Becoming a more sustainable consumer can sometimes feel like a task too big to take on, breaking it down into manageable, bite-sized changes will help you to get started!
Here are some of the easiest swaps you can make to your bathroom routine to launch your sustainable lifestyle
Biodegradable period products
Did you know that the average pack of conventional period pads has the equivalent amount of plastic as five plastic bags? Tampons aren’t much better – the strings are often plastic, with a plastic wrapping around the tampon itself. You only use period products for a few hours, but when you’re finished with them, they’ll outlive you (and your grandchildren!) in landfill or our oceans. Natracare period products are plastic-free, biodegradable and compostable, so they’ll break down naturally, without polluting our planet.
Zero waste soap bars
Say goodbye to plastic body wash bottles and soap pumps and hello to an old favourite… a bar of soap! That’s right – becoming more sustainable doesn’t have to be overcomplicated, a bar from Friendly Soap’s plastic free range will do the trick.
Plastic free toothbrush
If it’s time for you to trade in your current toothbrush for a new one and you want your pearly whites to be a little more green, why not invest in a more sustainable option? Toothbrushes made from beechwood or bamboo instead of plastic are a fantastic small swap that will help you to become more sustainable for at least four minutes every day.
Safe to flush moist tissues
If you’re someone who loves to feel extra fresh after a trip to the bathroom, you might be a fan of toilet wipes. But did you know that wipes are often made from plastic?! No matter what your wipes are made from, they should never be flushed, unless they’re one of the 3P’s – pee, paper and poo. These Safe to Flush Moist Tissue are made from paper and is the first ever certified flushable wipe by Water UK’s Fine to Flush certification.
DIY cleaning products
Cleaning the bathroom is a mutually dreaded chore by most, and the dread can be doubled when you’re worried about the damaging effects your cleaning products might have on the planet. From the plastic bottles they’re packaged in, to the chemical-filled formulas inside – bathroom cleaners can be a sustainability nightmare. DIY cleaning products are simple to make, involve little to no waste and can help you to feel a little more invested in your cleaning routine!
Shampoo and conditioner bars
Washing your hair no longer has to be a source of eco-guilt. You can finally ditch the continuous stream of plastic bottles taking over your hair care routine for Friendly Soap’s shampoo and conditioner bars. Switching bottles for bars is a great way to eliminate plastic from your routine, and Friendly Soap’s bars are also a cruelty-free favourite of ours!
Have you made any of these sustainable swaps yet?
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Some information about the author. (Natracare)
Natracare started in 1989 when founder, Susie Hewson, created the world’s first 100% organic cotton tampon. Since then, Natracare has been designing and producing products that are kind to our bodies and the planet. Natracare products are plastic free, biodegradable, and compostable, just the way they should be!