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Jessica Potts

How to Green your Bathroom

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Hey y’all. It’s Jess again.

A few months ago, I gave you some quick tips on How to Green your Kitchen.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my family is on a journey to zero waste. We are not perfect but every bit counts. We have taken it slowly doing one room at a time.

This time we did the bathroom.

Photographer: Jan Antonin Kolar | Source: Unsplash

Below are some tips on how you can make your bathroom a little more eco-friendly to get you started.

  1. Bidet

This is by far my favorite change. If you have never tried a bidet, you are missing out. Thankfully, there are countless options! You can get a full fancy bidet from a hardware store like Home Depot. You can get a simple sprayer like many of us already have and use for diapers! There is also a happy medium that combines a little bit of fancy with a little bit of simple. There are nowhere near all the options available and they will save an incredible amount of toilet paper! Plus, you won’t have to stress out about looking for toilet paper.

  1. Cloth Wipes

Now, that lovely bidet I mentioned above will be amazing but not all of us love the feel of a wet tush. Enter, cloth wipes. You already use them for your kids so why not use them for yourself?

Once again, is there nothing these wipes or these can’t do? Bonus is: You won’t have to do much more laundry AND the bidet will leave you so clean that you will really just need these to dry off.

  1. Hyps Menstrual Pads

Ding Ding Ding! I know y’all have been waiting for these and they are amazing!! If you haven’t jumped on these but are considering them, check out this fantastic review.

We can’t promise that your periods will be fun but Lil Helper aims to make them a little happier.

  1. Drying your Body

There are so many everyday single-use bathroom products that we can change to more eco-friendly ones.

Here are just a few examples:

Cotton pads for Reusable ones like the Boofa.

Fun fact: These are AMAZING and can be used in so many different ways.

Towels are not single-use but doesn’t it feel like we are always needing new ones especially for babies who outgrow things ridiculously fast?

This is just a quick and shameless plug for the Lifesaver Mat! We foolishly donated all of our baby towels but one so instead of buying more we have used this wonderful mat super often to keep our sweet baby warm after the shower.

(not actual image of our baby haha although our dog does try to lay on it every single time she sees it out)

Tune in next time for another post on small, manageable changes you can make to be more “green” or eco-friendly in this series for your home!

What are some ways you have made your bathroom more green?

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