Today I have a fantastic guest post from Jai Richard, writer of the blog Tea for Bohemia on the steps she is taking to reduce plastic use in her bathroom.
Like many people, I strive to reduce the amount of plastic that enters my house. I take my canvas bags to the supermarket. I don’t buy bottled water. And, on occasion, I have been ridiculed for taking home and washing the plastic cutlery due to be disposed of at the end of a picnic. However, it was only relatively recently that I realised that plastic need not be an unavoidable fact of life should I wish to be clean and smell nice.
For the dedicated, the internet contains a wealth of recipes for cooking up your own soaps or how to boil linseeds to make hair gel. Fantastic! My bookmarks bar is filled with recipes and DIYs that I one day hope to get around to trying.
However, in all honesty being between houses, with all my worldly possessions in storage, and living in a pimped-up cupboard under the stairs, there is a lot to be said for the convenience of simply being able to buy deodorant. As such, I’ve focused on things you can buy rather than make to reduce your plastic load.
Hare are my suggestions for plastic-free alternatives to everyday bathroom products to make your bathroom a happier place!