Happy Plastic Free July!
I hope that you’re all enjoying the challenge of trying to cut ditch single-use plastics and look for zero waste alternatives.
Of all the rooms in my flat, my bathroom is definitely the most zero waste. It was the first area of my life that I really tackled, and I’m proud that it’s a plastic free zone. So I thought I would share the products I use to inspire you to make some plastic free swaps this month.
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1. Natural shampoo bar – I’ve recently made the switch from a Lush shampoo bar (I’ll blog more about this later) and I’m still in the transition stage. My hair felt oily the first few times I used it, but it seems to be settling down now which was just a sign of old residue build up from years of using shampoo full of unnatural ingredients. There’s lots of natural shampoo on the market, but the one I’m using just now is from Zero Waste Path Shop and I really like it.
2. Face soap – I was actually gifted this facial soap bar a few months ago from Lush when I was in one of their shops promoting my work’s mountain hare campaign (you can read about the campaign here) and it’s been amazing so far. It leaves my face really smooth and it always feels very clean too. And judging my how small it is in this picture, I’ll need to buy a new one again soon.
3. Nail clippers
4. Apple cider vinegar rinse – To combat the transition to a natural shampoo bar, I’m using this apple cider vinegar rinse as a conditioner to help with the build up of old hair products that are still lingering in my hair. It’s just a mix of water and ACV and it’s been leaving my hair feeling really soft.
5. Safety razor – I’ve been using my safety razor for a while now, and did a first impressions video on it here if you’re interested. It works really well for me just now, but I am still scared I’ll cut myself whenever I use it. However, it’s a million times better than using plastic disposable razors which are really harmful to the environment.
6. Bamboo toothbrush – I ditched plastic toothbrushes last year, and have been using a humble bamboo brush ever since. I’ve not had any problems with my teeth since I switched over, and I love the fact the company helps children who can’t access dental care too. I’ve really enjoyed moving to a zero waste lifestyle and finding new companies to support, especially ones doing such good things.
7. Toothpaste – I make my toothpaste with coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint oil and it honestly leaves my teeth feeling cleaner than they did when I used normal toothpaste. I can buy zero waste versions of all the ingredients so it cuts out the regular plastic toothpaste tubes that you can’t recycle.
8. Body soap – I was gifted this by Lush when I got my face soap but I can’t find a link on their website or the name of it. I used to get through so much shower gel, but now I only use soap and I have now become a little obsessed with all the different soaps I want to try.