Plastic Free - Personal care, toiletries and other euphamisms

Jul 18 2014 0 Comments Tags: plastic, too much information, waste

I often forget how much plastic is in a "normal" bathroom.  Bottles, tubes and tubs of shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, deodorant, hairspray, hair gel, hair dye,  moisturiser, cleanser, toner, eye wrinkle cream, make up remover, make up containers x a million, toothpaste, tooth brush, toilet paper packaging, razors, shaving cream etc.... more on that in a minute....


This July Pete and I are taking up the challenge once again to reduce and analyse our single use plastic consumption with Plastic Free July.

What's plastic-free in my bathroom?
Homemade soap (details here and here)
Homemade deodorant (recipe here)
Homemade skin salve (recipe here)
Damadi moisturiser (made in Australia, packaged in glass jars that I reuse for the above)
Shaving stick and brush

homemade salve
What's still plastic?
Toothpaste (Miessence organic, in a plastic tube, something I should make, any suggestions?)
Toothbrushes (just the normal supermarket version, I tried the bamboo ones and I just wasn't happy with it)
Disposable razors for me and Pete, but he does use a brush and shaving stick instead of a can of foam (again, any suggestions)

What's missing?
I don't wash my hair, so I don't use any products in it either, and I don't colour my hair.
I don't wear makeup

Too much information? *Women Only Zone*
One last source of plastic waste in the bathroom is the copious amount generated by by menstrual products, both the packaging and the products themselves.  I used to hate throwing away all that plastic, until I got a reusable cup and reusable fabric pads.  Here's the whole story for those who want to find out more.  And if you want to buy some, please use the affiliate link to Rad Pads on my webpage so I get a small contribution.





How do you reduce plastic in your bathroom?







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