Maybe you unwind with a hot bath and scented candles as part of your evening pampering ritual or relish the 15 minutes it takes to do your morning skincare routine. Whatever relaxation looks like for you, your bathroom is a sacred space for engaging in mindful practices that fill your cup and make you feel your best.
You already know how important it is to take care of yourself. After all, how you show up for yourself reflects how you show up for others. As the world grapples with climate change, self-care also reflects how you show up for the planet.
Luckily, sustainability and luxury work together at L’Beauxtique, where we harness the power of plants to create wellness products that bring balance to your life. Let’s explore how you can practice self-care and care for the planet by making eco-friendly bathroom swaps that reduce waste, water, and plastic usage.
Ready for some planet-approved pampering? Stock your bathroom cabinets with the following eco-friendly bathroom products.
Kiss shampoo bottles goodbye
When it comes to hair care, your silky strands deserve only the best. Whether you're looking to soothe your split ends or illuminate your luscious locks, shampoo bars are a sustainable alternative to conventional soaps that use plastic bottles.
Shampoo bars come in solid form—which cuts out single-use packaging—and can last up to 2-3 times longer than traditional liquid shampoos. Since shampoo bars are more concentrated, many are good for up to 80 washes. As if that couldn't get any better, they usually don't contain the detergents that strip oil from hair.
We totally get it if you prefer liquid shampoo, you still have options for eco-friendly bathroom products! Many sustainable shampoos come in refillable, reusable jars to curb plastic waste.
Sustainable toothbrushes are something to smile about
According to a report by National Geographic, Americans threw out 1 billion plastic toothbrushes in 2019. And that's just in the United States! Most of these toothbrushes pile up in landfills if they don't end up in our water systems or other natural habitats.
Luckily, many toothbrushes are available that are both sustainable and dentist-approved. Keep your pearly whites shining bright with biodegradable brushes built from bamboo—a crop that requires very little water to grow, reaches full size in a few months, and renews itself quickly. If you're creating a more eco-friendly bathroom, swapping toothbrushes is a quick, easy way to get started.
Support the planet with sustainable skincare
When it comes to skincare, if it's good for your pores, it's good for your planet.
Conventional skincare products rely on ingredients that negatively impact oceans, rivers, and aquatic environments. Since these ingredients are harmful to the environment, they will most likely harm your body.
Moisturizers, tonics, and plant-based body serums that use essential oils and natural ingredients are not only better for the planet, they also have more antioxidants that protect your skin from free radicals causing dark spots, wrinkles, and blemishes. Your skin will have a natural, healthy glow, and you'll have peace of mind since you know what ingredients are included.
Our luxurious Evening Body Set comes with our Evening Body Serum, whose ingredients are soft on your skin and good for the planet. Made from the highest quality botanical oils—including Rosehip, Argan, Sunflower, Baobab, Peach Kernel, Blackcurrant Seed oils—our serum is 100% vegan and cruelty free to protect your skin and nourish your soul.
Ditch disposable razors and swap to a smooth, sustainable shave
We've already gone plastic-free for toothbrushes and hair care. Let's take it one step further by ditching the disposable razor.
A plastic razor is only suitable for up to 10 shaves before getting clogged, rusty, or dull. At that point, it goes to a landfill, where around 2 billion razors end up yearly.
You can create a zero-waste grooming routine with a stainless steel razor—an eco-friendly bathroom product that gives you a closer shave to boot! Since it's much sharper than a conventional plastic razor, it reduces irritation, feels better on your skin, and you can shave less. What's not to love?
Use planet-friendly period cups
The average person uses 270 pads or tampons per year while on their period—most of which contain bleach, harmful chemicals, and ultimately become trash. When that time of the month rolls around, using a menstrual cup is a convenient, healthy way to reduce waste and save money while keeping your flow in check.
A menstrual cup is a reusable, cone-shaped period product made from medical-grade silicone that collects menstrual fluid. Once the cup is full, flush the liquid down the toilet, wash it thoroughly, and it's ready to use again!
Depending on your flow, you can wear your cup for 6-12 hours. Some cups last for up to 10 years when cared for properly. Not only does this put more money in your pocket. It also keeps pads and tampons from going to a landfill. When it comes to eco-friendly bathroom products, period cups are one of our favorites!
Your bathroom is already a space to indulge in luxury. Why not use decorations to create a sustainable sanctuary?
With a few quick upgrades, you can turn your bathroom into a sustainable spa that's elegant, eco-friendly, and efficient.
Reusing or repurposing things you already have—rather than throwing them out—is a great way to make your bathroom eco-friendly. For example, you could upcycle old towels into bath mats, create soap dispensers out of mason jars, or convert an old desk into a bath vanity.
Decorating with vintage furniture also gives your bathroom a timeless, unique look. Since you're not purchasing anything new, it's also more sustainable. If you do need to buy something, make sure you’re opting for eco-friendly bathroom products.
Giving your bathroom floors a fresh coat of paint is another sustainable upgrade. As long as your floor is in good condition, painting it can change the vibe in your bathroom—without spending a ton of money or sending waste to a landfill. The possibilities are endless!
Reduce your water usage at home
Taking a long, luxurious bath or a hot, steaming shower is one of the best ways to relax and reset. However you love to bathe, making a few small changes can help conserve water and create a more eco-friendly bathroom, without sacrificing this essential ritual.
If you're more of a bath person, only fill the tub halfway to avoid water spilling out. We recommend plugging the drain immediately instead of waiting until the water is hot.
There are also a few opportunities to save water in the shower, including fixing leaks, installing a water-saving shower head, or using a steam shower. Plus, reducing your shower time by one minute can cut your water usage by around 10%. These changes may seem like a drop in the bucket, but they add up and save plenty of water over time.
With some creativity and intention, building more sustainable habits in your life is easy
If you're looking for a few quick, easy ways to make your home more sustainable, your bathroom is a great place to start. Many eco-friendly bathroom products are available today, and making a few easy swaps can significantly reduce your environmental footprint. Take it one step at a time, and before you know it, going green is second nature.
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