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!