I'm the first one to acknowledge that adopting a zero waste lifestyle can be difficult, depending on your resources and the shopping options available to you.
If you saw my Instagram stories recently, you'll know I've given up on zero waste hair care (for now). My fine, oily hair just does not like shampoo bars.
But that doesn't mean there aren't simple zero waste changes almost everyone can take. Let's talk about them now, and if you have any zero waste suggestions, please leave a comment!
I've actually always preferred bar soap to liquid soap because I find bar soaps to be more simple yet luxurious. My favourites are from Woodlot because they're effective, but they don't strip my dry skin. They also smell wonderful and are handmade in Vancouver.
I love my safety razor. Not only is it free of plastic, it's much more affordable than buying disposable razors. It's also so much easier to use. I don't accidentally cut myself anymore, nor do I loathe shaving. I actually like the process, and I love that I'm not contributing to plastic waste anymore.
A bamboo toothbrush is a simple swap for people of all ages. Instead of purchasing a plastic brush, simply opt for a bamboo one instead. And once you're done, you can toss it in your compost bin instead of the trash can. You can read about my zero waste oral care routine here.
A lot of brands are adopting zero waste practices by using compostable packaging, and I love it. I'm so happy that brands working towards sustainable solutions to our waste problem. It's also nice to be able to purchase products without feeling conflicted about the packaging.
Meow Meow Tweet is known for their vegan deodorants in adorable glass jars, but now they also offer deodorant in a biodegradable stick. You can read the full review here, and you can check out their newly launched, baking soda free sticks here.
While you can purchase face steams, they often come in some kind of packaging that isn't biodegradable. But it's really easy to make your own. Using citrus peels, essential oils, herbs, and teas, you can create your own blends that are not only zero waste, but perfectly designed for your skin's needs. Check out three of my face steam recipes here.
What are some of your simple zero waste swaps?
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