No Plastic Bathroom - Part 2

 

No Plastic Bathroom - Part 2

 

Hair

Here are some plastic-free hair ties, combs and brushes (here's another brush!)

Shampoo - There's always the option of going "poo-free", and occasionally rinsing with apple cider vinegar. Next step up would be to use baking soda and a few drops of essential oil. You can purchase aluminum-free baking soda from the bulk section at a grocery store or you can get it in a cardboard box as opposed to a plastic bag. To wash with it, you first have to get your hair wet, then you can either put baking soda straight on your head or mix it in a jar with water, and add a drop of essential oil. "Work it" into your scalp then rinse with water. You can also rinse with apple cider vinegar (for some shine). 

Another plastic free option would be shampoo bars. Also Kathryn at Going Zero Waste has a few dry shampoo recipes. i've tried the cacao one (dark hair) and it worked perfectly fine.

*Rosemary Gladstar has many amazing books where you can find more recipes. There are more books with other great shampoo and body product recipes but there's a baby sleeping in the office right now so I will have to come back and edit this post later.

Face

Micro-beads - Here is what happens when you wash micro-beads down the drain. 

Face Cream - Here are some whipped butter options. You can also save money and use coconut oil or apricot kernel for your face and body.

Shave - If you shave your face here is a whole list of things you can purchase at Life Without Plastic from razors to shaving cream/soap, shaving brushes to ceramic soap mugs. 

Q-tips - A few different options for actual tips. Check out this funky metal thing!  

Make-up - Here are some "clean" make up options, make up removal pads, and sunscreen

Make-up Recipes from Going Zero Waste: Eye liner and Mascara, Lipstick and Blush 

A word about Glitter -  Here is a National Geographic article on problems with glitter as it adds to the micro plastic problem in the oceans. Lush is a cosmetics company that now sells shiny make-up without micro plastics. They have stores all over the world.

Here are a few more reasons why it's important not only to go plastic free but also chemical and cruelty free; 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

 

Private Bits

Moon Cycle - If you or your child bleeds here are some low/no waste options from a previous post all about moon cycle and plastics.

 Powder - One of the cleanest products (talc, cornstarch, gluten and synthetic free) that comes without plastic seems to be Chagrin Valley. If you like to or need to powder your parts, this might be a good option. I've personally never tried this product.

 

Up next: Hands & Feet, Full body and Armpits