Top Tips For A Plastic Free 'Staycation'

We know that many of you have had to put holidaying abroad on hold this year. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy a little U.K. sunshine (and probable rain) this Summer. So for those of you enjoying ‘staycations’ over the next few weeks, we’ve put a list together of all our favourite zero waste bathroom essentials for travel. Perfect for camping trips with friends, weekends away and everything in between.

After Sun
One of our newest products available is the After Sun Moisturising Body Balm, created by Scence. A soothing blend of hydrating coconut oil, mango butter and jojoba oil, and containing essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint and chamomile, it’s the perfect post-sun moisturiser. You can travel happily knowing that the after sun comes packaged in a handy-sized cardboard tub, making it 100% recyclable and compostable. And it’s also good to know that Scence are a UK business based down in sunny Cornwall (so they definitely know a thing or two about sun protection!).


Reusable Wipes
Going away with kids? You need wipes. Going away in a couple? You'll probably spill something at some point, so you need wipes. Going away on you're own? You get the idea. Our reusable wipes are sold as make up wipes, as they're made from super soft organic cotton, yet are durable so remove make up easily. They also work well as everyday wipes though, perfect for avoiding disposable ones while you're away.

Menstrual Cup
Menstrual products are currently the fifth most common item to be found washed up on the beach*, not quite the view we know you want on your staycation! It’s time to turn the tide on menstrual products, with an eco-friendly alternative, just like our Better Cup Menstrual Cup. Made from 100% medical grade silicone, the cup is a reusable replacement for all your tampons and pads. It’s perfect for weekend camping trips, as it can easily be washed out and reinserted, without the mess of disposing of other sanitary products. Bettercup is also based right here in the U.K, in Brighton, so you can rest easy knowing that your cup has the lowest possible carbon footprint.

Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap Bars
There is nothing worse than arriving at your staycation destination, to find that your shampoo has leaked all over your bag, and ruined all your clothes (trust me, we’ve been there). There is, of course, a solid solution!

We stock a range of solid bars for all your cleansing needs. Our bars last longer than bottles of liquid shampoo, conditioner and body wash, but are also a lot more compact, making them easier to store and travel with. Even better, is that you can chop the bars up into smaller pieces, ideal for short trips. And by converting to solid bars, you will be able to drastically cut down on your plastic waste.

Travel Tins
We know how difficult it is to stuff all your full-sized products into your suitcases and still have room left for your other belongings. And following on from our shampoo, conditioner and soap bars, we have come up with the perfect solution for you. Once you’ve cut your bars up into smaller, more manageable pieces, you can then utilise our travel tins, ideal for trips, both short and long. Our travel tins are made of metal, and are fully reusable to fit a whole range of solid bars. This also makes them super easy to wash and keep clean.

Crystal Deo Stick
You're hoping it's going to be hot, right? If you're lucky, you'll get some sunshine, and that, maybe combined with being extra active in the great outdoors (not essential of course) means you might sweat. That's ok, it's normal obviously. In fact, it's those high street antiperspirants which are abnormal as they block your sweat glands. We've got you covered though, with our Potassium Crystal Deo Stick from Biork. Pure potassium crystal, it deodorises without stopping any important bodily function. It comes in cork packaging too, so it's just as easy to carry around and it lasts so long you'll probably be packing it next year as well!

So there you have it, a list of all our favourite and top-rated products, perfect for all types of staycations. By using a range of these eco-friendly products on your trips, you can massively reduce your environmental impact with almost 100% zero waste! Good for travelling, easy to pack and even better on the earth, we’re helping you get one step closer to that plastic free bathroom.

Most importantly of all, enjoy your Summer!

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