Low-waste bath and beauty gift ideas are perfect for the person who likes or needs a pamper. A luxurious way to encourage low-waste living.
Bath and Beauty gifts are gifts that your recipient can enjoy for weeks and months to come.
Cheap bath products often come in plastic and contain chemicals that are not good for our waterways.
There are natural and low-waste alternatives that don’t have to break the budget. And these gifts might just surprise someone who isn’t convinced natural products are any good!
From homemade bath salts to organic personal care items, there’s something here for all bath lovers and all budget.
Low-Waste Bath and Beauty Ideas
Below are five categories of low waste bath and beauty gift ideas, including some for the men in your life.
1. Spa Experiences
When it comes to spa experiences, you can save money by giving a DIY experience. Make your own coupon to give to your recipient and then they can plan a day to enjoy the spa treatment.
If you would prefer to buy an experience, consider supporting a local home-based business. Even better if you can find a person uses natural and low-waste products in their service.
Spa experiences include:
- Foot cleanse and massage
- Combination of above
2. Handmade Bath and Beauty Products
DIY natural bath products not only save you money, but they also minimise waste and toxins going into our waterways.
One of the simplest and least expensive gifts is to buy some Epsom salts from the bulk store, package them in a recycled glass jar and attach a label explaining how to use them and where to refill the jar.
Another idea is to make a few natural products with the same smell, package them in recycled jars and combine them in a pamper hamper, maybe with a face washer or natural body brush.
For lots of DIY beauty product ideas and tutorials, check out the Handmade Bath and Body Gift Idea Guide.
For ingredients and other supplies needed for making your own DIY cosmetics, check out Green Living Australia.
3. Low-Waste Bathroom Accessories
These can be given on their own or as part of a pamper hamper with some natural or DIY products.
Reusables: These reusable Cotton Rounds not only look pretty, they are also useful, save money and reduce waste. You could couple them with an organic linen and hemp face cloth and a DIY makeup remover and DIY face serum.
Dry Body Brush. This body brush is made from natural plant bristles
4. Natural Personal Care
Natural Beauty Box Subscription. This beauty box is from Nourished Life. You can choose just one month or multiple months.
Essential Oils. Essential oils are useful for so many things An Essential Oil Collection of different oils or oil blends can be a useful gift.
Natural Cream Perfume. This perfume comes in a bamboo container and is made from only natural ingredients and botanicals.
Beauty bar sampler. Beauty bars are great low-waste options because there’s minimal packaging (and it’s compostable!) And a sampler is a great way to try them out to see which ones work for you. This hair sampler contains five shampoo and conditioner bars. This 12 Days of Christmas sampler box contains 12 beauty bars to try.
5. Something For Men
Safety Razor. Avoid disposable razors by investing in a safety razor.
Shaving Bar: Ethique’s shaving bar acts as a shampoo, body wash and shaving lather bar – saving time, money and waste!
Bath and beauty gifts are great for that person who likes to pamper or who needs a pamper. Encourage low-waste living the luxurious way without going over budget with these bath gift ideas.
For more low-waste gift ideas, check out the low-waste gift page.
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.