Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A Possible Swap

I'm will be trialing another swap for a smaller footprint as soon as I've used the last of the sponge scourers. Although it might not work how I need it . I use hand knitted cotton dishcloths for washing up.


I was hoping this thing will replace sponge scourers but will it be rough enough?, also it might be a difficult swap because of the price...............

8 cheap scourers are 40p, they last me many months. They go into the rubbish sack so are incinerated in Suffolk's big incinerator producing electric for the National Grid. So it's the making of them that's the main problem............. where? and using how much water and energy?

On the other hand the loofah was £2.95 from a fairly new company (I think) called LoofCo.They are a natural plant, a member of the cucumber family, produced in Egypt by small producers and fairly traded. Described as Long Lasting, Non Scratch, Flexible, Durable and Compost-able.

I'll let you know how I get on in due course.

Hello and welcome to more new followers and thank you for lots of comments over the last few days


Back Tomorrow
Sue



23 comments:

  1. I have used hand knitted dish cloths for years now and only have to knit new ones every couple of years I guess it is. So I think they are definitely better than buying them. They generally work well on all pots as long as they don't need heavy scouring.

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  2. I'm still using the Euro Scrubby I bought 3 years ago (https://intl.euroscrubby.com/) It probably isn't quite as green as your LoofCo pad, but it has lasted incredibly well and shows no sign of wearing out. I'll be interested to hear how yours works out.

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  3. I grew a moolah plant in my greenhouse. Got the seeds from Amazon. Fantastic results. Need a long growing season though. I got three huge loofahs. We use them in the shower and for washing up. I've been using the same piece for washing up since October. Each loofah fruit cut up into 4 pieces. So 12 individual ones. Seeds cost £3.

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  4. We use those sponge scourers/foam pads and find them really useful. I'll be interested to see if your alternative works as well.

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  5. Interesting. I look forward to reading how it all goes.
    xx

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  6. I use a bunch of nettles and some leaves, depending on season. In winter I put some stones in a pail and stir them around the washing up and this method can also be used for the clothes washing.

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  7. I crochet dishcloths and they were very popular in the stall at Christmas.
    Hazel c uk

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  8. As the washing up expert in our house (I'm so good we don't have a dishwasher because it's me) I say you can beat a good washing up brush.

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  9. I also use hand knitted dishcloths for washing up (they last for ages) and I have a stainless steel scrubby for anything too stubborn. X

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  10. It's a bit of a nightmare sometimes, what's best for the wallet, the planet, and many other issues. At the end of the day, we all want clean pots, pans and plates!

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  11. I may be wrong but I think I saw natural loofahs in Poundland recently in their toiletries section x

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  12. I will be following this with interest. A blog friend sent me a crocheted scrubbie that works well and also is very durable. I think they now make yarn just for this purpose.

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  13. I find that using creme cleanser and a little hot water on burnt on food works well. For more stubborn deposits I use a brush, they last for years!

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  14. Recommend Kilo Euroscrubby(available via Amazon if you use them).These are absolutely brilliant.May seem expensive,but I have been using for well over a year ( wash in machine)and tho a little faded,still work perfectly!JJ

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  15. I use those wooden handled brushes with replaceable heads and cotton dishcloths. Will be interested in your loofah though and how you get on with it.

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  16. Interesting post. I'm not sure. I must admit I use the scrubbie things as they are cheap (not as cheap as yours lol). I know it's not good but I like not having to hang onto them when they get smelly..

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  17. There is scrubby yarn that you can knit or crochet your own scrubbies. They wash well too, reusable, yarn is very cheap.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBODeftztBQ

    https://www.joann.com/red-heart-scrubby-yarn/zprd_14147623a.html

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  18. I saw a snippet on the local Devon spotlight programme, where Knightshayes, a National trust property were growing loofahs in their greenhouses and selling them in the shop. They suggested they last for quite a long time then you can compost them xcx

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  19. I make and use knitted dish cloths too. And here is a the address of a post on harvesting loofahs by a blogger in Queensland, Australia - down---to---earth.blogspot.com/2007/06/harvesting-loofahs.html - an interesting wee read.

    Michelle in Wellington, NZ.

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