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Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps Under $15

October 11, 2019

Why embrace moving towards a zero waste bathroom? ๐Ÿ›

Well, as an illustration, here’s a challenge for you: Count the number of different plastic items you use in the bathroom when getting ready for your day or washing up at night.

Scary, right? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Our bathrooms are a mecca of plastic, and often toxic, products.

Not only are these products harmful to our health and the health of our family, but all the plastic packaging is having a massive, detrimental effect on our planet.

Approximately 3.6 BILLION plastic toothbrushes are sent to our landfills every year and there’s no way in hell that any of those will decompose in our lifetime. #dontfeedthelandfills

For this reason, I’ve rounded up some the best budget, friendly zero waste bathroom swaps you can add to your amazon cart next time you place an order.

Even one new zero waste habit is a vote for more environmentally friendly, green products on the market.

Let’s vote with our dollars and show companies we’re not messing around when we say we want less plastic and more biodegradable products!

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Bamboo Toothbrush

Guess how much plastic makes it’s way into our landfills each year from plastic toothbrushes?

Oh, only about 50 million pounds of plastic toothbrushes!

Why put plastic in your mouth everyday when you can maintain those pearly whites with a compostable bamboo toothbrush?

This company is dope because they donate 1% of their sales to bring trees to areas that have experienced deforestation. I’ve never felt so good about buying a toothbrush before.

Zero Waste Floss

This floss uses candelila wax, which is totally plant based.

Finally, floss that’s totally cruelty free, biodegradable, and plastic free.

Wooden Cotton Swabs

Understandably, not everyone wants to give up their cotton swabs when embarking on their zero waste journey.

Admittedly, I don’t want to either. I was stoked to find there are more Earth friendly option than the commonly found plastic stick holding two small heads of cotton together.

These cotton swabs are joined by a small piece of bamboo, an eco-friendly, and easily renewable resource (it can grow up to 3 feet in a single day!) that will biodegrade and pump more oxygen into our atmosphere while soaking up CO2.

Plus, the paper packaging contains no plastic (words to make your heart sing) and is entirely biodegradable.

Safety Razor

Plastic razors are sooo 2000 and late. The plastic is impossible to recycle, they’re ridiculously expensive, and you have to wait a lifetime for a store attendant to unleash one for you from behind their cold, cagged bars.

A safety razor has one metal handle that you can use for the rest of your life (hey, it could even be a future family heirloom) and you simply replace + recycle the blade.

Save your money. Save your planet. Save your life.

Okay, that’s a little dramatic but what I’m trying to say is that these are really cool!

No plastic harm done here.

Shaving Soap

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ on your body?

Think about: there is a reason why there are birth control patches and nicotine patches that go on your skin. Everything that you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream.

Considering that, it’s mind boggling to find the toxic ingredients that make their way into mainstream, conventional shaving creams.

Well, you don’t need to be concerned about that with this shaving bar soap.

It’s made with all natural ingredients that you can read and recognize. This a great zero waste swap on amazon.

Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

No joke, these bamboo pads are so soft and so fluffy!

Perfect for removing eye makeup; they’ll get the job done without tugging and scratching the sensitive skin around your eyes.

Additionally, I love using these super soft bamboo pads to apply my DIY facial toners after an adventure filled weekend in the mountains.

Bamboo is actually much more eco-friendly compared to cotton. Bamboo viscose is a longer lasting material, self-replenishing, and it uses 1/3 less water to grow.

Plus, it’s way softer which I’m sure your beautiful face will appreciate.

Face Moisturizer

Argan oil is the all in one beauty oil.

It’s great as a :

  • facial moisturizer
  • hair moisturizer
  • makeup remover

Basically, it’s the only “product” I use in my skin routine (beside my DIY facial toners) because it does everything I need it to do.

This argan oil is organic, hypoallergenic, and full of vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids to nourish your skin and hair. The best part is that it doesn’t contain any sulfates, parabens, or pesticides.

What’s there not to love? It’s a light oil with subtle yet pleasant smell.

In addition, a bottle of this size will last you months.

