Toiletries include a range of products used for personal hygiene and grooming including soaps, shampoos, skin products, toothpastes, toothbrushes and toilet paper. Many of us don’t think much about these products when purchasing them, but there can be benefits to being selective. Below are just a few advantageous ways to freshen up your toiletries.
Upgrade your toothpaste
Sometimes it can be worth seeking out specialist toothpastes. Certain toothpastes are better suited for sensitive teeth, while others have added whitening properties. There are also alternative toothpastes that use ingredients like activated charcoal. This post at Which offers a great guide to choosing the best toothpaste for your needs. By switching to these toothpastes, you could make brushing your teeth more comfortable and get quicker results.
Consider going eco-friendly
Many of the toiletries we buy can have a negative impact on the environment. Shampoos, skin products, toothpastes and toothbrushes are big contributors to plastic waste. Refillable options could result in less plastic consumption. Alternatively, you could look into products made from recycled materials. Recycled toilet paper, available from companies like Honest Supplies, is typically more eco-friendly to manufacture, and can be worth buying to reduce your carbon footprint. Finally, it could be worth switching to toiletries made from organic ingredients. The likes of organic soaps and organic exfoliants contain less artificial chemicals – making them better for the planet and your skin.
Treat yourself to some spa products
Spa products can help to make cleaning yourself more fun and more relaxing. A hot bath can be a great way to relieve stress and reduce pain around the body – by treating yourself to some spa products like bath bombs, bubble bath and bath salts, you make bath time a more rewarding experience. Different soaps and shampoos can meanwhile help to produce different scents. By settling for basic 2-in-1 shampoo/body soap, you could be missing out on all these aromas.
Experiment with skin products
Skin products can help improve the health of our skin. The best time to apply these is often during or directly after having a bath or shower. The first product that everyone can benefit from is exfoliants. These products can help remove dead skin to reduce blocked pores and keep skin smooth and shiny. Moisturisers are also worth using – these products can prevent dryness and combat wrinkles. On top of these products, there are various other lotions and serums you can try to reduce spots or wrinkles. Consider experimenting with these and see what effect it has on your skin.
Keep your toiletries organised
Are your toiletries a disorganised mess? Upgrading your toiletries can also be a time for decluttering and arranging them. First, get rid of any empty bottles or products you’re unlikely to use. Then, consider the best way of storing and displaying all your toiletries. Bathroom racks can be great for keeping products organised by person or by application (you could put all shampoos on one shelf and all soaps on another shelf). You could also consider baskets for storing various bars of soaps. Remember that you can also do away with plastic bottles and opt for refillable bottles – opting for the same style of dispenser could result in a more organised look (just make sure to label the bottles so you know which is which).