There are numerous ways to make your bathroom more eco-friendly. With just a few green adjustments to your shower and toilets, you can lower your environmental impact and save energy without having to sacrifice your personal comfort.
Eco-friendly bathroom water usage
If you think about it our bathroom is really a water room. Everything consumes water. We wash our bodies and our hands with it, brush our teeth, and even flash our needs with water (sorry).
As I mentioned in the opening of this guide, you don’t have to sacrifice your personal comfort in order to achieve an eco-friendly bathroom. Especially when it comes to personal hygiene.
A few products help you save water without even noticing any change.
Water aerators are basically little strainers you install on the tap. They force the water to come out of tiny bubbles of air in-between the running flow. According to this article, aerators help save around 0.5 a gallon for every minute the tap is running.
Aerators are inexpensive, easy to install and you can barely feel the difference.
Eco-friendly bathroom showerheads
Water-saving showerheads work in a similar manner – they force the water out through tiny holes and save around the same amount of it as the aerators.
The kind of toilets that have two flush options, full amount and half amount. Using them right can save a great amount of water per year while offering the same results.
Eco-friendly bathroom products
Many products we use for the toilet are not eco-friendly. It can be shampoos and deodorants made of non-environmental materials, or other toiletries and personal hygiene products packed into unnecessary plastic. Here are a few examples to substitute:
Toilet paper without plastic packaging
Toilet paper is one of these products that we already got used to being wrapped by plastic. But it doesn’t have to be this way, we even made a complete list of brands that don’t use plastic packaging for their toilet paper.
Toothpaste without plastic packaging
There are a few ways to consume toothpaste not out of the typical tube we are so used to see. There are zero-waste products like capsules and glass jars that perform just as well. Have a look at this list of toothpaste without plastic packaging.
Replaceable head toothbrushes
Dentists recommend switching to a new toothbrush every 3 months to avoid gum diseases. But why replace the entire toothbrush when you can replace just the head? Here is a list we made of 5 great replaceable head toothbrushes.
Alternatives to shaving cream
Many people try to avoid using chemicals on their bodies, especially when performing a delicate action like shaving. Others have sensitive skin that can develop a rash when coming in contact with traditional shaving creams. We came up with a list of natural alternatives to shaving cream that are just as good.
- Zero Waste Deodorants: 100% Plastic Free sticks and creams
- Plastic-Free Toilet Paper: 12 Tissues without plastic packaging
- Replaceable Head Toothbrushes: 8 Brushes with changeable bristles
- Plastic free Toothpastes: 100% Zero waste without plastic packaging
- Natural Shaving Cream: 15 Alternatives for men+women
- Fastest Dissolving Toilet Paper: 11 tissues that won’t clog pipes
- Eco Friendly Toilet Paper: The definitive guide
- Bamboo Toilet Paper: 12 Forest-friendly & Tree-free
- Biodegradable Floss: 13 Zero-waste threads and picks
- Zero Waste Hand Soap: 15 Plastic free hands washing
- Zero Waste Mouthwash: 9 Plastic free breath fresheners
- Eco Friendly Electric Toothbrush: 8 zero-waste alternatives
- Eco friendly Q-tips: 10 Reusable Alternatives
- Zero Waste Hand Sanitizers: 7 Refillable Alternatives
- Reusable tampon applicators
- Body Wash Refill: Less-Waste Reusable Shower Gels