Menstrual Cup

Guess how many tampons the average woman uses in a year?

240 tampons

Guess how many tampons the average woman uses in her lifetime?

9,600 tampons

By embracing the menstrual cup life, you can prevent thousands of single use tampons and pads from filling up our landfills.

Not to mention, conventional tampons are treated with chemicals, bleach, and other toxic chemicals that are definitely not okay to be inserted into the most porous part of your body. Think about it.

If there is any doubt left in your mind, be sure to check out these 6 Reasons Why I’m Obsessed with Menstrual Cups.

Bar Soap

Try out this pack of 6 cruelty-free, synthetic-chemical free soap bars in various natural scents made with non-GMO oils like extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil.

Forget about those plastic contained liquid soaps and lather up with these all natural, vegan soap bars!

Fantastic for washing your body in the shower after a training session or cleaning your hands after taking care of business.

Be clean, be healthy, save the planet.

Shampoo Bar

Shampoo bar? I know, kind of weirdโ€” but stay with me.

This all natural shampoo bar is free of parabens, silicone, and sulfates. It gently cleanses your hair without stripping it of its natural, hydrating oils.

The tin case makes it easy to keep your hair healthy and clean even when traveling and camping out.

Naturally crafted with organic herbs like calendula, nettle, horsetail, hibiscus, chamomile, and turmeric along with hydrating oils like sweet orange, lemongrass, and argan oil, your hair will be thanking you for ditching the harsh detergent shampoo ways of the past.

The best part is: every bar is made by hand in the US and one bar is equal to three bottles of shampoo. Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Face Soap Bar

By the powers of aloe vera, calendula, chamomile flowers, and turmeric, this soap works wonders when it comes to hydrating and clearing your skin.

Not only is everything in this soap organic, it’s also made in small batches in the United Sates.

Additionally, their minimal packaging is totally plastic free, compostable, made partially from recycled material, and the inks are completely plant based.

Wooden Brush or Comb

If and when you are need of a new brush, consider opting for a wooden brush or comb instead of a plastic one.

Made of 100% pure natural beach wood, this comb helps reduce your hair’s frizz and knots.

As a plus, they come in a cute little canvas bag that can be repurposed as a bulk item shopping bag.

Perfect for purchasing your loose leaf teas and bulk chia or flax seeds.

Wooden Toilet Brush


Keep your porcelain bowl pristine with this plastic free toilet brush made of coconut fibers and wood.

Add this earth-friendly toilet bowl cleaner to your zero waste arsenal to care for your bathroom, your planet, and your wallet.

Want to clean your toilet bowl without harsh, toxic chemicals packed in plastic for only pennies?

Simply mix some baking soda and white vinegar in the bowl and prepare to be entranced by the magical fizzing fizz action that’s about to happen!

Then, add a few drops of lemon and tea tree oil for some antiseptic, antiviral, + smell good pleasantries.

Finally, give it a good scrub with your new eco-friendly coconut brush and enjoy your clean, fresh smelling, bathroom.

Check out this easy peasy, all natural, zero waste recipe for a multipurpose cleaner to freshen up your countertops and surfaces.


Wait, what? I’m not going to recommend a zero waste toothpaste?

Nope, I haven’t found a zero waste toothpaste on amazon that I like and can stand behind.

Plus, it’s so easy to whip up your own toothpaste:

  • Just a little coconut oil + baking soda + spearmint or cinnamon essential oil and BAM! You got yourself some cheap, easy, and healthy zero waste toothpaste.

We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectlyWe need millions of people doing it imperfectly.

Anne-Marie Bonneau

Small steps for big change.

Looking for zero waste swaps you can DIY that will cost you nothing or nearly free?

Related: 30 Zero Waste DIY Projects with Video Tutorials

So there you go, over a dozen zero waste swaps for under $15 on amazon to try out for a more environmentally friendly, zero waste life. ๐ŸŒป

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Have you tried making any zero waste bathroom swaps? How did it go? I’d love to hear about them! Comment below. ๐Ÿ™‚

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