It seems that everything can be detoxed these days, our bodies, our minds and our homes. While we believe in everything in moderation making a few simple swaps in your bathroom can help to reduce the chemicals in your home as well as having a positive impact on the environment, which can only be a good thing.
A bathroom detox shouldn’t cost a lot, simply replace items as they run out with organic, clean and eco-friendly products.
1. Hand Wash & Moisturiser
Not only will the new breed of natural products look pretty on the bathroom shelf, they are also sulfate and paraben free, packed full of natural oils and ingredients. We love Bondi Wash in Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary and Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. Also try eco-responsible products from Aussie brand, thankyou.
2. Shower Head Filter
Adding a shower head filter to your shower will help to purify your water from chlorine, mercury, iron and copper. This simple switch will be better for your skin and hair and be kinder on your body. There are plenty of good options on the market, we like Sonaki and Vitamin Shower.
3. Organic Cotton Towels
Going organic wherever possible is always a good thing and with many brands now offering organic cotton there is little reason not too. These towels from Aussie brand Sheridan will ensure that you don’t have to compromise on style or quality in order to make the switch.
4. Shampoo & Conditioner
We are huge fans of Eleven hair products, not only are they PETA approved cruelty free and paraben free but they also use 100% recycable packaging. They are packed with high performing beautiful natural ingredients including Australian Desert Lime and Avocado Oil, but all of those benefits aside they are also beautiful hair products that come recommended by hairdressers everywhere. Another great range is one of ele beauty writers Alex’s favourites, evo Hair, read the full article on this great haircare brand here.
5. Remove Chemical Air Fresheners
Chemical air fresheners not only smell fake but can be packed full of a range of chemical nasties that aren’t necessary in the bathroom. Try essential oils, scented candles or natural sprays instead. We love Aesop’s Post Poo Drops to keep bad odours at bay and Bondi Wash Room and Linen Spray to freshen up any space.
6. Make The Toilet Paper Switch
Off course thick, fluffy white toilet paper is going to feel better, but in order for it get that way it requires a lot of processing. Chlorine and chlorine dioxide are used to bleach the paper which is easily absorbed by our bodies. Try chlorine- free toilet paper that uses organic and recycled paper. Who Gives A Crap produces toilet paper that looks as good as it is good for you.
8. Add Greenery
Indoor plants are a great way to clean up your space and help protect against harmful toxins. We love Tahitian Bridal Veil for is pretty white flowers and Maidenhair ferns for their lovely bright green leaves that will brighten up any bathroom.
Making these few simple switches will ensure that your bathroom and home are one step closer to being chemical free.