How we started our zero-waste journey
We know it can be intimidating to start a zero-waste lifestyle and that’s why we want to share with you our experience, we still have a long way to go but we hope we can help you out.
One of the first things we did, as many other people do, is the switch from plastic bags to reusable tote bags, ditching plastic bottles, and getting our own reusable mugs.
The next step for us was to make our bathroom as sustainable as possible. It’s taken a while but we’ve been making different adjustments along the way.
Our first swap was to a natural shampoo bar and conditioner; I’m not going to lie…it’s been a process. Our hair got really oily for the first few weeks as it was getting rid of all the chemicals but it slowly started to get better and now, I’ve got the silkiest hair I’ve ever had! There’s no way I’m going back to packaged chemical shampoo. I promise, if you get through the initial pain, it will be worth it.
We’ve also changed our skincare routine and now we only use a charcoal bar from Package Free Shop that works wonders!
As far as everything else goes, we’ve changed to natural deodorant, (we make it ourselves but there are plenty of options in the market that you could use. Our favorite is from Wholefoods), bamboo cotton buds and Sue has recently got a bamboo toothbrush (I’ll be getting mine soon!).
We are still using standard toothpaste, that will be our next goal once the current one finishes off.