Staying Clean and Green: Promoting Eco-Friendly Hygiene
Research suggests that the "point of no return" for climate change is much closer than we initially thought. As a result, it's more important than ever to make good choices for the environment. Still, in a world full of single-use plastics and harmful chemicals, it can be a challenge.
One way you can start making an impact is with your hygiene routine. It won't change the world, but it is one small thing everyone can do to make a difference.
We're here with a few helpful eco-friendly hygiene tips to get you started.
Eco-Friendly Hygiene Tips
Staying clean is essential, but you can do it in ways that don't do as much damage to the environment! Here are a few of our favourite eco-friendly hygiene tips that you can start implementing today.
1. Ditch Your Disposables
How many disposable items are involved in your hygiene routine? If you're like most people, the unfortunate answer is "a lot." Why not make a change by ditching some (or even all) of those disposable products in favour of longer-term alternatives?
Disposable products find their way quickly into landfills. Single-use plastics, paper products, and even cotton rounds are terrible for the environment. While you need to stay clean, there are ways to do it more sustainably.
Instead of using standard disposable razors, consider investing in razors that allow you to swap out the blades. You could also use shaving alternatives, such as waxing, depilatory cream, or laser hair removal, for long-term results and less waste.
If you remove makeup with standard cotton rounds, consider microfiber alternatives. You can wash and reuse them, so you're not putting anything into the landfill! You'll also save so much money over time.
You can also replace makeup wipes with longer-lasting alternatives. For example, using a towel or washcloth with makeup remover or any oil-based cleanser will be better for your skin and the environment.
Almost all single-use disposable items have better replacements that will last ages longer. So treat yourself (and the environment) to those higher-quality alternatives!
2. Only Use What You Need
Do you find yourself over-using products? While this may seem like the opposite of being wasteful (after all, isn't it worse to let products go to waste?), it actually results in more unnecessary consumption overall.
When you use more of a certain product than you need, you'll be buying it more often. This is bad for your wallet and bad for the environment.
Only use what you need to keep yourself clean. Even if you're using eco-friendly hygiene products, like eco-friendly hand soap, eco-friendly body wash, and environmentally-friendly toothpaste, don't overdo it.
3. Consider Packaging
The packaging that your favourite products come in matters. Most mainstream hygiene products come in single-use containers made of thick plastic that will find their way into a landfill in a matter of weeks.
Recycling isn't enough. Be more mindful of your hygiene products' packaging if you want to be truly eco-friendly.
You could make a switch to refillable products. This way, you only have to order one large container and then order refills when you run out. This creates less waste overall and can save you money in the long run!
4. Opt for Eco-Friendly Oral Care
Your oral hygiene can be eco-friendly as well. Opt for alternatives that are good for your body and the planet.
Bamboo toothbrushes are great alternatives to the typical plastic toothbrushes you can find at any big-box store. Instead of using regular plastic floss, you can buy a water flosser to keep your gums healthy and clean. Bonus: they feel great!
You can even use toothpaste tablets to reduce your plastic waste from toothpaste tubes and water waste.
5. Reduce Water Use
Speaking of water waste, reducing your water use is another great way to improve your impact on the environment. Australia uses more water per person than most other countries in the world.
Try to take shorter showers. At the same time, a long shower can be nice and relaxing; reserve those long showers or baths for special occasions. Only spend as much time in the shower as you need to get yourself clean.
When you're brushing your teeth, turn the faucet off. Only turn it on when you're rinsing or wetting your toothbrush.
You can also try our "just add water" products. Adding just a bit of water to our eco-friendly soap or foaming body wash tablets will turn them into high-quality cleaning products in no time.
6. Invest in Eco-Friendly Hygiene Products
On the topic of our products, how many environmentally-friendly hygiene products are in your bathroom? Why not add a few more? Next time you run out of your standard products, switch to Tirtyl.
Not only do our products reduce waste due to their unique packaging, but they also don't contain any harsh ingredients. Harsh ingredients are harmful to your skin and the environment.
Making a switch like this is easy. You'll love how your skin feels and the positive impact your purchase has on the environment.
Are You Staying Clean in an Eco-Friendly Way?
It's time to make the swap to eco-friendly hygiene. Staying clean doesn't have to harm the environment. With a few minor changes, you can make a big difference.
Ditch your disposable products when possible, only use what you need, make smart packaging decisions, opt for eco-friendly oral care, reduce water use, and invest in new eco-friendly hygiene products!
At Tirtyl, we're passionate about creating eco-friendly products that work. From cleaning products to hygiene products, we have what you need. Check out our store to stock up on eco-friendly foaming hand soap, body wash, and more today.