How We Reduce Our Family’s Ecological Footprint In the Bathroom

April 18, 2017

It’s Earth Day this week! We aim to be more earth friendly on a regular basis, making small but important changes that just become part of our day-to-day routine. This year, we hope to inspire you to make positive changes for the benefit of the environment, whether that change is incremental or a complete transformation, so that earth day becomes a daily celebration. Here are some of our favourite products to reduce our ecological footprint in the bathroom:

Eco-Friendly Shampoo and Soap

Pep Soap Co.

It’s not news that many shampoos and soaps on the market contain toxic ingredients, even though some appeal to consumers with green-washed branding. Though we talk a lot about putting these chemicals on our skin, we are also flushing these toxins down our drain and into our waterways.

We use shampoo and soap from Pep Soap Co., a local Port Moody manufacturer that uses all sustainable and organic ingredients, and Buck Naked Soap Company, a manufacturer from Ontario who is committed to making all-natural and vegan products. We also use the ever-useful Dr. Bronner’s all-one pure castile soap (even in our homemade handsoap!) and don’t waste with unnecessary body washes.

Plastic-Free Toothbrushes and Dental Floss

Brush Naked Bamboo Toothbrushes

Did you know that every piece of plastic ever made is still in existence? We talked about eco-friendly dental care before. We use bamboo toothbrushes from Kelowna-based company, Brush Naked. You can choose between with plant-based bristles so that your toothbrush is fully compostable or BPA-free polymer or recyclable DuPont nylon bristles that can be broken off when you’re done so you can compost the wand. We also use plastic-free dental floss in a recyclable cardboard container like from Eco-Dent and make our own toothpaste (see how here!).

Waste-Free Menstruation

Luna Pads Reusable Menstrual Pads

With your monthly menstrual cycle, you can make a commitment to reduce your ecological footprint by using reusable products. Cloth pads (and period panties!) by Luna Pads and the menstrual cup by Diva Cup allow for a zero-waste period.

Read part two of this post where we outline all our favourite products in the kitchen!

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