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 a deodorant. As such, I’ve focused on things you can buy rather than make to reduce your plastic load.
After the jump find my suggestions for plastic-free alternatives to everyday bathroom products to make your bathroom a happier place!