10 Easy Tips for Going Green in Your Bathroom

Saturday, 5 March 2022  |  Admin

There are many ways that you can make your bathroom more environmentally friendly, and many of them are easy and affordable. These tips should not only help you do some quick easy wins to save our planet and save money, but we've focused on ones that are easy for you to change. Our first simple rule is if something is in a single use plastic container, look for an alternative to go green in the bathroom.

Here are 10 tips to get you started:

1. Switch to eco-friendly toilet paper.

One of the most important things you can do for the environment is to use recycled toilet paper. Not only does it help reduce the amount of waste going into landfills, but it's also gentle on your skin.

Recycled toilet paper is made from post-consumer waste, which means that the paper has already been used by someone else. This helps reduce the need for new trees to be cut down, and it also means that the paper is gentle on your skin. We love the range from Who Gives a Crap which is made from 100% recycled materials.

Alternatively, you can even consider using reusable toilet paper. It's very simple to make your own (or even just use something like face cloths), will save you a fortune and is much better for the environment. The Natural resources defense council have said that users can help climate change by switching to more responsible sourced toilet paper.

2. Use a sustainable toothbrush.

There are a number of great eco-friendly toothbrush options on the market, like bamboo or wooden toothbrushes. These are made from sustainable materials and last just as long as regular toothbrushes. Plastic toothbrushes take up to 500 years to decompose and are one of the most prevalent pieces of plastic rubbish in landfills.

If you're not keen on using a bamboo or wooden toothbrush, there are a number of other biodegradable toothbrush options available. These are made either from cornstarch or recycled materials and will break down in a compost heap within weeks.

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Alongside this, you can ditch plastic toothpaste tubes and start to use plastic-free toothpaste, either using toothpaste in a glass jar or something like toothpaste tablets. Plastic toothpaste tubes are almost impossible to recycle and again, they don't decompose in landfills. There is a full eco friendly dental care range from plastic free dental floss to eco mouthwash options. All of these are simple easy switches but remove a lot of unnecessary plastic in your bathroom. We've done a full guide to environmetally friendly dental care products.

3. Ditch the disposable razors - Green Shaving Options

Disposable razors are not only bad for the environment, but they're also bad for your wallet. A quality safety razor will last you a lifetime and is much better for the environment. A double-edged safety razor will also give you a better shave and should last you years and years.

You can also switch to a bamboo or wooden razor, which are made with sustainable materials. Bamboo and wood are both biodegradable and will decompose within weeks in a compost heap.

Alongside this you can ditch the shaving foam and switch to a more sustainable shaving soap or cream. Most of our shaving soaps are completely natural and come in plastic free packaging. Having a green eco friendly shave is very easy and possibly the easiest switch to make in your bathroom.

4. Use a natural soap or body wash.

Whether for washing hands or in the shower it's time to switch back to soap! Not only do natural soaps come in beautiful, sustainable packaging, but they're also great for your skin. Our soap range is made with all-natural ingredients, like olive oil and honey, and is perfect for people with sensitive skin.

You can also switch to a natural body wash, like a bamboo and charcoal body wash. This is made with sustainable bamboo and activated charcoal, which helps to detoxify the skin and remove impurities. It comes in a recyclable aluminium bottle and is perfect for travelling.

Soap on a rope are ideal for use in a shower because they are sturdy and can hang to dry. All of our soaps are vegan, palm oil-free, and cruelty-free! Our shower blocks make excellent replacements for shower gel, so no more single use plastic bottles in the bathroom.

5. Hang your towels to dry

Hanging your towels to dry instead of using a dryer is a great way to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Drying your towels in the sun also has the added benefit of naturally bleaching them.

You can also buy a set of organic cotton towels, which are made with sustainable materials and will last you years and years. Alternatively, you could try using a bamboo towel, which is made from sustainable bamboo fibres. Bamboo is a fast-growing plant and is one of the most environmentally friendly materials available.

Hang your wet towels to dry instead of using a towel rack. This will help conserve energy and reduce the amount of laundry you have to do.

6. Switch to Using A Dry Shampoo Bar / Hair Care

Shampoo bars are a great way to reduce the amount of plastic packaging you use in your bathroom. Not only do they come in plastic free packaging, but they also last much longer than shampoo bottles. All of our shampoo bars are made with natural ingredients and are perfect for people with sensitive scalps.

