Boy, I didn’t see *this* coming. /snarky to the extreme.
Plastic here, plastic there, plastic everywhere.
I think the best way to understand this is: put a piece of plastic wrap covering your face. Can you breathe? Neither can the ocean and all the life it contains….
It disgusts me that I even have to buy products with plastic containers. I want to use reusabe containers such as glass. I think most folks believe that if they put their plastics in recycling bins, that makes it okay. Plastic is not really recyclable — they can make it into different products, but they cannot get rid of it. I don’t think most folks understand this.
For the record, I use baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves for my toothpaste. It works very well — better than commercial toothpaste. My teeth actually feel clean afterwards.
And there are a number of natural things one can use for facial care: lemon juice or honey or egg whites for exfoliating; coconut or safflower or avocado oil for moisturizing.
And you might recall the deodorant I use: a half and half mixture of coconut oil and chemical-free baking soda. (No plastic container to throw into the ocean).
Lastly, I also use olive oil soap not only for the body, but as a shampoo, as well. It lathers quite well and leaves my hair soft and shiny. No bottle to throw into the ocean.
And the journey goes on…