Eco Swap: Bathroom Edition

Eco Swap: Bathroom Edition
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Welcome to the second instalment of Eco Swaps... Bathroom Edition! Bathrooms are the second most wasteful room after the kitchen. Bathroom products were designed for convenience and easy disposal ergo plastic packaging. Many people are convinced that we need these products to stay happy and beautiful with ourselves. 
However, that's not the case. There are eco friendly, reusable or compostable  alternatives to your everyday bathroom essentials that can be replaced to protect the environment and planet. 


Here are 15 simple swaps for a zero waste bathroom: 

Hair Care 

Liquid Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles vs. Shampoo & Conditioner Bars 


  • gently removes dirt and oil 
  • allows for a more resilient, visibly smooth and tangle-free hair 
  • lasts up to 50-70 washes, depending on hair density and volume 
  • contains lavender essential oil, shea butter, hydrolyzed oats to effectively calm, soothe, and hydrate the scalp and split ends  


Learn more about Plantish's Shampoo and Conditioner Bar Sets


Plastic Hairbrush vs. Bamboo Hairbrush

  • made with a sustainably sourced & highly renewable bamboo handle 
  • rounded bristle heads will spark increased levels of blood flow, aiding in hair growth 
  • bamboo material has antibacterial qualities so hair can stay healthy 
  • bristles relieves stress by mocking a scalp massage 


Oral Care 

Disposable Toothbrushes vs. Bamboo Toothbrushes 

  • made out of bamboo 
  • 99% biodegradable with recyclable bristles 
  • soft bristles so they can fully get in between the teeth and leave a nice polish 


Nylon Dental Floss vs. Silk Dental Floss 

  • all natural, eco friendly bamboo floss 
  • compostable with a reusable, refillable glass container 
  • chemical free, leaving your teeth squeaky clean after use 

    Face & Body Care 

    Liquid Soap vs. Bar Soap 

    • creates smooth and silky foam that gently moisturizes and gradually strengthens skin 
    • PH optimized, making it easy on the face without stripping natural oils in the skin's natural barrier 
    • made of 4 ingredients only: shea butter, olive oil, water, lye (no additives, preservatives)  



    Disposable Razors vs. Double Edge Safety Razor 

    • offers a superior, ultra-gentle shave, removing all hairs without a single irritation 
    • reduces razor burns, pesky ingrown hairs and shaving rashes 
    • head of blade is bent so it maximizes the efficiency of the shave and minimizes the number of cuts 
    • cost effective and rust free 
    • environmentally friendly with zero plastic and zero waste 
    • travel friendly 


    Learn more about Plantish's Double Edge Safety Razor

    Disposable Cotton Pads vs. Reusable Cotton Rounds 

    • perfect and ideal for makeup removal and/or applying toner 
    • soak up cleansing water or oil for effective and friction-less eye and lip makeup removal  
    • doesn't shrink and stays soft 
    • can moisten and pop them in the freezer to use for puffy eyes 
    • made out of bamboo 


    Deodorant Stick vs. Deodorant Bars 

    • safe to use everywhere on your body where sweat and/or odour resides  
    • non-irritating, containing no baking soda, toxic aluminum, artificial scent, parabens, phthalates or beeswax 
    • contains shea butter for a smooth and easy glide onto skin that strengths the skin's natural barrier 

    Plastic Shower Puffs vs. Loofah Shower Pads 

    • natural loofah to create gentle friction, perfect for shedding dead skin cells and increasing localized blood flow and circulation 
    • ideal for exfoliating needs 
    • can mitigate any smell by boiling it in clean water

    Plastic Body Scrubber vs. Dry Body Brush 

    • great for dry skin brushing which can relieve itches, exfoliate dead skin, stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage 
    • results include smoother skin, rejuvenated and reduce appearance of cellulite 
    • vegan bristles are firmer than animal hair which means more dead skin will brush off 
    • made of natural agave sisal bristles and beechwood handle 
    • can be used with or without clothing on, depending on skin type 


      Regular Q-Tips vs. Bamboo Q-Tips 

      •  convenient to clean your ears, correct makeup or for anything else you would ever use conventional cotton swabs for 
      • reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs and Q-tips 

      Disposal Menstrual Pads vs. Menstrual Cups 

      • designed to be flexible, thin and comfortable 
      • reusable and convenient 
      • cost effective; saving you up to 10 years worth of other disposal menstrual products 
      • made from the top tier Medical-Grade Silicones  

      Regular Toilet Paper vs. Bamboo Toilet Paper 

      • made out of eco-friendly and sustainable materials  
      • bamboo breaks down faster than traditional toilet paper 
      • resilient and more flexible than wood, concrete and even steel 
      • developed with 3-layer thickness
      • durable, tough to break and absorbent 

      Plastic Toilet Brush vs. Bamboo Toilet Brush 

      • 100% all natural brush made from tough sisal plant fixed securely to a beech wood handle 
      •  biodegradable and can easily be recycled 

      Paper Towels vs. Swedish Sponge Cloths 


      • replaces the use of up to 17 rolls of paper towels and can be composted easily 
      • super absorbent and 100% compostable 
      • quick drying feature: no more dishcloth smell 
      • durable and long lasting: typically lasts for 2-3 months but can last up to 6-12 months or 200 wash cycles  

      Easy and simple! I hope you enjoyed this list and found even more ways to be eco-friendly and kinder to the planet and environment. 


      Missed the first series? No need to worry! You can find it here: Eco Swap: Kitchen Edition


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