When you’re trying to make your lifestyle less wasteful, the products you regularly pose a bit of a tricky problem. We’re all dependent on them, and yet, they’re almost always wrapped in plastic and are meant to be disposed of. But things are changing. More and more of the essential products we use on a daily basis are being created in ways that are reusable, refillable, or less wasteful in general. Without further ado, here are 6 eco-friendly alternatives to the bathroom essentials you always use.
First alternative: The Leaf Razor. This reusable razor comes with blades that you can insert yourself. To further customize your shave, the Leaf’s design gives you the option of adding one to three blades. Its weighty, sleek handle can be used over and over; you just need to call in replacement blades when you run out.
Second alternative: The Last Swab. An alternative to the 1.5 billion single-use cotton swabs used around the world every day, it’s a reusable swab that’s made from an easy-to-clean nylon and silicone blend. It’s raised $880,000 on Kickstarter and counting, so, safe to say, people are all ears for this one.
Third alternative: Croon Cleansing Wipes. These soft microfiber rounds are an alternative to makeup removers or cleansing wipes. Just add water, and the superfine fabric will work to cleanse and exfoliate. They’re perfect for traveling with limited space for bottles and serums, and you can wash each one up to 200 times.
Fourth alternative: Dental Lace. Dental floss containers are notoriously difficult to recycle, but this one made of glass can be used again and again. Buy it once and order silk floss refills (that come in compostable packaging) when you’re running low.
Fifth alternative: byHumankind Deodorant. This natural deodorant comes in a refillable container that’s guaranteed to last forever, and $1 of every purchase goes toward removing plastic waste from the ocean.
Sixth alternative: All of New Zealand brand Ethique’s soaps come in plastic-free, recyclable packaging, work into a super satisfying lather, and will last you longer than the bottled soap. READ MORE
Aloe Cadabra – each tube is carefully filled over 95% Full of Organic Aloe Vera to moisturize and sooth.