Note - some of the items mention in this post were sent to us for review but all opinions are honest and my own.
If you've read my blog for a while then you will know that at the start of last year I made a commitment to try and be more eco. I made small changes like using reusable face wipes with cleansing water instead of one use make up wipes. We use an eco egg in our washing rather than bottles of softener and washing tablets. I changed from tampons and pads to a menstrual cup and reusable sanity items. We have tried to make small changes to help our environment and waste less. When lockdown hit and people started to go nuts bulk buying everything and leaving nothing in the shops, I started to think even more about things that I could reuse and didn't need to buy each week or month. 7 weeks later and even though the stock levels in the shops seem to have returned to normal, we are sticking with changes that we've made during this time as we have less waste and plastic but also spend less at the shops too so I thought I'd share what we've done to be more eco during lock down.
1. Turning to bars (and no, I don't mean the pub!)
Prior to lockdown we had made the switch from bottles of body wash to bars of soap. We brought a little crochet soap bag from our local refill room which is great as it helps it lather up more and found we didn't miss bottled shower gels or soap at all. Using bars of soap got me thinking about what else we could substitute in our bathroom and one thing that I found was shampoo and conditioner bars. Biovene Barcelona very kindly sent us a couple of samples of their solid shampoo and conditioner bars and Hubby and I were amazing. They do 5 different formulations which are dermatologist tested, plastic free, PH balanced and contain no sulphates, parabens or palm oil. Biovene Barcelona is a brand that does more about care about your hair. They are trying to do their bit as a cooperate brand to support the environment. They support global environmental projects such as Plant For Planet's Foundation and also cleanbeachinitaive.org, both who actively support a cleaner, greener planet. So these little bars aren't only great for your hair, they are great for the environment and our world too! We found that when the bar is used every day (hubby washes his hair daily) that they lasted about 3 weeks which, when you consider that that is about the same time as it would take Hubby to go through a bottle of shampoo, is going to be a huge saving of plastic waste from us. Biovene Barcelona bars are available from lovelulula.com, Amazon and biovene.co.uk.