Okay, so I finished with my A Week With No Lights Challenge and I’m on the path to finding more things I can do to save the environment!
So, a little background on this weeks ‘challenge’..
Plastic scrubbies are something that almost everyone uses these days. And I get it, I use them too! They are cute, you can choose what color you want, and they make the soap get all bubbly on the surface! But we go through more plastic bath scrubbies than we think!
Dermatologists recommend changing out your plastic scrubbies every few weeks! That’s a lot of plastic scrubbies we’re throwing away in our lifetimes! Not to mention that they are a breading ground for so many germs that it would make you queasy.. (Seriously, don’t look it up..)
Like I said before though, I have used these scrubbies all my life and I turned out pretty okay, right? That being said, I love crocheting and I wanted to challenge myself to make a homemade scrubby and use it for a week. (Although that week had turned into two weeks, which then turned into three, and so on..)
Onto crocheting I went to try to see if I could actually crochet a scrubby in the first place.. It wasn’t too hard to make the scrubby I have now. In fact, it was quite fun to make my scrubby and I ended up making a few afterwords to sell on my Etsy! (See link down below)
With the scrubby made, it was time to test it out..
After the first time of using it, I was honestly skeptical that it would actually work as a scrubby. Thankfully, I’m not one to quit that easy. I was so used to the constant bubbles that the plastic scrubby makes that I was half expecting the homemade one to do the same! (Silly me..) Instead, the homemade scrubby just soaked up all of the soap and left me scrubbing with nothing but yarn..
The second time I used it however, the soap actually foamed up a little more and I was able to use it almost like a ‘normal’ scrubby. Not only that, but I felt like I was getting a better clean with the crochet scrubby. The scrubby wasn’t just gliding across my body like the plastic one does, but instead it was actually scrubbing it! (You know, it’s job..)
After two-three weeks of using it now, it works and soaps up just like a ‘normal’ scrubby does! I actually prefer it over the plastic scrubbies now! I can throw it in the washer every once in a while to give it that nice clean feeling and then I go right back to using it!
Not only am I not throwing away plastic scrubbies month after month, but I’ll be saving money and the environment in the long run!
Crocheted scrubbies aren’t the only thing you can use to save the environment from plastic waste! Other thing you can use in place of plastic scrubbies are:
- Cloth Washcloths
- Sea Sponges
- Crocheted Scrubbies
- Bars of soap with covers over them
- Wooden brushes with bristles
What are YOU doing to save the environment today? Have you ever tried an alternative to plastic scrubbies? Comment below on what it was and how it worked!
As always; smile, have a great day, and remember to wash behind your ears. 😉
If you’re interested in getting a crochet scubby of your own for you to try (or you want to support me here on the homestead) check out my Etsy here!