Our morning routines are stealthy filled with easily replaceable plastic products that are damaging the environment. All the plastic in your bathrooms from your toothbrush to your hairbrush will take 500+ years to completely break down and will spend more time polluting the environment than keeping you fresh.
However, we don’t have to compromise our morning routines to save the planet because there are so many quality eco friendly, plastic free options that are often better than their mainstream alternatives. To help you transition away from plastic in the morning, we have made a list of 10 quality products that will help you completely eliminate plastic from your morning routine.
1. Natural Bamboo Toothbrush
One billion toothbrushes will be thrown away in the U.S. this year. The typical toothbrush today is made of plastic and is not recyclable. Switch your plastic toothbrush for a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush. Once you are done with it toss it in your compost bin.
2. Zero Waste Charcoal Floss
It keeps your teeth clean and keeps the Earth clean. Win! Win!
3. Natural Mineral-Rich Toothpaste
Toothpaste can be one of the hardest, but most rewarding sustainable transitions. Like all single-use plastic products, millions of plastic toothpaste containers are thrown away each year, taking hundreds of years to decompose. Mineral toothpaste offers sustainable tooth care.
4. Mouthwash Tablets
Pair your natural toothpaste with natural mouthwash tablets. These mouthwash tablets are made from entirely natural and non-toxic ingredients, helping you maintain good oral health and freshen your breath.
5. Biodegradable Deodorant
Deodorant is a must in the morning. Papr deodorant is vegan, biodegradable, and was made with no animal testing. Start your morning off with the sweet smell of sustainability!
6. HiBar Shampoo and Conditioner
You don’t have to sacrifice beauty for sustainability with HiBar. With no plastic, and compostable packaging HiBar is the best shampoo bar on the market and a true salon-quality hair care in your hands.
7. Bamboo Hairbrush
After using your sustainable hair products in the shower, brush it with a bamboo brush. This hair brush is a zero-waste alternative to hairbrushes made with synthetic materials.
Not a fan of hair brushes? Don’t fret, here is a sustainable comb option. Neem wood is known for its natural antimicrobial and antifungal properties that will elevate anyone’s hair care routine.
9. Reusable Silicone Cotton Swabs
Whether you use cotton swabs for make-up or cleaning your ears, they are probably a constant in your life. Reusable cotton swabs have all the same multipurpose functions as a single-use swab and reduce plastic waste in the environment.
10. Bamboo Razor Handle and Blades
This Public Goods razor set elegant offers an elegant and sustainable option for shaving. Made for both genders, after using this bamboo designed razor, you’ll never go back to the loudly colored, disposable razors.