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15 Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Bathroom

Going Zero Waste

The bathroom may be the smallest room in the house but man-oh-man can it be wasteful! The average woman puts on 12 products in the morning before she leaves the house, but we typically have a lot more in our cabinets, under our sinks, and in the shower.

I’ve found one of the best ways for me to reduce my waste is to implement a one-in-one-out rule. So, I can’t actually bring in a new product until I run out of an old product.

I don’t know why, but when ever I started running low on an item, I would immediately run to the store to buy a new one and typically wind up picking a few extra things. This resulted in me having an ever growing expanse of beauty items. Most of these items were never even used or only used once.

If you’re wanting to reduce your waste in the bathroom, I would definitely start with making sure that you will actually need and use what you bring into your home.

Winter is wrapping up and boy am I ready for warm weather. I’m ready for dry skin to be a thing of the past. I don’t make all of my products, I only make a few of them. The ones that I really, really like. Ones that are effective and don’t take too long to make!

All my DIYs have to meet my rules of personal sustainability.

Lotion has been one of the easiest switches I've made. It's easy to make and works better than any of the store bought stuff I've tried. I use it on my body and face. Here’s the recipe for my non-greasy, homemade zero waste lotion.

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