THINGS I DON'T BUY ANYMORE "BATHROOM EDITION"
I started my zero / low waste journey almost a year ago, and since then I started to reduce my waste wherever and wherever I can. While decluttering and getting rid of things I do not use anymore or I don’t want anymore, I realized that I do not even need a lot of things and I am much more satisfied with less. I only own things I use on daily basis and that works for me perfectly.
It’s not always easy, but this lifestyle is a journey and not a goal. I am still learning, I try to improve myself.
And here I want to show you some products that I do not buy anymore as a „low-waster“ and where do I save money, packaging and waste.
Low Waste Bath Edition:
Shampoo - I switched to bar shampoos, which I can buy without packaging in a bulk. It smell awesome and very easy to use. Of course there are other alternatives too. Washing your hair with only water or washing your hair with rye flour.
Hair Conditioner - Instead I use apple cider vinegar from time to time.
Dry Shampoo - I only bought it for couple of times, but now I can make my own with only 2 ingredients. I use arrowroot powder and cocoa powder.
Hair mask - Actually I was never fan of hair masks or hair sprays, but when my hair needs some recovery I use coconut oil. Coconut oil is very very versatile and I use it a lot in my bathroom.
Face masks - Since my skin is very sensitive I am very very very careful with what I put on my face. Since I discovered pink clay I use this as a mask. Just mix a little bit water with pink clay powder and you are ready to use it. And it’s very good for sensitive and dry skin too.
Make-up remover - I do not put a lot of make up on, so for me it’s easy to wash my face just with water. But when I put mascara on I remove it simply with plant-based oils. My favorite right now is hempseed oil.
Face Moisturizer - Either I make my own one or I again use plant-based oils such as avocado, jojoba or rose-hip oil.
Deodorant - Sometimes I do not even use any or in summer months I will make my own.
Body Wash - I use Dr.Bronner’s Castile soap, which is also very versatile or I buy bar soaps in bulk and unpackaged .
Soap - Same here I use bar soap too.
Body Cream - I do not buy any body lotion anymore I make my own one. And that is probably one of my favorite DIY. I only use Coconut oil, Shea butter, cocoa butter and sweet almond oil. Sometimes I also add some essentials oils.
Hand Cream - Same here you can use the same ingredients I use for my body cream, for homemade hand cream.
Lip Balm - I make my own or I just use coconut oil.
Toothpaste - I used to make my own toothpaste out of coconut oil, arrowroot powder and peppermint essential oil, but then I got recommended Dr. Bronners’s toothpaste and I love it. Packaging is 100% recyclable at least. It’s vegan and fair made. I also bought dent tabs at the bulk store, but I have to be honest, I am not that big fan of them.
Toothbrush - I can not remember when was the last time I bought plastic toothbrush. I’ve been using bamboo toothbrushes for a while now and I totally love them. I also tried different brands, but they are almost the same.
Mouthwash - I used to buy mouthwashes from commercial brands, but since the recipe for a homemade ones are so simple I make my own now too.
Single - use plastic razors - I do not buy anymore, but I still have some, because I used to buy them in big packages. But as soon as I run out of them I want to go for stainless steel safety razor.
Washing powders / Laundry detergent / Softeners - Here I also make my own. I made my chestnut laundry detergent which is super easy and you find chestnuts for free for a better scent I use different essentials oils. As a softener I use white vinegar from time to time.
Cleaning Products - I use my all-purpose cleaner for almost everything, which is made of white vinegar, water and lemon peels. I do not buy any commercial products, but I have to say that my boyfriend does, but I do not use them, just when we clean together.
How do you try to reduce your waste in your bathroom? Which products did you spot buying? And which products do you still buy? Let me know in comment below.