Clean Up Your Toiletries Bag – Eco Travel Hacks

We all want to be a bit more green in our everyday lives but what about when we travel? Products that save space and last longer on the road are invaluable in saving time an unnecessary cost. Going reusable is not only great for the environment it gives you more time to explore rather than hunting through the local drugstore. So why not help out the natural world and reduce waste while we’re at it? These eco virtuous products are all tried and tested and come highly recommended from a full time nomad!

Eco friendly alternatives for sustainable travel

Shampoo and soap bars

 

This is my number one way to save on plastic, space and avoid annoying flight restrictions. Grab a shampoo bar from any good health retailer and a handy tin to store it in and say goodbye to liquid shampoo! Try Lush for coconut fresh curls or from order online from Amazon.

Lush Shampoo Bar Eco Friendly toiletries

 

Re-usable face sponges

 

Face wipes are big, bulky and a general nightmare for trying to pack in a small bag. These tiny re-usable bamboo cloths are easily washed with a handy little laundry bag and last for ages.

 

Re useable face wipes bamboo

A Bamboo toothbrush

 

One billion toothbrushes are thrown away in the US every year, enough to stretch around the earth 4 times! Why not go bamboo instead? Get some free plastic free earbuds while you’re at it when you order below through Amazon. Natural plastic free toothpaste is also available as tasty little tablets in reusable glass jars!

Silicone ear buds

 

While we’re talking about ear buds, every day 1.5 billion ear buds are produced. Not eco friendly at all! But silicone has eradicated that need! Single use is out. Reusable is in!

Silicone cup

 

For any girls who travel this is a must have! Gone are the days of carrying around a haul of bulky pads or worse trying to buy the right ones in a country where you can’t speak the language. Google the reviews and wonder why you ever bothered to use anything else. Eco friendly, less waste for landfill and so much easier!

Razor

 

Metal razors have been around for years, long before plastic took over our lives. The handle lasts forever just change the blades every month or so. Save a load of money and the environment!

 

 

Friction Free Shaving have brought in a great new product where they schedule deliveries for replacement blades and even recycle the old ones. The company uses eco friendly practices and recycled packaging too and the Razor even comes with a handy clam shell protector for taking on trips.

 

Click this link to find out more!

Deodorant

 

Salt of the earth have turned armpit care on it’s head. Spray deodorants are terrible for air travel, lung health and the environment. Roll on deodorants are OK but are still a pain for the carry on liquid restrictions. With Salt of the earth’s crystal stick there are no more issues! A true eco friendly hero, just wet the top before each use and have highly effective deodorant that last for ages.

 

Reef Safe Sunscreen

 

Sunscreens can carry harmful ingredients that can have a negative impact on sealife such as Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3), a chemical ingredient found in over 3,500 sun care products. Not only is it a problem for the delicate balance in the sea but also our biggest organ, the skin. Go natural with these great eco friendly sunscreens.

 

Bamboo hairbrush

 

Since bamboo is the new eco friendly alternative to plastic why not upgrade your hairbrush too? With this great bamboo hairbrush from Amazon even the packaging is recyclable. Good feels all round!

 

Vegan Mascara

 

Finding a good mascara isn’t easy at the best of times let alone trying to find one that’s free of chemicals and cruelty to animals. I struck gold with this find on Amazon and wouldn’t go back to name brands!

 

Shea butter

 

One product to do everything! Sounds to good to be true but with Shea butter you can cut down on the waste and plastics of products like hair conditioner, all round moisturiser, lip balm, after sun, anti ageing cream and bite cream. It does it all meaning you save a load of room in your toiletries bag too! How did I ever cope without it?!

 

For all of the items mentioned and more eco friendly favourites head over to Amazon using the link below;

 

Eco Friendly Travel Must Haves

 

 

So there we have it some easy swaps to save cash in the long run, travel smarter and help look after the planet. Any you want to add? Comment below!

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Greener travel

Anyone who’s experienced this big wonderful world knows how important sustainability is. As a nature nerd and avid diver I’m always looking for ways to be greener. I share my eco travel tips here so we can all try to do our own little bit when we go away.

How to travel better for less

These are the companies I use to travel the world for less. The reason long term travel is cheaper than you think is often down to shopping around for a great deal, here I’ve done the hard work for you!

Skyscanner – For flights at the best prices this is my go to site. I have also started using them for car hire and they can’t be beat!

Booking.com – I always book with this site if looking for cheap accommodation as the filters are so easy to use. Become a genius member after five bookings and get great discounts too!

Air BnB – Sometimes you can find great local places to stay on Air BnB. In some countries, like Cuba, it’s the only way to book!

Transferwise – A debit card you can use all over the world and get great exchange rates with no hidden fees. This bank has saved me £100’s in bank fees!

Monzo – A similar travel card to the above with additional features like joint accounts and bill splitting.

World Nomads – Travel insurance is one of the most important things you can have while travelling. Don’t leave home without it! World Nomads provide the very best cover.

What to pack – Here is my ultimate list of what to pack for every trip, available on Amazon. Plus eco friendly alternatives to your toiletries.

Omio – The place to go for all of your public transport needs in Europe. Save a bundle!

G Adventures – A sustainable, fun, responsible travel company. I’ve travelled with them many times and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of their amazing trips of a lifetime.

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