Eco-Friendly Bathroom: Swap Your Bathroom Products With These Sustainable Options
They say ‘Change begins at home’. When it comes to adopting more sustainable choices, the sentiment couldn’t be more true. If we take a look around our house, we will be able to find a number of things that are not-so-good for the environment but can be swapped with sustainable options. Take your bathroom, for example. From toothbrush to detergent to the type of hand wash we use, there are some amazing eco-friendly alternatives available in the Indian market.
Here are some of our favourite eco-friendly/ low-waste/chemical-free bathroom essentials:
It’s time to ditch your boring plastic toothbrushes and switch to these biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes instead! Bisani’s eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes have antimicrobial properties. Their charcoal bristles help fight the build-up of plaque and prevent tooth decay. The bristles are made of nylon-4- making this product 100% biodegradable. Unlike plastic that stays in landfills for hundreds of years, bamboo toothbrushes can degrade in 6-9 months.
You’ve probably guessed by now how much we love bamboo! But bamboo toothpaste? Nature Masons’ Bambooyah tooth tablets come in a steel container, are plastic-free, mess-free, and packed with all-natural ingredients. These contain activated bamboo charcoal, soap nut fruit, menthol, liquorice extract, and ginger oil - making this product eco-friendly. These are 100% safe to use for kids and adults.
Simply pop in a single tab in your mouth and crush it. Use your bamboo toothbrush to brush your teeth. Spit and rinse, and you’re good to go. Pack these for your next trip to the mountains (or the beach) with no hassle. Oh, and they use less water than a traditional toothpaste.
Why buy hundreds of bottles of hand wash and laundry detergent when we can simply buy one and get it refilled (that too at the doorstep)? The team behind Refillable have come up with an amazing subscription-based service to cut down the use of plastic. You can book your choice of liquid, get your own container (or buy a steel one from Refillable), get it refilled right at your doorstep. Nothing better than an eco-friendly, low-waste swap.
The precision safety razor from Bombay Shaving Company will help you cut facial hair cleanly in one stroke to deliver the closest possible shave. It is made with the highest quality material and is built to last you for a long time. It is economical in the long run and suitable for sensitive skin. With its double edged razor, feather stainless blades, and sturdy grip it is the perfect choice for beginners.
Have an eco-friendly, plastic-free, low-waste period with the menstrual cup from The Woman’s Company. Made from medical grade silicone, this is 100% safe to use for all menstruating people out there. You can choose the size of the cup based on your body type. If you have never used a menstrual cup before, don’t worry if you don’t get it right the first time. There are many tutorials you can watch to get more information. Stay safe, stay comfortable, stay eco-friendly.
An amazing product to help you lead a zero-waste lifestyle: shampoo bars. The murumuru shampoo bar from Earth Rhythm will make the perfect resident of your sustainable bathroom.
The shampoo bar is free from parabens, Sulphates, phthalates, mineral oil, and harmful other chemicals. It is safe, eco-friendly and easy to use. Just wet your hair thoroughly with warm water. Then, moisten the shampoo bar and rub it directly through your hair from scalp to ends. Lather, lather, lather and wash it off. Simple!
Cleanse, hydrate, and revitalize your body with the body wash from They Phy Life. Suitable for all skin types, this body wash is sulphate-free and 100% safe to use. Ditch the harmful, toxin-filled products and make your bathroom sustainable with this vegan goodness.
We’re sure you saw this coming but in our defense, we could not NOT have ended the list with another bamboo product. If you choose to wax, you know how painful and messy it can be. Not only that, it also leaves behind tons of waste! The bamboo razor from The Woman’s Company is a low-waste, eco-friendly, and most importantly, painless alternative to waxing. The blade is made out of grade 5 stainless steel. The team behind TWC have built this product to make it last- meaning, unlike plastic razor, this will not end up in landfills anytime soon.