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ZERO WASTE BATHROOM ESSENTIALS

I made an article a while ago for Sustain Daily about ways in which you can make your bathroom more sustainable. I thought that I would translate it into English and add some more things on it as well and show you, how you can make your bathroom more zero waste.

 

1. Switch to reusable cotton pads

Instead of using single-use cotton pads, buy some reusable ones which you can just wash after use and then use again and again. For make-up removal use some almond oil and water on the cotton pad and use this to fx take off mascara.

2. Use a shampoo bar and an applecider vinegar hair rinse

Instead of buying plastic bottles of shampoo and conditioner, try to switch to a shampoo bar, and to make your hair more soft after using it try using an apple cider hair rinse afterwards.

3. Switch to a menstrual cup

Save money and save the environment from a lot of trash by switching from single-use tampons and pads to a menstrual cup, reusable cotton pads or menstrual panties.

4. Use a bamboo toothbrush

Next time you’re buying a toothbrush go after one in bamboo instead of plastic, then it can be composted once you are done using it.

5. Make your own body products

There are a ton of DIY recipe’s out there. You can make your own deodorant, make your own body lotion and so much more.

6. Go for skincare in glass, steel containers or without any packaging

Whenever you are buying skincare products, strive for fx oils in glass or cremes in steel containers. Or go for soaps without any packaging or soaps wrapped in cardboard which can be recycled afterwards.

7. Switch to a safety razor

Instead of buying plastic razor heads, then try to switch to a safety razor. This will also save you money in the long run since the blades are much much cheaper.

8. Make your own toothpaste

Make your own toothpaste in a glass container, easy, cheap and better for the environment.

9. Get a wooden hairbrush

If you have a hairbrush, then of course just use that, but if it is time to get a new one then go for a wooden one.

10. Make your own scrubs and face masks

You can easily make your own scrubs or face masks out of natural food ingredients such as coffee grounds, avocado, oats, salt, sugar, honey, bananas etc. There are so many awesome recipe’s out on the internet, just google!

Read also: 10 ways to cut down your plastic use

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SWITCHING TO A SAFETY RAZOR

In my little journey to live a more sustainable life, I’ve changed a few things in my everyday life. As you might have noticed (if you have been following along in here) I’ve slowly over the past half year tried to switch some of my old products out, once I was done using them, for some more sustainable options. I have switched out cotton pads for reusable cotton pads, menstrual pads for a menstrual cup, plastic bags for compostable bags, plastic bags for a bamboo travel case, to-go cups for a reusable to-go cup, plastic straws for stainless steel straws and stearin candles for soy candles.

This time, it was time for switching out my regular razor. Normal razors come with plastic and all the shaving blades you buy come in plastic as well and cannot be recycled, which is of course not good for the environment. And this is why the more sustainable option, a safety razor, comes into the picture!

Why switch to a safety razor?

More sustainable
A safety razor is made out of steel, and the same are the blades. The blades can therefore be recycled once you’re done using them.

Cheaper in the long run
Not only is a safety razor better for the environment, it is also a lot cheaper in the long run. They can be a little expensive to buy the actual razor, but that is only a one time investment, and you can also find some cheap ones secondhand. But the blades you have to buy for them afterwards are incredible cheap compared to what you’ve been used to, if you’ve been using a regular shaver before.


Have you considered switching to a safety razor? Or, do you already have one? And in that case, what are your thoughts about them?


Read also
: 30 things you can do to live a more sustainable life