We are in the midst of a green revolution and while people are gingerly taking their first steps by replacing light bulbs, recycling and even buying environmentally friendly products, the bathroom is often overlooked. From smelling nice to preventing gum disease, there are several eco-friendly tools and products you can use for your daily beautification rituals. Here is a list of the top 5 must have eco-friendly bathroom items.
There are several eco-friendly toothbrushes on the market. From brushes made with bamboo handles to those made with pig-hair bristles, toothbrushes have come a long way from the BPA filled plastic brushes of our youth. Check out the Preserve and Radius Source lines!
Hairbrushes and Combs
Olivia Garden makes a great environmentally friendly hairbrush and a beautiful comb as well. Made with natural bamboo instead of wood, the combs and brushes are durable as well as eco-friendly. Bamboo is naturally sustainable, unlike wood, so you can feel good about your purchase.
People don’t like to talk about deodorant but it’s a sad fact, we all need it. But, just because we need it, doesn’t mean we can’t go green! Crystal deodorants and natural, organic deodorants leave out the harsh chemicals that can be dangerous to our skin and to the environment. Tom’s of Maine has a great deodorant line with scents sure to please a wide variety of users.
There are tons of eco-friendly soaps and body washes on the market. From Jason’s to Kiss My Face, these soaps are both environmentally conscious and animal friendly. Chemicals can have a drying effect on the skin which is something no one wants. By using a more natural soap, you eliminate this drying effect and ‘green’ your bathroom at the same time.
Body lotion is something many of us use but rarely think about. If it’s on sale, we buy it. Not only does most lotion contain chemical additives but the packaging leaves much to be desired in the way of planet friendliness. Check out Lush’s line of body lotions! All are animal friendly, non-toxic and some are even vegan. The packaging is recyclable as well making the whole line incredibly eco-friendly.
Remember, these are only 5 examples of how you can make your bathroom eco-friendly. There are many, many more ways. From sustainable flooring to window treatments to water conserving toilets, you can easily make the bathroom the greenest room in the house!
Becca is a freelance writer who likes to produce content in areas including cosmetic dentistry, health and eco living and is currently working for www.cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk. If you would like to see what she’s got to say, give her a look at @healthybecca.