I know this may sound like a stretch, but your bathroom can feel like a hotel bathroom and *gasp* even like a spa. I didn’t believe it myself, because the bathroom in our rental apartment always just felt like…well, a bathroom. I’d admire beautiful bathrooms on Instagram that were as big as my first studio apartment and you know what? I got sick of looking at our boring old bathroom. So, I decided to change it. Granted, we live in a rental, but I knew there had to be a way to make it feel a little more high-end.
So, I changed a few bottles, eliminated all the clutter and viola! Out bathroom became a tiny zen sanctuary.
While I don’t like plastic waste, I saw investing in these bottles as actually using less plastic. Hear me out. I’d usually buy regular sized products in single-use plastic containers. Now, I buy in bulk. I also always rinse out and recycle the bottles. Here is a blog post I found about buying in bulk and how it’s eco-friendly.
Not only does shopping this way save money, but the pumps make showering easier and quicker *cough, cough: which also saves water*. So, before anyone roasts me for my plastic use, I promise I put thought into this. Also, I’m clumsy AF and glass bottles in the shower would’ve been a bloody nightmare…literally.
Gotta love Amazon. I did my research and looked at several types of reusable bottles before finding ones that had a true amber color and looked like glass. Honestly, no one should care that much, but decor is important to me and our soap dispensers are amber glass, so I wanted these to match.
Anyway, if you remotely care about the color and want them to look like glass these are the bottles to get.
If you thought I was extra reading the last paragraph, then brace yourself. I also decided to order custom labels for all of our most used shower products. I use Selsun Blue for my sun spots (Florida people problems), so that’s what the above picture is of.
TIP *IF YOU WANT TO BE SUPER EXTRA*: I reached out to the Etsy shop I bought the labels from and asked if they could change the bottom line of text. Before, the text read “All Natural”, which didn’t really make sense for our toiletries. The shop was happy to customize them more for me. 5 stars! My husband came up with the cute idea of putting “Thomas Trading Co.”.
In this order, I also added some labels for glass bottles under our sink, but that’ll be a whole different post.
TIP: Once you place the first label, use that bottle as your example and set it next to the rest, so you can align the other labels in the same position. It’ll give a more unified look, especially if they’re grouped together in your shower.
I’d love to see if you try this idea, so be sure to tag me @its_melanie_thomas on Instagram if you end up doing it.
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