Six simple swaps to make your bathroom a much greener place!
BACK TO BARS!
Fuelled by the awakening consumer conscience, the Little Soap Company has a brand-new range of plastic free, job specific, unisex bar soaps, which are biodegradable and each has its own distinct bespoke essential oil blend (no synthetic fragrances here!). The new Eco Warrior bars include a clarifying sensitive facial charcoal bar with tea tree, chamomile & calendula, exfoliating citrus bar, moisturizing coconut hand & body bar, bergamot & lime shaving bar, and orange & ginger shampoo bar. This range is aims to reduce plastics and eradicate 175,000 unnecessary face wash tubes, shampoo, shaving foam, shower gel and liquid hand soap plastic bottles from sinks, bathrooms and wash bags up and down the country!
£4 per 100g bar | www.littlesoapcompany.co.uk
WHITER THAN WHITE
This vegan toothpowder is designed to whiten the teeth, absorb and polish away stains and plaque, and is flavoured with a lovely English mint. Sealed in a zero-waste glass jar, it provides an eco-friendly alternative to regular toothpastes, as it is palm oil free and safe to use.
£6.90 | www.georganics.com
DITCH THE AEROSOL!
With a great scent, and long-lasting freshness, this peppermint & spearmint strong protection deodorant stick removes other plastic product from your bathroom essentials! The coconut oil & shea butter melts easily into the skin, and the strong protection formula provides maximum effectiveness. Earth Conscious deodorants are made on the Isle of Wight with natural ingredients not far from us. With every sale, 10p goes to the Marine Conservation Society – an UK charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.
60g stick £7 | www.earthconscious.co.uk
Switch to eco-friendly cleansing pads to remove make up and apply toner. These make-up pads from Tabitha Eve are made from organic cotton and bamboo. Simply wash them in your normal laundry load and leave to dry naturally. If you ever feel like your pads have come to the end of their life, you can simply cut them up and add to your compost bin.
Set of 5 £5.50 | www.tabithaeve.co.uk
AT FACE VALUE
We love these cotton facecloths! The cloths are hand knitted with 100% cotton yarn, and are very soft and gentle on your skin. The facecloth measures 20cm square and is the perfect size for washing away soap and general washing. They come in some funky colours – cream, purple, green, mustard and blush pink and black.
£6 each | www.soapdaze.com
Be wise, and choose a bamboo toothbrush that is made using a sustainable MOSO bamboo. This one from Koha Beauty has soft BPA free nylon bristles, which are durable and have feathered tips that are safe for your gums. The toothbrush offers a deep cleaning in even the most hard to reach spaces between teeth. The ergonomic handle is fully biodegradable. This toothbrush is sustainable and compostable alternative to the plastic toothbrush, and will last just as long!
£2.90 | www.kohabeauty.co.uk