As we continue on our organic journey we are always looking for new ways to make our home more sustainable. We start our day in the bathroom with cleaning our teeth and skin. Our bathroom is often filled with many toxic chemicals that we think will keep our bathroom clean, so how can we stay clean, promote good health and make it greener in the process?
Here are some tips that have helped us keep it greener in the bathroom. Making simple changes and changing your habits will make the planet greener and your home safer and family healthier.
USE LESS WATER – Simple things like shutting the water off after you wet your toothbrush and shutting the shower off when you are washing your hair and body then turning it back on when needed are easy ways to cut down on water us. You can also install a low-flow showerhead, low-flow faucet or a dual-flush toilet to save thousands of gallons of water every year.
BE MINDFUL WHEN FLUSHING – Make sure you close the lid of the toliet before flushing to prevent the spread of bacteria around your bathroom. Also, there is no need to flush every time you go to the bathroom. Try flushing every other time (unless you are going #2) LOL.
CLEAN GREEN – Another easy way to go green in the bathroom is to get rid of those toxic cleaning products. Read labels and make sure you don’t see these key words – Toxic, Caution, Warning, Poison or Danger. There are a ton of non-toxic cleaners on the market or you can save money and make your own.
GO REUSABLE – The only thing that should go in the toilet is toilet paper and that should be made from recycled paper. When cleaning the bathroom avoid disposable products. Try using reusable rags or microfiber towels. I recently was introduced to the Zabada Handy. There is no need to even put any sort of cleaner on the Zabada Handy because, Zabada removes up to 99% of bacteria with it’s superior fiber technology and only water. The Zabada Handy is hand sewn in Austria and cut 100 times finer than a human hair. The Handy will grab every particle from every kind of surface. Which makes it perfect for kids to use when helping you clean.
SWITCH TO ORGANIC COTTON – Bath linens from organic cotton are comfy, soft and require less pesticide to produce then regular cotton towels. I love these towels from Coyuchi. They are loomed from pure organic cotton and dry quickly and the self-hem helps hold their shape after washing. The towels are free of toxic dyes, bleaches and finishes that are often used in conventional textiles. Plus, if that isn’t enough…Coyuchi towels are the FIRST EVER Fair Trade Certified towels in North America, so you know when purchasing these towels you are helping the workers that made them.
To help you get started on your GREEN journey I am doing a fun giveaway with Coyuchi and Zabada. One winner will receive 1 White bath towel, a Zabada Bathroom Handy and a Zabada Bathroom Marvel which together is worth over $100.
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