You can also try using a natural hair conditioner, like a bamboo and charcoal conditioning treatment. This is made with sustainable bamboo and activated charcoal, which helps to detoxify the scalp and remove impurities. It comes in a recyclable aluminium bottle and is perfect for travelling.

Sustainable hair care has advanced significantly in the last few years as more companies enter this market. We've chosen from a wide range of handmade Irish hair care bars, so you know these are made locally and are organic and sustainable.

7. Use a Menstrual Cup / Green Periods

If you're looking for a more sustainable way to deal with your periods, then you should consider using a menstrual cup. Menstrual cups are made of silicone and last up to 10 years. They also don't produce any waste like tampons or pads do.

There are a number of different menstrual cups on the market, so it's important to do your research before you buy. There are a number of great resources online that can help you decide which cup is right for you.

We also have a reusable menstrual pads, which is perfect for people with sensitive skin. Our pads are made with sustainable materials and are free from plastic and harmful chemicals.

Finally, period pants could be the future of sustainable green periods! Period pants are made of absorbent fabric and can be worn like regular underwear. They can hold up to 2 tampons' worth of blood and can be washed and reused like normal clothes.

7. Natural Cleaning Products

You don't need bleach or harsh chemicals to ensure your bathroom is pristine. There is a wide range of plastic-free safe cleaning products specifically designed for the bathroom. From biodegradable toilet brushes to all-natural bathroom cleaners, there is everything you need to keep your bathroom clean and green. It's much better to use lemon juice and baking soda rather than toxic chemicals. Mix with a few drops of your favourite essential oil and a little elbow grease to create your own bathroom products.

Safe cleaning products are made with natural ingredients like citrus oils and vinegar, and they're perfect for people with sensitive skin. They also come in plastic-free packaging, so you can reduce your impact on the environment even further. We love the eco cleaning range from Oceansaver which you just pop the biodegradable sachet into a reusable spray plastic bottle.

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The green bathroom can also be achieved by using these green cleaners but also by using natural cleaning products like sponges and scrubs, a cleaning loofa can be used to replace plastic scrubs and can be composted once past its useful life.

8. Environmentally Friendly Hairbrushes

It's time to ditch the plastic hairbrush and switch to a more sustainable option. Wooden hairbrushes are eco-friendly and come in a variety of different materials like bamboo, wood, or even recycled plastic. They're also gentle on your hair and help distribute natural oils evenly throughout your hair.

Wooden hairbrushes come in most styles so will suit everyone and should last years, once they are past use, they will just compost in your compost bin!

9. Biodegradable Cotton Swabs

Most cotton swabs are made with a mix of plastic and cotton, which means they can't be recycled. This is why it's important to switch to biodegradable cotton swabs. Not only are they better for the environment, but they're also gentle on your skin.

Biodegradable cotton swabs are made with natural materials like bamboo and wood. They break down easily in the environment, so you can feel good knowing that they won't end up in landfills or oceans.

10. Reusable Make Up Remover Rounds

Reusable make up remover rounds are a great way to reduce the amount of waste you produce in your bathroom. They're made of soft fabric and can be used over and over again. All you need to do is pop them in the washing machine when they get dirty.

Reusable make up remover rounds are a great way to reduce your environmental impact. Not only do they help you reduce the amount of waste you produce, but they're also gentle on your skin. We love the bamboo rounds from Bambu which are made with 100% organic cotton.

The Bottom Line On Having An Eco Friendly Bathroom

There are a number of small changes you can make to your bathroom routine to help reduce your environmental impact. From using eco-friendly cleaning products to switching to biodegradable cotton swabs, there are plenty of ways you can go green in your bathroom.

There are plenty of other ways to have an eco-friendly bathroom using the fixtures of your bathroom, from a low flow shower head to dual flush toilets which will help you go green in the bathroom. A low flow showerhead will save money and reduce water flow so also water! Having a green bathroom is about reducing plastic waste but also reducing your use of natural resources.

We focused here on mainly easy and quick changes, so changing out your toilet paper rolls rather than changing to composting toilets or low flow toilet. However, it's very important to save water and use as much natural light in your bathroom as well. Switching to a sustainable practice of water usage and being energy efficient will make a huge difference to the average household. Whilst it may not be practical or affordable to change your current toilet to a low flow model, you can consider something as simple as not flushing as much to conserve water.

We hope this article has given you some ideas on how to make your bathroom more sustainable. If you have any questions, or if there's a product you think we should add to this list, let us know in the comments below.

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