How to Have a Green, Eco-friendly Bathroom

bathHow to Have a Green, Eco-friendly Bathroom

Check out there tips to ensure a green and eco-friendly bathroom:

  • Install a low-flow water faucet and shower head to save water and save thousands of gallons of water each year.
  • Purchase recycled bathroom tissue and save trees.
  • Use a dry toothbrush and save six gallons of water each day.
  • Use green cleaners, such as baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar.
  • Buy towels made from bamboo and organic cotton.
  • Avoid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic shower curtains, which release toxic chemicals in the air. Try a hemp curtain instead! 

Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.


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Comment balloon 5 commentsChristina Cavins • January 07 2010 12:05AM


GREAT Heads UP!!!  In my move-in process for new rental home residents, I install new toilet paper in the bathrooms....Scotts actually has a septic safe product that I use and encourage for residents to use although few of the properties are actually on septic systems....

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) about 10 years ago

Thanks for these ideas, Christina.  Clients are asking for green tips.  Julie

Posted by Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes) about 10 years ago

All good ideas. I especially like some of the new eco-friendly towels available. Got to say, the dry toothbrush sounded a little hardcore for my taste :0)  I just turn on the water for a second to wet my brush and leave the water off while I brush. Then just do a couple quick rinses. They do have new pvc free shower curtain liners if you need to keep the shower curtain from getting wet.

Posted by Pangaea Interior Design Kitchen & Bath Design, Remodeling (Portland Oregon) about 10 years ago

Excellent tips.  There are also low-flow toilets.  Our district offers them, as well as low flow shower heads to homeowners at no cost and will install them and take away the old toilets as a means of encouraging everyone here to have low flow toilets and shower heads.

We were able to take advantage of this program when we moved into our new home.  Saved us money and saved water for the Coast.

Posted by SHARON CHARBONEAU (UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES ) about 10 years ago

Hi Christina, I didn't know they made bamboo shower curtains.  I will have try one in my bathroom.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) about 10 years ago