An easy way to eliminate frivolous plastic from your life is to use bar soap rather than a plastic bottle of liquid soap. There are lots of nice soaps on the market, depending on what you like: organic, triple milled, mild, fragrant, moisturizing, handmade, you name it. I personally avoid antibacterial soap. There is evidence that the use of antibacterial soaps selects for stronger bacteria, only killing the weak ones. If you have a farmers’ market in your area, there is probably someone there who sells handmade soap. At my local farmers’ market Natural Wonders Soaps N” More makes all natural handmade soaps that I like. Visit her website at naturalwonderssoaps.com.
Finish the liquid soaps that you have, recycle the bottle and shop for some bars of soap. While you are at it, be on the lookout for non-plastic soap dishes to put your new soap in.
Also at our local farmers’ market is Peace of Mind who makes handmade body oils, “Good for the Body and the Soul”. Find out more at this website: peaceofmindnatur als.com. Her oils are in a dark glass bottle that can be recycled. I started using the lemon grass ginger oil and like it a lot better that traditional lotion. It is best to rub the oil in right after a bath or shower when there is still a film of water on your skin. Comparing with other lotions I have used, my skin is a lot smoother after using this oil.