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Bathroom Sustainability: Being Cleaner and Greener

Everything today is eco-friendly, or on the verge of being eco-friendly. It's important to start living greener, and you might not know where to start. We got you covered! Switching to some cleaner cleaning products and reserving utilities may be easier than you thought.

1. LED Lights

LED lights are everywhere today, but there's very good reason as to why. LED help save money on your electrical bills, because they do not use power that is unnecessary. They only use the power they require, compared to traditional lights, which use a lot of unnecessary power and hike up your bills. LED lights do not include mercury inside the bulbs compared to regular fluorescent lights, meaning that if LEDs ever burn out, they're easy to dispose of and emit no harmful toxins. Don't wanna read all of that? here's a quick overview:

  • LEDs don't use unnecessary power

  • Saves you money on your electricity bills

  • Doesn't contain mercury or other harmful substances

  • Easy to dispose and not harmful to the earth

2. Leaky Faucets

Everyone hates a leaky faucet! They're distracting, wasting water, and could cause damage to your shower or sink. A leaky faucet can be detrimental to the environment as well, as they can waste up to 10,000 gallons per year in an average household! By fixing those leaky faucets, that means less energy goes into delivering unnecessary water that may continue to be wasted.

3. Building Resources

Looking to renovate your bathroom but want to bring a whole new vibe to it? Look no further than natural elements. There's so many things you can add to your bathroom to make it sustainable, such as:

  • Wood counter tops/floors

  • Stone or marble counter tops/floors

  • Bamboo or cork storage containers/mats

  • Recycled plastic

4. Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning supplies may not always be the best for the environment, with all the fumes and what goes into making them, but don't lose hope! There are so many clean brands you can find that will help achieve your goal of going greener.

Hand Soaps:

Everyone needs hand soap, and they don't want the cheap, squeaky-clean, type. They want soap that will actually clean their hands. If you're not sure where to start your journey of cleaner hand soaps, we'll give you a jump start right here:

  • Grove Co. Hand Soap Sheets (yup they're sheets that leave nothing but clean hands)

  • method Gel Hand Soap

  • Mrs.Meyer's Hand Soap

  • Seventh Generation Hand Soap

  • Ethique hand wash

  • Everyone hand soap

Those are just to name a few of the hundreds of greener and cleaner hand soaps!

Body Wash:

What's more important than clean hands? A clean body. You want a soap that will leave you feeling like you got every piece of dirt up and off your skin, while also smelling amazing? Well good news; there's brands out there for you! These brands are dedicated to a zero-waste production and saving the earth from harmful materials:

  • Hey Humans Body Wash

  • Ursa Major Natural Bar Soap

  • Ethique Hydrating Bodywash Concentrate

  • Saltair

  • Meow Meow Tweet

  • Plaine Products

As with the hand soaps, you can be clean and green with so many different brands!

Cleaning Products:

A clean bathroom really livens up the space, so why not go green with that too? There's so many ways you can clean your bathroom and have it smelling amazing for days afterwards! Here's a few that would give you just that:

  • Force of Nature

  • Cleancult

  • Biokleen Bac-Out Bathroom Cleaner

  • Grove Collaborative

  • ECOS

  • Blueland

And there you have it, a sparkling clean bathroom that won't leave behind harmful chemicals!

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