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Monday, June 24, 2024

8 Eco Friendly Products For Your Bathroom

 When you hear the words eco-friendly and sustainable, what comes to mind? Do you think of your bathroom being eco-friendly? When buying personal care items for your bathroom is eco-friendliness on your mind?

 Eco-friendly means not harmful to the environment. While sustainable means to prevent the depletion of natural or physical resources. 

Now that you know the definitions of eco-friendly and sustainable, do you apply these terms to the products you purchase for your bathroom? If you do, that is awesome and if you don't, now is the time to start making smarter choices for the environment when you shop for products for your bathroom.

The Bathroom Can Be Filled With Plenty of not so Eco-friendly Products

 I think most folks do not consider the environment when shopping for their personal care product. From the many bottles of hair care products to what they floss their teeth with, the bathroom is filled with so many unsustainable products. It is a single-use nightmare and the bathroom trash can shows the ugly truth.

We tend to think more of what is in the containers of personal care products like soap and ignore the container that the product is in. We want healthy ingredients for the items that we use on our bodies but we never stop to think about all the items that we are throwing away. All the plastic shampoo bottles and plastic wrap from the toilet paper rolls that are ending up in our landfills and oceans.

Eco-Friendly Swaps For You Bathroom

1. HeyBamboo100% Bamboo Toilet Paper

Toilet paper - the household essential that is often taken for granted. Have you ever wondered how much of an impact toilet roll consumption has on the environment? The toilet paper manufacturing process uses virgin wood pulp as its primary raw material. Virgin wood is derived from trees, making deforestation a key concern.

 According to numerous sources, it is estimated that approximately 27,000 trees are cut down each day to make toilet paper, that’s 9.8 million trees a year. Then there is the plastic wrap that is around the toilet paper. That is a whole lot of waste and environmental destruction. 

 Now is the time to make the switch to 100% bamboo toilet paper. HeyBamboo eco-luxe 100% bamboo toilet paper is the better option for the planet. Bamboo is a sustainable plant and is perfect for toilet paper. HeyBamboo's commitment to the environment has driven them to not only keep trees out of toilets but to also not use any bleach or chemicals during manufacturing. Their soft toilet paper rolls are even wrapped in sustainable packaging.

2. Invest in a Bidet

 Take your potty habit one step further and invest in a bidet attachment for your toilet. I have several bidets in my home and I love them. I love how easy it is to clean my tushie and how I use less toilet paper.

 Upgrade your bathroom experience and enjoy a cleaner behind. Say goodbye to just wiping with toilet paper and hello to a premium butt shower experience with a bidet attachment for your toilet. A bidet is easy to attach to your toilet and it promotes an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Once you experience the refreshing clean shower on your butt, you will never go back to wiping with dry toilet paper.

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3. SoapStandle Bar Soap Gripper

 Did you know that switching to bar soap can significantly cut down on plastic usage? A typical liquid soap bottle weighs 60 grams and, with about 10 bottles used annually, that's 600 grams of plastic waste each year.

The SoapStandle is a soap-saver innovation that extends the soap’s lifespan by elevating it for better air circulation, ensuring faster drying and less goo, thus reducing waste. This soap gripper is so easy to use and it also prevents the soap from sliding out of your hand. This unique product works with all bars of soap and is made from post-consumer recycled plastic, supporting eco-conscious initiatives. 

4. Shampoo Bars

While we are on the subject of plastic bottle waste, consider replacing your shampoo and conditioner with shampoo bars. Like a bar of soap, a shampoo bar is made to clean your hair. You just wet, lather, and apply to your hair. These bars also are available in conditioners. 

There are many types of shampoo bars to select from and they are so easy to use. Since they are more concentrated, they will last longer. You can also attach the SoapStandle gripper to your shampoo or conditioner bar. The best part about using a shampoo bar is how easy they are for traveling. Since they are in a solid form, they don't count towards your travel liquid requirement. 

5. Water-Saving Shower Head

We waste plenty of water when we take a shower. One of the best ways to save water is by using a Water-Saving Shower Head. The shower head works like a typical shower head but has a water-saving mode that turns the water flow into a trickle. This mode is perfect to use when you are lathering up your hair or body with soap. 

