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I’m still on a journey of reducing my single use plastic, but I’m really pleased to report that I have now replaced most of my bathroom big brand products over to natural zero waste ones.
Replacing everyday products is quite a journey, as often you try things that don’t work as well. Thats why I thought I’d share with you the products that I’ve found, that way it saves you doing all the research I’ve done!
Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps
Firstly a bamboo toothbrush is a cheap and quick swap to make. I was horrified to read over a billion toothbrushes end up in landfill a year; if we all made that swap what a difference we would make!
This toothbrush handle is crafted from sustainable, organic bamboo which is naturally antibacterial, and the bristles are DuPont nylon as recommended by dentists, to care for your teeth and gums.
I love this toothbrush as it’s very comfortable in my mouth and actually feels a lot better than plastic ones. It’s soft on my gums and cleans my teeth well, and is a nice size; a very successful zero waste bathroom swap!
Truth paste is the best natural toothpaste I’ve found. Handmade from 100% natural ingredients, and it’s vegan and cruelty-free. I love the fact it’s free from fluoride, SLS, triclosan, glycerin, and palm oil.
Truthpaste comes in fennel or peppermint and wintergreen flavours, which both taste really good, and it comes in completely recyclable packaging – another successful zero waste bathroom swap!
CHARCOAL DENTAL FLOSS
This floss is made with bamboo charcoal, beeswax, and peppermint essential oil. It tastes fresh in your mouth and is packed in a zero-waste, plastic-free glass container.
I found it easy to use, and it has a nicer texture than normal dental floss with a lovely minty taste; again a very successful swap.
HIMALAYAN SALT BAR
Obvious benefits of using a Himalayan Salt bar include reducing single-use plastic but there are many health benefits too;
- Helps with dry & oily skin, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne & gout.
- Helps heal viral, bacterial & fungal infections
- Is a natural deodorant
- Naturally kills bacteria
I like this bar, and it doesn’t leave a gooey mess around the bath like most bars of soap – Win!
This Shaving Box was a Christmas present from my daughter. It comes in simple, recyclable packaging, and contains a traditional razor that will last years. It’s better for your skin than disposable razors, better for your bank balance (as replaceable blades are very inexpensive) and better for the environment. It also contains a cruelty-free shaving brush and handmade soap.
Switching to safety razors is a great way for plastic-free shaving, as they are made from stainless steel, which is easily recyclable.
I love this shaving set and think it also makes a great gift for anyone looking for zero waste bathroom replacements.
OIL PULLING MOUTHWASH
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice and something I find so effective for mouth freshening and detoxing. Sometimes, oil pulling with coconut oil makes me gag, then that puts me off doing it. But this Activated Charcoal Mouthwash is the perfect consistency for me.
It freshens my breath, whitens my teeth, and just generally making my mouth feel cleaner. Activated Charcoal traps bacteria and removes stains while cleaning and whitening your teeth naturally.
This mouthwash is a great swap and very reasonably priced too.
ZERO WASTE NATURAL DEODORANT
Undoubtedly, it’s taken me a while to find a natural deodorant that works. I do like the tropic one, but it does come in a plastic container.
This Kutis one comes in cardboard which I think is a great idea. It comes in lots of different scents, which all smell lovely and natural, instead of the very overpowering smell by normal aerosol deodorants. Kutis products made here in the UK, in Wales, and are cruelty-free. Finally, I find it easy to use and it works very effectively too.
What do think of these products? Have you been trying to cut down on your single-use plastic?
Do you live in Kent? have you visited the first Zero Waste shop yet?