zero-waste personal care essentials

10 Zero-waste Personal Care Essentials

Unplastix is launching with a collection of Personal Care essentials that most of us use every day. All are formulated and packaged to enhance your well-being while caring for the planet at the same time. 

We test everything we recommend in hopes that most people will be satisfied. Whether it’s shampoo, deodorant, or toothpaste tablets we want you to enjoy the experience knowing that you are also taking direct and immediate action to help restore the health of our planet. 

Please leave comments and photos. We want to know what products you like, experiences you’ve had with them, and other products you’ve tried that Unplastix should review.

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Personal Care Products with the planet in mind

Click images and titles for more information and to purchase. All of these products can also be found in our shop. We will soon be adding more.

Attitude has done all the right things with their line of deodorants. They’re hypo-allergenic, long-lasting, and EWG verified to be free of chemicals of concern. You’ll love the selection of natural scents, as well as the unscented option. Click on the images to see details of each.

Attitude deodorants are vegan and cruelty-free. They’re packaged in biodegradable tubes without any plastics. EWG verification means that they are made without aluminum, parabens, triclosan, steareths, phthalates, talcum powder and artificial colors.

These are safe, effective, and pleasant deodorants for everyone in your household. Attitude claims they will plant a tree for each deodorant you buy. Sweet!

Ethique zero-waste skin lotion concentrate mixed-zero-waste personal care essentials

Ethique hydrating skin lotion is rich in cocoa butter and coconut oil. It comes in a small bar that turns into almost 12 oz of lotion after you mix it with hot water. 

Store in a bottle you already have. Then you keep two out of landfill. 

Ethique is a fantastic no-plastic brand that uses earth-friendly, ethically sourced ingredients in all their products. The packaging is certified compostable. Be sure to check out the Ethique store on Amazon.

This is a great way to introduce your skin and hair to Ethique. It also makes a great gift. Click the images to see details for dry, sensitive, normal, or oily.

All are formulated with natural, ethically sourced ingredients that are good for skin, hair, and the planet. They clean and nourish with coconut oil and cocoa butter. There are no drying soaps, no palm oil, no aluminum or plastic. Packaging is fully recyclable and compostable.

Be sure to visit the Ethique Store on Amazon to discover more products for you and your family, including babies and pets.

Ethique lip balms are rich, hydrating and come in flavors and tints to appeal to almost anyone. I like the dark, fruity look of Sugarplum. Pepped up and Juicy are equally nourishing when the occasion calls for tasty, bare-naked lips. They sooth and protect with natural ingredients such as cocoa butter, Vitamin E, and jojoba oil.

These lip smoothers come in biodegradable cardboard tubes that you can toss without guilt. One tube holds two and a half times as much lip loving care as a plastic tube, and it’s as kind to the planet as it is to you.

Be sure to visit the Ethique Store on Amazon to see more of their plastic-free, vegan, cruelty-free products.


GloBoid makes it easy to keep your teeth sparkling without any plastic waste. Click on the images to view details of each formula: Whitening with Fluoride, Whitening without Fluoride, Whitening with Fluoride and Charcoal. You can purchase them in a glass dispenser, or as refills which come in a cardboard tube.

These tablets do a great job cleaning and whitening. Simply chew a tab for around 15 seconds. It becomes slightly foamy with a natural minty flavor. Brush normally and rinse. GloBoid freshens your breath while cleaning your teeth. All ingredients are natural, vegan, cruelty free.

By switching to tooth tablets you directly and immediately reduce plastic waste while giving your teeth the care they deserve.

Dr Ginger’s tablets are naturally minty and coconut flavored. They contain no fluoride. The mouthwash tablet is a great way to keep your breath fresh on the run. 

They come in an infinitely recyclable aluminum tin you can take anywhere. All ingredients are organic, teeth and planet friendly.  Click on the images for more information on each.

Dr Ginger is in fact a cosmetic dentist with over 35 years of experience. She created these products with a combination of organic coconut oil and xylitol to protect teeth from bacteria. 

This is the only non-plastic mouthwash in the form of a tablet I’ve discovered. If you know of any others please post a comment.

Boonboo floss is made from bamboo fibers infused with charcoal and coated with natural candililla wax. It glides smoothly without tearing and does a great job cleaning between teeth. The activated charcoal helps to remove stains and plaque where a toothbrush can’t reach. Boonboo comes in a refillable glass dispenser with a top designed to easily cut the floss to your desired length.

The floss and packaging are biodegradable and compostable. When you need more floss save money and buy the refills. Continue to use the glass dispenser. No plastic waste.

Boonboo is excellent for the health of your teeth, gums, and the planet!

Booheads displayed on Sonicare

Booheads have solved the problem of plastic electric toothbrush heads. They fit most Sonicare electric brushes.  After months of cleaning your teeth they biodegrade in the compost bin and leave no trace. The bamboo brush heads have a bioplastic core that secures them to your Sonicare. The bristles are designed to gently and thoroughly clean your teeth, but are made of plant-based materials and will biodegrade once you’ve tossed them.

There are a few different kinds of Booheads to meet everyone’s personal needs. Click on the images to see details on adult and child sizes in different colors, with and without charcoal.

I love the feeling of Booheads. The bristles are soft and thick. They clean gently and thoroughly. 

Most bamboo brushes have nylon bristles which are not biodegradable. Booheads have taken this extra step in the direction of planet-friendly. 

Sea Turtle toothbrushes are earth and teeth friendly all the way through the bristles. They’re bamboo with plant-based bristles made from castor beans. Most bamboo brushes have nylon bristles which do not biodegrade. Sea Turtles have no plastic or nylon and are completely biodegradable.

Click on the images to see details on sizes for children and adults.

The bristles are soft for sensitive teeth. Each brush is numbered so everyone in your household can easily identify theirs. Keep these on hand for guests. Give them to patients if you’re a dentist. 

10% of every purchase goes to marine conservation. Clean your teeth and the planet at the same time!

Superzero really pampers my hair. It comes in 3 versions: for normal, fine/oily, and thinning/aging. Click the images to find details of each.

This super amazing duo was the first bar system I tried, and I was afraid it would leave my hair dry and frizzy. The exact opposite happened. It gently cleans and moisturizes without any of the damaging sulfates and soaps found in many bottled shampoos. And there are no heavy oils or waxes to try to hide the damages.

The shampoo and conditioner are completely plant-based with a natural botanical scent. They’re plastic-free, sulfate-free, vegan, with no petrochemicals or parabens, no synthetics colors or fragrances.

Ingredients are from coconuts, cocoa seed butter, other plant-based oils, provitamin B5, and rosemary leaf oil.

The packaging is 50% recycled, 100% recyclable, biodegradable, industrially compostable, non-toxic, water-based inks and adhesive. 1 bar keeps at least 2 plastic bottles out of landfills.

Our next product release will focus on household essentials. Please come back soon!

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