Let me just start by saying that my bathroom is a far cry from what I want it to be – I am not talking about its design.. but the amount of chemicals still in it.
Some things I have switched over – my shampoo and conditioner, castile soap, non-glycerin soap instead of toothpaste, homemade deodorant, and some homemade hair products – but there are still many things I want out! Now this is my dilemma, I have trouble wasting things – if it is not gone, and I have not gotten my moneys worth I am not going to throw it out. I have a large amount of cleaning products given to me my two expat friends who have returned home. From toilet wash to laundry soaps to – well everything! Part of me wants to just trash them and recycle the bottles. But I can’t. However much I don’t want to keep using them, I have to finish them off – also this will allow me (and my pocket book) to slowly make the change.
Some things that I am working on changing.. I have found out that GreenPeople’s Makeup is all in bioplastic (except the lipsticks) and made of organic ingredients – I plan to move over to there makeup, starting with the mascara when mine runs out. Then I am still on the hunt for a non plastic bottle for my ‘shampoo and conditioner’ and would like to have one for my liquid Dr. Bronners as well – Glass has been my go to, but is not safe for the shower. So let me know if you see a metal shampoo or spray bottle. I am on the hunt for a old school Atomizer/perfume bottle with the squeeze poof. Also, once my lotions run out (and the Health Food Store stop giving me free organic fragrance free ones) I will start to make my own.
Then there are some things that are going to take ages to get changed out, like Ole’s products – he is dealing with all my craziness and me pushing crazy things on him all the time. As of now there is no luck with his shampoo, soap, and deodorant. This is going to have to be his choice, I do wish I could make him though.. 🙂 We also have 2 toiletry bags full of things that we have not used in ages – either we have to much or don’t like that version. I want to do a big clean out, but again I feel bad throwing away. I think everyone has that, well hopefully not everyone – especially the non plastic people are going to have stopped with it – but I know this was a problem of friends and me all growing up. What does that say about our culture – buy buy buy, till your cabinets runneth over. Ek! I did say this was a rant.. so I think that it is silly to have 10 different lotions. I have, and now I am not proud of that. I remember when I was 13 or so, we did a big clean out from our upstairs bathroom (which was mostly mine) and we emptied out 2 large paper bags of stuff. Why were we/why are we collecting so much.
I have just found a brand of toilet paper that is wrapped in bioplastic.. I never have understood why paper cannot be wrapped in paper. I have had no luck with finding individually wrapped rolls here. So there is a brand called Edet Eco Soft, they are Swedish. More on them soon too! I am also on the hunt for a good wooden toothbrush with natural bristles. I have seen a few online, but there reviews have not beed so good – from always taste bad to to big to fit in mouth. Sorry that this has been random.. just wanted to share what I am working on.