7 Tips For Transitioning to a Plastic-Free Shower
Are you just starting your plastic-free journey and ready to make the switch to a more sustainable shower routine? Transitioning to a plastic-free shower may seem like a daunting task, but fear not! We've got you covered with these seven tips to ease your journey towards a more eco-friendly and delightful shower experience.
1. Use What You Have
Before making the switch to plastic-free alternatives, it's essential to use up the plastic products you already have. Part of reducing waste is making the most of what's left – even if you’re ready to move on! Once you've finished up your existing products and exhausted the useful life of your goods, you'll be ready to embrace the wonderful world of plastic-free shower products.
2. Swap Bottles for Bars
One of the easiest ways to minimize plastic waste in your shower is by replacing liquid body wash, shampoo, and conditioner with solid bars. We offer a range of high-quality natural bar soaps and hair care that are not only eco-friendly but also leave your skin and hair feeling nourished and revitalized. Skipping the bottle means no plastic waste, reduced emissions (no shipping heavy bottles) and more concentrated, clean products.
3. Keep Your Bars High and Dry
If you’re new to bars, the most important thing to know is this: your soap is only as good as your soap dish! You’ll love your new routine if you keep those bars high and dry. A good draining soap dish will extend the life of your bars and prevent them from turning soggy or mushy. We only sell dishes that are designed with proper drainage and ventilation, so if your dish isn’t cutting it, it’s time to upgrade. Try our Bamboo Waterfall Soap Dish for your bar soap, and the Teak Zig Zag Hair Care Bar Holder for shampoo and conditioner bars. You won’t regret it!
4. Ditch the Loofah
Loofahs are a common shower accessory made of plastic, but there's a more sustainable alternative. Made from agave fibers, our Soap Saver Bag is an excellent plastic-free option for exfoliation and creating a rich lather with your bar soap. It functions like a soap dispensing washcloth and loofah all in one and it's reusable, biodegradable, and keeps your soap intact all while providing a gentle scrub. Plus, it’s great for your soap scraps. Once they get too small to hold onto, just drop them in the bag and use the last of them up. But don’t forget tip #4 – you’ll want to take your bars out of the bag to store them so they have proper airflow to dry out in between uses.
5. Shave Plastic-Free
Make the switch to a more sustainable shaving routine by investing in a reusable razor like the Leaf Razor. It's a durable choice with an indefinite lifespan, and with its replaceable individual blades, you'll significantly reduce your plastic waste in the bathroom. While there’s certainly an upfront investment, it will save you a lifetime of buying expensive throw away blades. And, it works just as well as those premium multi-blade razors that end up in the landfill.
6. Clean with Concentrates
Reduce plastic waste in your cleaning routine by using concentrate-based cleaning products. Brands like Blueland offer effective cleaning solutions in tablet or concentrate form, minimizing single-use plastic bottles and upgrading your spray bottles at the same time. Plus, many brands offer plant-derived cleaners free of harsh chemicals you may not want in your shower anyway.
7. Take Your Routine with You
Transitioning to a plastic-free shower doesn't mean sacrificing convenience, especially when you're on the go. Our Plastic-Free Travel Soap Keeper makes for a great travel companion. Simply take out the removable bamboo tray when you’re at your destination to store your bars with ample airflow, and drop it back in the container when you’re ready to make your next move. No matter where you are, it keeps your bar products high and dry, making it easy to bring your eco-friendly shower routine wherever you wander.
We’re passionate about fostering sustainable self-care routines that are easy and nourishing. For some, the few moments of “me-time” in the shower are often the only moments there are to reflect, indulge, and prepare for the day. By incorporating these simple tips, you'll find that shower safe space is cleaner, more minimalist, and stocked with luxurious plastic-free products. Happy showering!