STARTER KIT: YOUR GUIDE TO A SUSTAINABLE BATHROOM
THIS MONTH WE ARE VOWING TO CLEAN UP OUR [BATHROOM] ACT. HERE’S HOW WE’RE GETTING STARTED ON OUR JOURNEY TO A MORE NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE BATHROOM.
TEXT JULIA ROITFELD
A lot of waste is generated in the bathroom. Q-tips, bandaid wrappers, plastic containers. And for the most part, the products we are using are not as natural as we’d like to admit. This month we’re doing a bit of an over-hall; getting rid of the products that no longer serve us best, and replacing them with natural, non-toxic, reusable alternatives. It is a process, but we’re ready to get started. Here’s how we’re approaching it all.
1. DENTAL DUTIES
TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH WITH NATURAL PRODUCTS.
TOOTHBRUSH:Bamboo toothbrush replaces wastefull plastic alternatives while giving you the same quality of cleaning that a plastic brush can offer.
PLASTIC FREE TOOTHPASTE JAR: Each year, 1 billion plastic toothpaste tubes end up in landfills, taking a very very long time to biodegrade and contributing to pollution. MAKE A CHANGE BY GOING TUBE-FREE.
MOUTHWASH TABLETS: THese BY HUMANKIND TABLETS ARE formulated with baking soda, menthol, and natural flavoring. THE Container is refillable and guaranteed for life. $1 of your container purchase goes to removing plastic waste from the ocean.
VEGAN FLOSS: DR TUNG’S ACTIVATE CHARCOAL FLOSS COMES IN A Recycled eco-friendly container AND IS MADE OF VEGAN natural plant wax. naturally enhance your cleansing.
2. SUSTAINABLE SWITCHES FOR THE LONG RUN
TRY REPLACING WHAT YOU HAVE WITH:
AN ECO SHOWER HEAD:Keep Energy Costs Down WITH AN ECO SHOWER HEAD. Since you're using less water, your home is also using less energy. save on both your water and power bills.
SWITCH TO BAMBOO TOILET PAPER: Using bamboo TOILET PAPER as an earth-friendly alternative significantly reduces consumption of hardwood-made paper.
ORGANIC TOWELS: WHEN THE TIME COMES TO GET NEW TOWELS, REPLACE THE OLD ONES WITH ORGANIC ONES. Free of Pollutants, Harsh Dyes & Chemicals. as Gentle on your skin as it is on the environment. THESE COYUCHI ONES ARE OUR FAV!
ECO-FRIENDLY WIPES. REGULAR WIPES ARE AS HARSH ON THE ENVIRONMENT AS ON YOUR SKIN. These wipes have been made from an eco-friendly bamboo fabric and are also chemical and fragrance free.
3. CLEANING CHANGES
INVEST IN NATURAL, NON TOXIC PRODUCTS MADE WITH ECO-FRIENDLY INGREDIENTS.
Floor Cleaning Concentrate Starter Kit: THIS KIT IS All you need to get your floors sparkling clean — without the harsh chemicals. This ultra-effective concentrate is packed with powerful plant-based ingredients and a 100% natural fragrance that gives off a subtle, refreshing scent. Each kit comes with a sleek, reusable glass spray bottle, protected with a no-slip silicone sleeve.
Walnut Scouring Pad TO REPLACE YOUR “MAGIC ERASER”: Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and scrubbers WITH THeSE PADS MADE from walnuts sustainably farmed in the USA.
4. SWITCH TO PLASTIC & WASTE FREE WITH THESE SOAP AND SHAMPOO BARS
SHAMPOO BARS: BY HUMAN KIND’S INNOVATIVE ALL-NATURAL SHAMPOO BARS NOURISH YOUR SCALP AND THE PLANET, ELIMINATING SINGLE USE PLASTIC FROM YOUR HAIR CARE ROUTINE. vegan, gluten-free, sulfate-free, and always ethically-made.
DRUNK ELEPHANT Baby Pekee Bar + Juju DUO FACE WASH BAR:
The JuJu Bar is a multitasking exfoliating bar designed to effectively cleanse while gently removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. Uniquely formulated with thermal mud and bamboo powder.
Pekee Bar is a gentle cleansing bar that moisturizes, clarifies, and balances the complexion. Infused with a blend of blueberry extract, marula oil, and honey, Pekee Bar tones and promotes moisture retention.
Detoxifying Soap Bar: THIS Herbivore Botanicals BAMBOO CHARCOAL Deep Cleanse SOAP BAR WILL do wonders to deeply cleanse and detoxify. Bamboo Charcoal has been used for centuries in the East. The Japanese use it regularly for everything from filtering and purifying drinking water to brushing their teeth.
5. GO REUSABLE
NOW, EVEN SINGLE USE CAN BE REUSABLE.
RE-USABLE BAMBOO COTTON PADS: REPLACE YOUR WASTEFUL COTTON PADS FOR GOOD WITH THESE Washable Eco-friendly NaturaL cotton rounds.
TREAT YOURSELF, DITCH YOUR PLASTIC RAZOR FOR THIS FANCY ONE: EPA estimateS that in the 1990's we threw away about two billion disposable razors. That number has since risen to over 2 billion razors ending up in landfillS each year. This gorgeous rose-gold safety razor is made with brilliant double-edged blades. It’s light, durable, and the handle is ergonomically designed to make it easy to get a super close shave. Plus, it looks so cool on a bathroom counter.
re.t.a: the first FDA-cleared reusable tampon applicator: Tampons, pads and panty liners along with their packaging and individual wrapping generate more than 200,000 tons of waste per year, and they all contain plastic – in fact, pads are around 90% plastic! The average user throws away an astonishing 125 to 150kg of tampons, pads and applicators in their lifetime. re.t.a is a reusable tampon applicator that you can use with applicator-free tampons.
UPGRADE YOUR DEODORANT: THE MOST ADVANCED NATURAL DEODORANT, IN A REVOLUTIONARY REFILLABLE PLASTIC Container guaranteed for life. $1 of your container purchase goes to removing plastic waste from the ocean.
EVE LOM CLEANSER: OUR FAVORITE CLEANSER WITH ITS RE-USABLE MUSLIM CLOTHES.