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5 Easy Eco-Friendly Swaps for a Plastic-Free Bathroom

5 Easy Eco-Friendly Swaps for a Plastic-Free Bathroom

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. 

Join us in practicing #PlasticFreeJuly yearlong by saying no to single-use plastics and choosing products with a minimal environmental footprint. Get started with 5 easy eco-friendly swaps for a plastic-free bathroom.

Swap 1: Switch to bar soap 🧼

Switch from liquid soap to bar soap and from shampoo to shampoo bars. Making the switch not only means less disposables but also bar soaps have a waterless formula, which make them even more eco-friendly. With bar soap, you'll save water, plastic, and the planet—a trifecta of sustainable triumphs from your shower alone. Unwrapped Life even makes bars which are customizable based on your hair type, so you don't have to sacrifice good hair days :) 

Swap 2: Switch to a bamboo toothbrush 🦷

Most standard toothbrushes are made from polypropylene plastic for the handle and nylon for the bristles. Both of these materials are derived directly from fossil fuels, and therefore are fueling the industry primarily responsible for climate change. We recommend switching from a plastic toothbrush to a toothbrush with a replaceable head or a bamboo toothbrush. Bamboo toothbrushes are made from a much more biodegradable material and using one is a very simple step towards a more sustainable future.   

Swap 3: Make your own lotion! 🧴

Why spend $ on another bottle of lotion when you could make your own? Follow us on TikTok (@nebiainc) for a quick DIY, non-greasy, lush lotion recipe with our favorite Nebian, Alexa! 

Swap 4: A new way to shave 

Unlike disposable razors, safety razors are built to last a lifetime. Since the razor itself lasts so long, only the razor blades need to be recycled. This one is a no-brainer!

Swap 5: Say goodbye to toilet paper! 🧻

Fun fact: The average bidet uses only one-eighth of a gallon of water, while it takes about 37 gallons of water to make a single roll of toilet paper! Not ready to make the switch to a bidet? Don't worry, there are several eco-friendly alternatives to traditional toilet paper. Find out more about them here

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Besides these swaps there are many other great swaps both in and out of the bathroom! What swaps have you made during #PlasticFreeJuly?