10 Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps

Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps

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10 Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps | The bathroom ranks number 2 on most wasteful room in your house. We use a lot of disposable products in there! Luckily, there are reusable alternatives for nearly everything that we discard. Start phasing out the following disposables and you’ll eventually have more floor space with no need for that trash can!


1. Toothbrush (retire your plastic one once it wears out and replace it with a bamboo alternative that can be composted) You can get one HERE!
2. Toothpaste (toothpaste tubes are destined for a landfill – not to mention that some of them have/had micro plastics in them for an abrasive property which is crazy. Once, your current tube runs out, try making your own! Check out my recipe HERE!)


3. Cotton Balls (Instead of throwing your money away, invest in some organic cotton rounds to remove makeup.) Find them HERE.


4. Shampoo (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) Find it HERE.

5. Razor (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.

6. Tampons (Instead of disposable tampons, try using a menstrual cup – check out my article HERE on why you should switch today!) You can also find the menstrual cup HERE.

7. Menstrual Pads (Rather than throwing your 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!


8. Floss (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. I personally use a waterpik and that is because I have orthodontics and is what my doctor recommended. 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 (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.)


10.Toilet Paper (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 bidetor go with the “family cloth” option. That’s up to you.)

What Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps are your favorite?

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    • Instead of the cotton rounds you could also use washable make-up remover cloths. I bought a pack of two from Ulta and they’ve lasted a couple of years so far and were relatively inexpensive.

  1. I’m currently in the period of transitioning to low-waste lifestyle so I’m investing in lots of reusable and long lasting things. Very excited about that! Sadly, I have to order everything to the address of someone I know who lives abroad and then get them. I read about the Diva cups, but they advise to get new ones after a year, which, I think, is ridiculous. And also, I stumbled upon bamboo menstrual pads (which I’d use for every day ‘leaking’), so I guess that’s a better option than the organic cotton ones. Or you think they’re equally alright?

    I’m following you on instagram and it’s great to see all the tips, but you’re super lucky to be able to get lots of stuff in bulk. That’s not really an option for many things in many countries, I think. But ok, I’m gonna try the best I can. 🙂

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