Conscious Bathroom Products

Change: Make the bathroom more conscious.

Action: This is a room in the house that can make a HUGE impact. Lotion, shampoo, body wash, shaving cream bottles, razors, toothbrushes, deodorants, ear swabs fill our landfills-most of these items and bottles are made of combine types of plastics and metals that make these items very hard to recycle.

If you like more traditional brand name products, then I would suggest looking into a service called LOOP this is a great service and offers a refillable service on many of your favorite products.

If you like more natural products, then a refill service or store will definitely be more satisfying. Many of these shops are popping up in city’s, if there is not a shop in your area there may be a service available at your farmers markets or check into delivery services.

If you live in LA I recommend trying;
Sustain LA
Refillery LA
No-Tox Life
BYO Long Beach

These stores and services usually encourage you to bring your own jars and bottles to fill up, they will tare weight them before you fill up.

You may choose to save your final plastic bottle of body wash, lotion or shampoo to refill or buy a bottle they offer.

Many of these locations offer essential oil infused lotions, shampoos, conditioner, body washes, body scrubs, toothpastes, deodorants, detergents and much more. They also have easily recyclable options for shaving creams, dental floss, tab mouthwash, toothpaste, toothbrushes and even reusable ear swab options.

If you don’t have a store or service in your area, many of these items can be ordered online and shipped with very little recyclable packaging.

Ethique is a great product line and can be ordered on Amazon if that is the only option.

LUSH is now in many malls across the world and is also a great resource if you choose your products wisely in reusable or paper packaging. I love the LUSH bar shampoo.

If you are open to creating a few of these products at home, I suggest starting with making your own body scrubs, toothpaste, deodorant or even dry shampoo. It is easier than you think, saves so much money and reduces your waste dramatically.

Switching to a plastic free razor is both chic and very low waste! There are many options for this product, I suggest looking for the perfect one to best match your needs.

Makeup wipes can be another wasteful product, but they don’t have to be. Reusable cloth wipes are easily made with old t-shirts or can be purchased in a pack with a wash bag. These are better for both your skin and the environment.

Reuseable wet wipes are made easily with old pj’s or t-shirts you can find that tutorial HERE on our IG @consciouscleanup

Your toilet is also a place where all sorts of choices can be made.
‘Who Gives A Crap’
Offers 100% recycled or bamboo paper options, depending on your style and 50% of profits are donated to sanitation projects in developing worlds.
TUSHY is another great option-for many reasons

Enrichment: Dry Shampoo Recipe
Light Hair
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
1 tbsp bentonite clay
7 drops lavender essential oil

Dark Hair
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
1 tbsp bentonite clay
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (varies with hair color)
7 drops lavender essential oil

Most of these items are available at your local refill store or service or health food store. Sometimes in bulk! Also available on Amazon.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a non metal utensil.

Store in a spice shaker and use at your roots or in a jar and use with a makeup brush.

Use your hands to blend. Done!

Know Before You Throw!