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Green your shower routine: Sustainable Shower Swaps.

Are you looking to reduce your plastic consumption? Or looking for top quality products that don’t pollute the earth? Or maybe just looking for some easy sustainable swaps to dip your toe into Plastic Free July? Well you’ve come to the right place. The personal care and beauty industry produces a shocking 120 billion units of plastic packaging annually and most aren't even recyclable. From rows of shampoo and shower gel bottles to plastic razors and shower puffs, they all end up in landfills or the oceans as plastic waste. But we get it. Change can be difficult, but making some sustainable swaps isn’t only good for the planet, it’s good for your body, skin and hair health. Not yet convinced? We’ve compiled a list of plastic free, sustainable shower essentials to easily swap into your wash routine and green your shower routine. 


Water coming out of shower

Firstly, let's quickly go over the dirty shower habit that we all need to cleanse ourselves of. Everyone loves a long, steamy shower but did you know the average shower uses 20 gallons of water?! In the UK, we are fortunate enough to have easy access to the safest water in the world, just from our taps but do we really understand how much we use? A morning shower, brushing our teeth, making a coffee, all require safely treated water, which uses a large amount of energy. Less water wasted down the shower drains also means more available in lakes, rivers and streams and using water more efficiently helps maintain supplies at safe levels, protects human health, wildlife and the environment. Take shorter showers, turn down the heat and consider the benefits of cold showers or strip down with your partner and share a shower! 

Now onto the good stuff…


Hand holding stack of soap

Kicking off our Green Shower Routine is the product that started it all for us here at nuddy. Our plastic free soap bars! Our soaps don't just cleanse your skin, they nourish it too. Upgrade from your regular plastic bottled shower gel and level up to our Super Rich Shea Butter Soap Bars. Shower gels are not only bad for the environment due to their plastic packaging and single use nature, they also mostly contain ingredients that are harmful to the body like parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate and dioxane. Our famous soap bars are 100% plastic free, vegan, cruelty free, SLS free and they’re made in the UK. These bars are heavenly luxurious, long lasting and moisturising, no need to worry about dry skin!



Youth of the People cleanser

The majority of skincare products are packaged in plastic therefore finding a product that isn’t, but also doesn't compromise on quality, can be difficult. The Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser is an antioxidant-rich cleanser, full of vitamins to prep and pep up your skin. Youth To The People are an eco-conscious, philanthropic brand that is committed to harnessing nutrient-dense superfoods that have an impact on your skin's health and less of one on the environment. Their products are cruelty free and 100% vegan, making this cleanser the perfect sustainable swap that cares for your face and the planet. 


Pink plastic free safety razor

There's no sustainable shower routine without a plastic free razor and we’ve got a special one. Our Full Body Safety Razor is the ultimate bathroom accessory for any eco conscious goddess. These razors are made to LAST! No need to buy another razor in a couple of months time, this razor will see you through, with you only needing to replace the blades, but don't worry - we have a blade subscription for that! Our stunning pink safety razor has a single, double edged blade, giving you a closer shave and smoother skin. Say goodbye to itchy skin and razor burns babes! Plastic razors are terrible for the environment because they are designed with limited use and to then be disposed of. They are made from plastic that is not biodegradable, therefore will sit in landfill for hundreds of years, plaguing the planet. Switch to a sustainable razor, protect the planet and save yourself some money, honey! 



Hand holding shower puff

This plastic free cotton shower puff is eco-friendly and made using certified organic cotton, designed with people and the planet in mind. The organic cotton helps exfoliate skin, remove dead skin cells and leaves skin soft and dirt free. But what's wrong with regular shower puffs you ask? Regular shower puffs are commonly made from nylon as it is rough, stretchy and durable however nylon is a type of plastic that is derived from crude oil through an intensive chemical process which has devastating impacts on wildlife and the environment. The Organic Cotton Shower Puff is the perfect sustainable swap for your shower routine, they’re plastic free and far more reusable than their plastic counterparts. 


Hand holding shampoo bar

You didn't think we forgot about our AMAZING plastic free shampoo bars did you? The personal care industry is often ignored when placing the plastic waste blame, but in the UK alone, 520 million shampoo bottles are thrown away every year. Safe to say the industry definitely deserves *some* blame for plastic pollution. Here at nuddy, we’re changing the game with our innovative Shampoo Bars which are performance led, have proven hair growth results, over 500 five star reviews, last up to 3 times longer than liquid shampoo and are made with natural ingredients. Our selection of shampoo bars tackle a range of hair care issues such as fine dull and lifeless hair while leaving your hair smelling and feeling incredible, the DREAM, right?!


Have we inspired you to swap any of your plastic products for earth friendly, plastic free alternatives? Tag us on insta @nuddydiaries if you try any of these out!