Zero Waste Bathroom Products
In this post, I am going to list the best zero waste products that you can use for your bathroom. Most of these products in this list I use myself, but the ones I don’t use I simply list as an alternative option for you.
1. BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH
Although there are many bamboo toothbrushes on the market right now, I choose Brush With Bamboo because it is the only toothbrush in the world (as of now) that is 100% compostable. Bamboo toothbrushes still have plastic bristles that you have to ply out before composting. However, with this toothbrush, you can safely bury the bristles in your backyard soil!
2. TONGUE SCRAPER
Tongue scrapers have a whole host of benefits including getting rid of toxins that are on your tongue, reducing bacteria in your mouth, improving your sense of taste, and reducing bad breath. I absolutely love my tongue scraper and it is definitely an essential bathroom item for me now.
3. COMPOSTABLE FLOSS
Use up your old plastic floss (which is a landfill item) and switch over to a compostable floss! There are so many good ones in the market out there right now and they work so well!
David’s toothpaste is the only toothpaste on the market that I know of that comes in a fully recyclable metal tube. It even has a metal tube scraper that comes with it so that you get every last bit of paste out.
I personally have not used David’s toothpaste, but I do use Bite Tooth Tabs, which work really well for me. Both options are great zero waste toothpaste alternatives – just depends what works for you!
5. SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER BARS
I swear by Ethique shampoo and conditioner bars. They are zero waste and foam up like regular shampoo!
However, I’ve also heard great things about Zero Waste Store shampoo bars.
If you’re not a fan of shampoo bars, but want another eco-friendly option, then check out Plaine Products! The shampoo + conditioner comes in recyclable metal cannisters that you can REFILL for free through their refill program.
6. NATURAL LOOFAH
Store-bought loofahs are made of plastic and aren’t great for the environment, so switching to a natural loofah is the best sustainable scrubber you can!
They are fully compostable, soft, but still scrub really well! (Tip: they can also be used as dish scrubbers!)
7. BAR SOAP
Switching to bar soap for your face and/or body is a great zero waste swap. Really any bar soap you like will work, however, Meow Meow Tweet has some really great options! I currently use their charcoal + tea tree oil facial body bar.
Almost all mainstream deodorants are packaged in non-recyclable plastic tubes. Switching to a compostable or recyclable deodorant is one of the best swaps you can make! I have had really good results with Priority Organics deodorant, but there are a ton of other good brands out there too!
9. REUSABLE COTTON ROUNDS + MAKEUP REMOVER
I have been making my own homemade makeup remover for about 5 years now, and it works so well! It is made with all natural ingredients that are good for your skin + body and removes makeup with ease. I pour my solution over some reusable cotton rounds in a mason jar and then wash them when they are all used up. Give it a go and let me know what you think! It really is such a good alternative to plastic-wrapped and chemical-laden makeup wipes.
10. SAFETY RAZOR
Safety razors are one of the best zero waste swaps you can make! They are better for your skin, better for the environment, and yes, better for your wallet! You can read my blog post on all you need to know about safety razors and see the cost comparison I did of a safety razor vs. a plastic razor.
I currently use a Lisse shave safety razor, but if you are looking for a more traditional look and use, then Leaf shave is also a great option because it has a bendable head with multiple blades. Although you should note that I have heard from several people that the Leaf shave razor doesn’t work very well for men’s facial hair for whatever reason.
Feel free to refer back to this list any time you are wanting to make a zero waste swap for your bathroom. I hope that this list helped and provided you with some good options for your lifestyle!