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1. Skip The Vinyl Shower Curtain

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Conventional shower curtains have volatile organic compounds in them. Breathe easier with sustainable options that don’t require a liner, just toss them in the wash for easy care. We recommend our certified organic cotton shower curtains, made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. Another favorite is our versatileLinen Breeze shower curtain, made from Belgium linen grown without toxic pesticides.

2. Save Water While You Brush

Save up to 3,000 gallons of water a year by simply turning off the tap while brushing your teeth. Or brush your teeth in the shower. An average bath swallows 30 to 50 gallons of water, while a 4-minute shower uses only 20 gallons.

3. Dry Off With Organic Linens

We believe it’s especially important to choose towels of organic materialsaccent pillow case baby burlap home and living, which are free of lingering pesticides that can harm your health (not to mention, harm the earth). We currently offer three unique towel collections that we love to mix and match to create a look special to our home spa.

The Air Weight Towel Collection is twill woven for softness and drape, these medium-weight towels (550 grams per square meter) wash easily and dry quickly.

Our Mediterranean Towel Collectionis a traditional lightweight turkish towel with a high/low weave for excellent absorption. It is woven from yarn dyed organic cotton and edged in hand-knotted fringe.

The Sumptuous Towel Collection is jacquard woven with wide ribs on one side and a soft grid on the other and finished on either end with a wide band of dyed-to-match linen.

4. Get Clean Naturally

Most soaps, shampoos, and conditioners on the market contain added chemicals to increase lather known as sulfates. Short for sodium lauryl sulfate (and related chemicals), sulfates can strip natural oils from hair and scalp, leaving you with frizz and an itchy scalp, and they’ve also been linked to allergies. Lather up with sulfate-free products made with organicessential oils. A line we recommend isJohn Masters Organicswhich only carries sulfate-free products and smell amazing.

5. DIY- Salt Scrub

This scrub is heavenily, leaving your skin silky smooth without drying it out. No time to do-it-yourself? We love Fig Yarrow's apothecary assortment found here.

1 cup kosher salt

1/2 cup pure organic almond oil

the zest of one lemon

2 teaspoons fresh thyme, leaves stripped from the stems

Pour the salt into a clean, sterilized container with a tight-fitting lid.

If you're using plain salt, add the lemon zest and thyme.

Pour the almond oil over top and screw the lid on tightly.

To use, just give the jar a stir to mix the oil and salt together, and scrub away in the shower!

The scrub will keep for up to 6 months stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

6. Fixture Update

Your bathroom is the biggest water hog in your house, accounting for half of all H20 used inside of a home. Protect this precious resource by seeking out faucets, showers, and toilets that carry the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense label. These environmentally friendly fixtures use about 20 percent less water than average to help you save 7,000 gallons of water annually (enough to wash 6 months’ worth of laundry).

7. DIY- Bath Cleaner

To make a creamy scrub for cleaning the tub and surrounding tile, mix together 1 2/3-cup baking soda and 1/2-cup castile soap. Add in 1/2-cup water, followed by 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Pour the mixture into a clean bottle. Shake well and squeeze out onto the tub. Scrub with a sponge or cloth before rinsing with water.

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