The Bidet's Journey: From Luxury to Sustainability Necessity

The Bidet's Journey: From Luxury to Sustainability Necessity

by Riyaz Hyder Mohiyuddeen on Jun 19, 2023

The bidet, often linked with European opulence and grandeur, has begun to transcend its luxury status to become an emblem of sustainable living. This transformation correlates with an evolving understanding of personal hygiene that deems bidets as more than mere bathroom accessories. This article will trace the trajectory of bidets from luxury to necessity and shed light on their increasing importance in our pursuit of sustainable living, focusing particularly on the innovative iBidet by Emowai.

A Historical Overview of Bidets

Deriving its name from the French word for 'pony'—an allusion to its original straddle-to-use design—the bidet originated in France in the late 17th century. It was in the 20th century that bidets began to permeate regions beyond Europe, morphing from separate fixtures to toilet attachments. With the advent of modern technology, bidets have been elevated from basic washbasins to advanced hygiene devices, offering features like temperature control, air drying, and seat warming.

Sustainability and the Bidet

A Novel Alliance The environmental footprint of conventional toilet paper usage is substantial, with the production of a single roll requiring approximately 37 gallons of water and contributing to deforestation. In stark contrast, a bidet uses a mere 1/8th of a gallon of water per use, underscoring its sustainability. The environmental impact of bidets extends beyond water conservation. Lower demand for toilet paper translates into reduced energy consumption and pollution associated with paper manufacturing, including the energy for production, the chemicals for bleaching, and the emissions from transportation.

iBidet: A Testament to Sustainable Personal Hygiene

Emowai's iBidet is a beacon of the evolution of bidets and their integral role in promoting sustainable living. With its advanced technology and thoughtful design, the iBidet provides a hygiene experience that is both environmentally friendly and comfortable. The iBidet features an 'always-on' warm water system, a PH-balanced cleanser, and a warm air-dryer, reducing the need for paper towels and consequently minimizing waste. It also incorporates an automatic bathroom freshener, ensuring freshness post-use. Importantly, the iBidet's one-handed operation design renders it accessible to a broad range of users.

As we approach the launch of Emowai's iBidet, we invite you to be part of this exciting initiative. By signing up for early access, you can join us in our journey towards a more sustainable future. Embrace the shift in personal hygiene that bidets represent and contribute to significant water and paper conservation efforts.

Bidets: Shaping the Future of Personal Hygiene

As societies continue to make strides towards sustainability, bidets are assuming an increasingly vital role in everyday hygiene practices. The integration of bidets into our routines, especially those designed with sustainability in mind like the iBidet, represents a shift in how we perceive personal hygiene. Bidets are no longer the exclusive domain of the affluent or well-traveled; they have become indispensable instruments in our quest for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Bidets: A Global Adoption

The uptake of bidets is not confined to a specific region. Countries such as Japan, Italy, and Argentina have already welcomed this shift in personal hygiene. Japan is particularly notable for its cutting-edge bidets, often interwoven with smart technology. With growing awareness about the environmental repercussions of lifestyle choices, the global acceptance of bidets is poised to accelerate, potentially having profound implications for water and paper conservation efforts worldwide.

The Health Dividend of Bidet Usage

While the environmental benefits of bidets are significant, it is equally important to underscore their health advantages. Bidets offer a level of cleanliness that is unattainable with toilet paper alone.

They can be particularly beneficial for individuals with conditions such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and pruritus ani, alleviating discomfort and fostering healing. The iBidet, with its mild, PH-balanced cleanser, ensures effective cleansing without causing irritation or disturbing the delicate skin balance. This feature, along with the warm air-dryer, provides a refined personal hygiene experience that is not only more comprehensive but also more health-conscious.


Bidets have come a long way from being luxury items in 17th-century France to becoming indispensable instruments for a more sustainable lifestyle. The forthcoming iBidet, with its emphasis on sustainability and user comfort, epitomizes this evolution.

By incorporating the iBidet into our daily routines, we are choosing more than enhanced personal hygiene. We are consciously opting for a sustainable future, a future where bidets are not a luxury but a necessity.

Join us in this initiative. Sign up for early access to the iBidet and be a part of this transformative journey towards sustainable living.