March 23, 2023 5 min read

Cosmetic waste is a huge global issue. In fact, it is estimated that between 20- 40% of beauty products end up as waste and approximately 70% of the beauty industry’s waste comes from packaging which almost always ends up in landfills or polluting the ocean.

The solution? Zero-waste beauty products. These eco-friendly products let us take care of ourselves and the environment, all at the same time. 

Keep reading to discover 6 of the best zero waste products on the market today. 


Whether you go for acrylics, gels, or prefer your nails au-natural, it’s super important that you keep your nail hygiene in top condition. In addition to washing your hands regularly, a nail brush is a fantastic way to help keep your nails clean and healthy on the go. 

Wild & Stone’s natural bristle nail brush is flexible enough to remove dirt from under your nails & toenails, firm enough to remove dirt and grime, but gentle enough not to damage the nail or scratch even the tiniest of fingers. Great for all the family!

What’s more, this brush is made from FSC® certified beechwood and natural sisal bristles, meaning it is 100% biodegradable once it comes to the end of its life. It is also completely plastic-free (including the packaging it will arrive in) and vegan.

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Not only are plastic-free alternatives great for helping our planet, they are also perfect for adding a touch of eco-friendly style to your zero-waste bathroom


The skin is the largest organ in our body and is responsible for a pretty big chunk of our detoxing needs. This is why keeping it healthy is crucial, and dry brushing can play a huge part of that. Adding simply 5 minutes of dry brushing into your daily skincare routine will help to create softer, younger-looking skin and encourage the renewal of skin cells. Unclogging pores, stimulating your skin circulation, and evening skin tone has never been easier.

If you’re an eco-friendly warrior, our natural fibre dry body brush will care for both your skin, and the environment. Made from sisal bristles and a cotton canvas strap, it is completely vegan and cruelty free, unlike traditional dry brushes which have bristles that are made of animal hair such as boar.

How to Use a Dry Brush

Using a dry body brush is super easy, and only requires a few minutes of your day. Before you pop in the shower, start at your feet and brush your skin upwards using wide, circular, clockwise motions. Use only a light pressure on sensitive areas where your skin is thin like breasts or neck, and harder pressure on thicker skin, like the soles of your feet.

After you’ve dry brushed your whole body, take a cool shower to help remove the dry skin. Finish by coating yourself in natural plant oil, such as olive or coconut oil, to moisturise your skin.

The Best Zero-Waste Beauty ProductsWant to learn more? Read our complete guide on the benefits of dry brushing.



Whether you’re using them to apply spot treatments, fix smudged mascara or tidy your nail polish, cotton buds are an absolute beauty essential. But did you know that, in the UK alone, we use over 13.2 billion cotton buds every single year, most of which do not get recycled and end up polluting rivers, oceans, and lining our beaches.

The answer? Bamboo cotton buds

Unlike traditional plastic cotton buds, which pose a significant risk to wildlife and the environment, our cotton buds are 100% biodegradable, meaning you will not be causing any plastic waste by using them. They are even supplied in plastic free, fully recyclable packaging so you can have complete peace of mind that your choice is an eco one. 



Sadly, almost every roll-on or spray can of deodorant leaves a mark on the environment, from the materials it is stored in to the chemical ingredients it is made of. 

So, how does one avoid these negative environmental impacts? Well, the most obvious option is to go au-natural and not wear any deodorant at all, but for a lot of people, especially those who are likely to sweat and smell, that’s not going to be a popular choice. 

Alternatively, you can opt for natural deodorant sticks, such as those from Wild, which are typically made with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, arrowroot powder and many other natural vitamins and minerals to keep the skin healthy. They are also naturally antibacterial to prevent bad odours and come in plastic-free, compostable refills. 



Hair ties, or hair bobbles as some would call them, are another essential product for anyone with long enough hair. But unfortunately they don't just disappear once we have finished with them. Oh no - they typically end up in our rivers, lakes, in the ocean, and in all of the places that they simply shouldn’t be. As they are often made from plastic, rubber and synthetic thread, they pose a significant problem for the environment and any wild life that is unfortunate enough to stumble across it and mistake it for food.

Fortunately, our plastic-free hair tiesare the perfect eco-friendly alternative, made from 100% organic cotton and plant-based rubber. With no plastics and no metal, these hair ties are completely biodegradable and create zero waste or harm to our planet. 



It’s fair to say that shaving is a vital part of many people’s routines. However, conventional shaving methods produce a significant amount of waste. In fact, most disposable razors only last for approximately 5-10 shaves before ending up in our bins, and as razors tend to be made from both plastic and metal which are hard to separate, they are difficult and expensive to recycle. 

The simple, easy and eco-friendly solution is a reusable razor. Made from durable brass, zinc alloy,stainless steel and recyclable eco-friendly card packaging, our safety razors are completely plastic-free. When the metal blade becomes dull, simply replace it when needed, resulting in far less waste and harm to the environment. 

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Our reusable razor is unisex and can be used on all areas of the body, including the face, armpits and bikini areas.
Want to learn more about the most sustainable ways to shave? Check out our sustainable shaving guide.

Wild & Stone's mission is to create stylish, easy to adopt and usable alternatives to common plastic products around the home. We source all our products sustainably, from raw material to final delivery. Shop our full range of home and lifestyle products on our website. 

Share your plastic-free swaps with us or tag us on Instagram #wildandstone.


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