5 tips for giving up plastic in the bathroom (besides our Powder concentrates)
Happy New Year! As we enter the new year, many of us are thinking about ways to make our lives more sustainable. One simple way to do this is by reducing single-use plastic in the bathroom. In this article, I'll share five tips for giving up plastic in the bathroom, in addition to using our Powder concentrates. These tips will help you create a more eco-friendly bathroom and reduce your environmental impact.
Ditch makeup wipes and sheet masks
One easy way to reduce plastic in the bathroom is to ditch makeup wipes and sheet masks. These products may seem convenient, but they often contain plastic and other unsustainable ingredients like petroleum by-products. Instead, try using a face cleanser like our Powder Based Daily Polisher or Detox Cleanser & Mask, which can double as a mask or pimple corrector without generating plastic waste. You can also try making your own face mask using ingredients you already have at home, such as coffee or other kitchen staples.
Use a reusable razor with replaceable blades
Using a reusable Razor with replaceable blades is a simple way to reduce plastic waste in the bathroom. Disposable plastic razors contribute to plastic pollution and often end up in landfills, where they can take hundreds of years to decompose. On the other hand, a reusable razor is more cost-effective in the long run and can be just as effective at providing a close shave. To use a reusable razor, simply replace the blade when it becomes dull and dispose of it responsibly. By switching to a reusable razor, you can reduce your environmental impact and create a more sustainable bathroom.
I personally love my Bronte Body Razor, which is both effective and cost-effective in the long run.
Opt for a loofah or Konjac sponge instead of using disposable plastic sponges
Another way to reduce plastic in the bathroom is to switch from disposable plastic bath poufs to a loofah or Konjac sponge. Disposable plastic bath poufs contribute to plastic waste and can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills. On the other hand, loofahs and Konjac sponges can be used multiple times and can be composted at the end of their lifespan.
Our Konjac Sponges are made from 100% natural konjac plant fibre and fully biodegradable in a home compost. They are free from chemicals, colouring, additives, and irritants. They cleanse like nothing you have ever experienced, leaving the face fresh, glowing, and silky smooth.
Simplify your routine
Minimalist beauty routines involve using fewer products and simplifying your personal care routine. This can not only help to reduce plastic waste, but it can also save time and money. To create a minimalist beauty routine, start by evaluating the products you currently use and identifying any that can be eliminated or replaced with multi-purpose alternatives.
Reuse and refill what you already have
We all make mistakes, and it's natural to have some products in our bathroom that come in plastic packaging. However, it's important to remember that only a small fraction of plastic is actually recycled (only 9%), so it's important to try to reuse packaging whenever possible. If you have plastic bottles, tubs, or pots in your bathroom, consider using them to store DIY face masks or other products.
You can also try using our Certified Home Compostable refills to refill your existing Dust&Glow aluminium bottle. By reusing and refilling packaging, you can help to reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills.
In conclusion, there are many simple steps you can take to reduce plastic in your bathroom and create a more sustainable home. From ditching disposable makeup wipes and sheet masks to using a reusable razor with replaceable blades there are many ways to reduce your environmental impact.
Adopting a more sustainable lifestyle is a continuous process, and every small change you make can make a difference.
Every time you choose a more environmentally friendly option, you're contributing to a healthier planet for all of us. So don't be discouraged if you're not able to make all the changes you'd like all at once. Every sustainable swap you make is a step in the right direction.