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Creating An Eco-Friendly Bathroom

Sep 24, 2020 | By New Darlings

Eco Friendly Bathroom

A while back we mentioned how we purchased bidet attachments for our toilets and how they were quite frankly life changing. Ok, this isn’t the most glamorous blog post topic, but after living with TUSHY’s bidet attachment for almost a year now, I had to share more. It truly served as a jumping off point for a cleaner and greener bathroom, and helped us think more sustainably. 

Eco Friendly Bathroom IdeasCreating an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

Over the years, we traveled often to Europe and every airbnb and hotel we stayed in had a bidet. Bidets are slowly becoming more common in American homes and that’s good news! The average American uses 141 rolls of toilet paper, which sounds crazy, especially considering each roll takes 1.5 pounds of wood to produce. That’s a lot of trees being cut down along with the 37 gallons of water it takes to create a single roll of toilet paper: no bueno! If you’re looking to incorporate some more eco-friendly practices into your bathroom, keep reading to hear about some of our favorites.

Bidet Attachments Eco Friendly Bathroom

Bidet Attachments

So like I said, about a year ago we bought TUSHY bidet attachments for both bathrooms in our home. This was super simple to do and took Rob 10 minutes to install. They have two options: the TUSHY Classic or TUSHY Spa. We went with the classic, because our toilets aren’t right next to the sink, so the water wouldn’t be able to be heated (as it can be in the Spa version). TUSHY also has bum towels to help you dry off. We keep them in a little basket on the shelves above our toilet. They’re super soft! 

EcoFriendly Bathroom

OPT FOR REUSABLE + REFILLABLE PRODUCTS VS SINGLE-USE

One way to cut down on waste is to opt for reusable products in the bathroom. I’ve been using these washable makeup remover pads for almost two years now and they’re still going strong! They are a much more eco-friendly choice vs single use cotton pads. Natural silk floss in a reusable and refillable glass bottle is a great alternative to floss made from synthetic materials. Body bars and shampoo bars are easy replacements for bath products that come in plastic bottles. This lavender lemon bar from Package Free Shop is a favorite for a fresh and calming scent.

Eco Friendly Bathroom

Switch to Bamboo Toilet Paper

Looking for another way to make sustainable choices in your bathroom? I was super impressed with TUSHY’s minimal packaging and bamboo toilet paper. It is unbleached and is free of cancer-causing BPAs. A little goes a long way.Wooden Toilet Bowl Brush

Plastic Free Toilet Bowl Brush

Not only is this toilet bowl brush pretty when not in use, it is plastic-free. Made from beechwood, its an aesthetically pleasing, functional and eco-friendly option. Love the little ceramic tray at the bottom too, so the wood doesn’t get messy.

Take a look below at more eco-friendly favorites for your bathroom, including natural silk floss, package free shampoo bars, and more. 

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*This post was made in partnership with TUSHY. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own. 



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