5 Easy Eco Swaps for Plastic Free Shower Time

Posted by Hillary Miller on

5 Easy Shower Switches

The bathroom is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to plastic waste so small switches here can make a really big difference.

When I started my journey to reduce single use plastics I hit the bathroom first. Here are some of my favourite switches.

My Top 5 Shower Swaps

1. Soap Bars

Ditching the shower gel in favour of soap is one of the easiest swaps out there. I love the Friendly Soap company and the soaps they produce. Made here in the UK all their soaps are vegan friendly and free from preservatives and sulfates.

The soaps produce a rich creamy lather and last ages making them fantastic value for money. My current favourite is Lemongrass but I swap every time I need a new bar, it'll be Rose Geranium next.

2. Loofahs

Switching to a loofah was another no-brainer. It'll come as no surprise that I'm not a fan of the plastic shower puffs.

Loofahs are a sustainable, plant based product which will naturally degrade or home compost at the end of their life. They can be machine washed and are great for a bit of shower time body buffing!

Fun fact: Loofahs are part of the cucumber family!

3. Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Hair care is big business and understandably people don't want to compromise. I've tried a few shampoo bars before settling on my favourite and I've been very pleasantly surprised.

Check out the store for a wide selection of shampoos and conditioners along with the shampoo tin which is great for wash bags.

4. Safety Razors

A safety razor is a great investment and will save you money in the long run. I'm a massive fan of the rose gold one with it's stand to store it in.

Once you get use to using one they will give you a really close shave. I find them better than any disposable razor I've used.

The weighted head, long handle and non slip grip means it's easy to shave all the bits I need to. Coupled with a Friendly Soap Shaving Bar I'm left with nothing but smooth skin.

5. Shower Squeegee

Like a lot of people we live in an area of hard water which takes it's toll on our glass shower screen. A quick go with the Squeegee after each shower really helps keep the streaks at bay. (There should only be one streaker in the bathroom he he!)


Do you think you can make your shower plastic free? Why not make one switch today?

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