Zero Waste Morning Routine
This is my morning routine before I head to work. I hope this gives you some inspiration if you are looking to keep your routine simple, natural and low waste.
I get up early enough so that I can make some dinner, breakfast and get myself washed and dressed. Keeping my day low waste means I need to be prepared and this takes some time.
The first thing I do is make my bed and then head straight into the shower. There is something about a made bed that makes the rest of the day run smoothly.
I use palm free soap. I try and buy locally in order to support small businesses. This isn't always possible so just do your best.
I wash my teeth using a bamboo toothbrush. I make the toothpaste out of coconut oil, arrowroot powder and peppermint essential oil.
When out of the shower I use coconut oil as a body oil. Very little so I don't add oil to my clothes.
I use a deodorant made out of coconut oil and essential oils. I use a pea sized amount of coconut oil and a few drops of cedarwood essential oil. I find with all my different deodorant experiments that cedarwood oil covers me for the entire day.
Next I head to the kitchen and make some warm water and lemon. This is a great simple way of rehydrating after a nights sleep. It also works at flushing out any toxins. It's basically a wake up drink.
Any left over boiling water, I pour into a flask that keeps
it boiled for a couple of hours, reducing the need to reboil the kettle.