The shower head is easy to install with no need for a plumber and includes a variety of spray modes. If you want to take your water saving even further. Leave a 5-gallon bucket in your shower and fill it up while waiting for the water to get hot. Then use this water for your plants or for toilet flushing.

6. Bamboozle Compost Bucket

Most people who compost have a compost bucket in their kitchen for food scraps. Take your composting to the next level and start collecting paper waste. Simply place a compost bucket in your bathroom and fill it with cardboard inserts from toilet paper, compostable soap boxes, and more. 

Better yet, buy 2 of these stylish Bamboozle Compost Buckets and fill one with items that can be recycled. These bins come in many colors and are made from sustainable bamboo fiber. The compost bin has a lid and easy-to-carry handle, which makes it easy to take to your compost pile. If you are using the compost bucket for food scraps the bin comes with hemp-based filters to control the odor.

7.  GuruNanda's Rechargeable Portable Water Flosser

Stop filling the landfill with dental floss that takes forever to break down and plastic dental picks. Instead, take better care of your teeth and gums with a water flosser. Flossing with water is healthier for your gums and teeth. 

The GuruNanda's Rechargeable Portable Water Flosser is an advanced water stream flossing system that helps make gums healthier. It is efficient in promoting healthy teeth and gums by helping remove plaque and food particles in between the teeth. It not only effectively massages your gums but also aids in bad breath while helping reduce gingivitis.

 The portable water flosser comes with a detachable water tank that makes it easy to clean. Its compact design makes it easy to be used both at home and during travel. The flosser charges in just 4 hours with a USB cable and lasts up to 21 days.

8. Dr. Teals Epsom Salt

 A bag of Epsom salt can be used for many different applications in the bathroom and will cut down on plastic waste. Epsom salt is the perfect ingredient for homemade beauty treatments. Epsom salt contains magnesium which promotes relaxation and helps with muscle pain. 

Check out the many uses of Dr. Teals Epsom Salt

Relaxing Bath Treatment: Add Epsom salt to your bath for a soothing stress-relieving soak.

Foot Soak: Revive tired feet with a foot soak treatment with Epsom Salts.

Dead Skin Exfoliation: While soaking your feet in the salts, grab a pumice stone and scrub away the dead skin. 

DIY Salt Scrub: Another way to use Epsom salt to exfoliate the skin is to grab a small amount of the salt and rub it over the skin with a loofah or washcloth. Do this while in the shower for a spa experience.

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Jess Benoit said...

This article on eco-friendly products for the home is fantastic! I appreciate the practical suggestions and your commitment to sustainability. Each recommendation offers a thoughtful way to reduce our environmental footprint without compromising on quality. Thanks for sharing these innovative solutions!

Laura JL Books said...

I love all these suggestion, I can see a few that I would love to try. Thanks for sharing

AiringMyLaundry said...

So many amazing things. We love that Epsom Salt and always have some on hand.

Kathy said...

I'm loving all these wonderful ideas. I actually have some of that toilet paper and I really love it.

mail4rosey said...

We need the soapstandle. We have grandkids visiting often and they're not so great with putting soap back yet. ;)

Lavanda Michelle said...

Definitely going to look into those bamboo toilet papers and maybe even a bidet. Every little bit helps, right? Thanks again for the tips!

Melanie Edjourian said...

These are all really good suggestions. My dad has a water flosser and loves it.

Sassywifestyle said...

Those are some great eco-friendly products to check out and I'm all for the betterment of our environment

LisaLisa said...

These are some great eco-friendly bathroom suggestions. I have a toilet bidet and have yet to install it. I think I'm going to install both of them this weekend, thanks for the reminder.

Dana Vitolo said...

I would love to switch to bar soap and shampoo bar soap. I love that there is a soap saver that helps the soap to last longer.

Marysa said...

Great ideas to green up your bathroom space! I'll definitely have to try some of these. I haven't used any of these before.

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

I love a good shampoo bar. Not sure if I will ever use a bidet.

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