For many of us, our master bathrooms are place for solace and rejuvenation. It is where we begin each morning by getting ready for the day ahead and the last place we go before resting our heads for a night’s slumber.
For many of us – especially parents – it is one of the only places where we can be alone. Which is why a warm shower or a relaxing hot bath is especially delightful!
We use our bathrooms to help sustain and rejuvenate our minds and bodies. See below for 9 ways you can create a more environmentally sustainable bathroom.
9 Ways To Create A More Eco-Friendly Bathroom
By implementing these and other sustainable practices, an eco-friendly bathroom can help conserve resources, reduce environmental impact, and may even create a more conscious vibe.
Low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators are a great starting point. Some brands may even help to reduce water consumption by up to 50%.
If you are in the market for a new tolt consider getting one that saves water: Dual-flush toilets or toilets with low-flow flush options can save significant amounts of water.
Try Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Using natural, non-toxic cleaning products can help reduce chemical pollution and protect the health of the people in the home.
Check Your Bulbs
Energy-efficient lighting: Using LED or CFL bulbs in bathroom fixtures can help to reduce energy consumption and lower electricity costs.
Use Sustainable Materials
Sustainable materials such as bamboo, reclaimed wood, or recycled materials in bathroom cabinetry, countertops, and flooring can help reduce the bathroom’s environmental impact.
Designate Recycling and Compost Bins
Recycling and composting: Having a designated area for recycling and composting household waste, including organic bathroom waste, can help to reduce waste and conserve resources.
Dry Your Hands With Cloth
Using cloth instead of paper towels to dry hands after washing can save on paper waste.
Let in the Light
Maximizing the use of natural light through windows or skylights to reduce the need for artificial lighting.
Try Eco-Friendly Personal Products
Using Eco-friendly and natural personal care products: like bamboo toothbrushes, soap bars, or bamboo washcloths. Whenever possible, use reusable bottles.