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The Ultimate List of Eco-Friendly Bathroom Products for a Healthier Home

Updated: 4 days ago

The bathroom can be quite a wasteful place. Lots of items are disposable and are only used once before they are thrown away. Some bathroom products we use a little longer but most of those, in the end, will still end up as waste.

For example, worldwide over 1 billion toothbrushes are thrown away each year in the US alone. Some of these end up in landfills but there are also lots of these toothbrushes ending up in our oceans. It is estimated that 250 million metric tonnes of plastics will be in our oceans by 2050.

Therefore I have made a list of the 30 best eco-friendly bathroom products to make sure your bathroom is just as eco-friendly as the rest of your sustainable home.

Best zero waste bathroom products

Reusable face rounds

One of the easiest zero waste bathroom swaps you can make is switching to reusable face rounds. Even reusable cotton ones are a much better alternative to disposable cotton ones because you can reuse them for years to come. If you have a little more money to spend I recommend going for bamboo ones. These are not only more sustainable compared to cotton, they are also much softer on your skin making them great to remove eye make up from your skin.

Best zero waste bathroom products - reusable face rounds

Bamboo cotton swabs

Most people don’t consider the amount of waste cotton buds can produce. Regular cotton buds consist of cotton which does not have the best reputation (especially when it is single-use) and plastic. Making it hard to recycle as it is made with 2 materials. These are made with cotton and bamboo making them plastic free and completely natural and biodegradable.

Best zero waste bathroom products - bamboo cotton swabs

Reusable cotton swabs

If you are looking for something even more eco-friendly compared to a bamboo cotton swab, a reusable one may be just for you. This pack has different options as some of us use cotton swaps for more than just to clean our ears. The smooth one is great to remove mascara smears and other makeup accidents you may want to fix.

Best zero waste bathroom products - reusable cotton swabs

Shampoo bar

This is another zero waste bathroom product that saves you so much plastic and money. A shampoo bar does not need a plastic bottle to contain the liquid as it is a solid and because all the water is removed from the product, it lasts much longer compared to a bottle of shampoo, saving you money in the long run.

Best zero waste bathroom products - shampoo bar

Conditioner bar

Just like a shampoo bar, a conditioner bar save you just as much in plastic and water while also nourishing your hair. This is because there is no water in a conditioner bar meaning the ingredients are much more concentrated which will benefit your hair.

Best zero waste bathroom products - conditioner bar

Soap dish

A bamboo soap dish will make sure your conditioner and shampoo bar will last much longer as they will not be stored wet. This will prevent your bars from getting mushy and soggy as the water can be easily drained from the bar.

Best zero waste bathroom products - soap dish

Refillable Shampoo

For some of us, a shampoo bar is just not something we like the use. Luckily there are some amazing options out there that are just as eco-friendly compared to shampoo bars but much more convenient in use. This refillable shampoo comes in a container that can easily be refilled by returning the bottle while it also makes your hair soft and shiny.

Best zero waste bathroom products - refillable shampoo

Refillable conditioner

Just like shampoo a conditioner bar may also not work for everyone. This refillable conditioner is a great sustainable alternative to plastic bottles without a large amount of waste production. This conditioner makes your hair silky smooth and tangle-free without harming our planet.

Best zero waste bathroom products - refillable conditioner

Bamboo hair brush

A bamboo hair brush is a must in a zero waste bathroom. Not only is bamboo much more gentle to your hair compared to plastic, but it is also much more eco-friendly as it is made from a renewable resource. This brush is completely plastic-free and will gently massage your scalp while detangling your hair.

Best zero waste bathroom products - bamboo hair brush

Bamboo Comb

A bamboo comb is not only more eco-friendly compared to a plastic one, it also looks much nicer and is much better for your hair. The wide teeth make this brush great for both wet and dry hair and will hair you distribute your hair products through your hair.

Best zero waste bathroom products - bamboo comb

Plastic-free hair ties

Hair ties are convenient to get our hair out of the way. Everyone with long (ish) hair will have multiple lying around in our home but did you know that most hair ties are often made with plastic? Choose plastic-free for your next hair ties as these are not only more eco-friendly because they are made with natural materials only, but they are also more gentle on your hair.

Best zero waste bathroom products - plastic free hair ties

Bamboo toothbrush

As mentioned before, millions of toothbrushes end up in landfills each year. Therefore it is better to choose a plastic-free toothbrush that can be composted so that it doesn't have to contribute to landfills. Bamboo is an extremely fast-growing grass (!) that can be made in lots of different items that are completely natural and compostable like these toothbrushes.

Best zero waste bathroom products - bamboo toothbrush

Stainless steel tongue scrapper

For some extra hygiene in the mouth area, a tongue scrapper is a great addition. This stainless steel one not only helps with bad breath but also will clean better compared to plastic ones and are much easier to clean.

Best zero waste bathroom products - stainless steel tongue scraper

Zero waste vegan floss

This vegan, biodegradable floss is 100% plant-based made with PLA which is derived from corn starch. The zero waste floss container made of stainless steel which makes it easy to reuse the tooth floss dispenser for years. Ideal for travel and having your floss always at hand in your zero waste bathroom.

Best zero waste bathroom products - vegan floss

Tooth tablets

Just like toothbrushes, toothpaste often also comes in a plastic tube. Not only that, but the toothpaste itself often also contains microplastic (to scrub your teeth). Therefore it is better to look for something more sustainable. These zero-waste tooth tablets are just that. Completely plastic-free while also cleaning your teeth perfectly.

Best zero waste bathroom products - tooth tablets

Mouthwash tablets

This fluoride, glycerin, and SLS free formula helps to restore a healthy pH balance to your mouth after brushing, maintain good oral health and freshen your breath. Flavored with organic Peppermint oil, these eco-friendly tablets, that you add to water, are ideal for everyday use while the container makes it great for traveling too.

Best zero waste bathroom products - mouthwash tablets

Refillable Natural Deodorant

This natural deodorant has only 6 ingredients and will keep sweaty scents at bay. This stainless steel case makes sure this deodorant is reusable as it is easily refilled.

Best zero waste bathroom products - refillable natural deodorant

Safely Razor

A safety razor is a great zero waste bathroom alternative to disposable razors. The latter is very hard to recycle because even though each individual part may be recyclable, it is very hard to take disposable razors apart and recycled therefore it is rarely done and they will end up in landfills. A safety razor is completely plastic-free and durable and the blades are easily recyclable making it a great eco-friendly alternative.

Best zero waste bathroom products - safety razor

Menstrual cup

A menstrual cup is an awesome zero waste alternative to tampons. It is estimated that over 28000 tons of waste are generated by menstrual products in the UK alone per year. To prevent this waste, a menstrual cup is a great option. Not only does it reduce the amount of bathroom waste, but it also saves you lots of money as you no longer need to buy monthly products.

Best zero waste bathroom products - menstrual cup

Reusable menstrual pads

A menstrual cup is not for everyone (and that is ok). Luckily there are more sustainable options out there for your period like reusable menstrual pads. These pads have no snaps but fold around your under making them much more comfortable when you need to use a bike (am I Dutch after all).

Best zero waste bathroom products - reusable menstrual pads