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10 Eco-Friendly Toiletries for a Sustainable Bathroom

10 Eco-Friendly Toiletries for a Sustainable Bathroom

We celebrate everyone making the change to lead a more sustainable life, but those changes don't need to be big. Sometimes the most effective lifestyle changes fit right into your existing daily routine.

Greening your personal care routine by choosing eco friendly products is an easy way to reduce single-use plastic waste and toxic chemicals from polluting waterways. Bathrooms are infamous for accumulating plastic products, from bottles of shampoo and body wash, moisturisers and cleanser containers, tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes and synthetic floss, disposable razors and cotton swabs. Which is why plastic free toiletries are so important to reducing plastic waste and transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle. 

Sustainable toiletries are formulated with organic and natural ingredients and are kinder to our skin as well as the planet. Planet-friendly personal care use minimal packaging, with compostable wrappers and refillable or reusable packaging instead of single-use plastic bottles.

Whether you’re looking for plastic free toiletries for your zero waste bathroom or eco friendly travel toiletries for your next sustainable travel adventure, there are many brands with a sustainable ethos at forefront that can help.

1. Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo and conditioner bars are not only zero waste (they come in compostable paper packaging), but they’re super compact, long lasting, and perfect for travel. Ethique is our favourite shampoo bar brand as it’s vegan, 100% natural, palm oil-free, cruelty-free, and ethically sourced. Consider purchasing one for yourself, and one for your friend as an eco friendly gift!

Ethique Shampoo Bar-The Living Co.

2. Solid Face Cleanser 

Australian Natural Soap Company Pink Clay Detoxifying Cleanser is a multi-action makeup remover, deep cleanser and exfoliator.  It's packed with skin-loving, detoxifying minerals that work deep into your pores. A power packed, pink-luscious wonder bar that will purify and brighten your skin.

Australian Natural Soap Company Cleanser-The Living Co.

3. Natural Deodorants 

Stay fresh and confident all day long with Woohoo Natural Deodorants. The  cardboard packaging is completely compostable and plastic free.  Woohoo deodorants come in great smelling sticks and pastes for both men and women and are effective. 

Woohoo Natural Deodrant-The Living Co.

4. Reusable facial wipes

Ever Eco Bamboo Facial Pads are a sustainable alternative to disposable facial rounds and are ideal for cleansing, removing make-up, micellar water, toning and face mask removal. They even come with a handy cotton wash bag included.

Ever Eco Facial Pads-The Living Co.

5. Sunscreen

Reef safe sunscreens do not contain ingredients that are harmful to coral reefs and linked to coral bleaching. When choosing eco friendly toiletries, specifically sunscreen, Ethical Zinc is a must have. It's light and works by creating a natural barrier against the sun, a definite on your next sustainable travel packing list.

Ethical Zinc-The Living Co.

6. Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Grants biodegradable bamboo toothbrush is an eco-friendly way to brush your teeth made from environmentally sustainable bamboo. The bristles are made from nylon, which are not compostable but can be recycled. 

Grants Bamboo Toothbrush-The Living Co.

7. Floss

Complete your oral care routine with Georganics Natural Floss made with bamboo fibre. This floss is packed in a zero-waste and plastic free glass container; the metal dispensing lid allows you to easily cut the floss and reuse the container.

Georganics Toothfloss-The Living Co.

8. Shavers

Say goodbye to plastic waste and hello to Ever Eco Safety Razor. A simple and sleek solution for plastic-free, low-waste shaving. Enjoy a close, gentle shave without contributing to landfill.

Ever Eco safety razor-The Living Co.

9. Hairbrush 

Brush sustainably with bamboo and natural rubber. Ever Eco Hair Brush is a  beautiful and low waste alternative to plastic hair brushes.  It's vegan friendly and comes in plastic free packaging.

Ever Eco Brush-The Living Co.

10. Cotton Buds

Help reduce plastic waste with Happy Turtle Organic Cotton & Bamboo Cotton Buds. Made from certified organic cotton and sustainable bamboo sticks (which is better for our planet), Happy Turtle cotton buds are 100% compostable and plastic-free. The Happy Turtle comes in FSC certified recyclable and compostable packaging and is perfect for the zero waste bathroom and zero waste life. 

Happy Turtle Cotton Buds-The Living Co.


Beyond zero waste, the best sustainable toiletries are those that are formulated with natural ingredients that don’t pollute the waterways they end up in. 

Looking for sustainable bathroom essentials? The Living Co. is an eco-friendly store offering premium low-waste, plastic-free, organic food and natural cleaning products. Get in touch with us today!





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