5 Zero Waste Personal Hygiene Products We’re Loving Right Now
Now that you’ve read our beginners guide and took our advice on how to start reducing your carbon footprint, it’s time for us to tell you that, we’ve still got a long way to go towards becoming zero waste. Unfortunately, environmentally harmful waste is everywhere and eliminating plastic water bottles and plastic bags from your arsenal of home items isn’t enough to do the trick. However, the immersive and growing global conversation about zero waste
and how consumers can contribute to saving the planet has prompted more retailers and grassroots brands to accommodate the growing trend. Below are 5 zero waste products that we’re loving right now.
Did you know you don’t have to compromise using plastic for smelling clean? Fat and the Moon makes an amazing deodorant cream that comes in a glass jar with a metal lid.
Most eco-friendly toothpastes still come with a excess packaging when they’re shipped in the mail and with a plastic cap. Although the amount of plastic on the product has reduced dramatically, there are still zero waste options for toothpaste out there. Uncle Harry’s makes an all natural, waste-free toothpaste that comes in a variety of flavours to suit everyone’s tastes.
In tandem with your plastic-free toothpaste, purchase an eco-friendly toothbrush. One package of four bamboo toothbrushes will last one person a full year. Packaging is also made from recycled paper that is biodegradable.
Swap out your makeup wipes and disposable cotton balls for coconut oil and reusable cotton rounds. Not only is coconut oil gentle on and good for your skin, it removes heavy makeup easily. You’ll also spend way less money going out and buying expensive wipes and remover from makeup brands.
Body Wash comes in excessive plastic bottles that are extremely bad for the environment. Instead, purchase unwrapped bar soap to limit the amount of waste that isn’t biodegradable. Lush has a knack for making soaps that have super fun shapes, sizes and smells!