My Top 5: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Every Day Bathroom Objects

Hey everyone!
So for today’s post, I don’t have a review to share, which is what I post on Thursday’s according to my blog plan. Instead, I am sharing a My Top 5 post with you all.

For today’s My Top 5, I have chosen a list which isn’t book related, but which I think is important, and can be helpful to everyone. Climate change is a subject I feel strongly about, and I am actively trying to change my lifestyle to be more eco-friendly, and be part of the fight against climate change.

So, here are my top 5 eco-friendly alternatives to every day bathroom objects. All 5 are very small and simple changes that we could all make in our lives, to help make a difference!


1 – Soap

This one sounds incredibly silly, but it is the easiest and most simple alternative. Stop using shower gel, or plastic bottled hand soap, and just buy bars of soap! Not only is it plastic free, but also completely zero waste! I personally buy my soap from LUSH, for multiple reasons. They use paper bags, so no plastic packaging, their products smell amazing, they use no harsh chemicals (so are great if you have sensitive skin/allergies, like I do), and they are also vegan friendly. What more could you ask for?


2 – Bamboo Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are actually a big problem when it comes to plastics. It is recommended that you change your toothbrush every 3 months, so that’s 4 toothbrushes a year, and a LOT of plastic waste! We made the switch to bamboo toothbrushes last year, and they are amazing. No different to your standard toothbrush, apart from them being 100% eco-friendly. We buy ours from The Bam & Boo, and with them, you can actually set up a subscription, so instead of having to remember when to change your toothbrush, it just turns up on your doorstep at the right time!


3 – Razor

I used to get through disposable razors so quickly, which again, is a LOT of plastic waste! However, I recently bought the Rose Gold Double Edge Safety Razor from Peace With The Wild, and I absolutely love it! The only waste is the blades, which last longer than the blades in disposable razors, and they can be recycled. I have also found that it gives a much better shave, and leaves my skin a lot smoother than disposable razors. It’s a win win situation really!


4 – Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

These ones take a little getting used to, but shampoo and conditioner bars have worked wonders on my hair. Again, I buy these from LUSH, for all the same reasons as I gave for the soap bars. I get extremely bad allergies on my head, and before making the change to shampoo and conditioner bars, I used to struggle to find a product which didn’t effect them, but since making the switch, I have had no issues! The first few weeks of using them can be difficult, because your hair has to get used to the fact that you aren’t using chemicals on it anymore, but after this short transition period, your hair feels better than ever!


5 – Toothpaste

In regards to toothpaste, not only is a lot of the packaging plastic, but quite a lot of the toothpastes that you pick up in supermarkets actually have plastic particles IN THE TOOTHPASTE, which are called microbeads. I decided to switch to an eco-friendly toothpaste a while back, I now use Georganics Natural Toothpaste with Activated Charcoal, which I get from Peace With The Wild, and I actually prefer it to the larger brand, supermarket toothpastes. It makes my teeth feel cleaner, it’s just as easy to use, and lasts a lot longer than a tube of toothpaste! There are other types of eco-friendly toothpaste you can buy, such as toothpaste tablets, and toothpowder, which again, can be found on the Peace With The Wild website.


Has this post made you consider swapping to any of these alternatives?

Are you participating in the fight against climate change?
If yes, what are you doing to help the cause?
If no, why not?

Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I use a bamboo toothbrush as well! I’ve been considering making the switch to shampoo/conditioner bars so maybe I’ll have to keep that on my radar… love this post! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. I didn’t realise how many bathroom items had more eco-friendly alternatives! I once tried an eco-friendly powdered toothpaste but I couldn’t deal with it. I do use shampoo bars though and they are great. The range of shampoo bars that Lush offers is great because it means that you’ll definitely be able to find one suitable for your hair. I’m going to check out that razor that you mentioned too ♡ Great post. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. There are quite a few other eco-friendly bathroom alternatives too, like we have toilet scrub powder, instead of using bottles of bleach, and it’s all natural too! The Peace With The Wild website has a huge range of eco-friendly products for absolutely everything 🙂 Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  3. We use bamboo toothbrushes and soap as well but not any of the others yet! I really want to switch over to eco-friendly blades as i can’t believe how much plastic is wasted with the normal ones (plus they’re so expensive).

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  4. Try a SoapStandle for the bar soaps / shampoo and conditioner bars. It attaches to the bar and creates a slight platform so all the water drains off the bar and it dries, so the messy goo doesn’t develop. The sink / shower ledge stays clean, the bar lasts 20-30% longer, and it doesn’t slip from your hand. Soap Nirvana! It’s on Amazon and at soapstandle dot com. Love your blog! – jg

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    1. This sounds great! I currently have bamboo stands, from Peace With The Wild which are pretty good, but I will definitely check this out! 🙂 Thank you!

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  5. Great post! I love LUSH’s shampoo bars, they smell amazing! I’m definitely going to check out the Mutiny safety razors too. Thanks for the tip!

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  6. Great post! I’m always looking for great eco-friendly switches. So far I haven’t found a good alternative for shampoo/conditioner. my hair has a lot of problems and it’s hard to find products that solve all of them. It looks like Lush has a cream shampoo/conditioner that might work!

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    1. Thank you! I have a lot of problems with my hair, and I also get bad allergies on my scalp, so I find it very hard to find products too! If you go in to LUSH, they have a huge range, catering for different needs. I asked a member of staff, and explained all of the problems I have, and she directed me to the perfect shampoo/conditioner bars, and I haven’t had any issues! It’s definitely worth asking 🙂

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  7. I’ve been using a shampoo and soap bar too. With toothbrushes though, as I have an electric toothbrush I really struggled to find a decent plastic free alternative, but I found live coco do a toothbrush head you can send back and they recycle. So that is a good alternative to anyone sticking with an electric brush!

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    1. I can imagine it being quite difficult to find an alternative to an electric toothbrush, but that sounds great! My parents use electric toothbrushes, so I might have to let them know 🙂

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