Guide To Spring Cleaning Your Bathroom & Skincare Routine by Eco Ems

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Guide To Spring Cleaning Your Bathroom & Skincare Routine by Eco EmsI always get the cleaning bug as spring approaches, so why not give your skincare routine a makeover as well? Go on a decluttering journey with Eco Ems Gifts and adopt a more straightforward, environmentally friendly skincare routine.

Since the beginning of the year, we have been trying to simplify our home. You’ve heard the saying, “tidy house, tidy mind.” Well, perhaps occasionally I do this, but our primary goal is to have less “stuff.”

I’ve always wanted to establish a basic skincare routine as I didn’t want an overabundance of useless potions and lotions in my bathroom cabinet. Developing a line of multipurpose products has always been important to me; the conditioner may be used as a shower lotion bar, and the scrub can be used for the face and body.


Guide To Spring Cleaning Your Bathroom & Skincare Routine by Eco EmsOnce you’ve cleared everything out and are ready to clean, use natural cleaners. You can swap your bleach and harsh chemicals, for sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, white vinegar, and lemon essential oil.

The vinegar cleans shower screens and glass amazingly well. Bicarb down the plug hole and vinegar washed down the drains will fizz and remove clogs/odour. It helps your stainless steel keep nice and shiny as well.

Citric acid in the toilet, then pour boiling water over it after scrubbing, will remove all the limescale and keep it clean without the need for bleach. Also, where possible use washable microfibre clothes and sponges. If you need to use an old loofah to scrub, it can be composted rather than thrown away.
This is much better for you when cleaning, so you don’t inhale nasty fumes. Much better for your family and pets, as well as the waterways which is where all the products end up when you wash them away.


Guide To Spring Cleaning Your Bathroom & Skincare Routine by Eco EmsPlease get to the back of the cupboard and get everything out to organise it. Put everything into a pile of keep or throw away. And be mindful that anything you’ve had for over 12 months open, will need to be disposed of. If it’s unopened and can be reused, you can donate these to hygiene banks.
Don’t forget your make-up, anything that has been opened for more than 6 months will need to be recycled. You can find drop-off points in your local supermarkets, near us there is one in Boots and Sainsbury’s.

Pare down your skincare routine, you may have your favourites, but I encourage you to look at the ingredients. On the back, if anything starts with aqua, it’s mainly water and you’d be better off using a concentrate or natural alternative. Once you’ve used everything up it’s a good time to start making eco swaps, swapping bottles for bars and reducing the plastic waste from your bathroom at the same time.

There are also several compostable options including bamboo. Our bamboo-based accessories, such as soap dishes and cotton buds, not only reduce waste but also add a touch of natural elegance to your daily routine. They can also be composted when you’re finished with them.
Don’t forget your make-up brushes! Give them a good wash and dry, making sure all the make-up is removed. Try to remember to do this regularly to stop any build-up of dead skin cells and old make-up being reapplied when you use them.

The bathroom has always been a great place to start your eco-friendly journey, making simple swaps that are easy and affordable. If you have any questions or get stuck don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d be more than happy to help and put some suggestions your way.

This time of year is a great time to rethink and make a plan for the rest of the year, as spring approaches and the seasons change it’ll be nice to see some sun around the corner.

Thank you for reading this weeks blog, Guide To Spring Cleaning Your Bathroom & Skincare Routine by Eco Ems.

Peace and love

Eco Em xx

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