These are some products I’m currently using on my low waste journey, I’m sure they all have lower waste alternatives and I will definitely try new things out in the future, but this page will show what I’m currently using. I encourage you to use what you already have until you absolutely need to buy a replacement and then find things that are in your price range, accessibility, and can be found locally when possible (since that’s more environmentally friendly than buying online), but hopefully this page can just give you some ideas!

ALBA BOTANICA SHAMPOO

This is one of the few shampoos I can find in my area that is completely vegan and cruelty-free so it's what I've been using. Their bottles are also made from 100% recycled materials!

This is one of the few shampoos I can find in my area that is completely vegan and cruelty-free so it's what I've been using. Their bottles are also made from 100% recycled materials!

HANNAHPAD CLOTH PADS

Cloth pads are great if you're like me and can't figure out how to stop your menstrual cup from leaking- or if your just prefer pads over tampons or cups. I have a 5 pack set of the pantyliner size because most of the blood is collected in my cup during the day, and a 3 pack of the large/overnight ones. These are really good quality pads, eco-friendly, not uncomfortable, and super cute which is always important for anything that you’re going to hide in your pants and bleed on.

Cloth pads are great if you're like me and can't figure out how to stop your menstrual cup from leaking- or if your just prefer pads over tampons or cups. I have a 5 pack set of the pantyliner size because most of the blood is collected in my cup during the day, and a 3 pack of the large/overnight ones. These are really good quality pads, eco-friendly, not uncomfortable, and super cute which is always important for anything that you’re going to hide in your pants and bleed on.

BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSHES

These are the bamboo toothbrushes I currently use and I like them a lot but will probably try out other kinds in the future.

These are the bamboo toothbrushes I currently use and I like them a lot but will probably try out other kinds in the future.

CHICOBAG RESUABLE GROCERY BAG

This is the ChicoBag Vita rePETe bag and it is made out of 99% recycled materials. It packs up super small into a little bag the size of your fist, making it great for travel or to store in your purse so you never forget to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store. They’re also super durable, I only have two so sometimes when I get a lot of stuff from the store I jam pack everything in there are they hold up really well.

This is the ChicoBag Vita rePETe bag and it is made out of 99% recycled materials. It packs up super small into a little bag the size of your fist, making it great for travel or to store in your purse so you never forget to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store. They’re also super durable, I only have two so sometimes when I get a lot of stuff from the store I jam pack everything in there are they hold up really well.

BAMBOO UTENSIL SET

These utensils are great for travel or to just stick in your purse for whenever you go to a restaurant that only has plastic silverware. It comes with a fork, spoon, knife, chopsticks, and a little carrying case and carabiner. The best thing you can do though is just always keep a few utensils that you already own in your purse or car.

These utensils are great for travel or to just stick in your purse for whenever you go to a restaurant that only has plastic silverware. It comes with a fork, spoon, knife, chopsticks, and a little carrying case and carabiner. The best thing you can do though is just always keep a few utensils that you already own in your purse or car.

REUSABLE SILICONE BAKING SHEET

Whenever I bake something in the oven, I just use these in place of parchment paper which saves on a lot of waste (and over time, money!!) They're also very easy to clean up afterwards.

Whenever I bake something in the oven, I just use these in place of parchment paper which saves on a lot of waste (and over time, money!!) They're also very easy to clean up afterwards.

SUNLEAF SHAMPOO BAR

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PARKER SAFETY RAZOR

This is the Parker 99r long handle safety razor which I use because it's a great way to shave with less waste and costs way less over time! (comes with 5 Shark super chrome blades) When you buy regular razors, the plastic handles don’t last nearly as long and most of those are now just sitting in piles of trash which will stay on our planet for years and years.

This is the Parker 99r long handle safety razor which I use because it's a great way to shave with less waste and costs way less over time! (comes with 5 Shark super chrome blades) When you buy regular razors, the plastic handles don’t last nearly as long and most of those are now just sitting in piles of trash which will stay on our planet for years and years.

