If you go down the aisles in the “beauty” section of any store, you will see thousands of plastic bottles and tubes. I used to blissfully walk down these aisles to see what sort of soap and body wash I wanted to buy, and what new fragrances there were. Now, I see things differently….I see tons of plastic that is difficult to recycle…..tons of washes with chemicals I cannot even pronounce….and a lot of synthetic fragrance, yuck.
Since switching my lifestyle and trying to attain the goal of zero-waste, I have made a huge change in our bathroom in terms of soap. Instead of buying different liquid pump soaps for your hands, and then a body wash, as well as a different wash for “down there”, I now use bars of soap from Soap Works that are made of vegetable glycerin. I have gone from plastic bottles, to one price sticker per bar of soap (some shopping trips I get lucky and find a bar without a sticker). I love their soaps, I get the hypoallergenic one without fragrance, as well as the aloe vera one for any dry skin.
On a separate note, I tried their shampoo/conditioner bar and found that it wasn’t to my liking. It did get my hair clean but I was left with a really weird texture to my hair that I did not like.
I find that it is easy to make little changes to my routine, and I love using things that can do double duty….so the soap bar for body wash can also be used to wash your face or your hands.
An easy switch that satisfies my need for simplicity as well as my goal of less waste 🙂