Eco Bath Guide
Spas make you want to lounge in the bathroom, whether taking a hot shower, soaking in a luxurious bathtub, or just walking across the beautiful (and gently heated) tile floors. Why not make your home bathroom just as much of an experience? Here we’ve provided you with a list of amenities that are easy to add (no carpenter necessary) that will make you want to stay, soak, and spa.
Crate & Barrel recently expanded their eco line and now offer bamboo bath accessories that are stylish, and made from a renewable resource. The collection includes a tray, tissue box, soap pump, soap dish, and waste can. ($3.95-$34.95)
EcoGen’s bath accessories allow you to change the mood of your bathroom, without feeling guilty that you’re wasting resources. Made from biodegradable and renewable materials, the company offers an array of accessories, including soap dispensers, tooth brush holders, and more. Plus, they’re affordable. Available at the Container Store.
After you’ve soaked or showered, dry yourself off with Anna Sova’s 100% Organic Cotton Spa Towels. These 900 GSM weight towels are so luxurious you’ll want to wrap yourself in them and fall asleep. And, hey, who’s stopping you? ($36-$98)
Let your kiddos wrap themselves in toxin-free towels, too. Made from 100% terry velour bamboo and organic cotton, Bambooh Brand towels are extra soft, yet dry much quicker than a standard towel (which makes the hefty price seem much more worthwhile.) Who wouldn’t want to wrap up and be a princess, mermaid, or better yet—robot? ($38-60)
West Elm, known for their modern and affordable décor, now offer an Organic Cotton Color Block Bath Mat, allowing you to have that eco feel without resorting to beige. ($20)
One of the most eco-friendly things you can do is install low-flow fixtures. Moen offers a variety of spa-inspired, low-flow faucets including the 90 Degree collection. ($282)
Creating your dream bathroom? Go glam with this hands-free model—made for the modern, spa bathroom.($1,035)
Be sure to switch out your showerhead, too. And, if you’re feeling handy (or are doing a total remodel) you’ll want to swap out your old toilet for a new water-efficient model. Kohler offers a variety of water-saving bathroom suites, including toilets, showerheads, sinks, and even waterless urinals! The toilets save nearly 3,200 gallons of water a year.
Finally, be sure to scent your new eco bathroom with soy candles—made without any petroleum or chemicals. We love Ergo Candles Paris Crème Brulee in a glass votive. Now, if we could only stay away from the real crème brulee. ($24)
Feeling, well, lounge-y? Great. That’s the point. After you’re done indulging in your new luxurious bathroom, continue your spa experience by enveloping yourself in the Eco Luxe Bathrobe by Luxury Eco. Made from organic cotton (and designed for hotel and spas, too), this robe can make anything—even doing the dishes—seem a bit more enticing. ($89)