Eco-friendly bathroom swaps

For most of us going ‘zero waste’ is completely overwhelming, but I’m a firm believer that a little goes a long way. Maybe you’ve made a habit of bringing your own shopping bags, or maybe you’ve stopped using plastic straws. Either way, start small and slowly you’ll become more aware of the waste you produce on a daily basis. Here are a few easy eco-friendly swaps for your bathroom:


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  1. Natural Silk Floss

    • We all know how important flossing is, but most floss is made from a combination of nylon/plastic, teflon, and synthetic wax. Yikes. Silk floss is compostable.

  2. Biodegradable/Recyclable Cotton Swabs

    • Consider this: Do you really need cotton swabs? If so, make sure to get ones that are entirely biodegradable or recyclable - a lot of major brands have plastic stems.

  3. Reusable Make-Up Remover Wipes

    • Ditch those single use wipes and swap them for reusable ones. These go inside a small laundry bag and directly in the washing machine. Contact me if you would like to purchase your own.

  4. A Bar of Soap

    • If you still use bottled hand soap or body wash, it might be time to make a change. Bars of soap work just as well and create zero waste.

  5. Bamboo Tooth Brush

    • Considering that we should change our tooth brush every 3 months (more if you’re sick), that’s a lot of plastic waste each year. Swap for a wooden one - the entire handle is compostable.

Another easy step in reducing your bathroom waste is to sort through the garbage before you take it out. Is there anything in there that is recyclable (i.e. toilet paper rolls)? Compostable? It only takes a few seconds to check! If you want to read more about reducing waste and creating a more sustainable life-style, check out Zero Waste Home and Made from Scratch. There are also some great Instagram accounts such as:

How do you reduce waste in your bathroom?