Lifestyle Sustainability

8 Sustainable Personal Care Products

Responsible consumerism is always on my mind, as someone with a degree in sustainability. But I also know first hand how time-consuming it can be to find products that truly align with your values and offer the same quality you are accustomed to. As a frequent traveler, I also want naturally travel-friendly products that create as little waste as possible. So I made this travel-friendly sustainable personal care products kit for people who also want to reduce their impact on our planet.

All the personal care and hygiene products below are made of eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and gluten-free ingredients and materials. They come in packaging that is made from recycled materials and/or can be refilled, composted, recycled or TerraCycled. The companies themselves are also working to reduce their environmental and social impact through their supply chain and production processes.

If you are trying to go completely zero-waste, please check out my zero waste starter kit.


8 Sustainable Personal Care & Hygiene Products


sustainable personal care products reusable make up remover pads

Reusable Make-up Remover Pads

  • 100% organic bamboo pads and container
  • Zero waste and eco-friendly packaging
  • Comes with a laundry bag for cleaning pads

sustainable personal care period underwear

Thinx Period Underwear

  • Machine washable
  • Prevents leaks and stains: Made with built-in leak protection
  • Made with organic cotton
  • Replaces other female care products, like pads, tampons, and pantyliners (depending on your flow)
  • Controls odor: neutralizes all unwanted smells

I have been using Thinx menstrual underwear for over 5 years, and I have 4 pairs for each day of my period.


Zero Waste Toothpaste Tablets

  • 80 tablets
  • Zero waste packaging, refillable glass jar, zero plastic
  • Travel ready and TSA friendly
  • Free from: SLS, glycerin, fluoride, artificial flavors or colors
  • Vegan, Gluten-Free, Alkalizing & Made in Canada

Biodegradable Bamboo Dental Floss

  • Biodegradable, made from Bamboo Charcoal Fiber
  • Vegan and cruelty free
  • Packaging is all recyclable or biodegradable
  • ME donates 10% of their profits to ocean and environmental conservation

Biodegradable Bamboo Cotton Swabs

  • Made from renewable bamboo wood and top quality cotton
  • Recyclable packaging made from recycled materials

Ethique Shampoo Bars 

  • The perfect ethical and travel-friendly shampoo
  • 100% zero waste, soap-free, plastic free, plam oil free, pH balanced
  • Equivalent to 3 bottles of liquid shampoo
  • Cruelty-Free, vegan, Eco-Friendly, TSA Friendly, and Compostable

sustainable and ethical sunscreen that is coral reef safe

Manda Organic Sunscreen

  • 100% Coral Reef Safe (won’t harm marine life)
  • Water-resistant, SPF 50
  • Sustainable ingredients & bio-plastic packaging made from sugar cane

MANDA is pioneering the future of plant-based packaging and it’s pretty awesome! Their sun cremes come in a bioplastic tube made of sugar cane, and the sugar cane also powers their facilities as an energy source.


Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant Stick

  • Natural deodorant without aluminum, parabens, artificial fragrance, or preservatives
  • Made with odor-fighting hops to provide clinically proven 24-hour odor protection
  • Deodorant for men and women with no animal ingredients or testing and halal and kosher certified

Tom’s of Maine is working towards zero waste! Learn more about their social and environmental efforts in their Goodness Report.


Disclaimer: Some of the links in my shop are affiliate links. Meaning, if you purchase anything through them, it won’t cost you anything extra and I make a small commission.

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Anna French

Anna is an optimist with pessimistic tendencies who enjoys making a short story long, her coffee black, and watching Friends re-runs. These days you can catch her in her natural habitats wandering through forest roads in her van, hiking to a waterfall or glacial lake, and learning about off-grid living the hard way.

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