The bathroom is the most common room in the house to find an abundance of plastic. The majority of the products we use for the bath, shower and skincare are covered in plastic. There are now new and innovative businesses that are providing plastic-free and environmentally friendly alternatives to our everyday products.
Toothpaste is a product that you maybe would not think about if it is sustainable or not. Not only is the packaging damaging to the environment, some chemicals within the paste is too. Basically, any of the toothpaste brands you would find in your local supermarket are potentially going to be harmful. There are some great eco-friendly dental businesses such as Georganics and Brushd. who create plastic-free products that are much better for you and the environment. Both brands mentioned are vegan and create other great products such as mouthwash, floss and dental supplements.
For as long as we can remember (and we are not that old!) toilet roll has always been made out of trees. But, as time has gone on, different materials have started to be used. This is where The Cheeky Panda comes in! Our toilet paper is made from 100% bamboo. Long gone are the days where millions of trees a day are being chopped down for our bottoms (well, some haven’t got the memo quite yet). Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, growing 30x faster than trees!
Check out our 100% bamboo tissue and wipes range: https://www.thecheekypanda.co.uk/shop-2/
Plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles are unnecessary when it comes to keeping our hair and scalp clean. Switching over to bars is a great eco-friendly swap! Brands such as Beauty Kubes and Ethique do some amazing smelling shampoo and conditioner bars that last longer than bottled products.
Toothbrushes are pure plastic – the handle, the bristles, the packaging. As we are all trying to move towards living a more eco-friendly lifestyle, we think everyone should ditch the plastic brushes for good and switch to bamboo. Here at The Cheeky Panda we LOVE bamboo and utilise the plant in all of our products. Bamboo toothbrushes are a big trend right now, but an important one. The Humble Co. do a great range of bamboo toothbrushes for all the family.
Having a bath at the end of a long day at work, or just a long day in general, is such as nice feeling. Taking a bath is a relaxing moment, but it is not relaxing knowing that what you are putting in your bath has plastic and chemicals in them. We reckon sticking to shops such as Lush is a great idea, as they create the most amazing bath bombs and washes that are plastic-free. They are also transparent with their ingredients which is great. Another eco-friendly business to support is Corinne Taylor who creates organic, vegan and cruelty-free aromatherapy products. They are beautifully packaged and are perfect for some downtime.