Since becoming Zero Waste, we've stopped shopping at drug stores. Instead, we make (almost) everything we used to buy there, including all-purpose cleaner, dishwashing liquid, and make up remover. We've also haven't used paper towels, tin foil, or plastic bags in almost a year. It's kind of amazing; more natural, less expensive, and less effort.
With all that being said, after almost a year of Zero Waste, Aaron sent me out to our local natural foods store (hippie central) to pick up some items we just haven't solved for yet, and ran out of, like toothpaste, shampoo...
Perelandra. A mecca of "we have the more natural version of that". And while I was in to pick up items I knew would be packaged, I was thrilled to see a ton of Zero Waste options!
|I'll call this a Zero Waste helper; essential oils, which you add to vinegar and water and you have a lovely smelling all purpose cleaner!|
|NEW! Hand wash, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, etc.|
|NEW! Dish soap, laundry detergent, cleaning spray, oh my :)|
|Peanut butter and syrup!|
|And of course, hundreds of bulk food options -- we get our popcorn here (upper right).|
Have you found any good bulk places in your neighborhood? Any steps towards Zero Waste you want to share?