Going Green in the BathroomBy Erin Burger – 7 Comments
All across the nation there is a heightened anxiety about the waste we are creating and the over-consumption our communities are experiencing. Here on Crochet Spot we have briefly addressed this growing concern with Ideas for Going Green and Tips for Being A Frugal Crocheter. It’s a very popular subject right now and exciting as well, because people are looking for ways to save money and help save our environment.
One of the most valid methods of going green in your home is using handmade products in your bathroom, mainly because of reusable items like washcloths or facial cleanser pads that can be easily washed and rinsed and then used over and over again. Crocheters in Japan have started using bamboo yarn for all of their bathroom and kitchen crocheting projects instead of cotton, citing that bamboo has anti-bacterial properties and doesn’t have to be washed as often, in the meantime saving water as well as waste.
Organic cotton is still the most easily accessible source fiber for crocheting bathroom products. Many companies are offering undyed 100% organic cotton for sale in stores and online AND also, for an added bonus many of these companies are also offering dying kits with dyes made from organic sources! How much fun would that be?
Here are some projects to get you started on reusable bathroom goodies:
- Washcloth and Dishcloth patterns are very easy and quick to work up. Star Washcloth in Two Sizes, Dishcloth with Ridges, 5 Absolutely Fast Dishcloths, All-Purpose Mesh Dishcloth are just some great patterns to start you off on an all reusable bathroom!
- Making a bathroom rug out of organic fibers is a unique way to go green in the bathroom, this Rug with Ridges would make a conversation piece for your bathroom, especially in some bold stand out color or even in stripes!
- Hygienic products are a must have in the bathroom. Why not make them yourself? Facial Cleaning Pads, Super Fluffy Bath Puff and The Nylon Cleaning Set all have great patterns for self care projects.
Have any other tips for green products in your bathroom? Or questions about this post? Please don’t hesitate to share!