“Going Green” theme is showing up everywhere. This theme has started playing a major role in our life, our home and all our household activities. Every home has a bathroom and most people prefer to have a clean one. Like our home our bathroom also requires a clean environment with proper air change and good hygienic conditions. People who love to make their home Eco-conscious and friendly; an Eco-friendly bathroom is always the right choice for them.
The fact behind creating an Eco-friendly bathroom not only provides an opportunity to save water and reduce chemicals but also provides a fresh and green environment. Creating an Eco-friendly bathroom or remodeling your existing bathroom, both of them would be a money-saving option and healthy for the environment and for the people living in it. The process begins with considering the toxicity of the products used to equip it, as well as the way those items is manufactured. Having a “green” bathroom is an easy way to do your part to protect the planet. Here are ten few small changes that you can create for having a healthy, Eco-friendly bathroom retreat.
1. Save Water
Installing an ultra-low flush lavatory (which typically uses just over 1 gallon of water for flushing) can help in saving water. Having dual-flush lavatory with two knobs allows users to preserve water by selecting the quantity needed for flushing waste.
Use towels made from bamboo or organic cotton. Qualities wise they are a better choice for you and for the environment because they aren’t made from plants sprayed with insecticides and pesticides. Bamboo towels can dry quickly and are soft in texture. Reuse your old towels for mopping, rags, wash and use for your pets or just donate. The best part about organic cotton uses dyes is that they are less toxic to the environment and are gentler for sensitive skin.
3. Shower Curtains
Go for a deep cotton duck screen instead of the vinyl or plastic material. Duck cotton is a heavy, plain, woven cotton fabric that is woven together with two yarns. The plastic in the shower screen are made up of Polyvinyl Chloride and this can disrupt your hormones and become airborne (especially in a room where steam is involved).
4. Using Eco-Friendly Personal Care Products
Eco-friendly personal care products are a fabulous way to protect your health and the health of the planet. They are always known to be good for skin. A lot of firms and companies have ventured into the market. They provide very good Eco-friendly products staring from toothpaste, soap, shampoo, oils, bath salts, shower gels etc.
These products are made up of organic and natural ingredients, biodegrade quickly and completely. The packaging is made up of Eco-friendly packaging and is not tested on animals.
5. Eco-Friendly Bathroom Cleaning Products
Replace your bathroom cleaning products with Eco-friendly products. They are less toxic in nature and would help in less pollution of the rooms. Aroma therapeutic household cleaners bring not only have lovely scents but also cleans up your space safely and ecologically.
6. Placing Natural Scents
Avoid using commercial air fresheners as they often contain flammable gas, pesticides, and other toxic ingredients. Go for placing fresh flowers or aromatic scents in your bathroom. They not only keep the smell away but also are good for your body. For keeping flowers, get one good metal or glass pot. Place it in a corner where it comes in contact with light and fresh air. Place some water and put your flowers.
7. Bathroom Plants
We keep indoor plants to provide a little bit of greenery to our house. In the same way we can keep bathroom plants to give a fresh and lively feeling. Plants are a natural and ingenious way to “grow” fresh air in your bathroom. They give beauty to the space and bring the nature to your place. Go about placing ferns, money plants or other shade-loving plants.
8. Use Recycled Bathroom mats
Instead of purchasing bath mats go for recycled bathroom mats. In this way you not only fulfill the requirement but also reuse stuffs.
9. Natural light
Rather than using artificial lights, choose for natural lighting in day time. While making or remodeling your bathroom, plan the ventilation and windows through which you get sufficient day light and air changes. In this way you will have fresh air changes and natural lighting.
10. Recycled Toilet Paper and Tissue
Buy 100 percent recycled toilet and tissue paper. Always look out for products that have been whitened without using chlorine.