7 Eco Bath Products To Help Reduce Plastic
Looking for ways to cut down on plastic in the bathroom? You can start right here with these eco bath products.
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Aside from the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the main places where unnecessary plastic accumulates. Think shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath – all of which often comes in plastic bottles. By now, you’ll be well aware of the devastating impact that plastic has on our planet. And with the recent discovery of microplastics in human blood, the ocean and snow, fear is starting to grow. While it’s unclear what health complications can arise from microplastics, it’s still enough cause for concern.
One thing that we can all be sure of is that we could all be doing more. Some simple bathroom swaps can make a huge difference, so let’s start there.
7 Eco Bath Products
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Bath salts are a great alternative to bubble bath as they generally don’t contain harmful chemicals. If you have sensitive skin, you might benefit from making this switch. These aromatherapy bath salts * contains dead sea salt and a blend of essential oils, which are known to treat aches and joint pain. The brand uses minimal packaging where possible and it’s entirely plastic free.
If you’re a parent who is trying to live more sustainably, then you’ll probably realise that there aren’t many eco-friendly bath toy options in stores. Unfortunately, most of them are made from plastic, which can shed microplastics. Furthermore, there are studies to suggest that many plastic bath toys harbour bacteria, which can be harmful to young children.
Need an alternative? This submarine bath toy * is really cute, and it doesn’t contain any plastic, either. It’s made with sustainable reclaimed rubberwood, making it BPA-free and free of other nasties.
Bath bombs are generally a great eco-friendly product because they are often plastic-free and zero waste. These bath “kubes” * are a better alternative to using conventional bubble bath as they don’t contain any plastic and they are made with only natural ingredients. You just take one half of the “kube” and put it under running water to generate bubbles. It’s that simple!
Body scrubs are great for exfoliating your skin and removing dead skin cells. However, many brands use harsh chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural moisture or irritate the skin. This coffee body scrub * from UpCircle is made with upcycled coffee grounds which helps to gently buff away dead skin. It’s vegan, cruelty free, and 100% plastic free. You can reuse or recycle the packaging.
Using a loofah can help to exfoliate the skin, leaving it smooth and hydrated. Some loofahs are made from plastic and other synthetic materials, while natural loofahs like this one * are part of the cucumber family. This loofah is pretty great as it can be cut up and used for cleaning pots and pans, making it incredibly versatile. They can also be easily cleaned in the washing machine to be used over and over again. There are few things that are more eco-friendly than a natural loofah!
Soap bars are without a doubt one of the best eco-friendly swaps that you can make in the bathroom. They are compact, travel-friendly and minimal waste; you can use them until they are completely used up. No plastic waste here! This lime and sea salt soap bar * is made with just a few natural ingredients, making it suitable for all skin types. The lime essential oils will leave you smelling fresh while simultaneously helping you de-stress and relax.
Simply put, you can’t have a soap bar without having something to put it in. Putting it on the bathroom counter is a bad idea as it won’t dry properly. This simple wooden dish * has carved holes to allow for proper drainage, so your bar of soap remains dry and fresh, ready for the next use. I recommend that you also place your soap dish in sunlight whenever possible to speak up the drying process.
These eco bath products can help get you started to creating a plastic-free, minimal waste bathroom. Just remember to use up what you already own first, as that’s the most sustainable thing that you can do!