Essential Sustainable Bathroom Swaps
This month we're joined by Sophie Crichton from Natracare, an amazing company campaigning to shake up the period protection industry and provide viable, eco friendly period products. Sophie has some great advice on how to make your bathroom more sustainable, read on for more...
Now more than ever, home has become where we all spend most of our time. At Natracare, we believe that closing the doors to the outside world has opened a window of opportunity to reflect on your home environment and the habits it promotes. For example, you might have noticed that you’re great at recycling when it comes to your kitchen waste, but not so hot on it when you’re in the bathroom. This is actually more common than you think – on average, we recycle 90% of kitchen waste, but only 60% of our bathroom rubbish. If you’re trying to make your home a more sustainable sanctuary, these simple swaps will help you get started:
Reusable makeup rounds
One of the easiest ways to reduce your plastic waste is by choosing reusable options where possible. These organic makeup remover rounds are a simple swap you can make to your skincare routine, swapping disposable, plastic makeup wipes for something you can wash and reuse time and again. If reusables aren’t an option for you, another sustainable swap for removing makeup is Natracare makeup remover wipes. While they’re still a disposable, single-use option, they’re completely biodegradable and compostable so that you’re not contributing to plastic in landfill or the ocean.
Switching the aerosol deodorant or antiperspirant you usually reach for in the mornings for a natural alternative is another easy way to make your bathroom more sustainable. Aerosols deplete the ozone layer and contribute to air pollution, but they’re also often harsh on your sensitive underarm skin. We love Elsa’s natural deodorants as they’re vegan, cruelty free and have no harmful chemicals. Use code ELSASDEO20 for 20% off!
Plastic free period products
Having your period can be a strain on you, but did you know that it can also be a strain on the planet? If you’re using conventional period products, it’s likely they’re filled with plastic – from the packaging to the tampons and pads themselves. Natracare period products are certified organic, plastic free, and compostable, so they won’t outlive you in landfill!
Nail polish remover wipes
Giving yourself a home manicure and pedicure is a good way to take care of your body and boost your confidence. When it comes to removing your nail polish though, it can be quite a wasteful process, using multiple single-use cotton rounds at a time. These reusable nail polish remover wipes are perfect for a zero-waste manicure.
Switching your plastic toothbrush for a more eco-friendly version (like this one, which has a compostable bamboo handle) will mean one less piece of plastic waste in your bathroom. We recommend waiting until you next need to replace your toothbrush to avoid wasteful consumption!
To partner with your bamboo toothbrush, why not make your own toothpaste too to avoid the heaps of plastic waste caused by shop bought tubes? Buying the ingredients in bulk and never having to buy toothpaste again will also help you to save money. Click here for one of our favourite recipes for you to try!
Natracare started in 1989 when founder, Susie Hewson, created the world’s first 100% organic cotton tampon. Since then, Natracare has been designing and producing products that are kind to our bodies and the planet. Natracare products are plastic free, biodegradable, and compostable, just the way they should be!