Step by step, we’re heading to a more sustainable planet. As more of us wake up to the threats posed by climate change and environmental damage, the more we’re looking towards plastic-free living.
One of the trickiest areas of our house to make eco-friendly is the bathroom, with so many disposable toiletries lurking in every corner of the room. Luckily there are efforts to mitigate the presence of plastic within the toiletries we use. Let’s take a look at 12 of the most convenient and sustainable switches to pave the way for more plastic-free toiletries in the bathroom:
Bamboo toothbrushes have become a staple for sustainable living. They’re entirely biodegradable and considerably better for the environment than working your way through countless plastic brushes over time. As an alternative to plastic, the Bower Collective Truthbrush is a beautiful addition to any bathroom.
One of the greatest things about sustainable living is when it actually saves us money. This is the case with Georganics Mouthwash Tablets, which can be diluted with water to provide up to a longer supply of mouthwash within one jar.
The biggest use of harmful plastics in the bathroom is often not from the products themselves but the objects that dispense them. Bower Collective’s reusable dispensers help to provide a beautiful holder for liquids in the bathroom with a pump-head. With safety in mind, we’ve created a reusable dispenser crafted from either recycled plastics or glass.
Aerosols may cause plenty of harm to the environment, but when it comes to ways to make your home sustainable, most roll-on deodorants are so packed full of plastics that they don’t do much of a better job. At Bower Collective, we provide completely vegan-friendly plastic-free deodorant.
Every bathroom needs soap, and at Bower Collective, we cater towards plastic-free bars coming in a variety of scents at an affordable price. All of our bars are 100% biodegradable on the inside and 100% recyclable on the outside.
It’s strange that bars of soap seem natural while bars of shampoo sound like an alien concept, yet this is a wholly practical and eco-friendly way of building towards a wholly plastic-free bathroom. Using a shampoo bar as opposed to bottles is a much more aesthetically pleasing and space-saving way of managing your bathroom. Our Shampoo Bars are produced by Beco - who provide employment and training for people with a range of disabilities and mental health conditions alongside creating beautiful, sustainable products.
It’s important to keep our hands free of germs, and Bower Collective’s Sanitising Hand Wash can help to keep our skin protected from 99.99% of harmful bacteria. The product comes in a plastic pouch that can be emptied out and returned to the Bower Collective for reuse.
The Cheeky Panda toilet roll available on Bower Collective is made from 100% virgin bamboo pulp. Bamboo is an excellent sustainable resource as it grows 20-30 times faster than trees and absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide. The perfect plastic-free toilet roll solution.
Periods don’t have to be damaging to the environment. Natracare’s Super Organic Cotton Tampons are a cost-effective and absorbent solution that’s completely biodegradable and compostable.
Floss doesn’t have to be packed with plastic. Georganics silk floss comes coated in Candelilla wax and is coated in Spearmint oil. With a metal cap dispenser, this floss is designed to be used over and over - with 2x 30-metre refills packed inside a fully compostable box.
Bower Collective doesn’t use silicone, unlike most high street brands, to coat your hair in our range of conditioners. Instead, we aim to use natural ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E to make your hair feel smooth and soft - with no harmful plastics or synthetic ingredients in sight.
Disposable razors make for one of the largest plastic pollutants in our bathroom. At Bower Collective, we aim to counter this harmful impact on the environment in style. The Norse Plastic Free Razor, available in our online store, is a beautiful double-edged safety razor that’s designed to be used again and again. Our store also has a range of blades to buy in order to keep your shave looking fresh over and over.
At Bower Collective, our aim is to make sustainable living as simple as possible for everybody. We take on plastic and plan to help save the environment one bamboo toothbrush at a time. If you have any tips for living plastic-free, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment below!
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Love this post … whilst reading a little lightbulb moment for me, I’m actually not doing too bad at this eco-community, I do use most of the products, yet to find a shampoo bar I like as I’ve got ALOT of hair… but am eager to try your shampoo cubes in my next order ☺️ Love your blog and ethos also seeing you grow x