Forests are disappearing, oceans are turning into a plastic soup, and ice caps are melting at record speed. This requires change, and you can make it happen from your home and the products you use itself. For instance, You can turn the standard items in your bathroom cabinets into something more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Here are some tips to help you out!
You may have seen this on the Internet, but it is a game-changer. By replacing your plastic toothbrush with a bamboo one, you can save the planet from many plastics. Every plastic ever made still exists today. And there is a lot of it. Understand this. Do your part and try to eliminate as much plastic as possible from your bathroom.
The plastic shampoo bottles in your shower are not as harmless as you might think. Today, many brands are selling shampoo bars because they know that the demand for more sustainable alternatives is growing by the day. Put the shampoo bar in a (tin) bottle. In the shower, wet your hair and the bar. With your hands, thoroughly rub the product on the bar to create a slight lather and spread it all over your head. Shampoo bars also save money; one bar lasts much longer than one bottle of shampoo.
Switch to Reusable Wipes, Cotton, and Swabs
To reduce your daily waste, you first need to change this trio to better ones. For instance, if we use two cotton pads a day, we will use 14 cotton pads in a week or 728 cotton pads in a year. Buying reusable cotton pads will save you money in the long run and empty your trash can a bit. After use, just put them in the laundry basket and wash them in a laundry bag at 30 degrees or be lost.
Cotton swabs are also big culprits. The rods atre usually made of plastic but these days, major brands are working on sustainability and making sure it doesn’t have any plastic material. Don’t forget to check if right away if it is not wrapped in plastic as well. Why don’t we take it one step further? Buy cotton swabs that you don’t have to throw away. Those that are made of silicone, for example, can be washed with tap water to be re-used.
Do you also use baby wipes to remove makeup? From now on, think twice about buying another pack of baby wipes. They are also not recyclable, clogging up the pipes and eventually turning into a big pile of garbage. It is not environmentally friendly. Instead, buy cotton makeup pads that can be moistened or used in combination with oil or cleanser.
Most scrubs contain microplastics. The small balls that beautifully exfoliate are often made of plastic. These balls are so small that they are not filtered and end up in the ocean. They are found in fish, for example, and that is what is on your plate. Exfoliating gloves are much safer. Soak the exfoliating gloves in the shower and add a pinch of shower gel for an equally effective scrub.
Safety razors are the best alternative to the classic plastic disposable razors. Again, the handle can be made of bamboo, and the blade can be made of metal, and once the blade is replaced, it can be recycled brilliantly.
Check The Labels
Checking the labels of the products we buy is very important for the environment and our health. You can take a few minutes to read the labels or ask for help from a bit of research that will instantly tell you which ingredients to avoid, such as parabens, silicones, and petrolatum. Either way, natural ingredients should be your priority.
Now you can be part of the change!