How to Make Your Bathroom More Eco-Friendly
Being more conscious about the things we’re bringing into our homes isn’t just good for us but the planet as well. It makes us think before we purchase and we don’t create unnecessary waste. The bathroom is the place that we use many times a day for different purposes. It contains a lot of products and relies on electricity, water, and gas. This being said, there’s a lot to change in there to make it more environmentally friendly.
No matter if you’re renovating the bathroom or just want to make a change, consider the next suggestions. Be patient and take it one step at a time because no bigger change can come overnight.
Go for Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bathroom Accessories to Bring In Freshness
When it comes to bathroom accessories, we think more about the style than the materials they’re made of. It’s important that everything is aesthetically pleasing because after all, we want to enjoy and feel good in every room in our home. But it’s equally important that we don’t destroy the planet for our pleasure. This is why you should consider choosing eco-friendly bamboo toilet accessories.
Bamboo is growing in popularity and it’s an eco alternative for many products that we use on a daily basis. This means that you can find almost anything made of bamboo. The thing that makes bamboo so efficient is that it grows really quickly compared to other sources that we use that are in danger of extinction. It can fully grow in just a few months and no pesticides and chemicals are used. This makes it as natural as possible. Using bamboo bathroom accessories means that you’re choosing a sustainable material for your home.
Another thing that makes bamboo superior is the fact that’s anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic. It prevents bacteria growth so the bamboo products that you use will be sterile and fresh. It won’t cause any allergic reaction in sensitive people, which makes it an excellent choice for bathroom towels and other fabrics. You might have heard of bamboo sheets for the bedroom but why not take it to another level and start using towels and other bamboo toilet accessories.
Also, bamboo is a durable material that will last you for a long time. If you invest in bamboo products now, you’ll be able to use them for years. Although strong, bamboo is very light, which is a plus, too.
Unlike plastic, bamboo is biodegradable. This being said, once you can no longer use your bamboo products, you can be peaceful knowing that you’re not polluting the planet.
If you want to start making a change today, start with choosing bamboo bath accessories, like a toothbrush, hairbrush, and bamboo soap dispenser. For a modern look, go for a bamboo toilet brush or get a matching set that has everything you need. Replace your towels with bamboo ones and you’ll feel the change right away. Bamboo fabrics are extremely soft and highly absorbent, and you won’t have to worry about any skin irritation. With bamboo accessories, you’ll make your bathroom more eco-friendly, hygienic, and stylish.
Turn to Eco-friendly Cleaning Products for Your Bathroom and Home
We use many cleaning products in the bathroom and most of the time, they contain very harmful ingredients. That’s not good for the environment and your health as well. Eco-cleaning products come in reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable containers, which means they won’t pollute the earth and create unnecessary waste. They contain gentle, natural ingredients that won’t cause any allergies, and you won’t feel like you’re going to faint as when cleaning with strong products. You’ll be saving money because these products are usually multipurpose, meaning that you can use them on different surfaces without having to switch between three different products.
Invest in Low-Flow Toilet and Showerhead to Save More Water
Another thing you can try is fixing your toilet flush. Low-flow toilets are eco-friendly and you’ll be saving water every time you flush. But this is more suitable for those who are completely renovating the bathroom or building it from scratch. If this is not a solution for you, you can get a low-flow showerhead. They save more water compared to regular showerheads and are pretty affordable. Also, you can reduce your shower time. I know that many can’t wait to come home and enjoy a nice, hot shower, but reducing your shower time even a little bit has a great impact on the water usage and production of carbon dioxide.
Switch to Reusable Containers and DIY Products
Besides changing to eco bath accessories, you can stop using single-use plastic bottles. All of the products we use come in these bottles, everything from shampoo to body lotion. Buying in bulk can save you a lot of money and you can refill the containers you have. It might seem like an investment to buy reusable bottles but you don’t have to do it all at once. Start with just one or two products and after some time, all of them will be more eco-friendly. Plus, if you’re after that bathroom aesthetic, it looks really neat when everything you use has the same design. You can purchase reusable bottles with an identical or similar design for all of the products and create a cohesive and complementary look.
If you’re not a fan of this idea, you can stop buying bottled products and use bars instead. You can find soap, shampoo, and conditioner in bars, thus ditching the plastic bottles once and for all. Also, since they’re in this form, they last longer than the bottled ones.
If you’re more of a DIY person and love making your own products, make your own soap. There are many different ways in which you can do this, and one simple way is to collect the small parts from soap bars that are too small to use. When you have collected more, put them in a container, fill it with water, and let it sit overnight or for several days. In this way, you’ll have your own liquid soap and no soap will be thrown away.