0 Waste This For That, A Few Cosmetic Products I Swapped Out For More Waste Free Alternatives

A lot of people want to switch out their cosmetic products or products in general, but don’t really know what to switch them out for, or are too hesitant to make the switch due to thinking that these commercial products that they use are far superior to any other products, and more so compared to more natural products.

The main reason for this hesitancy, is because the manufacturers and brands of those products have spent millions of dollars on marketing and advertising campaigns to ensure that their items become well known and ‘trusted’ to be ‘superior’, regardless of whether they actually work or contain detrimental chemicals.

The issue of marketing and truth of what they are actually selling is for another article though, so in this post I am going to highlight a few routine body cosmetic products that I used to use, and what I have replaced them with now. The replacements being far more environmentally friendly and reduce tremendous amounts of waste, especially over the months and years.

 

 

By making even just one switch you can easily reduce your carbon footpprint. By doing so you can:

  • Reduce so much waste. Think of all those plastic bottles and packaging you will not be throwing away!
  • Reduce your exposure to harsh and harmful chemicals through your skin.
  • Support small and local sustainable businesses.

1. Body lotion

Swap this:

Commercial store bought body lotions or creams that come in plastic containers.

For that:

Make your own body lotion from raw shea butter and coconut oil and essential oils.

 

0 Waste This For That, A Few Cosmetic Products I Swapped Out For More Waste Free Alternatives

 

2. Face cream

Swap this:

Commercial store bought face creams or moisturizers that come in plastic containers.

For that:

Make your own face lotion from raw shea butter and coconut oil and essential oils.

 

0 Waste This For That, A Few Cosmetic Products I Swapped Out For More Waste Free Alternatives

 

3. Shampoo/Conditioner

Swap this:

Commercial store bought shampoo and conditioners that contain parabens and other harmful chemicals, that come in plastic containers.

For that:

Buy more natural shampoo bars or soap bars that have no packaging.

 

0 Waste This For That, A Few Cosmetic Products I Swapped Out For More Waste Free Alternatives

 

4. Face wash/scrub

Swap this:

Commercial store bought face washes and face scrubs, that come in plastic containers and contain many harmful and harsh chemicals.

For that:

Buy more naturalΒ soap bars that have no packaging or use bicarbonate soda as a face wash/scrub.

 

0 Waste This For That, A Few Cosmetic Products I Swapped Out For More Waste Free Alternatives

 

5. body wash/soap

Swap this:

Commercial store bought body wash gels or packaged soaps that can contain parabens and other harmful chemicals, and also come in plastic containers.

For that:

Buy more natural soap bars that have no packaging.

 

0 Waste This For That, A Few Cosmetic Products I Swapped Out For More Waste Free Alternatives

 

3. Under arm roll on deodorant

Swap this:

Commercial store bought under arm/roll on deodorants that come in plastic containers.

For that:

Make your own under arm deodorant from raw shea butter and coconut oil, essential oils and bicarb soda.

 

0 Waste This For That, A Few Cosmetic Products I Swapped Out For More Waste Free Alternatives

 

Feel free to message me if you have any questions or need any more information on any of the above or if you are unsure of what to swap ‘this’ for! πŸ™‚

 

 

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