Everyone wants to make more sustainable choices, but how to do so can be confusing. We get it — making the transition to a more conscious lifestyle can be intimidating. The good news is it doesn't have to be.
Instead of demonizing every piece of plastic in your home, think of easy ways you can reduce your consumption. In fact, many environmental activists recommend starting small, like committing to using only reusable water bottles, before working up to larger-scale changes, like going completely plastic-free.
Nowadays, making effective, manageable changes to your routine has never been easier. Brand innovation has introduced refillable, biodegradable, and plastic-free solutions to staple personal-care products.
Read on to find our favorites.
For Hair: Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water Shampoo + Conditioner Bar
It takes a little getting used to, but this two-in-one bar cleanses and moisturizes just like your favorite tubes. Don't worry — you won't have to sacrifice the suds either. Simply lather between your palms for extra bubbles. Coconut water gently cleanses while mimosa flower helps boost volume.
For Mouth: Colgate Keep Manual Toothbrush - Deep Clean Starter Kit
The best ideas make you think, "How did no one think of this sooner?" And that's exactly how we feel about this refillable toothbrush. Instead of throwing away the entire brush when bristles start to fray, simply snap in the brand-new head (this kit comes with an extra). This practice saves 80 percent plastic compared to traditional brushes.
For Body: Plus Waves Body Wash Trial Size
These travel-friendly body-wash sheets are the perfect solution to a bottle-free shower. Each sachet is FSC certified (meaning it comes from responsibly managed forests), and the interior sheet dissolves in water. Made with gentle ingredients like shea butter and aloe leaf, this wash deeply cleanses and is safe on all skin types.
For Body: Hey Humans Rosewater Ginger Aluminum Free Women's Deodorant
Only nine percent of plastic actually gets recycled. This statistic partly inspired the birth of Hey Humans, a personal-care brand dedicated to creating more accessible, greener, cleaner solutions. This aluminum-free stench stopper is wrapped in recycled paper instead of plastic. Calming rosewater and soothing coconut oil make gliding on this deodorant super smooth.