Want to know the best eco friendly toiletries? Do you want to be a bit more green in your everyday life? These eco friendly toiletries are perfect for travelling as well as they save space and last longer on the road. Saving you time an unnecessary cost. Going reusable when packing is not only great for the environment it gives you more time to explore, rather than hunting through the local drugstore. So why not go green when you travel with these eco friendly travel products. Here are the 12 best eco virtuous products. They are all tried and tested and come highly recommended from a full time nomad (that’s me!).
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 Friendly Soap Co. for a low cost alternative.
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.
A Bamboo toothbrush
One billion toothbrushes are thrown away in the US every year, enough to stretch around the earth 4 times! Why not get a bamboo toothbrush instead? Natural 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! If you can’t make the switch just yet I love the BamBaw Bamboo cotton buds. Grab them from the wondrous Ethical Superstore below.
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!
Metal Re-usable 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.
I absolutely love this razor, it’s one of my favourite travel essentials and good for the planet!
Eco Friendly 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 a highly effective deodorant that lasts 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 an eco friendly sunscreen. I use the factor 30 sunscreen from Green People, available at the Ethical Superstore.
Upgrade your hairbrush next time it needs replacing with a more environmentally friendly alternative. Wooden hairbrushes are way better for your hair anyway. Why did we ever change?
Chemical Free 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 a great product on Ethical superstore. Beautiful Me mascara is palm oil free, cruelty free and is also made in the UK so cuts down on air-miles.
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?!
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These are some of my favourite eco friendly products in the UK. Have any more to add to the list? I’d love to hear them in the comments below. Whether you’re at home or on the road these top eco friendly toiletries are 100% feel good products that will help you to be more environmentally friendly.
All of these top Eco friendly toiletries and more are available on Ethical Superstore. Have a look here:
Do you want to be greener? Ever feel like you want to be more eco and kinder to the planet, but not sure how? Here are the top eco travel tips to try out right now.
How to travel better for less
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.
Ethical Superstore – My go to site for cleaning products, eco clothing and even groceries. All ethically tagged and delivered free from plastic packaging. 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.
Contiki – The day job. Group travel for 18/35 year olds and memories to last a lifetime.
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