7 Sustainable Beauty And Wellness Switches To Make To Your Daily Routine

Sustainable Beauty Products

With many people becoming conscious about the environment, multiple beauty and fashion brands have started manufacturing eco-conscious products. Thanks to social media, there is transparency around what a brand stands for. While it is impossible to change your lifestyle entirely, making small changes to your daily routine with sustainable beauty choices can help support bigger changes in future.

Products like combs, toothbrushes, razors, hairbands and storage pouches are a part of your daily routine, but most are mass-manufactured with materials that add to our carbon footprints. These products are used every day and don’t last long, which means they are discarded after a single-use. Do you know how much that would add to a landfill? 

Why Choose Sustainable Beauty Products?

Approximately 100 million tons of trash make it to the marine environment every year. In comparison, compostable products biodegrade every six months. So the only way to restrict this is to choose environment-friendly or sustainable products. Eco-friendly products are manufactured with less energy and water consumption. These products usually have no toxic chemicals and are made from organically sourced materials. By switching to sustainable products, you also small support businesses that are taking initiative to protect the planet and also generating employment and pushing community service ethos.

While you contemplate that, we suggest a few eco-friendly switches that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

1. Beco Bamboo Toothbrush Charcoal Activated Bristles

 

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Toothbrushes are replaced every four months and are usually made out of plastic which is not recyclable. Beco creates bamboo toothbrushes that have soft bristles infused with activated charcoal. While charcoal helps in teeth whitening, it also removes odour-causing bacteria. These toothbrushes are 100% biodegradable and splinter-free. 

2. Label Meesa Scrunchies

 

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Most hair ties are made of plastic and aren’t going to disappear into thin air when discarded. Label Meesa creates hair scrunchies and headbands from sustainable and scrapped fabric. The brand not only provides a sustainable option to our regular hair ties but also recycles scrapped fabric to minimise waste. The prints on these fabrics are handcrafted and made with natural dyes. These dyes are extracted from plants like rose, marigold, pomegranate and aloe vera. Label Meesa also supports local women by employing them to help with production. 

3. Bamboo Bae Handmade Bamboo Razor

Most shaving tools, especially razors, are manufactured using flimsy plastic material. Bamboo bae’s handmade bamboo razors are lightweight and sturdy. The brand’s main aim is to provide a replacement for plastic and one-time-use products. They are biodegradable and easy to use. These razors will get you back to your old school shaving routine and will last a long time without having to replace them every other day. 

4. Praacheen Vidham Organic Sponge Guard Loofah

When we think about loofahs, the first image that comes to mind is a pretty pink sponge. While the loofahs available in the market are frilly and fun to shower with, they shed microplastics which go down the drains and then into the oceans. Praacheen Vidham has created an alternative to replace these loofahs with a sponge gourd loofah, an organic option that comes from a plant. So get yourself one of these and scrub away. 

5. Bare Necessities Bare Wood Neem Comb 

Widely used plastic combs cause static charge, which is bad for the hair and scalp. The electrostatic charge is one of the main reasons for weak roots. This organic neem wood comb is a one-stop solution for most hair related problems. It has blunt teeth that do not cause static charge. While neem wood has antifungal and anti-allergen properties, it also cures hair fall and helps with getting rid of dandruff. 

6. Dwij Upcycled Makeup bag

Each pair of denim pants releases about 33.4kg of Co2 into the atmosphere and contributes majorly to the landfill. Dwij aims to make use of the scrap denim fabric and contribute to a better tomorrow. They create upcycled denim bags and pouches which are long-lasting and trendy. Since they receive denim in all shapes and sizes, no two are identical. So you don’t have to worry about somebody else owning the same bag that you do.

7. Earth Rhythm Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Makeup removal and applying skincare products do not have to be wasteful. Single-use cotton pads and makeup wipes make the most of the beauty waste. These washable and reusable makeup pads save you money and are also gentle on the skin. They are environment friendly and tiny enough to not take up a lot of space in makeup bags. 

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