We’ve made a list of all kinds of products we use every day in our daily life. Such as products we use in the bathroom or in the kitchen. We searched the web to find eco-friendly alternatives that are way better to use for the environment. These products are for instance biodegradable, have a plastic-free packaging or are made of recycling-friendly and natural materials such as wood, glass or metal.
Let us inspire you to start your zero waste lifestyle. It is pretty easy to live more waste and plastic-free, it is just that you need to know where to begin. The list below will give you some ideas and sollutions for eco-friendly alternatives for daily used products. These products are also great gift ideas for family and friends
Let's start with the basics:
Reusable water bottles: A reusable water bottle is a great alternative for bottled water. It prevents a lot of plastic pollution that is caused by the plastic bottles. The best zero waste option is a stainless steel water bottle.
Grocery bags: Stop buying a plastic grocery bag at the grocery store every time. Because you can bring your own bag and be more fashionable at the same time. A reusable shopping bag is fairly cheap and reduces plastic waste. But you can also get a more expensive designer bag as well.
Dual trash bins: You can prevent a lot of waste by separating recyclables from your garbage. A great way to achieve this is by getting a dual trash can and place it in your kitchen. A dual recycling bin contains of two separate buckets so you can sort your trash and recyclables in one receptacle. .
Reusable lighters: A great alternative for disposable lighters are rechargeable electronic arc lighters. These lighters don’t spark a flame but spark a plasma arc. The arc lighters can be used to light candles, kitchen stoves, cigarettes and much more.
You can also apply the same approach to Personal Care & Cosmetics.
Let's start with Face & Body care:
Bath soap: This is a solid soap bar with generous amounts of goats milk, shea butter and whole oats. This soap bar will make your skin very soft. The soap bar is pollution free and is made of all natural products. So you’ll find no parabens, sulfates or synthetic fragrances and dyes in this soap bar.
Body sponge: Clean your whole body in the shower or in your both with this charcoal body sponge. It is 100% natural and eco-friendly. It is packaged in a cardboard box. The sponge is free of parabens, sulphates & chemicals. After use, you can compost the body sponge.
Deodorant: An alternative for a deodorant spray is a deodorant cream. This deodorant comes in a plastic free packaging. The cream is effective for all activities and keeps you fresh throughout the day.
Lip balm: This is an all natural and plastic-free lip balm that moisturizes dry and cracked lips. It is all natural and contains organic ingredients only. The lip balm is packaged in a recyclable tin that is also biodegradable.
Scrub: This is a charcoal scrub for deep cleansing of your face and body. The all natural scrub comes in a glass jar with a metal lid. You can use the scrub for making your skin softer and brighter. It is also great to reduce acne or dry skin and it has a strong anti-aging action.
Skin brush: This dry skin brush is made from all natural materials. The handle of the body brush is crafted from cherry wood and the bristles are made of the hairs from boars.
Soap bar: The organic soap bar is all-natural and uses as few ingredients as possible. The soap contains a mix of plant-based oils and natural clays. Great to use as hand soap or body soap under the shower.
Shampoo: When you think of shampoo you probably think of a plastic bottle filled with your favorite hair product. But you can also use shampoo bars. Our shampoo bars are 100% biodegradable and 100% vegan. So there is no plastic packaging and the shampoo itself isn’t harmful for the sea life and for your
Conditioner: you can find solutions that come in no-plastic packaging and are made from all natural ingredients. The solid conditioner bar comes in a metal or carton container and is good for 100 – 130 washes.
Hair brush: Thera are a natural sandalwood hair brushes which contains zero plastic. The detangling hair comb has natural rounded bristles which are attached to a rubber base. The brush handle is crafted of a strong and durable natural sandelwood.
Hair mask: Give your hair a 100% organic hair mask with this pure and natural
Dental floss: Most dental floss comes in a plastic box. A better zero waste alternative is dental floss which comes in recyclable paper packaging our glass packaging. This eliminates the use of a disposable plastic container.
Toothbrush: Instead of using a disposable plastic toothbrush you can use a bamboo toothbrush. Most people replace their disposable toothbrush every two to three months. A bamboo or wooden zero waste toothbrush feels a bit weird in the beginning, because the texture is less smooth than plastic. But you’ll get used to it pretty quick.
Thoothpick: The best alternative for plastic toothpicks are wooden or metal toothpicks. A wooden toothpick can only be used once. So if you want to reuse your dental picks we recommend getting titanium toothpicks.
With these tips you are good to go and start your new zero waste life! Start your journey as a Green Tailor! Enjoy!