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Having a more eco-friendly bathroom

Feb 28th 2020 at 12:45 AM

Whether you have a family bathroom and it is all about function, or you are creating something spa-like that is a retreat for you to relax in, there are big and small ways you can make a more eco-friendly place. You can save water, avoid toxins, and by making changes you can genuinely help save this planet. Larger changes would include things like installing a low flush toilet and using a shower head that is aerating to conserve water. But when large changes are not possible, or already undertaken even, there are small things to consider too like a natural toothbrush UK, or the towels you use. Here is a look at five changes you can make that can help.

Five ideas for small changes in the bathroom

1. Have bamboo shelving – Rather than using laminated wood as your bathroom shelving, bamboo makes an attractive choice that is also sustainable and non-toxic. Wood-like options such as plywood and particle boards are treated with chemicals that for 5 years be entering the air. Unfinished bamboo is fine in the humidity of the bathroom and is safe.

2. Use better paints – A lot of older style paints release volatile organic compounds also known as VOCs. There are paints available now though that do not release these gases. This makes your home a safer place to live in as well as helps the environment. With more and more people demanding eco-friendly options more manufacturers are responding.

3. Change your shower curtain – Something as simple as getting rid of the PVC or plastic liner and shower curtain, and changing them for something organic like a hemp fabric makes an impact. That strong smell of plastic from those things when you open them and put them up is the toxic gases coming off them. Hemp uses a tight weave to keep it waterproof, there is no need for an additional liner and it is fungi and bacteria resistant. Perfect for a humid bathroom.

4. Buy new towels – There are several options with towelling. You just need to stick to organic and natural fibres. Organic cotton, bamboo and hemp even. All are absorbent and better for the environment because of their sustainability.

5. Use an eco bamboo toothbrush, UK – Using a bamboo toothbrush is such an easy change to make and has such a large impact. Over your life, you are getting through a lot of plastic toothbrushes. These are sitting in tips, releasing toxins. Even if you use an electric toothbrush right now, you have to replace the heads. Which are made from plastic. Think about finding a good place to buy a natural toothbrush UK. When it is ready for you to replace it, you can compost it.


When you have made some changes in your bathroom you will see how easy it is to do. You can start to consider more options. Check out the products you use to clean and wash with. Look for ones that do not use harmful chemicals or are tested on animals. You can get that eco bamboo toothbrush UK, and stop, or you can move from the bathroom and consider how else you can help the planet.

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