We all have unique routines for showering, brushing teeth, managing hair, and so on. We spend a lot of time and money in the bathroom and what works for one person may not for another. Over five years ago I started pairing down the products in my bathroom in effort to eliminate chemicals in my journey to get pregnant. I quit using all skin care products, no face wash, moisturizer, or foundation which also got me started on reducing plastic waste. Since we were pimple-ridden teens we have been bombarded with ads for the latest and greatest facial products. I can tell you, after giving my skin a few months to balance out, I don’t need any of it! I simply wash my face with water and use coconut oil as a moisturizer as needed. That alone has eliminated 4 plastic bottles of product from my bathroom and shopping list.
Where to start…
Have you ever taken a minute to really think about all the plastic that fills your kitchen? Countless bottles of cleaning supplies, dried goods and condiments, produce, and pretty much everything else. Food is packaged in plastic, then brought home in a plastic bag, and after a meal leftovers are stored in plastic containers. It’s a bit much, am I right?