Bathroom

How to create a sustainable and eco-friendly bathroom

Easy swaps that are great for the planet.

We spend a good chunk of our time in bathrooms, whether it’s by soaking the day away in a relaxing bath in the evenings or you’re simply ducking in and out for a quick midday face touch-up. Chances are, your morning routine starts here – so it’s important you’re setting yourself up for success. 

And by success, we mean incorporating sustainable practices and products into your bathroom. From sustainable swaps such as recycled toilet paper to sleek hand soaps and hand wash refills, turning your bathroom into one that promotes an eco-conscious, eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle is much easier than you may think.

To help you in your sustainable journey, we’ve rounded up the best sustainable bathroom products that will make you question why you didn’t do this sooner…

2024’s TOP SUSTAINABLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY BATHROOM PRODUCTS

  1. Refillable antiperspirant deodorant, from $14.95, Thankyou (here’s why)
  2. Vine Creations amber glass soap dispenser (2-pack), $62.40, Store name (here’s why)
  3. Surface + spray mop starter kit, $104.85, Koh (here’s why)

The best sustainable bathroom products to shop in Australia 2024

01

Refillable antiperspirant deodorant

from $14.95 at Thankyou

A high-quality and reliable antiperspirant deodorant is arguably an everyday staple – and if it isn’t…it really should be. Melbourne-based social enterprise Thankyou has just released the world’s first breakthrough formula, a 48-hour antiperspirant deodorant. 100% in natural origin with an impressive 48-hour formulation. Plus, its sleek and refillable new packaging will look great in any bathroom.

Key features:

  • 48-hour formulation
  • Refillable
  • 100% natural origin
  • Cruelty-free
  • Recyclable bottle made using 94% recycled plastic

02

Vine Creations amber glass soap dispenser (2-pack)

$62.40 at Amazon

Not only does decanting your handwash into uniform bottles the key to giving your bathroom an elevated look, but opting for handwash refills instead of buying new bottles each time means you’re dealing with less packaging waste. Choose a glass bottle and a pump that matches your existing bathroom decor, and you’ll be on your way to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Key features:

  • Waterproof labels
  • Rustproof stainless steel pump
  • Amber glass for UV protection
koh-cleaning-products

03

Surface + spray mop starter kit

$104.85 (usually $139.80) at Koh

Looking for everything you need for a sparkling clean home – sans the nasties? Aussie-made brand, Koh, is here to help. Koh is all about providing the essentials you need to create a better clean for your home, family and our planet. This starter kit includes its award-winning Universal Cleaner that is suitable for an array of surfaces, meaning, no more multiple bottles of cleaning sprays piling up under your sink.

Key features:

  • Kit includes 1x atomiser spray bottle, 1x Universal Cleaner, 4x Universal cloths, 1x spray mop, 3x green mop pads, and 2x blue mop pads
  • Machine-washable mop pads

04

Southampton cotton rope basket in natural

$26.24 (usually $34.99) at Mocka

Perfect for storing extra bath towels for guests or extra toilet paper, this basket is a stylish addition to your bathroom. Made from sustainably sourced cotton, you could even use this as a pot cover for plants in your bathroom.

Key features:

  • Made with cotton blend fabric
  • Natural texture
soap-dish

05

Aus Natural Soap Co bamboo soap ladder

$15.95 at Nourished Life

Say goodbye to eyesore plastic soap dishes that have seen better days…this bamboo soap ladder will complement your natural soap bars beautifully. Plus, its ladder design keeps your soap dry to ensure it lasts a lot longer between uses. Crafted from sustainably-grown MOSO bamboo that is highly resistant to mould and mildew, there’s no sustainable swap that’s as easy as this humble soap ladder.

Key features:

  • Made from sustainably grown MOSO bamboo
  • Highly resistant to mould and mildew
  • Australian owned

06

Resparkle foaming hand wash starter kit

$28.90 at Nourished Life

With a 400ml reusable glass bottle, a foaming pump, and a plastic-free concentrate hand wash refill sachet, cutting down on single-use plastic has never been easier. Simply pour the sachet into the bottle and add water for a bubbly mandarin and lavender-scented hand soap.

Key features:

  • Contains 400ml reusable glass bottle with attachable hand pump
  • 1x plastic-free concentrate refill sachet
  • Mandarin and lavender scent
handwash-refill

07

Leif Products Desert Lime body cleanser

$69 at THE ICONIC

If you love bathroom products from Leif, then you’ll be happy to know that the gorgeous bottle that its body cleansers come in can be reused time and time again. Thanks to the brand’s one-litre body cleanser refills, you can wash your body with a hint of citrus and vanilla while knowing you’re doing your bit to reduce plastic waste.  

Key features:

  • Desert Lime – high in Vitamin C
  • 100% vegan and cruelty-free
  • 1L refill size
bamboo-bath-mat

08

Leif Products Desert Lime body cleanser

$69.95 at Bed Bath N’ Table

Natural and stylish, this bamboo bath board is durable yet comfortable underfoot. Keep it close to your bathtub for spontaneous pamper nights at home. 

Key features:

  • Made from bamboo
  • 48 x 41 cm
toilet-paper

09

100% recycled toilet paper

$38 at Who Gives A Crap

Not as glamorous but incredibly vital within any bathroom is toilet paper (and plenty of it). Who Gives A Crap’s 100 per cent recycled toilet paper is super comfy, biodegradable, and is shipped to your door via carbon-neutral shipping. Choose from a one-time purchase or subscribe to have sustainable toilet paper shipped to your door whenever it’s time to renew your stock. 

Key features:

  • Subscription service available
  • 100% recycled paper
  • 3-ply
  • Biodegradable
  • Double-length rolls; 400 sheets
toilet-brush

10

Heaven In Earth wooden toilet brush

$23.95 at Biome

Looking for a plastic-free cleaning tool for your toilet? This one is made from a mix of tough tampico and palmyra fibres on an untreated beechwood handle. An easy, eco-friendly alternative to your everyday plastic toilet cleaner.

Key features:

  • Plastic free
  • Made from a mix of tampico and palmyra fibres and an untreated beechwood handle

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