You want to treat yourself right with the best toiletries, but why not treat the planet right while you’re at it? These 10 eco-friendly toiletries make it easy to do both! These products combine natural and organic ingredients with thoughtful and low-waste packaging to combat the heavy plastic usage that dominates the beauty industry. You can feel good keeping these eco-friendly toiletries on hand knowing they’re good for you and the planet!
1. Organic Sunscreen
Butter Me Up Organics knows that sunscreen is one of the biggest offenders of containing toxic and unnatural ingredients that are no good for your skin or mother nature. Lucky for us they offer an organic, eco-friendly sunscreen that’s made up of natural ingredients and offers great sun protection! The sunblock also comes in a reusable and recyclable glass jar, not a plastic squeeze tube or metal aerosol bottle, so nothing goes to the landfill! With no parabens, dyes, sulfates, or other harmful toxins, you can be sure this sunscreen will treat both your skin and the environment with the utmost respect.
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2. Compostable Toothbrush
Keeping your teeth healthy is important, and so is keeping our planet healthy! Using a compostable bamboo toothbrush is a great way to reduce the plastic build-up that fills landfills across the globe each year. Well over one billion toothbrushes are thrown away every year worldwide and that plastic will not biodegrade into the earth any time soon. With most compostable and eco-friendly toothbrushes, once you compost them they disappear in a matter of months! No plastic, and no landfill waste!
These bamboo toothbrushes by EarthSider are 100% compostable, even the bristles are plant-based! The paint on the handle and bristles are also plant-based, so no toxins are going into your mouth or the environment!
3. Plastic-Free Toothpaste
Using a toothbrush that’s plastic-free loses it’s meaning unless you’re pairing it with a plastic-free toothpaste! There are many different zero-waste toothpastes out there, including some powders and tabs that work as alternatives to the traditional paste! If you want to stick with a paste, go for one that’s made with natural ingredients and is packaged in a recyclable tube, nothing containing plastic so it’s eco-friendly.
This toothpaste from Davids is a great choice! The tube is metal and totally recyclable and it even comes with a metal key to help to roll the tube to get every drop of paste! It’s efficient, natural, and recyclable – a natural choice for a healthy mouth and planet!
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4. Natural Deodorant
Something that I never considered when I started the switch to plastic-free products was deodorant! My whole life I had been using popular deodorant brands because they were name brand, not even considering the unnatural ingredients or the 100% plastic packaging! Switching to a natural and eco-friendly deodorant stick was super easy, and honestly, the natural deodorants smell waaay better!
Primal Life Organics understands the importance of natural ingredients both for your body as well as for the environment. Their deodorants are vegan and use natural ingredients like hemp seed oil and arrowroot powder to support use on sensitive skin! The stick is packaged in an eco-friendly and biodegradable container, no plastic!
5. Organic Make-Up Products
It can be a little tricky to find all your favorite makeup products that don’t contain some amount of plastic in the packaging, but there are lots of brands out there offering makeup created using organic, natural ingredients and at least low-waste packaging, which is more eco-friendly than all plastic packaging! Many makeup products can be packaged in bamboo rather than plastic or glass jars that can be refilled or reused, so keep your eyes peeled for brands offering those!
Elate Cosmetics is a great brand that strives for low-waste, vegan, and sustainable beauty products. They offer many different types of organic makeup products and aim to use the least amount of plastic possible in their packaging. The beauty industry, primarily makeup products, is particularly bad about promoting plastic waste. Make the smart choice for your skin and the planet with organic, plastic-free makeup!
6. Reusable Make-Up Wipes
Most makeup wipes or facial cleansing wipes are single-use and clog up landfills. By switching to reusable wipes, you’re not only saving money on buying more single-use wipes, but you’re helping the environment by not disposing of package after package of wipes! There are a lot of reusable makeup wipes and pads out there, you could even DIY your own, but my favorite is the zero-waste reusable bamboo makeup wipe by EarthSider!
They come in different colors and are super soft and effective at removing makeup and cleaning! Traditional makeup wipes contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin and get into the environment. These wipes by EarthSider are made of bamboo and require only warm water to remove tough makeup!
7. Shampoo & Conditioner Bars
Switching to package-free shampoo and conditioner bars is possibly the most popular way to go green with your toiletries, and for good reason! It’s a simple switch from buying shampoos packaged in plastic bottles to eco-friendly bars, and most brands of shampoo bars are effective and offer just as many benefits and more for your hair than chemical-ridden, plastic-packaged hair shampoos and conditioners. The bars are colorful, fun, and convenient and most brands offer a metal tin to store your bars in (recyclable and reusable, of course!) while not in use.
These shampoo bars by The Earthling Company are super cute and smell amazing, coming in several different colors and scents. They’re made with only natural ingredients and promote healthy hair and a healthy planet, a win-win!
8. Safety Razor
Don’t let the name fool you, disposable razors are not really recyclable! They’re made from plastic that will end up clogging landfills and polluting the earth like plastic does. Single-use and other plastic razors are not eco-friendly with over a billion being thrown away each year! Safety razors aim to reduce that number by providing people with completely recyclable and plastic-free razors.
Safety razors are plastic-free and have one replaceable and recyclable razor in between two guards. These razors offer a shave as close to if not closer than traditional plastic razors while being eco-friendly! It’s true that safety razors run a little on the expensive side, but it’s a worthwhile investment because they don’t need to be replaced every month so you’re saving money on buying replaceable razors in the long run!
9. Plastic-Free Hair Accessories
There are many eco-friendly hair accessories out there that are great alternatives to their evil plastic counterparts! Hairbrushes, hair ties, headbands, clips, and so much more can be bought plastic-free! With so many options why would you ever buy the plastic ones? These zero-waste scrunchies from Kooshoo are so cute and completely biodegradable! They are not only stylish but also come stamped with the fairtrade certification and are sustainable and ethically sourced! The paper packaging is completely recyclable as well, so go ahead and buy one (or a dozen)!
10. Eco-Friendly Toiletry Bag
It’s one thing to buy eco-friendly toiletries, but if you keep them in a plastic ridden or non-eco-friendly bag, what’s the point? Get a bag that matches your organic products! Keep all your toiletries safe in an organic, eco-friendly cosmetic or toiletry bag like the ones found at EcoRight.
They have adorable bags in lots of different sizes and styles from eco-conscious designers all over the world! All products sold on EcoRight’s website are made with fabrics that are kind to the environment and packaged in completely compostable packaging. Go ahead and put all your toiletries in one of these bags, it’s effective and stylish for you and good for the planet!
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