5 Best Selling Zero Waste Products Straight From Our Community

a sponge cloth with a tangerine print on the front draped over the front ledge of a kitchen sink

Unsure where to get started or in need of easy zero waste swaps to your life? See what our community is loving with these 5 of our best selling zero waste products

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In the age of social media it’s easy to look at other people’s lives and see only the perfection. Social media gives people a platform to project what they want people to see and their favorite parts about their life.

You’re constantly being reminded that what you see isn’t real and you shouldn’t hold yourself to a standard you see online, but it can be really hard. Especially because we do need and want people’s advice and opinions sometimes.

Community is Important

Because the reality is, humans need shared connection. It’s both mentally and physically beneficial to have a sense of community. To know what’s going on in other people’s lives, to feel a sense of similarity and familiarity with other people.

In the days of hunters and gatherers, sharing information was essential. Knowledge was passed down about what foods were safe to eat, what areas should be avoided, and how to increase the chances for survival. 

Not to compare a zero waste journey to survival but this is our only planet. 

The beauty of zero waste is that (when done right) it should be something that can fit into your life. The goal is not to buy more products all the time, but eliminate products that you only use once. 

When you do make purchases, buy things that are meant to last. Do small things over time that make a difference. And when you can do more, do more. 

How Does This Relate To Our Best Selling Zero Waste Products?

So what does all of this have to do with our best selling zero waste products?? Long story short this is one place it can be good to look at others and see what they’re doing.

We rounded up our amazing community’s best selling zero waste products and put it all in one place for you. 

Whether you’re just getting started on your journey and need some ideas on where to start, you’re looking for zero waste gifts, or you want to see what other people are saying, here you go! 

Our 5 Best Selling Zero Waste Products 

1. Sunshine Shampoo & Conditioner Bar Bundle 

First up on our list of best selling zero waste products are the Sunshine Shampoo & Conditioner bars. Not only are these bars a #1 best seller, but they’ve been featured in Health Magazine, American Airlines Magazine, Reader's Digest, and Buzzfeed! They’re great for all hair types — including colored hair — and are silicone free, paraben free, filler and preservative free, vegan, cruelty free, palm oil free, plastic free, and greywater safe. Whew! For more info on these bars, check out our blog post. But don’t just believe us...

Sunshine shampoo and conditioner bars displayed in a wicker soap basket

“I was a little skeptical about the bar shampoo, I've tried others and didn't like them in the past. I can honestly say this one was way better and I actually like how my hair feels more than the natural shampoos that come in the bottle. Win-win!”

Hand in shower holder sudsy shampoo and conditioner bars

“I have tried many shampoo and conditioner bars from other stores. I have thicker, long hair and nothing has worked. Was starting to think bar soap wasn’t gonna work for me until I tried this combo and I love it!”

2. Plastic Free Dish Washing Soap Block

A dish soap block can replace up to 3 bottles of conventional dish soap! The new formula from No Tox Life means more bubbles, more lather, with the same grease fighting and dish cleaning power as before. It also happens to be versatile and can be used to clean countertops, the sink, the oven, and even treat stains on clothes and rugs. Unsure if you’re ready to make the switch? Read this blog about dish soap blocks.

A pile of soap bars

“I love the dishwashing block. I have it on auto ship. It cleans better than any other dishwashing product I’ve used. Great cleaning and clean for the environment!”

A vegan dish soap block in its box on top of a reusable mesh grocery bag along with two zero waste dish brushes

“While well-intentioned, not all zero waste products are good substitutes for their more wasteful analogs. This dish soap, however, is indistinguishable from liquid dish soap in plastic bottles! It's actually easier to use while washing dishes than something you have to pump from a bottle, so they really killed it with this product.”

3. Reusable Paper Towels

It takes 17 trees and 20,000 gallons of water to make 1 ton of paper towels and Americans use over 6 million tons of paper towels each year. The majority of these towels are made from virgin paper as well. Reusable Paper Towels are a great substitute for any mess or cleaning project around the house. Plus, they come in fun colors and can be easily tossed in the wash. 

In the process of rolling up the rainbow unpaper towels

“I had the cloth wipes and decided to get the Unpaper towels too! They become more absorbent with a few washes but they are so great. I don't feel guilty using them and they're really soft and colorful.”

Folded black, grey, and white unpaper towels with Marley's Monsters label

“These towels are the perfect replacement if you want to go more "Green" and quit using standard paper towels. They are thin enough that they dry very quickly but thick enough to wipe spills and take care of any mess a paper towel would handle. I have washed them and re-rolled them. Still perfect! I can't recommend them enough!”

4. Bamboo Hair Brush

You’re conscious about what you put in and on your body and maybe you’ve already made the switch to a bamboo toothbrush, but have you given any thought to your plastic comb or brush? Made of bamboo, natural rubber, and coated with a beeswax finish (not vegan) this bamboo brush is a perfect replacement for your current synthetic brush. There’s a reason this is one of our best selling zero waste products. 

Brush with bamboo brush on top of a linen blanket. Upper label/sticker reads #1 bestseller, 5 stars.

“I am obsessed with this hairbrush. I have curly hair that knots easily so hair wash day is always frustrating. This brush gets through my knots super easily with no pain, bonus mini head massage with the bamboo bristles! It also just looks really beautiful on my bathroom counter!” 

“The wooden handle and bristles somehow make brushing a more enjoyable experience. I also noticed that my boyfriend's 12 year old, who has quite long hair, prefers to use this as it's more gentle on her tangles. I'll never be using a plastic hairbrush again!”

5. Sponge Cloth

The last, but definitely not least, addition to our best selling zero waste products list is the sponge cloth. A sponge cloth can replace up to 17 rolls of paper towels! Made from cellulose (wood pulp) each towel can absorb up to FIFTEEN TIMES its own weight in liquid which is roughly about a quarter of a cup. It’s naturally antibacterial so you don’t have to worry about it smelling but it’s also dishwasher and washing machine safe. Once you’ve reached the end of its life, simply toss in the compost bin! 

Wood cellulose sponge clothes in various patterns

“I am obsessed with this hairbrush. I have curly hair that knots easily so hair wash day is always frustrating. This brush gets through my knots super easily with no pain, bonus mini head massage with the bamboo bristles! It also just looks really beautiful on my bathroom counter!” 

Wood cellulose sponge cloth with fern pattern

“I've used my sponge cloth for all sorts of kitchen cleanups, and so far it's living up to its description as a paper towel substitute. It's very absorbant, hasn't worn at all, and wrings out really dry. I haven't laundered it yet, but that's a feature I'm looking forward to. It's a good value so far. I recommend.”

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