When people think about reducing plastic, people often associate it with an inconvenient lifestyle change. Such as: having to bring your bags to the grocery store or bringing your cup to the coffee shop.
Although it is true that these actions would help reduce plastic waste, and you definitely should do it when you can, there are also simple changes you can make in your daily life that won't bother your lifestyle AND make the biggest difference in making our Earth a greener place.
Here is a list of 5 easy eco-friendly bathroom product swaps you can make that takes little to no efforts.
1. Switch to Bamboo Toothbrushes
If it wasn't clear already, MyBoomi is a big advocate in the toothbrush swap. Read about how the toothbrush harms our environment here.
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2. Natural Loofa
You might be wondering, what other alternatives are there? Luckily, you don't have to worry because there are many options and I've listed a few of them below!
There are a wide range of body sponges with limitless textures, so there will be an option for you even if you have sensitive skin.
Here are a few popular alternatives:
- Natural hemp sponge *good for a deeper exfoliation
- Sea sponge loofa
- Konjac puff *Good for sensitive skin and can be used for the face too!
- Wool cleansing brushes
- Bamboo body sponge
- Cotton Body Sponge
Bamboo Pouf Charcoal Konjac Puff
*Similar alternatives can be found for face scrubs as well!
3. Shampoo and Soap Bars
For people who have never heard of shampoo bars before, do not be alarmed. They are just as good, if not even better than the shampoo that comes in a bottle.
They also come naked with NO PLASTIC and lather up just like any other shampoo. There are many different types to match every hair type, so there are no excuses!
Also, don't let the size fool you, one bar can be used up to 80 times!
On the other hand, I'm sure you have heard of soap bars. With more and more people trying to be environmentally conscious, there are now endless options for soap bars. It's a quick and easy swap away from your regular liquid body wash to the plastic-free bars. The same goes with hand wash too.
Plus, the size makes it perfect for travelers! It barely takes up any space, AND they are allowed in your carry-ons.
Shop Boomi's Shampoo Bars here
4. Bamboo / 100% Recycled Toilet Paper
You can swap out your regular toilet paper for either bamboo toilet paper or 100% recycled toilet paper the next time you stock up. It's a small swap that you definitely won't notice at all.
And don't worry, it will still feel the same!
5. Recyclable Razors
The two most common options are the all-metal razor and the bamboo handle razor. Both have recyclable and replaceable razor heads.
The reason this is better over plastic razors is that steel is 100% recyclable and doesn't produce toxins when exposed to heat. Additionally, it is not only eco-friendly but more sterile and very durable as well.
All you have to do is replace the razor head when necessary and recycle the old one.
Shop Boomi's Razors here