12 Easy, Eco-Friendly Swaps to Make in Your Bathroom Right Now

Transform your bathroom for the better with our favorite sustainable toiletries.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
April 09, 2021

Your bathroom might be squeaky clean, but that doesn't mean it's green. Plastic shampoo bottles, cotton swabs and even dental floss are just some of the many personal hygiene products that wind up in landfills. The good news, though? It's easier and cheaper than ever to make eco-friendly changes to your bathroom. See some of our favorite sustainable swaps below and welcome Earth Day with a space you can feel really good about.

Dentists suggest replacing your toothbrush every three to four months — but if you're using a plastic toothbrush, that can result in a lot of waste. Our advice? Show your teeth and the planet some love by switching to a biodegradable bamboo brush. Charcoal-infused bristles work overtime to remove plaque and keep your pearly whites looking their best.

Buy It
$5 (Set of 5)

It's no secret that single-use makeup wipes aren't great for the environment. Luckily, there's an easy solution: a pack of these reusable facial rounds. They're made from cotton flannel in a two-ply layer, without pesticides or dyes, and can be washed instead of thrown away. They also come in three fun styles that are perfect for spring.

Buy It
$7 (Pack of 200)

Unfortunately, cotton swabs often get flushed down toilets and wind up in our oceans. So it's important to choose bamboo over plastic whenever possible. (And to dispose of your swabs correctly, of course.) We suggest starting out with this 200-pack, which even comes in a recycled paper box.

Buy It

Washing your face won't feel like such a chore when you have this adorable spa headband to look forward to. The eco-friendly accessory is crafted from cotton and bamboo, arrives in recyclable packaging and helps provide aid to Australian koalas, which are, incidentally, the only thing cuter than the headband itself.

Buy It

You'll get twice as much satisfaction out of scrubbing the shower or tub with this biodegradable cellulose sponge. Unlike regular sponges, which contain polyester filling, cellulose sponges feature a blend of wood pulp, cotton and hemp. In turn, this baby removes grime like a dream come true and easily breaks down in landfills.

Buy It

Say goodbye to those bulky plastic bottles and say hello to these eco-friendly haircare bars. The Brite Organix shampoo and conditioner bars both use a zero-waste, clean and vegan-friendly formula and even come in compostable packaging.

Buy It
$20

It's hard to argue with bamboo bath mats; they're stylish, durable, naturally resistant to mold and mildew, and sustainable. We especially love how the lattice design on this mat allows for drainage and airflow, which means it will dry faster than your current synthetic situation.

Buy It

Want to go green with your everyday makeup routine? Snag a set of these vegan-friendly brushes. Each brush features a bamboo handle and soft synthetic bristles. And, best of all, the travel-ready kit is ethically sourced, compostable, recyclable and biodegradable.

Buy It
$26

The beauty of glass is that it can be recycled over and over again, which helps reduce consumption and cut down on emissions. So, if you're in the market for new bathroom accessories, we say skip the melamine and go straight for this recycled glass set. Each piece has a slight blue-green tint that will look beautiful on your counter.

Buy It
$32.99

Significantly cut down on plastic consumption (and save money every month) by switching to a DivaCup. Made of 100-percent medical-grade silicone with no chemicals or dyes, the DivaCup can last up to 10 years. It's also available in two comfortable sizes.

Buy It

You'll actually look forward to flossing when you have this rechargeable Waterpik. The ergonomic tool uses a combination of water pressure and pulsation to remove bacteria and enhance your gums without the need for waxed nylon strings.

Buy It
$39.50-$299

Here's an easy way to elevate your bathroom storage and make your space a little more sustainable: Skip the plastic bins and keep toilet paper and towels in these handwoven seagrass baskets. You can choose from eight different sizes and shapes, and even opt for a lid in some cases.

Buy It

More of Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Products

Next Up

Our 10 Favorite Reusable Water Bottles

Get your daily dose of H2O with these stylish and sustainable reusable water bottle picks.

The Last Food Storage Bags You'll Ever Need to Buy

Make reducing single-use plastic easy with these reusable toxin-free silicone bags perfect for packing lunches, freezing foods, sous vide cooking and so much more.

The Easiest Eco-Friendly, Under-$20 Swap I’ve Made in My Home

It's time to ditch dryer sheets. Reusable wool dryer balls help rid your laundry of synthetic ingredients and dry your clothes faster.

Ditch Plastic Grocery Bags for Good With These 12 Reusable Alternatives

Sustainability is increasingly on our minds, and there are more options than ever when it comes to reusable shopping bags that are functional and stylish. Here are some of our favorites.

The Best Eco-Friendly Straws You'll Actually Use

Minimize your plastic straw usage by adding one of these stylish eco-friendly straws — from reusable stainless steel to biodegradable wheat — to your online shopping cart.

15 Eco-Friendly Pet Products We Love

Take responsible pet-parenting to the next level with these eco-friendly leashes, bowls, training pads, toys and more.

Make Your Own Foaming Hand Soap

Save money and reduce waste by creating your own foaming soap. It’s one of the easiest ways to create a greener and healthier you.

Grove Collaborative Is Going Plastic-Neutral and Offering Deals on Spring Cleaning Essentials

Stock up on soaps and cleaners that are good for you and the planet.

6 Sustainable Brands You Can Score on Sale Right Now

Make every day Earth Day with these eco-friendly homewares.

This Air-Compression Foot & Leg Massager Will Relieve All Your Aches and Pains

Looking for a foot massager that can take care of your calves and that you can use while lying down as well as sitting up? Then this one is for you.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Related Pages