We all know we should be trying to live a greener lifestyle and to find more sustainable ways of living. Doing this can be a lot easier than you may realize.
Getting a reusable coffee cup, water bottle etc. Not only is it better for the environment but it is also better for your pocket.
But did you know there are also easy ways to stay sustainable when it comes to beauty?
Here are some easy zero waste beauty tips you can adapt to your life to make a big difference in your carbon footprint:
Switch to shampoo bar & conditioner
Making the switch from bottled shampoo to a shampoo bar may take a little getting used to but it is a really healthy step in reducing the amount of plastic waste you consume and the number of toxins you are applying to your skin as well.
Shampoo and conditioner bars are toxin free and don’t come in plastic. They are biodegradable and safe if they make their way into the sea or animals.
Buy local handmade soap
The same advantages above apply for soaps. Buying handmade soap limits the plastic and toxins you are using. If you buy local, you are also supporting local business.
Make your own DIY face masks
Making your own face masks is so easy and so much better for your skin. You can be sure there are no nasties in them and zero waste for the environment. There are a plethora of recipes online to suit different skin types.
Introduce a green bin in the bathroom
Did you know if you use 100% cotton tampons you can throw them in the compost bin, massively reducing your carbon footprint over your lifetime? Anything biodegradable can go into in, cotton buds, biodegradable toilet paper, nail clippings, hair, 100% latex condoms, 100% cotton buds, and cardboard tampon applicators.
Buy biodegradable cotton buds
Don’t but plastic cotton buds, they end up all over the sea and the danger they can potentially cause sea life is shocking. Biodegradable cotton buds are roughly the same price but 100 times better for the environment. Pure cotton is naturally absorbent and gentle on the skin so it makes for the perfect addition to your bathroom or makeup table.