ZERO WASTE BATHROOM: WHERE TO START?
Beauty and health often go hand in hand – after all, a healthy person is a beautiful person. All our beauty treatments and body pampering rituals starts and ends in the bathroom.Although the bathroom is often one of the smallest rooms in the home, it is also one of the most environmentally unfriendly. To ensure that our daily beauty routines do not harm our health or our natural environment, we introduce you to the zero waste bathroom plan.
The “Zero waste” movement is a “no” to goods that are not recyclable and leave a lasting mark on nature. It is a way of life that seeks to reduce the negative human seal on the earth by repairing old or broken property, replacing disposable plastic or other hard-to-recycle items with durable, nature-friendly alternatives.
Here are 7 eco-friendly products that will replace disposable plastic products and last forever:
A sleek, metal recyclable razor, unlike plastic razors, will last a lifetime. This is an alternative to disposable plastic razors that are not durable and are consumed endlessly. Plastic razors are non-recyclable and end up in landfills, where they harm not only animals looking for food but also nature as they remain there for thousands of years. The stylish metal alternative is made of fully recyclable stainless steel with easily replaceable blades.
Wooden toothbrush is an ecological alternative to plastic or electric toothbrush.Toothbrushes which are made of plastic, have a very short life span, the American Dental Association suggests that everyone replace their toothbrushes every three or four months.After completing their life cycle many toothbrushes are unrecyclable because the composite plastics most are now made of are difficult, if not impossible, to break apart efficiently. Do we want to leave such property to our offspring? Bamboo toothbrush is one of the most popular products of the zero waste movement because the toothbrush can be fully composted after its use. All you need to do is remove the plastic bristles before you compost.
Combs are probably the easiest product to replace in the bathroom. Wooden combs will not only look great in the bathroom, but will last you much longer than any plastic comb. It is also a more practical product. Unlike plastic combs, the wooden alternative does not break when brushed, does not brush, rubs or is made from natural materials. Also, they are convenient to wash and dry for subsequent use.
Over 450,000 women in the world have exchanged disposable, toxic hygiene products, such as tampons and packs, into environmentally friendly menstrual cup that absorbs far more than our usual hygiene products and prevents fluid from leaking for up to 12 hours. If the menstrual cup seems to be too invasive for your body, you can choose a material alternative – material reusable packages that are easy to wash.
While the current, many-used option – disposable cotton pads made from the same materials – multiple-use pads will save you money and also look stylish when neatly placed in a glass jar in the bathroom. They are extremely easy to wash and dry quickly. Unlike disposable pads, this alternative is not packed in plastic boxes. Think how much you will save by buying just a few of these pads instead of the hundreds we consume each year?
Shampoo bars is a daily hair care product that uses valuable ingredients that not only dry the skin, but also provide a unique feeling of cleanliness and regulate the release of fat to the skin surface. It’s made without the use of water from concentrated active ingredients. The shampoo packaging is environmentally friendly and easy to recycle, so you may not worry about the environmental damage caused by plastic shampoo bottles.
Organic toothpaste can be quite expensive, especially for a large family. The solution? Home-made toothpaste from the products found in every kitchen: organic coconut oil, edible soda, essential oils.
Mix two tablespoons of organic coconut oil with one tablespoon of soda and your favorite 15-20 drops of essential oils.
The Zero waste movement may seem like a complicated and laborious process, but with the right tools, the transition will be barely perceptible and the impact on nature will be enormous.