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How to make your bathroom eco-friendly | Green living with Tom’s of Maine

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This spring, I’ve been challenging myself to make each room in my house greener, healthier, and more sustainable. And I cannot wait to show you how to tackle the challenge in your bathroom! It starts by getting rid of some things, and restocking with products that contain naturally-derived ingredients and reflect sustainable practices. Tom’s of Maine is helping me trick out my daughter’s bathroom with natural options for deodorants + antiperspirants and oral care products that harness the best of nature. I can’t wait to tell you more, I have some amazing tips in the video above!

Look for post-consumer content (aka recycled) toilet paper – Skip the super fluffy white option for something that is far less taxing on new resources.

Look for feminine care products that are chlorine free

Skip the plastic-stemmed cotton swabs and go for an option that contains a cardboard stick

Swap out your cotton pads (which can be bleached or made with chlorine) for a muslin cloth to clean your face. You can find them on Amazon!

When you’re looking for bathroom products (which, admittedly, can be a little overwhelming), I love Tom’s of Maine (https://www.tomsofmaine.com/). Not only do you know you are getting an amazing product, but their line is made using 100% naturally-derived ingredients and sustainable and responsible business practices. Their products are cruelty-free, natural, phthalate-free and recyclable through TerraCycle’s Natural Care Brigade (https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/). Plus, Tom’s of Maine truly walks the walk. This April, they announced a partnership with The Nature Conservancy (https://www.nature.org/) including a $1,000,000 donation to help turn the tide toward better protecting, preserving and restoring our nation’s waterways in 2018.

Want to better understand the difference between a deodorant + antiperspirant? Check out this blog! http://sophieuliano.com/which-natural-deodorant-actually-works/

If you’re looking for a deodorant, I love Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Lavender Natural Deodorant // https://www.target.com/p/tom-s-of-maine-174-long-lasting-lavender-natural-deodorant-stick-2-25oz/-/A-11204565

If you prefer an antiperspirant, check out Tom’s of Maine Coconut Lavender Antiperspirant // https://www.target.com/p/tom-s-of-maine-coconut-lavender-antiperspirant-2-25oz/-/A-52737719

Did you know Tom and Kate Chappell created the first Tom’s of Maine toothpaste in a kitchen stand mixer? Tom’s of Maine’s portfolio has grown over the years and they offer many that I love – including options for kids:
– Tom’s of Maine Luminous White Natural Toothpaste // https://www.target.com/p/tom-s-of-maine-174-luminous-white-clean-mint-natural-toothpaste-4-7oz/-/A-49118824
– Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Natural Toothpaste // https://amzn.to/2IDqoL8
– Tom’s of Maine Fruitilicious Natural Kids Toothpaste // https://www.target.com/p/tom-s-of-maine-174-fruitilicious-gel-natural-kids-toothpaste-4-2oz/-/A-51107586
– Tom’s of Maine Botanically Bright Natural Toothpaste // https://www.amazon.com/Toms-Maine-Botanically-Toothpaste-Peppermint/dp/B008XTJ9KW?th=1
– Tom’s of Maine Whole Care Mouthwash // https://www.target.com/p/tom-s-of-maine-whole-care-mouthwash-16oz/-/A-52510478

Finally, remember that you need to be green when you clean your bathroom too! Ditch the foaming, spray, toxic cleaners for a DIY option – I like a mixture that is 1 part white vinegar, 1 part baking soda, 1 part dish soap. Together, this makes a foamy, goopy, gritty scrub I use all over my tiles and tub. Slather it on, and either let it sit or get some elbow grease in there. Rinse and enjoy a wonderfully clean bathroom!

Also, white vinegar is your BFF. I keep it in a spray bottle and give all surfaces a good wipe once a week. I secretly love the smell 🙂

Finally, do everyone a favor and ditch the fake fragrances. Go for a DIY option – Here’s my favorite: https://youtu.be/WreZ94-Lc8I

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Disclosure: Products and compensation were provided to me by Tom’s of Maine, but my opinions are my own.

Comments

Linda Giammarino says:

Hi Sophie 😘 using Mrs. Meyers clean day multi surface lemon verbena multi surface, love it💚 miss you though ☺️. Thanks for the tips.

Laura E says:

Thank you for the info – very helpful.

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