Top tips for a more eco-friendly bathroom

Reusable Products To Make Your Bathroom Even More Eco-friendly!

September 2021

By now, we’ve all realised our lives need to be a little greener. Many of us have had an eco-friendly revamp, stocking up on metal straws and cotton bags to help reduce our waste.

However, there are plenty more sustainable, reusable options out there to help us all live a greener lifestyle.

Here are some of our favourite reusable items for your bathroom:

Cut out the disposable razors

Safety razors might seem like a scary and old fashioned method of shaving, but they’re better for both the environment and your skin.

Disposable is in the name, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that two billion plastic razors are thrown away each year. If you also consider the amount of packaging each cartridge razor comes in…that’s a lot of plastic filling up landfills.

Metal safety razors, however, are designed to last, only requiring the metal blades to be replaced every 5-6 shaves. Safety razors are also proven to provide a smoother, less irritating shave than their multi-blade counterparts.

There are many safety razor options available today but the basic idea is the same and they’re mostly made from stainless steel. This Edwin Jagger chrome-plated safety razor is the perfect option for beginners in the world of safety razors.

Need more convincing? Have a read of Refinery 29’s love letter to the safety razor.

Choose a different kind of cotton pad

Cotton requires huge amounts of energy and resources to produce, so it’s not an ideal material for single-use products.

According to WWF, the amount of water needed to produce enough cotton for a basic white t-shirt is the same amount of water one person would drink over three years. We keep t-shirts for a LOT longer than a cotton pad, so doesn’t it make sense to stop using single-use pads?

Luckily, there are now plenty of options available that means soon you could be throwing away your cotton pad for the last time. 

These bamboo and cotton pads from Bambaw are extra soft, making your skincare routine feel super luxurious. They also come with ‘scrub terry pads’ to remove stubborn makeup and lightly exfoliate your skin – what a bonus!

Once you’ve used your pad, simply throw it in with your regular washing and voila! It’s as good as new.


Switch up your cotton buds

Another single-use cotton product that’s easy to replace – the cotton bud! A bathroom essential and relatively easy to find eco-friendly alternatives.

This reusable cotton bud from LastObject is made of recycled ocean waste plastic and lasts up to 1000 uses. That’s 1000 fewer pieces of plastic waste you’ll be contributing to the world. 

A sleeker option

Looking for ways to make your bathroom more stylish AND eco-friendly? Refillable shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles really are a win-win.

Fiils are a relatively new face on the sustainable scene. With a range of refillable metal bottles and refill pouches, it’s the easiest way to cut down on single-use plastic bottles.

Let us know if you have any more reusable product tips. We’re on Facebook at @FeelGoodEco and Instagram at @FeelGood_eco.

For tips on how to reuse your Feel Good loo roll, head over to our blog.

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