For some, making eco-friendly changes sounds like a difficult and daunting thing to do. However, it actually couldn’t be further from the truth!
There are some very easy swaps that can be made in the home and a lot of these are in the bathroom.
Everyone brushes their teeth, right?
Did you know that every toothbrush you’ve ever owned is still existing somewhere on Earth?! If you’re 33, changing toothbrushes every 3 months (or replacing your electric toothbrush head), that’s 132 toothbrushes in landfill or our oceans so far!
There are also some great uses for your old bamboo handles, rather than disposing of it, such as using it as a plant marker or for part of your kids’ arts and crafts projects.
Top tip – these are PERFECT for travel as they are lightweight and a real space saver. They don’t count as your liquid allowance at airports, either. Also, no chance of leaks!
Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
Someone once said that “wet wipes are for fannies, flights and festivals”. Whenever we speak to a beauty professional, wet wipes are a forbidden word! Archana Sangha, board-certified physician assistant at Anne Arundel Dermatology in Virginia says “they shouldn’t replace cleanser because they don’t thoroughly clean your skin”. Since wipes aren’t totally effective at getting rid of excess oil, using them regularly could lead to clogged pores, which could lead to breakouts. Not only that, but wet wipes clog our drains and end up in our oceans, and are often full of plastic.
These reusable cotton pads from Moonie are one of our favourites. They effortlessly remove make-up and impurities. Simply pop in the wash to reuse again and again. Handcrafted with blissfully soft, pure brushed cotton, these double-layered reusable pads are perfect to use alongside your favourite make-up remover or toner. Available in packs of 7 so you have one for each day of the week!
Make Up Brushes and Sponges
Speaking of makeup, did you know that some makeup brush brands use real animal hair in their brushes? If not animal hair, it’s plastic synthetic fibres. Save our beautiful Earth with your beauty regime by using eco-friendly vegan makeup brushes.
After seeing the heartbreaking picture above, we immediately stopped buying cotton puds that contain plastic. As if this image wasn’t enough, did you know that plastic enters our food chain by marine animals mistaking cotton puds for food? Every year, around a million birds and over 100,000 sea mammals die from eating or getting tangled in plastic waste.
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