So, we’ve talked about greening your home from design to construction. What do you do once it’s built? The last thing you’ll want to do if you’re at all concerned about living in an environmentally-friendly home is to bring potentially toxic products into that space.
Of all the rooms in the house, I would say that having eco products in the bathroom is extremely important. Towels, soaps, bath mats … you name it, there are products in the bathroom that touch our skin every day. It’s those items that you can easily switch up for greener versions.
Cotton towels certainly aren’t toxic. Cotton plants are sustainable and can be recycled or even composted once you’re done with them. There are more options, too. Try bamboo towels for a super soft touch. Look for recycled sailcloth shower curtains for an eco look that’s sure to be a conversation piece.
Natural body washes, organic Shea butter and herbal balms make clean and conscientious additions to a green bathroom.
Here’s an idea you might not have thought of. How about environmentally-friendly toilet paper and facial tissues? True, both of those products are already made from a renewable resource, namely trees. If you search, you can also find toilet paper and tissues that are at least partially made from recycled materials. There are more options out there in terms of bathroom papers, too. You can find bamboo toilet paper. Or biodegradable mini towelettes, if you prefer to reduce your water use.
Finally, look for biodegradable, environmentally-friendly cleaning products. These days, you don’t even have to mix up your own solutions if you don’t want to. Many eco products are available for purchase ready-made. Look for green glass, tub and tile cleaners as well as natural air and fabric deodorizers.
Which natural products have you introduced into your bathroom lately?