10 Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps
1. Zero Waste Toothbrush
2. Zero Waste Toothpaste
Related: Remineralizing Zero Waste Toothpaste
3. Cotton Balls
Try alternatives to the plastic bottle of shampoo. Buy in bulk, buy shampoo bars that come in paper packaging, make your own, or try the no-poo method.
Related: Homemade Dry Shampoo
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Replace the disposable razors with a safety razor. A box of stainless steel blades will last quite a long time and can be recycled once dull.
Find the one I use HERE!
Related: Shaving with a Safety Razor
Related: How to Have a Zero Waste Period
You can also find my FAVORITE menstrual cup HERE!
7. Menstrual Pads
Like I said above, there are a lot of options when greening up the red time of the month. Rather than throwing money away with disposable pads, get some cloth pads instead.
I assure you they are much more comfortable and way less diaper like. I’m loving Lunapads right now!
Most floss either comes in plastic packaging or is not biodegradable so finding other options can be tricky. Over the last year, I have come across a few Zero Waste alternatives – some may work for you, some might not.
Related: 4 Ways to Floss Zero Waste
I personally use a waterpik and that is because I used to have orthodontics. It’s just a habit/preference now as a result. If a waterpik is not for you, there are a couple “plastic-free” brands of floss out there. You could also use silk thread or horse hair. My grandmother raised horses and would use horse hair that she collected as a result of grooming.
9. Bath Scrubby
This is a simple Zero Waste Bathroom Swap. Are these really necessary? Couldn’t a wash rag suffice? If not, you can purchase a loofah sponge from your farmer’s market or grow your own.
Since natural loofahs are organic, they can be composted after they are no longer useful.
There are a few options to toilet paper. I choose to use toilet paper made from recycled paper in paper packaging only so I can compost it later – I find this at club stores. You could also install a bidet or go with the “family cloth” option. That’s up to you.