We’ve teamed up with Natracare this month to dig deeper into how to create a more sustainable place in the bathroom at home. The bathroom could actually be one of the most toxic places in our home. Not only do we use multiple products to clean our surfaces, but we also fill the environment & air with products for our hair, skin, and more. It doesn’t have to be that way and Natracare has just the products to provide you with a more sustainable and natural approach to personal and feminine care.
How to Maintain a Sustainable Bathroom This Earth Month.
April is Earth Month, and while most of us will be spending a large portion of it indoors, the month still provides us with an opportunity to take time appreciating and taking extra care of our planet. At Natracare, we believe that in these times of uncertainty, keeping up with goals for living more sustainably at home is a positive way to channel our energy. Here are some tips for making sure your bathroom a green haven – kind to your body and the planet – this Earth Month.
Do an eco-friendly spring clean
With a little spare time around the house, now is a great chance to clean your bathroom until it’s sparkling. Be sure to choose cleaning products, like the ones Ecozone have to offer, that are free of bleach and toxic chemicals, and are kind to animals. The Ecozone biodegradable bathroom cleaner is certified vegan, cruelty-free, pet friendly and aquatic life safe – so you don’t have to worry about your cleaning products being dangerous for animals before, during or after use! For a deeper clean, partner the bathroom cleaner with Ecozone’s zero bleach toilet cleaner and plant-based shower cleaner.
Keep plastic out of your period products
Did you know that in a single pack of conventional pads there is the equivalent plastic to five carrier bags? There’s no need for your cycle to create this amount of waste – especially when you consider that the average menstruator will use over 11,000 period products in their lifetime. For your next period, switch to Natracare plastic free period products to make a small change with a big impact on the planet, they’re biodegradable and compostable so they won’t leave a lasting mark on the earth. Natracare period products are also kinder to your body, free of nasty chemicals and fragrances to put a stop to vaginal irritation.
Join the 5-minute challenge
Breaking: bubble baths are officially out! ‘What’s in?’ we hear you ask – 5-minute showers. A quick shower is all you should need to keep clean and feel fresh every day, and it uses way less water. If you’re a bath lover, turn it into a monthly treat with candles, oils the works and stick to short showers for every day.
Let there be energy-saving light
Reduce the amount of energy used (and money spent) on lighting your bathroom by switching to Ecozone energy saving lightbulbs. They save up to 86% of the energy used by regular lightbulbs, helping to reduce the impact your bathroom routine has on the planet.
Remember the 3 P’s
Easily remember the only things that should ever be flushed down your loo by employing the use of the 3 P’s. If it’s not pee, paper, or poo then you should not be flushing it. This even applies to many toilet wipes that have been labeled ‘flushable’ – these, period products and anything else that doesn’t come under one of the 3 P’s will block your sewage pipes and end up in waterways, where they’ll be a life threat to animals. If you love the fresh feeling of toilet tissues but want to help save wildlife and the planet, Natracare Safe to Flush Moist Tissues are the first-ever certified Water UK Fine to Flush wipes, and they’re made entirely of paper.
Have you been making extra efforts to keep your bathroom sustainable this Earth Month?
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Natracare started in 1989 when founder, Susie Hewson, created the world’s first 100% organic cotton tampon. Since then, Natracare has been designing and producing products that are kind to our bodies and the planet. Natracare products are plastic-free, biodegradable, and compostable, just the way they should be!