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Every sustainable swap you make in your home makes a difference. Obviously, you cannot change the world overnight but putting a plan in place going forward is a great way to start to implement changes into your daily life. When I first started making sustainable swaps at home I started with our bathroom as after doing a waste audit I found that we produced quite a lot of waste there.
Plastic Free Beauty Products
Below are 4 plastic-free beauty products form a company called Resolute Bamboo Care that you might want to consider for your home.
Who Are Resolute Bamboo Care?
Resolute Bamboo Care is a small independent company that sells a range of environmentally friendly and plastic-free beauty products. Ranging from biodegradable toothbrushes to reusable makeup pads.
The Benefits of Bamboo
One of the main ingredients Resolute Bamboo Care use in their products is, funnily enough, bamboo. Bamboo is well known for its sustainable properties because it’s a fast-growing crop which doesn’t require any pesticdes or insecticides to grow. It can grow to full height in as little as 3-4 months. As an added bonus when it’s harvested it then regrows again from its own roots, so it doesn’t need replanting.
You can find out more about the sustainable benefits of bamboo here.
Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads
I made the switch to reusable bamboo makeup wipes years ago and I’d never go back to disposable wipes now. Resolute Bamboo Care sells these great packs. The box they arrive in is made from 100% recycled cardboard and can either go into your household recycling or in your compost in the garden.
To use the pads you simply wet them and then wipe your face. Personally, I use coconut oil too as I find that helps to remove all of my makeup. I’ve done that for years now and never had a problem with it. The great thing about using coconut oil is that one jar can last for years! I’ve bought a grand total of 2 jars in the last 5 years. You can find it in glass jars too which can be recycled or reused after use.
Reusable bamboo makeup pads are easy to wash you just put them in your washing machine with all of your other items. You can also hand wash them if needed. You can line dry them or put them in the tumble dryer.
Find out more about these bamboo makeup pads here.
We made the switch to bamboo toothbrushes in 2017 and we’ve been really happy with them. I find that a bamboo toothbrush lasts much longer than the plastic ones. They also have natural anti-bacterial properties so much better for you and your teeth.
The bamboo sticks can be composted at the end of their life or simply placed in your garden somewhere to rot down. Unfortunately, the bristles cannot be composted. I’m yet to find a bamboo toothbrush that does have compostable bristles so you need to pull out the bristles before you compost them. You can use plyers to do that or alternatively just cut off the head of the brush and compost the stick.
The Resolute Bamboo Care bristles are made from Nylon 6 which apparently can be recycled although you’d need to find out where.
Find out more about these bamboo toothbrushes here.
Plastic Free Floss
Switching to plastic-free dental floss is another great way to reduce your bathroom waste. Most floss is made from either Nylon or Teflon and comes in a non-recyclable plastic container.
This plastic-free floss is made from bamboo charcoal fibre, Polyester yarn, candelilla wax and peppermint essential oil. It’s packaged in a zero-waste and plastic-free glass container which can be reused again and again. It also comes with a metal lid where you can cut the floss.
It’s Vegan & PETA cruelty-free and you can buy separate refills without having to buy a new dispenser each time.
Find out more about this plastic-free floss here.
Bamboo Cotton Buds
Most cotton buds are made from a non-recyclable plastic, they often end up in our oceans as people flush them down the toilet which causes harm to marine life. They only thing that you should flush down your toilet is toilet paper and waste from your body! Everything else causes damage or harm somewhere.
Related Post: What Do You Flush Down Your Sink & Toilet?
These bamboo cotton buds are entirely free from plastic and they are biodegradable and compostable which meas you can put them in your home compost.
The tips are made from pure cotton and the sticks are bamboo. This is a great sustainable bathroom swap to make to reduce plastic waste in our oceans.
Find out more about these bamboo cotton buds here.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the above plastic-free beauty products. Would you like to switch to them or perhaps you have already? Let me know in the comments below.
About Gina Caro
Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life. Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog.
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