Eco-friendly travel kits are the way to go if you are serious about plastic-reduction. It also goes a long way while trying to minimise your exposure to nasty chemicals as well as your carbon footprint by cutting out palm-oil and fossil fuel-based products.
I’ll delve right into it as I am trying to get into real holiday mode. This was all a bit of a challenge with my toddler having a high fever over the past three days preceding a full-blown roseola rash. So, I’ll also be brief if you permit me.
We decided to spend our summer holiday in Wales this year. We are now on our way, and I am very excited to be able to share this with you.
I took the picture of my eco-friendly travel kit the night before we left. Here is a list of its contents.
- Bamboo toothbrush by Hydrophil
- Homemade toothpaste in a reused Geoorganics container (glass and a bamboo spatula). The toothpaste is based on coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda. I am currently trying to perfect it, so look out for one of my next posts.
- Biodegradable dental floss by Savesomegreen
- Wooden facial brush and body brush
- Loofah body and facial scrub sponges
- Hairbrush with a wooden handle (unfortunately not entirely plastic-free)
- Homemade deodorant filled into a reused plastic container. This is also based on coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda. The recipe is going to be released once I am sure it works well enough.
- Safety razor and blades
- Shaving soap by Friendly Soap
- Shampoo bar by Baensch (coconut oil based). I am currently testing different brands and have also given a natural homemade shampoo a try. Look out for one of my next post in which I am going to share my experiences with you.
- Facial cleansing bar by Stop the water while using me
- Lavera organic all-round cream
- Eyeliner and sharpener
- Reusable menstrual cup and pad. Read all about it here.
The red arrows point at the bits of plastic that are still part of my kit. This is a container for my soap bar and a pencil sharpener for my eyeliner. I am happy to say that none of it is single-use plastic. I use a flannel to wash my face and take of the rest of the eyeliner when I am having my shower.
I will now get on with my holiday. I am so relieved that my daughter is her usual self again and that the weather has cooled down a bit.
Have a great holiday season! And I hope some of it might inspire you to reduce your own plastic and carbon footprint as well.