Switching to a low-waste lifestyle can be overwhelming. Figuring out what swaps to make or where to start can be off-putting, but hopefully, this helps you start or improve your low-waste bathroom journey.
Personally, I find choosing one area of the home to focus on at a time makes the transition easier, and the bathroom is an easy place to start.
So, here are 10 swaps for a low-waste bathroom!
10 swaps for a low-waste bathroom
1. Shampoo bars or refillable shampoo
There are SO many different options for shampoo out there! There are plenty of shampoo bars around to try, and if you’re not necessarily a fan of bars, then maybe refillable shampoo is for you.
2. Conditioner bars or refillable conditioner
Similarly to shampoo, the same options are available for conditioner. Whether you decided to try a 2-in-1 bar and have no need for an extra bar, or prefer to keep things separate.
3. Bamboo toothbrush
Rather than using a plastic toothbrush, use a bamboo one instead. There are plenty of brands out there with different bristle softness/hardness. There are also newer options for electronic toothbrushes. I’ve seen bamboo heads, and complete bamboo electronic brushes over on Instagram.
4. Toothpaste tablets or natural toothpaste
Another option that may not be for everyone is toothpaste tablets. You can buy them from bulk stores or online making them a simple plastic-free swap, with the options of fluoride or not. If tablets aren’t your cup of tea (which is fair), then opting for more natural toothpaste could be the swap for you.
5. Face & body wash
Similarly to washing your hair, there are so many different options out there to wash your face and body. Soap bars, refillable options, it’s up to you.
6. Hair removal
If you’re not one for body hair investing in a safety razor, DIY sugaring or laser hair removal are low to zero-waste options.
7. Dental floss
If you’re a floss user, swapping to a bamboo-based floss is the way to go! You can purchase refillable ones that come in glass jars.
8. Bamboo hairbrush
Rather than using a plastic hairbrush, why not use a bamboo one?
9. Recycled or bamboo toilet paper
Let’s talk toilet paper for a sec. There are so many brands around now that use bamboo or recycled paper to make toilet paper. And if you’re really keen on a zero-waste swap, the option to use cloth toilet paper is there.
10. Reusable menstrual products
If you’re someone who menstruates there are plenty of options out there too! You can opt for more low-waste, environmentally friendly pads and tampons, or fabric pads, period underwear, menstrual cups… Find what works for you. Plus, the reusable products save you money 😉
And there you have, 10 low-waste bathroom swaps!
If you’re thinking about making the switch, remember to use up what you have first – that is the most sustainable option.
What swaps have you already made in the bathroom? Or what swaps do you plan on making?
If you liked this post, be sure to check out my other posts in my sustainability category.