Tip of the Week: Switch from Shower Gel to Bar Soap During ‘Plastic Free July’

Happy Plastic Free July! How to celebrate? One idea is to eliminate single use plastic bottles that hold shampoo, conditioner, and liquid soaps and opt for bar equivalents. Bar soaps come in different blends to suit body washing, face wash, shampoo and shaving, so your line-up of bottles may become a line-up of bars. You may never go back to the bottle.

Tip: check the ingredients of the soap to ensure they don’t contain palm oil who’s production plays a role in deforestation.

Make Your Own Product

Making your own soap is pretty easy to do, and is a rewarding way to avoid waste. There are plenty of recipes online, and once you’ve got the hang of it you can start experimenting with different scents and ingredients.  There are also recipes for hair conditioners and facial or body moisturizers available to try.

Check out Plastic Free July for more tips on eliminating plastic from your life and sign up to join the Plastic Free Challenge.