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your vegan and plastic free minimalist shower routine using only 5 products (v)

Here is everything you need in 5 easy and versatile products and feel good because it’s 100% vegan and plastic free!

Body Cleanser:
Dr Bronner’s Castile soap bars are biodegradable, fair trade, vegan, cruelty-free and made with organic ingredients. These bars are available in 11 natural fragrances and come wrapped in a pre-recycled packaging, printed with water based inks so it’s compost friendly.

Shampoo and Conditioner:
These heart shaped bars made by Ethique in New Zealand, are amazing for more reasons that one, but the best thing about this product is that it doesn’t come packed in a plastic bottle. Ethique is a climate neutral, certified BCorp and cruelty-free business, while their products are vegan and biodegradable (including the packaging). These bars are known to last up to six times longer than your usual bottled products due to their concentration, so it’s worth the price tag. #giveupthebottle

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Face and Body scrub:
This scrub is so good you can eat it. Seriously. Get your DIY cap on for this easy-peasy all natural face scrub. Made from ingredients that you most likely have in your cupboard already; brown sugar, coconut oil and honey (agave works perfectly also if you want a vegan alternative). The good thing about using sugar is the fact that it’s easily soluble. Minerals such as salt have less soluble sharp edges which could scratch and harm your skin. Get the recipe here.

Face cleanser, makeup remover, and whole body moisturiser:
This one is simple. Avocado oil. That’s it. Yes, the one in the cooking oil section of the supermarket. I previously used coconut oil, but I wanted to make the switch to a lighter oil for Winter. apply a few drops onto an organic cotton pad and wipe away makeup and dirt, or apply to clean damp skin with your hands to use it as a moisturiser. Make sure to emulsify with water before application to allow the oil to penetrate the skin instead of just sitting on top. A little will go a long way.

note: to ensure this regime is plastic free, purchase avocado oil, coconut oil and honey/agave syrup bottled in glass jars, and source your source your sugar in paper packaging. Even better, go to your local bulk foods store and bring your own packaging.

Happy showering!

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