Eco-friendly Bathroom Ideas
We should all aspire to keep our bathroom toxic-free and low waste. Not only is it better for us, but for our environment too. Especially with so many new sustainable brands coming into the market, buying sustainable products has never been easier! Just like with everything else, you’ve got to start somewhere. Even just replacing one item in your bathroom for the sustainable version is a step in the right direction.
If sustainable towels are just as cozy as regular towels, why not switch to the healthier option? You’ll be doing your and skin and the environment a huge favor. Delilah home sells some incredible organic cotton towels. They are made of Turkish cotton, which if you know your stuff, is the best in the market. Some other sustainable towel brands are: Coyuchi, SOL organics, Pact, and Boll and Branch.
Bath and Beauty (Plastic Free)
Switching to plastic-free bath and beauty products will only benefit you and the environment. We all know how much plastic razors suck anyways! But it doesn’t end there, you can buy zero-waste dental kits, moisturizers, hairbrushes, shampoos, conditioners, etc. The brand I’d recommend is Ecoroots. Some other brands I’d recommends are: Credo beauty, Love goodly, Follain, and Dermstore.
From washcloths, to bath mats, to bath bombs, and everything in between, the list of sustainable substitutes are endless! Live Grund is a great brand for bath products – check them out!
Bathrobes and More
And if you’re anything like me, your robe is your best friend. Since you spend so much time in it, wouldn’t it make more sense to buy the best fabric for your skin? Made trade has some great options and they make much more than just bathrobes. Need a new shower curtain? How about bed sheets? Or pillowcases? The sky is the limit! Some other brands I’d recommend are: Coyuchi, Bed threads, Pact, and People Tree.
Toothpaste and Toothbrush
Not caring about the fabric of your towels is one thing, but not caring about what goes in your mouth is a whole different ball game. You owe it to yourself to use the healthiest ingredients on the market! Depending on the brand, the tooth paste can come in tablets or bottles. The naked company makes some great tablet toothpaste. The tablets clean extremely well and have a nice, refreshing taste. Other brands I’d recommend are: The other straw, Ecoroots, Georganics, and Hello.
Yes, sustainable candles are a thing! You’re probably wondering what separates a sustainable candle from a paraffin candle. Simple: a sustainable candle is non toxic. A soy candle is a perfect example of a non-toxic candle. Soy candles are vegetable wax candles that are made out of soy, palm, and coconut oils. Non-toxic candles burn slower, and last about 50% longer than paraffin candles. So not only do they smell delicious and last longer, they are also the healthier option for you! Prosperity candle is a brand I’d recommend because they’re made in the U.S from women refugees and artisans. C’mon ladies!!! Let’s support our ladies. Oh, and this is a great gift idea. Some other brands I’d recommend are: Made by dwc, P.F. candle and Co., Bijou, and Slow north.
You know how many trees they had to cut down so you can wipe your buttox this morning? Way too many. It’s time to stop being selfish and to switch to sustainable toilet paper. I would recommend the reel brand. It’s made from bamboo and it’s extremely soft. Oh, and did I mention that for every roll you buy, the company donates a biodegradable toilet to someone in need? Yep, it’s true! Some other brands I’d recommend are: Who gives a crap, Tushy, Package free, and Quilted Northern.
Loofahs and Soaps
Last but not least, do you even know what ingredients your soaps are made out of? Well, you’re rubbing them all over your body, so it’s time you check it out…or just make your life easier and switch to sustainable soap! A couple brands I’d recommend are: The Sustainable Change, Blue Land, Beauty Counter, Ecoroots, and Good Soap.