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Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Sustainable

How to make your bathroom more eco friendly.

By Jamie-Lee KayPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
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Making your bathroom sustainable is one of the best things you can do for the environment!

There are plenty of things you can do which are affordable and easy. Such as swapping to a bamboo toothbrush or using LED lightbulbs to reduce your utility bills.

Below are our favourite tips and tricks to make your bathroom more sustainable.

Switch to sustainable toiletries

Unfortantly, many toiletries contain plastic. This plastic poses a major threat to our health and our natural environments.

Think about plastic toothbrushes alone. They take over 200 years to decompose. They either end up in landfills or polluting our oceans and natural envirionments.

By swapping to eco-friendly toiletries you can reduce your waste and carbon footprint.

Eco-Friendly Toiletries Must-haves

Bamboo toothbrush - The Other Straw offers a bamboo toothbrush that comes with a detachable brush head.

Their bamboo toothbrush takes sustainability a step further with their replaceable head. After 3 months, just swap the head for a new one instead of purchasing an entire new toothbrush.

Bamboo toothbrush bulk pack- The Other Straws a bulk pack of bamboo toothbrushes. Perfect for families, housemates and retail stores!

Toothbrush holder - a bamboo toothbrush holder is a must for a sustainable bathroom!

Toothbrush case - keep your bamboo toothbrush dry, clean and protected.

Coconut oil - try swapping your bottled moisturiser for organic coconut oil. Your skin and planet will thank you.

Coconut bowl - use a natural coconut bowl to store all your loose bits in the bathroom.

Shampoo bar - a great alternative for plastic.

Soap bar - a sustainable alternative to plastic bottles.

Here there are some other ideas for eco toiletries to give as sustainable gifts.

The Other Straw Bamboo Toothbrush

Clean sustainably

Many cleaning chemicals contain toxic materials. These chemicals pose threats to our health and environment. If you have children or pets in your home, we recommend avoiding these dangerous cleaning products.

Instead try cleaning with natural, planet-friendly products. Cleaning with sustainable, non-toxic products is a simple action you can take help your health and the planet. Whilst many natural and organic cleaning products can be more expensive, you can also consider making your own.

Here is an easy, all-purpose, all-natural disinfectant to green your bathroom.

Natural DIY disinfectant for bathroom:

Grab an empty spray bottle and add 2 cups of warm water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and 10 drops each of any essential oil (eucalyptus oil works wonders).

You can use this to clean your surfaces, bathtub, shower and floors. Avoid using it on glass as it may streak.

Use Eco Toilet Paper

Toilet paper can be bad for the environment as it is a disposable product. Depending on how it is sourced and manufactured can heighten this impact.

Consider swapping to recycled or eco made toilet paper.

There are many eco friendly alternatives available on the market. These are made from recycled and renewable sources! Great for our environment and your bum!

Swap your lightbulbs

Swapping to LEDs is one of the affordable and easiest ways to reduce your energy bill and footprint.

It is estimated that LED bulbs consume 80 percent less energy than traditional bulbs. In addition, they last 25 times longer. Change up your light bulks, the environment will thank you!

Add some plants

Freshen up your bathroom with some indoor plants. They will help add a beautiful, sustainable touch to your bathroom.

Besides helping transform your bathroom into a green space, bathroom plants also offer plenty of other benefits.

Firstly, they are beneficial to your health. They are able to improve air quality and also absorb moisture in the air to avoid any bacteria evolving.

Secondly, having a plant in your bathroom can also help boost your mood. Looking at your plant in the morning has been found to promote emotional stability to provide a mood booster.

Plant tip - look for plants that love moisture and heat.

Learn more about our bamboo straws here. Also, if you are interested in learning more about sustainable living and recycling - check out this post here.

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About the Creator

Jamie-Lee Kay

Jamie-Lee is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of theotherstraw- social enterprise replacing single-use plastic straws with reusable, ethical bamboo straws. Want to be part of the solution to plastic pollution? Let's talk bamboo straws.

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