Over the last couple of years, we changed our habits a lot because we were constantly learning about how to live more sustainable and healthy.
Besides changing our nutrition and how we buy food, we also changed to a plastic-free beauty routine and what kind of products we use for it. First of all, we started using fewer products for our personal hygiene. We started searching for products that are vegan, cruelty-free (which means not tested on animals), and chemical-free. In addition to that, we wanted to find products that have no plastic packaging and make less to no waste.
Our world produces over 260 million tons of plastic each year and a significant amount of this plastic ends up in nature especially our oceans. The only effective way to stop this is to stop buying all these products that are either packed in plastic or made from plastic.
Well, because this was a long and still ongoing process with a lot of trial and error for us, we thought we want to share our experiences and our favorite products we found so far because this could be helpful for others and save you some time.
Plastic-free deodorants were one of the challenges we faced. There are more and more providers coming now, but for quite a long time, it was hard to find one.
Our favorite plastic-free deodorants are from Coconut matter, which is based on organic, virgin coconut oil. Besides, they are completely natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and completely Zero waste.
Their mission is to make organic beauty products with only plant-based and natural ingredients. To save the planet with the plastic-free packaging of their products. And to be kind without testing any products on animals and to give back to the community where their core ingredient coconut oil comes from.
If you want to learn more you can click here: Coconut Matter
By the way, if you shop through this link, use the Code SUNCHASING at check out and you will get 10% off your order.
Plastic-free toothbrush and dental floss
Toothbrushes as well as Toothpaste and Dental floss are products that usually generate a lot of waste. We were looking for the best alternatives and are using now the beautiful bamboo toothbrushes from the Truthbrush.
They are available in soft and medium and have plant-based bristles too, which a lot of wooden toothbrushes don’t have. Besides you can buy a nice travel case as well.
The dental floss we use is from Georganics which is a brand that offers amazing zero waste products for your dental care as well. From toothbrushes, and different kinds of dental floss to toothpaste tablets which are amazing for traveling and mouthwash in recyclable aluminum bottles.
We usually use a toothpaste from Orbimed that contains Vitamin B12 which is very helpful for us vegans. They have toothpaste doves which are 100% organic and made from sugar cane which is way more sustainable.
Plastic-free safety razor
One of the best and easiest things to save plastic is to change to a safety razor instead of disposable razors. There are super pretty razors available like this one from Oway (which is, by the way, an amazing, natural haircare brand, selling their shampoos in glass bottles).
The benefits besides making no plastic waste with this razor are that you will save money because the blades last longer, and you won’t have any irritations on your skin because it cuts way better.
Our friends from Kappi are selling very beautiful safety razors and other zero waste products like reusable make-up remover pads (which are essential in our beauty routine) as well. If you purchase from Kappi use the Code SUNCHASING10 at check-out to get 10% off.
Girls, this is for you, and believe me, it was one of the best changes I made in my life. A menstrual cup replaces tampons and ties and saves you a lot of money. Besides, you don’t make any trash while having your period. How amazing is that!?
There are many different menstrual cups, I chose the Organicup, and I am super happy with my choice. It is much healthier than using tampons, can be worn up to 12 hours, and lasts for years.
Honestly, if you change to use a menstrual cup, you will have to allow yourself some time to get used to it. But once you are, you will never want to go back again.
Natural and chemical-free perfume
One of our favorite products we found a few years ago was Zarko Perfume. Well, a lot of perfume you can buy is sold in glass bottles so this is not so much about zero waste but way more about your health.
We realized that most perfumes you can buy in perfumeries contain a lot of chemicals. When you think of that you put these chemicals on your skin daily it’s a horrible imagination. This thought made us search for a natural perfume that we still like and feel special to us and we found this company from Denmark. Just a personal favorite we want to share with you in case if you look for a better alternative too.
We know that changing your lifestyle to a healthier and more sustainable one is a process and not always easy. That is why we thought getting to know these products could be helpful and inspiring for you. Feel free to contact us with your questions or your tips.
We are convinced that together we can save our planet by consuming less and more mindful. Especially when it comes to plastic waste, our planet really needs us to overthink our impact and getting better at making less waste.