This week’s blog teaches you how to shower more sustainability, and how to find eco-friendly soaps. Showering uses a lot of water and energy, there are some ways to make your showers more sustainable. These are just three tips on how to reduce your water and energy usage when you shower.
- Reduce Shower Time – Reducing the amount of time you are in the shower can save gallons of water. The average 10-minute shower uses about 18 gallons of water! Taking shorter, and colder showers can save both water and energy. A tip to help is picking a song or two to play while you are in the shower and try to be done before the songs are.
- Eco-Friendly Soaps – Many soaps contain harmful chemicals and with people using them every day, it can build up in water that feeds rivers, lakes, and the ocean. When looking for environmentally friendly soap start by looking at companies “about us” or “green policies” on their websites. Another great thing to start with is soap bars because they have less packaging and last longer. Dr. Bronners and Lush have all kinds of shower stuff and skin care products that are eco-friendly.
- Make Your Own Soap – This can be a fun activity that you can do yourself, or invite others! There are so many tutorials online on how to make your own soap, toothpaste, deodorant and more. This will help reduce the amount of packaging used on your products!