Buying ethical can be hard, there a lots of products out there and not all of them work to the same degree.

I have listed a few things I have crossed paths with below. I hope this helps.

  • Shampoo and Conditioner
    • I haven’t found the perfect Shampoo and Conditioner yet. I’m still shopping around. I get a pretty dry scalp, which gets itchy and causes dandruff.
    • MooGoo

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  • I have only started using this recently to put some moisture back in my scalp. I’ll let you know how it goes long term but short term it is very soothing. It does make your hair a bit greasy. I put it on at night and then shower in the morning.
  • Body Wash/Soap
    • I have always been a body wash gal. I find soaps clumsy and annoying. But I am making an effort to turn a new leaf. I can go to Dr Organics in Newtown, Sydney and buy a bar of soap. No plastic, no packaging. Just soap. Prices range from $2-$6. It leaves my skin a little dryer than I would like so I often moisturise once I’ve dryer off before dressing.
    • Dr Bronnersliquid_soap-237ml-peppermint_grande
      • This is what I have used for much of my life- the Peppermint Dr Bronners. Its a great all purpose soap. It doesn’t give that great of a lather but the smell is divine and you feel so clean.
  • Scrub
    • You can make scrubs at home. At least I’ve seen recipes of different versions tried online. I have never been so bold to do it myself so if you do let me know how you go. I need to have a scrub in my routine. I love the feeling of being clean.
    • Franks Coffee Scrub150401_frank_body3141_600x600_a9486b04-6ade-4862-a260-2765f32c94e3_grande
      • I love this stuff. It’s made in Australia, it’s vegan and has no nasty additives. Plus I love its whole marketing and packaging approach, it’s playful and bold. This stuff has some serious scrub to it. It leaves you feeling so smooth and luxurious after, my boyfriend has even started stealing it. He’s a builder so he puts it to the test with all the weird pains and glue he gets on himself.
  • Toothpaste

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  • This is not driven by anything environmental really. I have had this toothpaste since I was a kid and I love it. It’s a New Zealand Company that tries to support premium health.

 

  • Toothbrush
    • I read this article on facebook and ever since then I have used reusable bags, reusable utensils and brought a bamboo toothbrush.
    • The Environmental Toothbrushme5003004
      • These toothbrushes are biodegradable or …I am using my old toothbrushes as planter labels. Cut off the head, write on it and hey presto! I cant say I really notice a difference between this toothbrush and my old plastic ones really.
  • Deodorant
    • Schmidt’s Deodorant Paste 71h1k-ztlfl-_sl1500_
      • Currently I am using Schmidt’s deodorant paste. I’m trying to cut back on plastic so I figure I can reuse the little jar. I tell you though, it takes a bit of getting used to using paste. I still don’t know if I’m using the right amount. But it does the trick. People tell me I smell nice and I manage to survive the Sydney heat without smelling like a swamp rat.
      • Switching up my deodorant was also driven by a desire to put less chemicals into my body and on my skin. I know people that need clinical strength deodorant and that cool. But if I can get away with less chemicals then I may as well cut back.
  • Toilet Paper
    • Who gives a Crapabouttp_2
      • I’m buying Who Gives a Crap. It’s a toilet paper company that donates 50% of its profits to building toilets in third world countries. Plus the toilet paper is made from recycled material and chemical fee.  The toilet paper is good to use, nice a sturdy yet soft. It can be a little teary when pulling it off the roll. Each roll comes individually wrapped but they encourage you to re-purpose the wrapping- which is why they have such colourful and funky designs.

 

That’s just to name a few. I could go on but then this would never get posted. I’ll update with more. Please feel free to ask if there is something your researching. Or let me know what you use.