Do you want to reduce your environmental footprint and at the same time use a healthier and chemical free alternative to body wash and shower gels? We provide you with a list of the best options below.
In order to be environmentally friendly it’s important that your body wash contains natural ingredients (made with plant-derived oils) without any harmful chemicals, foaming agents or artificial fragrances. You should also look for a green packaging that is plastic-free, easy to recycle, can be reused or refilled, or even composted (like paper, cardboard or kork) generating zero waste. As soap production uses a lot of water, make sure you buy from a brand that is committed to reduce the environmental costs of production by reusing waste water, producing with renewable energy or by hand without any machines.
Look for this criteria to buy the most eco-friendly soap
The average scented body wash contains many chemicals (like diethyl phthalate, synthetic ketone) which can harm the body in many ways. They can be the cause for headaches, allergy problems or skin irritations like skin rash. Also left-over soap that goes down the drain is often not biodegradable and therefore causes problems with the environment and water based plants and animals.
Non-scented body wash on the other hand is skin friendly, is not causing much dryness and is more healthier for the body if used on a daily base. If you use clean clothes and wash on a regular base there is no need in masking your natural scent.
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