Zero Waste Bathroom Products

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Did you know that 78% of the plastic waste we produce is NOT reclaimed or recycled? Every piece of plastic that has ever been made still exists. Think about that. Every – single – piece. You can see why zero waste bathroom products would be high on my priority list. Understand that globally, we produce 300 million tons of plastic waste every year, that’s a lot of plastic. Read about the best zero waste bathroom products I’ve tried + used + love.

Through my travels I have witnessed firsthand the consequences of our disposable lifestyle with plastic. Plastic has taken over beaches, our oceans, and our lands. After looking around my bathroom I realized how much plastic was in this one room. I started researching zero waste products. Looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Trying to do my part, and help preserve our planet for future generations. I write about sustainable travel, to help make it easier for others to do the same. I hope you enjoy these zero waste bathroom products as much as I have.

One billion toothpaste tubes are thrown out each year.

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The tubes are discarded every year and are packed full of ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, artificial dyes and preservatives: these are harmful to our health! 

Bites Toothpaste zero waste bathroom product

 My first zero waste bathroom product I switched to was Bites Toothpaste. The fresh mint with activated charcoal is my favorite flavor. I get compliments about how white my teeth look, plus my breath stays minty fresh all day.

Bites Toothpaste will change the way you think about toothpaste; you’ll never go back after you try them. Your first order will come with a full jar of the bites. When its empty, keep your jar! You will receive refills in a biodegradable package. The best part? They travel well, without the worry of an exploding toothpaste tube.Made with Hemp Seed Oil and “Best deodorant ever” is the feedback for our NEW formula made with magnesium and zinc oxide!! Magnesium and zinc oxide won’t disrupt your natural moisture pH balance (no rash)! Becomes more effective with use, concentrated formula, 2 to 3 swipes and the stick will last 2-3x longer than other natural deodorants.

Deodorant waste? Didn’t think about that one…

Until I had to when I ran out during my zero waste journey. I had a mini panic attack. CRAP, deodorant is going to be tricky since I’ve always had issues with wetness more than the smell. It’s embarrassing… seriously, not even the strongest chemical laden deodorant on the planet could keep me from sweating. Then I remembered why I was doing this… to save our planet.

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What I love about this type of deodorant is that its TSA friendly like the bites toothpaste. Primal Life was the first zero waste deodorant I tried, and I still use it to this day. Not only are they zero waste, they’re FREE FROM ALL CHEMICALS, fragrances, aluminum, toxins and desodorantes without parabens and BPA! Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, they’re vegan, they WORK, and they smell good.

Fun Fact: Baking soda can change the pH of your pits and cause painful rashs (this happened to me)- there is no baking soda in primal deodorants. Instead they add magnesium, zinc oxide, bentonite clay and arrowroot powder which I’ve found to be MORE effective at fighting odor from released sweat and toxins!

The shampoo bottles thrown out each year in the U.S. could fill 1,164 football fields.

 

My next sustainable lifestyle switch was to Plaine Products, a zero waste bathroom product company that delivers! They and the people that use their products, are not adding more plastic bottles to the thousands of pounds of plastic already in our oceans.

Click HERE to read my post on my favorite zero waste cleaning products!

I use the citrus lavender shampoo & conditioner, they smell amazing, make my hair feel clean + healthy and because it’s all natural, my hair stays cleaner for longer (doesn’t get greasy). Which means less showers, less water waste. Because you don’t NEED to shower everyday, you’re wasting water.

Plaine Products shampoo conditioner zero waste bathroom product

The mission: Elimination of single use plastics. Two sisters developed a vegan, cruelty free, non-toxic, all-natural beauty product line. The best part? It gets delivered right to your door. When your product bottles get low, order a refill. Switch out your pump to the new bottle, rinse your old, and return the empty bottle with the return label. Plaine Products also distributes body wash, body lotion, and hand wash!

10–20 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year. A recent study estimated that 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing a total of 268,940 tons are currently floating in the world’s oceans.

 

For face wash and body wash I buy naked bar soaps from Moon River Soap Company, a local shop near my house (they also deliver! Yeyy!). The naked bar soaps are zero waste, and all natural. 

Moon River Soap Company zero waste bathroom product

Each hand poured bar of from Moon River Soap Company is made with omega rich olive oil, nurturing botanicals, and certified 100% pure essential oils. Soap is non-GMO, free from petrochemicals + sulfates + synthetic fragrance or phthalates. The olive oil used in the soaps contains super antioxidants vitamin E + beta carotene that can stimulate cell regeneration.

Snag a hemp, all natural pouf or hemp soap bag to give your skin a healthy glow. The pouf is washable so it will last longer than the plastic ones, plus it feels better on your skin. Don’t forget to get a Moon River soap to go with your hemp pouf.. They offer anti-inflammatory options that can replenish dry and sensitive skin, options to help balance troubled acne, eczema, and psoriasis. 

 

Women may use as many as 14,000 tampons in a lifetime.

 

On average, women use between 11 and 30 tampons per cycle. Over a lifetime, that adds up to between 5,000 and 14,000 tampons per woman. The environmental impact of this is vast. It’s estimated that a woman averaging 20 tampons or pads per cycle burns through 250 to 300 pounds of products, applicators, and wrappers in a lifetime. I stopped using tampons about 3 years ago now. I made the switch to the DivaCup and never looked back. The DivaCup is zero waste, reusable,cost-effective and can be worn for up to 12 hours! 

