How To Eco-Up Your Bathroom

Hello friends, and happy Saturday! It’s 2019, and it’s time we all learn to live in a more sustainable fashion. The trend of being eco-friendly has often been advertised as all or nothing, but going all-in takes time and is generally quite an expensive process. Instead, I’m proposing a couple of zero-waste changes that could spruce up your bathroom and reduce your carbon footprint.

This week, I’ve been busy updating my bathroom; I’ve been swapping out old, polluting products with new, biodegradable products that produce less waste. I’ve loved converting my bathroom to an (almost) zero-waste space. It’s easy, affordable, and contributes to saving our beautiful planet. So, in my opinion, it’s well worth a try. Here are a few eco-friendly tips and product swaps that I made to limit the waste output in my bathroom:

Bamboo Toothbrushes


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An easy replacement for your plastic toothbrush is a bamboo biodegradable toothbrush. Everything but the bristles is compostable, which I thought was pretty neat!

Deodorant

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Deodorant traditionally comes in non-recyclable plastic containers that ultimately end up in landfills once they’ve been used. I’ve experimented a little and made my own deodorant cream! I know it sounds weird, but I store mine in a glass mason jar and it looks cute and aesthetically pleasing. Great brand: Schmidt’s Deodorant Cream.

Razors

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Instead of buying disposable plastic razors, opt for a stainless steel reusable razor and switch out the blades. Great brand: Preserve (made from recycled plastic).

Soap!

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Shower gel almost always comes in a non-recyclable plastic bottle, and some contain microbeads, which is one of the largest ocean pollutants. Try switching to a soap bar, preferably not wrapped in any packaging at all. If you’re feeling creative, making homemade soap bars is the best way to ensure that the ingredients are eco-friendly. I totally recommend this!

Shampoo and Conditioner

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As strange as it seems, shampoo and conditioner now come in bars like soap. There are many homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes that will save you from buying single-use plastic bottles. Instead of using bottled conditioner, you can use argan oil or organic coconut oil to moisturize your hair after a shower.

โ€œThe Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.โ€ย โ€” Ernest Hemingway