The Complete Guide To a Waste-Free Bathroom

Our Insta-feed’s gain is the environment’s loss.

Byrdie Beauty

How much of the waste in your bathroom do you actually recycle? Turns out most of our bathrooms don’t have recycle bins ( I know mine didn’t) As a result, sadly a lot of our waste comes from our bathroom and beauty routines.

Converting to a waste-free beauty and bathroom routine takes time. We’ve most likely been purchasing our lotion, shampoos and body gels out of single-use plastic from the time we can remember. We don’t really know anything else.

It wasn’t until earlier this year that I even considered that cotton buds and pads were just ending in a landfill or the ocean somewhere. I felt even more guilt when I realised how much waste I was contributing with my monthly visitor. As a result I’ve spent the past 6-8 months researching on this topic.

Eco Period

Rayon, bleach, cotton, fragrance, cotton etc. is what you can expect to find in your “mainstream” tampon or pad. It’s said that these chemicals can disrupt your reproductive and endocrine system. This doesn’t include the environmental impact that a once a month flow can wreak on the environment throughout your lifetime. Think thousands of pounds of garbage. Time to look for organic and most important of all plastic-free period alternatives.

According to Citysea.org.uk “A staggering 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year.”

Period Underwear:

Revol Girl

Modi Bodi

Innersy

Knix

Anigan

Flux Undies

Bambody

Hesta

Yoyi

Wuka

Pretty Clever Pants

Dear Kate use Flourish30 for a discount. These were very comfortable and soft (review coming soon!)

Thinx

Reusable Pads

Precious Star Pads

Bloom and Nora

WeGreeco

Hey Girls

Hesta

No More Taboo

TeaEmo

Think Organic

Lunapads (use LUVLUNA15 for 15% off all purchases)

Just Little Changes

Glad rags

Menstrual Cups

DivaCup

Eva Cup

 Lena Cup

Mooncup

Other Period Options:

TOTM (organic period supplies subscription)

DAME (reusable tampon applicator)

Flo (organic tampon subscription)

Grace and Green (organic period supplies)

Hey Girl (Buy One give one scheme to end period poverty)

Ohne (organic tampons)

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Oral Care

“In fact it’s estimated that in the US alone between 850 million and over a billion toothbrushes , representing over 50 million pounds weight (22 million kgs) of waste, are discarded and end up in landfill each year. “(Friends of the Earth UK)

Toothpaste:

Geoorganics Coconut Oil Toothpaste)

Dirty Hippie Cosmetics Whitening Toothpowder

Georganics Natural Mineral Toothpaste

The Dirt Toothbrushing Powder

Weldental Toothpaste Tabs

Bestowed Essentials Natural Toothpowder 

Butter Me Up Toothpastes and Powders 

Colgate Tooth Powder

Toothpaste Tablets (Denttabs Toothpaste Tablets, Lush’s Toothy Tabs,

Activated Organic Coconut Charcoal Powder

Toothbrush:

Live Coco Recyclable Toothbrush Head for Electric brushes

Bamboo toothpaste or recylable toothbrush head : humble Brush  (handle is biodegradable), Life Without Plastic, The Source toothbrush 

Silk floss : Radius, ental lace silk floss, flosspot silk floss

Georganics Coconut Oil Pulling Mouthwash*

Body:

By 2050, virtually every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic.By 2050, virtually every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic.

National Geographic

Bamboo q tips (Hydrophil, Humble, Go Bamboo Cotton Buds )

Ethique WonderBar

UpCircle Soap Bars

This company repurposes products to create their bars which is a really cool concept! Their fennel and cardamom and cinnamon+ ginger bars sounds divine.

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Patch Bamboo Plasters

Reusable Nail Polish Remover Pads

Buff Natural Bodycare

Refillable bath soap and or hand soap (Splosh)

Your Nature (Compostable packaging deodorant)

Compostable Tube Body Lotion ( Scence)

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Blushberry Botanicals (Scottish natural vegan products with minimal packaging)

Refillable Body Lotion

Shaving bar of soap

Plastic Free Sunscreen (Just Skin Food recycled cardboard tube 100% biodegradable. 

Biodegradable Deodorant Stick (Ben and Anna)

Evolve Beauty Deodorant Cream

Shaving: Plastic Free Razor or safety razor, Friction Free Shaving recycling scheme, Naked Necessities Naked Shave Razor Kit

Eden Perfumes (vegan perfumes that offer refills)

Kind Beeuty – Refillable Haircare & Skincare

Salt of the Earth (refillable natural deodorant)

Handmade soaps: Little Seed Farm, Tellicherry Trading Co, and LUSH, Soap Daze, Bomb Cosmetics

Hair:

UK consumers are the second biggest users per person of single-use drinks cups, straws, food containers, crisp packets and wet wipes.

World Wildlife Fund

Shampoo/Conditioner Bars : love the ones from LUSH, BeautyKubes

Hairy Jayne (filled in reusable bottles)

Faith in Nature  (vegan/uses 100% recycled plastic)

Neals Yard (uses recycled plastic)

Alchemy Oils (Recyclable packaging)

Face:

Heavy use of make-up has made Britain among the worst plastic polluters in Europe, a new study suggests.

(The Telegraph)

LUSH facial bars/facial oils

Lush Slap Stick

Axiology Lipstick (recyclable containers)

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Reusable cotton rounds use ‘WeGreeco3’ for a discount on Amazon.com

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Biodegradable or Organic Face Wipes (Burts Bees, Yes To, Beauty Kitchen, BioDerma, Body Shop, Klorane)

Washable Makeup Remover Cloths (Magnitone London, Face Halo, Liz Earle, Sarah Chapman)

Dr. Jackson’s Coconut Melt

Evolve Beauty Gentle Cleansing Melt

Evolve Beauty Radiant Glow Mask (packaged in reusable glass pot)

NINI Organics Natura Miracle Mask 

 Honest Skincare lip balm (returnable pots)

BYBI’s Babe Balm ( multipurpose balm, moisturizer etc/biodegradable tube and lid)

Angel Face Mineral Cosmetics (plastic free refill options)

General:

Split your Waste Bin

Take Bin out of your bathroom Entirely

Replace bag with one that’s recyclable, washable or compostable

Use a soap bag

Research packaging return programmes: MAC, Beauty Kitchen, LUSH, Bare Minerals, Beauty Kitchen

Stainless steel dish soap container

Handkerchief or compostable tissues


Toilet Paper

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