Here are my final toiletries – all eco-friendly, safe to use with no nasty chemicals and in recyclable containers.
At the back is my shampoo, body/face lotion and conditioner. In the front is my toothpaste made from coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint oil, my lip balm, aluminium-free deodorant and 2 bars of unpackaged soap. None of these items contain the parabens or any of those chemicals that can put us at risk of cancer. Now we know about these things, why would we want to take the risk by slathering them on our porous skin?
Once the toothpaste jar is finished, I may try making my own since I have all the ingredients. I am pleased to say that these are now my only toiletries in our bathroom cupboard so it is looking very bare – exactly how I like it. The few other occasional items like insect repellent, suncream and spray tan are in the other bathroom – not that any of those are exactly chemical free. I will be looking out for alternatives before I need them. How about checking out your bathroom cupboards? Count the number of items in them and let me know what that number is