Plastic Free Bathroom w. Remix Plastic / Plastic Free July
This year as part of Plastic Free July Aotearoa, we have given a tour of our bathroom to show the different things that you can swap out. This blog is to provide details of what we use and where we get it from.
Toothpaste: Solid Oral Healthcare - is vegan and made in New Zealand. I use the paste for at home and the tabs for travelling.
Toothbrushes: Eco Brush which I buy from The Rubbish Whisperer. I buy a few at a time so that I don’t have to go to the supermarket. Once they are looking tired or old, I pull the bristles out and use the wood as plant name tags.
Dental floss: Do Gooder silk floss – this can go in the home compost
Cotton buds: Go Bamboo which I buy from The Rubbish Whisperer and put in my home compost
Soap: I have a mixture of homemade and brought – I buy from Panna Soaps (vegan and Christchurch made). When I have scraps of soap bars, I mix them with hot water to turn them into liquid soap, which I then put into an old plastic pump bottle.
Soap dish: When I switched from liquid to bars, I couldn’t find a good dish, so I decided to make my own. These flat pack ply dishes come apart to clean and pack down for traveling. They are also really useful for storing bamboo toothbrushes horizontally because if you store the brush upright the water runs down them, taking longer to dry.
Shampoo: I stopped shampooing my hear last year and am so stoked with how it is doing. I just brush and rinse with water. For more info on going shampoo free check out this blog by The Rubbish Whisperer.
Hair brush: The Body Shop wooden brush.
Face wash: Matakana Skincare face wash.
Menstrual cup: My Cup made in Christchurch
Reusable pads: Nappy Needz these are machine washable. I also have home made panty liners (see tutorial here)
Deodorant bar: The Mighty Bar which is made in Christchurch and is vegan. These don't contain baking soda (which some other deodorant brands do) so won't clog up your pores.
Moisturizer: I just use Almond oil from the supermarket. It depends on the type of skin you have what you will find works. You may want to try other oils.
Other things that I don't use but that may be helpful:
Make up: check out Aleph Beauty, which is New Zealand made and vegan
Razors: There are numerous brands available of safety razors including Caliwoods
We have put our waste reduction products on sale to help you reduce your plastic use this Plastic Free July. Check out the products below