaste tablets by Brush'd with fluoride. We also stock vegan dental floss, mouthwash in a glass bottle and much more.
4. Zero Waste & Natural Soap Bar, £4.95
This is a great traditional alternative to shower gel in plastic bottles. This soap is pure and simple and is a firm favourite packed with nourishing ingredients that are kind to delicate skin. If you looking for a scented soap with natural essential oils, check out our large range of natural soap bars. However, if you would prefer a liquid shower gel we also stock a Rejuvenating Body Wash by Ksoni in a recyclable aluminium can.
5. Zero Waste Bamboo Safety Razor, £20
Disposable plastic razors contain numerous materials and cannot be recycled easily. Instead of a cheap disposable razor, you can switch to a lifetime double edged safety razor. If you have not tried a traditional razor before, expect to be impressed. They are much safer than they look and you do not need to apply pressure, just hold the handle in your finger tips, and let the weight of the razor head glide over your skin, giving you the closest shave and the smoothest skin. I can promise that once you try this razor you will never go back to a disposable plastic razor.
This creamy deodorant balm melts into skin effortlessly and is perfect for daily use on all skin types. A clever combination of antibacterial magnesium and sodium bicarbonate provide all-day odour protection instead of synthetic chemicals and aluminium compounds. Coconut oil and shea butter nourish delicate underarm skin. If you have sensitive skin see our gentle range, or if you feel like you need extra protection, try our active range.
This is a top seller for shampoo bars and is the equivalne tot 2.5 plastic bottles. It is a palm oil free 2in1 solid shampoo bar with four options for different hair types. The bars gently wash your hair while organic unrefined oils will help condition your hair. The organic cold-pressed Argan and Jojoba oils will gently condition your hair too without weighing it down. Thanks to the balanced PH of ~5.5, these 2in1 solid shampoos don't need an baking soda or ACV rinse and won't have a transitional phase! There is now no reason not to ditch the liquid shampoo bottle, which is made up of 80% water anyway when you have plenty of that at home to lather up a soap bar.
8. Menstrual Cup, £21
The average female uses 13,000 single use period products in her lifetime. Replace with a reusable menstrual cup which holds up to 3 tampons worth and can be worn for up to 12 hours = Forget about your period during the day. And the night.
OrganiCup is made of 100% soft medical-grade silicone that doesn't mess with your body. OrganiCup last years, not hours = No constant waste and no monthly purchases.
9. Natural Body Loofah, £2.75
Cleanse, smooth and refresh skin with this biodegradable Loofah by LoofCo. It is a great biodegradable & recyclable alternative to plastic scourers, brushes, exfoliators and sponges as is made from sustainable raw materials. Once it is immersed in water it swells up to become a soft, spongy and flexible pad.
10. Rejuvenating & Balancing Conditioner, £16
This amazing creamy conditioner is packaged in a plastic free aluminium tub. A rich and luxurious cream conditioner by Ksoni, favourited by those with thick, curly and dry hair. As with their shampoo, the conditioner is infused with aromatic frankincense and fresh bergamot essential oils for a warming experience with hints of spice and citrus. Jojoba oil is used to promote hair growth and your hair will be left feeling soft, conditioned and smelling gorgeous! It can even be used as an overnight or leave-in treatment on the ends of your hair.
Looking for even more plastic free bathroom options?
Try Who Gives A Crap Toilet Paper made from recycled paper or bamboo, and delivered to your door in boxes of 24 or 48, completely plastic free. They donate 50% of their profits to build toilets for those in need too.