We all like to look and smell good. Deodorant, body wash, shampoo, moisturiser, make-up, are all staples of most of our lives. All of these things come in packaging, often plastic. Frequently there is far more packaging than is necessary, as the manufacturer tries to make it look larger, and so better value for money, or more luxurious.
When this packaging is thrown away, it will end up in landfill sooner or later. The idea of zero waste personal care can seem outlandish. We cannot buy deodorant, shampoos, or lotions unpackaged. There’s no option to buy it loose and supply our own glass container, so how do we achieve waste free personal care without sacrificing personal hygiene?
Fortunately, there are a wide number of natural products that can be used in place of the commercially produced and packaged ones. Most can be freely purchased at your everyday stores, for example, baking soda is surprisingly versatile. It can be used for everything from deodorant to toothpaste.
Plastic toothbrushes can be replaced with wooden ones that have natural bristles. Check out our resources for more information, advice, and tips on how you can switch to a zero waste personal care regime.