A vast majority of us are pretty conscious when it comes to environmentally friendly cleaning products. We try not to use products that contain toxins by reading the labels. But, how many of us and how often do we use eco-friendly cleaning tools? Here are some eco-friendly cleaning tools that you can use in your bathroom.
Bamboo Scrub Brushes:
I wager you never knew about these. Eco-friendly Toilet brushes made out of bamboo are water-resistant and they have plant-based bristles.
They are densely woven super-absorbent cloths. They come in a variety of colors and textures. However, if you use a washing machine to wash them, ensure that you use a fabric softener as this makes them less absorbent or don’t put them in the dryer with a dryer sheet.
This is one you probably never heard of. Well, it’s not your fault. Very few big players in this sector promote the use of eco-friendly toothbrushes. What can I say it’s a toothbrush made from bamboo with soft bristles. It just as good as plastic toothbrushes and lasts the same.
Get yourself a steam mop and dispose of your old mop. Steam mops are eco-friendly because they use steam and not chemicals to really clean deep. There are cleaning mops for hardwood floors. Another good choice is a mop with a microfiber head and a bamboo handle.
Instead of using paper towels you can use cellulose cloths that are made from specially treated recycled newspapers.
Brooms with a bamboo handle are very durable and renewable. Some of these brooms come with recycling plastic bristles or plant-based fibers. You can even get brooms that are made from corn fibers.
Bleach or a harsh chemical is usually the first choice when cleaning mold and mildew in your bathrooms. To remove these tough stains, Try cleaning blocks made from woven nylon instead.
When searching for eco-friendly buckets, choose the ones made from recycled plastic bottles or aluminium.
This is a great tool for cleaning the tile or plastic surfaces in the bathroom. Squeegeeing is the best way to get rid of the water that causes most of the mildew and mold problems in your bathroom. You can clean with just water if you use a squeegee to get rid of the water. Try it, it is a must-have tool. I never have mold or mildew in my bathroom.
Biodegradable Plastic Bags:
If you use plastic bags for trash, then use the ones that are biodegradable. So that when you throw them out, they decay faster.
Natural cleaning products:
Natural cleaning agents like baking soda, Borax, and Super Washing Soda clean effectively without the fumes and chemical residue. If you have pets or children then you need to use cleaning agents that are as close to nature as possible.