ECO-DENT VEGAN FLOSS

This floss comes in a recyclable box and uses plant-based wax (no beeswax!) so therefore is a great option for vegans.

This floss comes in a recyclable box and uses plant-based wax (no beeswax!) so therefore is a great option for vegans.

3B MESH PRODUCE BAGS

These bags are similar to the Mesh Chicobags except both sides are mesh, they don't have ties to keep them rolled up while not in use (I just use rubber bands) and it comes with different sizes, 2 small and 1 large.

These bags are similar to the Mesh Chicobags except both sides are mesh, they don't have ties to keep them rolled up while not in use (I just use rubber bands) and it comes with different sizes, 2 small and 1 large.

CHICOBAG COTTON PRODUCE BAGS

These cotton + hemp bags are perfect for green beans, nuts, grains, and other bulk food items. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like they make them any more but I’m still gonna leave this here because cotton produce bags are great if you have a bulk store near you and theres probably tons of other brands that make them as well.

These cotton + hemp bags are perfect for green beans, nuts, grains, and other bulk food items. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like they make them any more but I’m still gonna leave this here because cotton produce bags are great if you have a bulk store near you and theres probably tons of other brands that make them as well.

DR. BRONNERS PURE CASTILE SOAP

This is an 18-in-1 soap and it can be used for body, face, and hand soap, shaving cream, laundry detergent, dish soap, and many more uses. Honestly there are few things that this soap doesn't do :D  For those that do not use palm oil products, this soap does contain organic palm kernel oil but based on the videos on the Dr Bronners youtube channel of their practices, I feel their practices are sustainable and ethical enough for me to support them, but you can choose for yourself. ( video 1  +  video 2 )

This is an 18-in-1 soap and it can be used for body, face, and hand soap, shaving cream, laundry detergent, dish soap, and many more uses. Honestly there are few things that this soap doesn't do :D

For those that do not use palm oil products, this soap does contain organic palm kernel oil but based on the videos on the Dr Bronners youtube channel of their practices, I feel their practices are sustainable and ethical enough for me to support them, but you can choose for yourself. (video 1 + video 2)

THE DIVA CUP

A menstrual cup is a great way to create less waste during that time of the month. It can be used for years before needing to be replaced so in the long run it saves you sooo much money. The diva cup is one of the most popular ones but you can take  this  quiz to find out which one might work best for you. I’ve tried the diva cup, the femme cup, the meluna sport, and the femmycycle, and none of them work for me but the diva cup is the easiest, most comfortable, and by a tiny bit, works the best for me.

A menstrual cup is a great way to create less waste during that time of the month. It can be used for years before needing to be replaced so in the long run it saves you sooo much money. The diva cup is one of the most popular ones but you can take this quiz to find out which one might work best for you. I’ve tried the diva cup, the femme cup, the meluna sport, and the femmycycle, and none of them work for me but the diva cup is the easiest, most comfortable, and by a tiny bit, works the best for me.

BAMBOO HAIR BRUSH

Bamboo brushes are great because they’re a lot more sustainable than ones with plastic handles!

Bamboo brushes are great because they’re a lot more sustainable than ones with plastic handles!

STASHER BAG

It can be nice to have a few of these if you can afford them because plastic ziploc bags do eventually get worn out and need to be disposed of but these are made of silicone so they will of course last a lot longer. I only have one though because they are a bit pricey.

It can be nice to have a few of these if you can afford them because plastic ziploc bags do eventually get worn out and need to be disposed of but these are made of silicone so they will of course last a lot longer. I only have one though because they are a bit pricey.

CHICOBAG MESH PRODUCE BAGS

These bags have one side made of mesh allowing ethylene gas to escape which makes them perfect for apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, leafy greens or really anything you’d normally put in a small plastic bag at the store.

These bags have one side made of mesh allowing ethylene gas to escape which makes them perfect for apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, leafy greens or really anything you’d normally put in a small plastic bag at the store.