• GreenVoyage


Updated: Aug 20, 2020

First of all, I want to preface this post by saying that being sustainable is NOT about purchasing new things. If anything, you need to keep and take care of your items as long as you can. THIS is what is sustainable. However, there are some everyday products we need, things that can be swapped out more regularly. So here is a list of sustainable bathroom swaps that you can try!

1. Bamboo Toothbrush: 

Bamboo toothbrushes are by far the easiest swap! They are almost fully compostable, so when you are ready to switch to your next bamboo toothbrush, make sure to remove the bristles before composting.

Recommendation: keep the wood dry after using it so that it doesn't fret.

2. Toothpaste: Davids Toothpaste from EcoRoots + Georganics

There are two plastic-free kinds of toothpaste that I recommend. The first is Davids Toothpaste from EcoRoots - which offers a peppermint toothpaste option in a metal tube that you can recycle. I love this option because you don't feel like you've made as big a switch as you have. You can still squeeze your toothpaste out and be eco friendly! To discard, you cut a slit on the tube's side to clean it and then drop it in your recycling bin.

Georganics is the second option, and it offers a natural toothpaste that comes in a recyclable jar container. It is also cruelty-free and vegan. I have yet to try this one, but I will jump on it once I finish with David's!

Both products come with minimal packaging and peppermint scents.

3. Body Wash Bar: by Humankind

This body wash contains sustainably sourced and organic products. The wash bar comes in a variety of scents. My favorite so far is Grapefruit, although Blood Orange + Bergamont and Tea Tree sounds pretty good too.

4. Hair Products:

I am currently still finishing up my bottles of shampoo. However, once I have emptied these up I plan to either order a shampoo and conditioner bar by Humankind or find a place nearby to refill my current bottles.

5. Q-Tips: Cotton Swabs by Humankind

These cotton swabs don't use plastic and are 100% biodegradable. Plus, they come in an adorable carton box.

Another more sustainable option is to use reusable cotton swabs. I have not tried these yet, but I will be doing more research on it and letting you guys know!

6. Cotton Balls: Reusable Cotton Rounds by EcoRoots

These reusable cotton rounds come in a set of 10 pads and are made from all organic materials. They come in plastic-free packaging and are suitable for applying/ removing makeup or creams. Wash these between use, but avoid the dryer!

Crafty Tip: Make your own at home! Grab some extra fabric from an old shirt, wash, cut, sew, and reuse.

7. Shaving Tools: EcoRoots

If it's your first time shopping with then, opt for the kit where you can get the shaving soap and stainless steel replacement blades along with your razor. When I purchased mine, I got this beautiful rose gold razor!

ProTip: When you log in to EcoRoots for the first time, you can subscribe and receive a 5% off coupon code. Save the coupon code! This will not be automatically added to your order, and if you enter your email again, you won't be eligible to receive it once more.

8. Deodorant: EcoRoots Cruelty Free Deodorant

Before I realized how much plastic pollution went into our daily hygiene products, I was more focused on the types of ingredients in my products. This led me to somehow purchase 3 Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant sticks, which I am still going through.

Once I finish using these, I would like to purchase a plastic-free deodorant. EcoRoots offers these three cruelty-free deodorants by Meow Meow Tweet. I love the packaging, and the scents are some I would like to try.

You can also find these at Earth Hero!

9. Toilet Paper: Who Gives A Crap

Who Gives A Crap focuses on delivering high quality recycled toilet paper to your door! Along with this, they donate 50% of proceeds to help build toilets for those in need. One of my favorite things about this company is how they use environmentally friendly resources to solve a real-world problem that can provide people with dignity and respect.

I hope you enjoy these super easy swaps! There are many more to come, but these are some reasonable starting steps.

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