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Friday Favorite: Twist Sponges

March 23rd, 2012

Since I’ve been working on writing up the posts for the non-toxic cleaning series, cleaning has been on my mind, when I’m not working outside of course. My friday favorite this week had to be one of my all time favorite cleaning tools: Twist Sponges.

Why do I love Twist Sponges? First, they’re made from natural materials! The sponge side is made with unbleached, undyed white cellulose and the loofah side is, well loofah. I bought these on a whim once when I was at the health food store and fell in love. Second, they’re compostable! When the sponge is getting a little ragged around the edges, into the compost bowl on the counter it goes. Thirdly, my most favorite reason, they never get that kitchen sponge smell. You know exactly what I’m talking about, that weird smell that kitchen sponges get after only a few days of use, the one that never goes away no matter what you do, the one that clings to your hands for hours afterwards. That never with these sponges. Why? I have no idea, but I’m guessing that the natural materials inhibit molds and bacteria unlike their synthetic counterparts.

I cannot recommend the Twist products more highly, my favorite is the Loofah Sponge for scrubbing the dishes. I also have a Heavy Duty Agave Scrubber that I use on the shower stall, and a Euro Sponge and Loofah Sponge for cleaning the bathrooms. I just got some of their heavy duty scouring pads and they’re great for scrubbing the toilet and other tough chores.

Any great cleaning tools you’d like to recommend?

Stocking Your Non-Toxic Cleaning Kit
Learning to Love Castile Soap
Make Your Own: Foaming Soap
Make Your Own: Infused Vinegar
Make Your Own: Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Make Your Own: Color Safe Oxygen Bleach
Friday Favorite: Charlie’s Soap
Friday Favorite: Twist Sponges
and more to come

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.