A lot of people say that the bathroom is the easiest place to start when it comes to eco swaps and general sustainability! I agree that there are certainly some very easy swaps to be made, and here are my top 5:
- Shampoo (& conditioner)
Shampoo bars have been around for a long time now, and there’s now an amazing range to choose from. I use bars from Ecoliving (I’ve reviewed them here) and after many months of use, I’m completely and utterly sold on them and will never go back to bottled product. They lather brilliantly, smell gorgeous, and leave my hair soft and shiny to the point where I don’t need to use conditioner any more!
My steel safety razor is one of my more recent swaps and I’m not sure why I didn’t make the change sooner! Once you’ve got the main body of your razor, you’re set for life and replacement razor blades are cheap! Not only has this swap stopped lots of plastic going to landfill, it’s going to save me money! I use a Mühle razor and would recommend it to anyone who shaves!
Bamboo toothbrushes have become a fixture in many households over the years, and there’s really no good reason not to make this swap. You can get bamboo toothbrushes for adults and children in a variety of bristle firmnesses, and you can even get bamboo heads for your electric toothbrush! Make sure you check the packaging on these, as a lots of them will require you to remove plastic bristles before disposing of.
I’d never really considered switching my cleanser to a solid version until I saw rave reviews for the Lamazuna cleanser and thought I’d give it a go. There are a few different companies making top quality solid cleanser, but this particular one comes in several different forms for varying skin types. It’s a dinky bar, but I’m impressed with mine and would buy it again! I want to give Beauty Kubes cleanser a go too, so please let me know if you’ve used that and how you found it!
5. Loo roll
I signed up to the popular toilet paper subscription service ‘Who Gives a Crap?’ and have saved a LOT of plastic by making the decision to do so. Although the toilet roll I get sent isn’t as soft and quilted as the stuff I used to buy from the supermarket, it didn’t take long to get used to, and I’m really happy to have a plastic free household toilet roll system! A big box of rolls was delivered to my doorstep, snd each roll comes wrapped in pretty paper! It’s looking like the box of toilet paper will have lasted my household a whole year by the time we get to the end of it!
And that’s it – my top 5 bathroom swaps. Please tell me all about your bathroom eco swaps!