Your bathroom uses more chemicals and needs more cleaning than any other room or area in your house.
The following are some useful tips to help make your bathroom greener and cleaner.
1. Make sure your bathroom is kept well-ventilated. Run a fan or open a window for a couple of minutes after you take a shower. That will help to cut down on mold and reduce the humidity.
2. Select an environmentally friendly shower curtain. The very best green materials are hemp, organic cotton, and linen. PVC and vinyl are definitely not.
3. Switch to using natural or homemade cleaners: toxic fumes are created by commercial cleaners. The best ingredients to use in a homemade cleaner are vinegar and baking soda. If you spray down your shower every time after you use it with a diluted vinegar mixture it will help to prevent the growth of mold. There are many green products for you to choose from as well.
Simple Recipe For Daily Shower Spray
Combine the following in a spray bottle, shake well and use every day:
3 parts water
1 part apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
Recipe for Vinegar-Free Daily Shower Spray
3 parts water
1 part rubbing alcohol
4. Purchase and install a low-flow showerhead. This type of showerhead uses up only half of the amount of water that a regular showerhead does.
5 Don’t forget to turn off the water. You don’t need the water running while you are shaving or brushing your teeth. Conserve water whenever you can.
6. Buy bamboo or organic cotton washcloths, bath mats, and towels. Cotton that is commercially grown uses up 25% of insecticides used in the world. Bamboo has natural antibacterial properties which makes it a good option.
7. Purchase all-natural personal care products: make sure to carefully read the labels and avoid petroleum-based products when you are buying cosmetics, deodorant, soap, and shampoo as much as possible. There are numerous natural care products that are available for you to choose from in the market.
8. Use lightbulbs that are environmentally friendly: both CFL bulbs and LED bulbs are very efficient, and over the long term are less expensive, provide high-quality light, and reduce water and air pollution.
9. Add greenery to the bathroom. There are numerous houseplants that thrive (and can help freshen up the air) in the typical bathroom conditions of humidity, warmth, and low light.
You can accomplish all of the above on a small budget, and these changes will make your bathroom nicer to use and improve your health at the same time.