Alternative Resources

to common plastic symptoms

Toothbrush

  • Bamboo (Brush With Bamboo, etc.)

 

Toothpaste

Homemade

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 2–4 tablespoons baking soda

  • Up to 1 tablespoon xylitol powder (optional)

  • 20 drops cinnamon or clove essential oil (optional)

  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)

Deodorant

Homemade

  • 6 T coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup (4 T) baking soda

  • 1/4 cup (4 T) arrowroot or organic cornstarch

  • Essential oils (optional)

Feminine Products

  • Menstrual Cups (Diva Cup, Lena Cup, etc.)

  • Period Panties (THINX, PantyProp, etc.)  

Straws

  • Paper

  • Metal

  • Bamboo

  • Glass

Utensils

  • Bamboo (To-Go Ware, etc.)

  • Metal (Snow Peak, etc.)

Bags

  • Reuseable (any grocery store)

  • Homemade (DIY tee-shirt bag) 

Bottles

  • Reusable (too many brands to list, but some of our favorites include: Klean Kanteen, Yeti, Hydro Flask) 

Food Containers

  • Metal tins (Amazon.com)

  • Glass (Pyrex) 

Plastic Food Wrap

  • Beeswax wrap (Bee’s Wrap, ETEE, etc.)

  • Bowl covers (Earth Bunny, etc.)

  • Reusable sandwich bags (Lunchskins, etc.)

Lighters

  • Metal (Zippo, etc.)

  • Matches