 

WEN (Women’s Environmental Network) states that climate change means “failures in food supplies, fuel shortages, decreased access to drinking water, and homes swallowed by the sea. It means forced mass migration and worsening resource conflict. It means more frequent and ferocious natural disasters”. These conditions affect both men and women. However women, primarily in developing nations, often do not have a voice in decision-making. So, climate change affects them differently.

Toilet tissue accounts for 15 percent of deforestation.

Dropp laundry soap zero waste product

If every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper (500 sheets) with 100 percent recycled ones, we could save 423,900 trees.

Who Gives a Crap bathroom toilet paper Zero Waste Bathroom Product

Who Gives A Crap delivers environmentally friendly made toilet paper right to your door. Click HERE to get $10 off your first order! Plus they donate 50% of profits to help build toilets for those in need. To date they’ve donated over $1,300,000 to charity and saved a thousands of trees, water and energy. Not bad for a toilet paper company!

Almost 270,000 trees are either flushed or dumped in landfills every day… 10 percent of that total is attributable to toilet paper.

For the more adventurous consumer, there’s the bidet. Almost 270,000 trees a day are either flushed or dumped into landfills. 10 percent of that total is attributable to toilet paper. Japan was my first international trip + first bidet experience.

Bidet Toilet zero waste bathroom product

Bidets are more popular outside of North America. I prefer using them over toilet paper, so I bought one to use at home. For $30 usd I’ve saved tons of money on toilet paper, and who knows how many trees (probably a lot!) I love how CLEAN I feel after using the bathroom.

Zero Waste Bathroom Product Dropps Laundry Soap

For those of us who have a choice as a consumer. It’s time to say no to single use plastic. For those of us with the freedom of speech, it’s time to speak up. The time to act is now, our planet is dying. The science is undeniable and we- the human inhabitants are the ones killing it. 

Make small changes towards a zero waste bathroom + single use plastic free planet. This is no longer a matter of if we WANT to be “environmentally friendly”. Truthfully it’s not easy + if our nation and the politicians running it don’t take this environmental crisis seriously- we the people MUST.  Consider others that are suffering at your expense. Think of the future generations that will be left to clean up your mess. Will they thank us for the condition we left the planet in 30 years from now?

Whats your favorite zero waste products? I’d love to hear about the switches you’ve all made to live a more sustainable lifestyle! Comment below and let me know your thoughts on the products I’m recommending!

 
Sustainable Travel with these Zero Waste Bathroom Products or toiletries| HerLifeAdventures.Blog | #zerowaste #bathroom #products #sustainable #travel #whattopack



 
Sustainable Travel with these Zero Waste Bathroom Products or toiletries| HerLifeAdventures.Blog | #zerowaste #bathroom #products #sustainable #travel #whattopack
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21 thoughts on “Zero Waste Bathroom Products

  • Great ideas! Thank you for this article; I wish more people knew about these products. I get naked bar soaps from locals; I make chap sticks for my family and friends – and store them in tin containers – and I attempted to make my own shampoo 9sadly that still needs some work. Besides we never accept single-use plastic bags (which should be the norm but sadly where I live it’s not). I haven’t heard about the bites toothpaste, sounds like something I’ll be switching to soon. Thanks for the tip.

    • WOW! You have made some incredible switches already, congrats! The bites toothpaste, Dropps laundry/kitchen cleaning packets, and the Plaine shampoo/conditioner are my 3 fav products. They’re all zero waste, I dont have to go to the store to get them, and they’re all 100% vegan!

  • I absolutely love this post! Most of these products I haven’t heard of even though I’ve been researching about zero waste. I really want to stop using paper and plastic products. I think of all the money I can save plus not having to pay for garbage and the environmental impact. The thought of doing good and saving possibly thousands for years is a win win. Thanks for this post!

  • the shampoo bars are some of the few efforts we do to help eliminate trash and waste in the bathroom. there are also refilling stations i see around the metro wherein you can bring your own container and just refill the things you need like body wash, shampoo and liquid soap. I guess these are fine as well than buying shampoo in containers every month.

  • A lot of great information here. I had never heard of anything like bites toothpaste. I will have to check it out and see what I think about it. I would honestly love to have a bidet instead of toilet paper. But it might be hard finding a place to install one in the house.

    • the one I have fits any toilet! I installed it myself in my shitty apartment bathroom 3 years ago and its still kicking today hahahaha you just attach it under the seat and hook it up to the toilet waterline

  • We have started trying to use more zero waste things in our home and we are doing okay with it. I see so much wastage when we travel. there is a wide range of products to try here.

  • while we used to properly dispose our shampoo bottles so that they can be recycled, I am now shifting to shampoo bars as much as we can so as to further reduce solid wastes in the house.

  • These are all great products. I think that leaving as little behind as possible is something that everyone should strive for.

  • This is so great! I looked into the toothpaste before because of the decreasing plastic use. I love it! And it is way less of a mess! Thank you for sharing these products! I am trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle as well!

  • Glad to know about these tips and ideas that can help to conserve nature and environment. I have used bidet toilet seat in my country and I know how hygienic clean I feel. I would love to try the Diva cups. Have been hearing a lot about it.

  • Last week on shark tank there was a zero waste company called Blueland that got me interested in adding zero waste products to our home. Recently, we started practicing zero food waste.

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