In the world of zero waste, the bathroom is the place of all crimes! A glance in your closets and you will find: plastic shampoo and shower gel bottle, multitude of cosmetics, toothbrush , cotton swab, makeup remover cotton ... Without denying your hygiene and the pleasure of taking care of yourself, discover tips for a zero waste bathroom.
1. Swap plastic shower gel and shampoo bottles for solid soap and shampoo bars
Shower gel and shampoo bottles are invading bathrooms. In a family bathroom, it is not uncommon to find that everyone has "their" soap. This greatly multiplies the risk of pollution because although the flakes are deposited for recycling, unfortunately the plastic does not recycle indefinitely... And as they say, the best waste is the one you don't produce, so why not exchange your hygiene products for bars of soap and solid shampoos ? Marseille soap, although it may seem strange, is a very good soap for even the most delicate skin such as that of toddlers!
Cotton is a precious material. It's a plant that comes from far away and requires tons of water to grow, not to mention the addition of pesticide and bleach to get that perfect white. Throwing the cotton or wipe in the trash every night after removing your makeup is not only a waste for the planet but also for your wallet. By making the choice to invest in washable and reusable wipes, you are betting on the sustainable and eco-responsible even more so if you turn to brands that use and promote eco-friendly raw materials and require less water to manufacture such as hemp or bamboo.
3. Choosing raw and natural materials in cosmetics
In a bathroom, you'll find all the beauty products: day cream, night cream, eye cream, acne cream, moisturizer, hair growth remover, scrubs, beauty masks, etc... All these bottles could fit in one (or almost!) if you decide to go raw and natural.
Layering is the eco-responsible cosmetic trend of the moment. This practice comes from Japan and invites you to return to the essential and to the present moment. The idea is to use raw and natural raw materials such as vegetable oils ( coconut oilNigella oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, etc. ...), aloe vera ...
Moreover, green, white or pink clay, depending on your skin, is one of your best beauty allies. Always have it in your zero waste bathroom!
4. Consider compostable and biodegradable materials
Plastic is not infinitely recyclable.. However, natural materials such as glass and wood are! The advantage of wood is that it can end its life in your compost!
Gone are the plastic toothbrushes and hairbrushes! Welcome to biodegradable wood and bamboo handles!
5. Faire ses produits soi-même
Here is a list of DIY recipes waiting for you in the Mag to create your own homemade cosmetics for a zero waste bathroom: