5 easy eco-friendly swaps for a greener bathroom
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
When people think about reducing plastic or going plastic-free, they often associate it with an inconvenient change, like having to bring your bags to the grocery store or your cup to the coffee shop.
Although it is true that these actions would help reduce plastic waste - and you definitely should do it when you can - there are also simple eco-friendly changes you can make in your daily life that won't affect your lifestyle AND make a huge difference in keeping our Earth a greener place.
Here we will show you 5 ideas on how to have a more sustainable bathroom using eco-friendly products you can swap with little to no efforts.
1. Switch to Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrushes
BOOMI is a big advocate in the toothbrush swap. These are made of Moso bamboo, a type that pandas do not eat, and have soft charcoal bristles.
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Once you have used it for long enough, the bamboo toothbrush can be composted so it will biodegrade overtime. All you need to do is remove the bristles and through in the recyclable bin.
2. Choose Natural Sponges
You might be wondering, what other plastic-free bathroom sponge alternatives are there?
Luckily, you don't have to worry because we have listed here 6 eco-friendly sponge substitutes for you!
There are a wide range of body sponges with limitless textures, so there will be an option for you even if you have sensitive skin.
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Here are 6 popular natural sponge alternatives:
Natural Hemp Sponge - perfect for a deeper skin exfoliation
Sea Sponge – they inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria, which makes it cleaner
Konjac Puff - good for sensitive skin and can be used for the face too
Bamboo Body Sponge – they are naturally antibacterial and dry faster
Cotton Body Sponge – ideal for a gentle exfoliation
Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal – great for deep cleaning
3. Use Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap Bars
For people who have never heard of shampoo bars before, do not be alarmed. They are just as good, if not even better than the plastic bottle shampoo.
Shampoo and conditioner bars are the perfect plastic-free alternative and it lathers up just like the ones you are used to. BOOMI offers 3 different options with natural nutrients for a shiny hair, so there are no excuses!
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Also, don't let the size fool you, one shampoo bar can be used up to 80 times.
It's a quick and effortless eco-friendly swap away from your regular liquid plastic bottle wash to the plastic-free bars. The same goes with hand wash too.
Plus, the size makes it perfect for travelers! It barely takes up any space, AND they are allowed in your carry-ons.
4. Opt for Bamboo or 100% Recycled Toilet Paper
By choosing a responsible sourced toilet paper, you are not only saving some trees but you are also helping to fight climate change.
It's a small and simple eco-friendly bathroom swap that you definitely won't notice at all.
And don't worry, the bamboo toilet paper and the 100% recycled paper are both soft and durable. it will still feel the same!
5. Ditch Disposable Plastic Razors
The two most common plastic-free razors options are the all-metal safety razor and the bamboo handle razor.
These 2 eco-friendly razor alternatives are not only good for the planet, but also for your pocket as they tend to be cheaper if compared to plastic razors. Besides, both sustainable options have recyclable and replaceable razor heads.
Another advantage is that plastic-free razors don't produce toxins when exposed to heat. Additionally, it is also more sterile and very durable as well – the metal safety razor lasts a lifetime!
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