The growing trend towards natural beauty and body care products is both exciting and inspiring. We are actively avoiding toxic, synthetic chemicals by switching to natural alternatives, but are we considering the packaging? Reduce your carbon footprint and be kind to the planet with these simple ideas:
1. Shampoo Bar
We absolutely love these! LUSH provides a fantastic range of solid shampoo bars, brimming with ingredients that stimulate the scalp and help promote healthy hair. Take your pick between a variety of scents, styles and ingredients – each bar boasts unique benefits and comes absolutely package-free!
2. Natural Sea Sponge
Lather away your worries in the tub with this all-natural sea sponge. Unlike their synthetic counterparts, the sea sponge contains no chemicals and will last for many years without disintegrating. This brilliant plastic-free sponge has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, making it the perfect bathing companion! Suitable for children and adults alike, the sea sponge is great for exfoliating, massage and general cleansing. What’s more – the natural rope lets it hang dry to prevent mildew.
3. DIY Coffee Body Scrub
This simple scrub requires a handful of basic kitchen ingredients and an airtight glass jar. Ditch harmful micro beads and plastic packaging in favour of this super-effective, affordable and environmentally friendly product. With cellulite reducing properties and a delicious scent, all you need is 1 cup of ground coffee, 1 cup of sugar or salt and half a cup of coconut oil. We found a brilliant tutorial here. Buff your way to beautiful skin without breaking the bank!
4. Bamboo Toothbrush
Enjoy the natural benefits of charcoal with these environmentally friendly bamboo toothbrushes. Ideal for sensitive teeth and gums, these brushes are ethically sourced, free of plastic and biodegradable. With charcoal infused bristles, these brushes are naturally anti-bacterial: helping to promote oral hygiene and whiter teeth!