We believe that sustainability should apply to all aspects of our life, which is why we’ve teamed up with plastic-free period company Natracare to talk about simple swaps we can make in our bathrooms!
When becoming more sustainable feels like a task that’s just too big, going room by room or splitting up your routine is a great way to kick start your green mission. We suggest you start in the bathroom, because while 90% of kitchen waste is recycled, did you know that only 50% of bathroom waste is? Here are some of our favourite bathroom swaps top help get you started:
Conventional period products are made from a cocktail of plastic, rayon and toxic chemicals, none of which are good for your body or the planet. Natracare period products are plastic free, biodegradable and compostable, making them a sustainable choice for your period products! They’re also free from chemicals like chlorine, making them kinder to your body too.
Wash your hands of eco-guilt by swapping your hand wash containing chemicals that harm your skin and our waterways to Bio-D’s Sanitising Hand Wash. Whulst their hand soap range is hypoallergenic and gentle on skin, it doesn’t compromise how clean they leave your hands. You can also refill Bio-D products at various zero waste stores across the UK or buy refill packs online, saving on plastic packaging waste.
Say goodbye to the bottles upon bottles of hair care products you throw away every year, there’s a new kid on the block – and it contains zero plastic! Shampoo and conditioner bars are the perfect sustainable swap for your shower routine; they last longer than bottled products and there’s no plastic packaging left when you finish a bar.
Taking off your makeup at the end of the day shouldn’t mean using unnecessary single-use plastic, which is why Natracare’s Make-Up Remover Wipes are plastic-free and compostable! But remember, no matter what your make-up wipes are made from, they should never be flushed.
If shaving is part of your bathroom routine, your disposable razors could be racking up heaps of plastic waste. By switching to a reusable safety razor, you’ll cut down on the plastic in your routine and save money in the long run. Safety razors are long-lasting, and typically made from metal, rather than plastic.
Cleaning your bathroom is no glamorous task, but using Bio-D’s Bathroom Cleaner makes the task easier and better for the planet. They leave out toxic ingredients that most cleaning product brands use to make their products safer for you and to minimise pollution caused by cleaning products.
Have you made any of these sustainable swaps yet?
Natracare started in 1989 when founder, Susie Hewson, created the world’s first 100% organic cotton tampon. Since then, Natracare has been designing and producing products that are kind to our bodies and the planet. Natracare products are plastic free, biodegradable, and compostable, just the way they should be!