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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 // http://bit.ly/2k3Fj6C

If you prefer an antiperspirant, check out Tom’s of Maine Coconut Lavender Antiperspirant // http://bit.ly/2Iw2Nfv

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 // http://bit.ly/2wPPuoP
– Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Natural Toothpaste // https://amzn.to/2IDqoL8
– Tom’s of Maine Fruitilicious Natural Kids Toothpaste // http://bit.ly/2k7aIp2
– Tom’s of Maine Botanically Bright Natural Toothpaste // https://amzn.to/2rS1MqO
– Tom’s of Maine Whole Care Mouthwash // http://bit.ly/2wWbyOK

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

Joyce Carde says:

OMG Sophie! You truly are fantastic! Your tips are also superb! Can't wait to try some of the products mentioned and even more excited to make my own cleaners! Thanks for sharing!

Jennie Lynn Schlageter says:

Great video!

Spring Flowers says:

Hello, Sophie, would you please, share what kind of vinegar do you use? The cleaning vinegar or the standard white vinegar? Thank you for all fantastic help!

Ann Foresman says:

Im gonna green my bathroom and try some of the ideas you suggested being trying homemade stuff love your videos

Jennifer Diamond says:

Menstrual cups are great for that time of the month. My question is what do you recommend for hair dye? Great vlog with awesome information. Thanks!

jeretta1000 says:

Thank you for sharing this wonderful information.

joni4taz says:

Great video, Sophie! Love your top – so flattering.

Sara French says:

I’ve eliminated all disposable products in my bathroom, including toilet paper. I now use a bidet sprayer, and it is divine! I’ve never felt so clean and fresh. I use an alum stone for deodorant, which works pretty well! I do find that I need to give my pits a refresh in the middle of a really stressful day, but most normal days are just fine 🙂

Sharon Bass Sicanoff says:

You mentioned that Toms Anti Perspirant has Aluminum in it. Will that be a long term problem?

Paulette Gloria Harwood says:

It's so sad Sophie that Tom's and Burt's Bees sold out to Colgate-Palmolive in 2012!! It's very difficult to listen to you support once organic companies who sold out to Fortune 500 companies that really could give a darn about our health or environment.

Lindy pre says:

Thank you for this info Sophie. I use many of your recipes for homemade cleaners, shampoo etc.
I miss seeing you on H&F.

Joelle Aittama says:

Plug in scents and certain candles make me feel nauseous also. I have only used non toxic in my house for twenty years now.
I love your recipes for cleaners.

amanda watson says:

For anyone in the UK, Holland and Barrett sell most of this stuff. Several of the supermarkets have stopped selling things like plastic buds but still package it in plastic (!!). Real Food online have lots of things (like toothpastes) and a fairly quick delivery. Neal's Yard have great deodorants. Sophie, so love your message of the power of influencing with our dollars (or pounds) – though I try to take my kids along with the changes, as future users x

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