July 15, 2014

Gettin' Freaked At The Sight of….

...a toilet brush?

Sometimes i'm not sure how I have friends.

But anyway, this is not just ANY toilet brush. It is special. I ordered this gorgeous thing from my favorite online shop, Life Without Plastic. It is made of sustainably harvested, untreated beechwood with soft pig bristles. It also has an edge cleaner so I can get up under the rim. You can order the brush alone, but I ordered mine with the beechwood stand and terra cotta ceramic dish. Plus, the brush and stand are 100% compostable and the dish can be reused for a planter, or for your next brush. It's as sexy as a toilet brush can be, and I love it.
As always, the packaging for my toilet brush was 100% plastic free and recyclable. They used paper tape to seal the box and on the inside, the unpackaged brush, stand, and bowl were protected by kraft paper which I keep to reuse. 

How do I clean my toilet, naturally? 

I just put some castile soap in the toilet and a little bit of white vinegar, scrub, let it sit for a second, and flush. Voila! 

16 comments:

  1. ils mettent leurs convictions en pratique ; c'est bien et c'est rare !
    parfois on reçoit des produits dits écologiques emballés dans tellement de plastique ....

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    1. Oui je suis d'accord- c'est rare. Mais j'aime cette site!!! Tout est belle, vert, et complètement sans plastique!

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      Lauren

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  2. Great toilet brush, but it is made n Germany, and therefore will have had to be shipped to the US and presumably repackaged too... I wonder how big the total environmental impact is?

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    1. That's true - but consider that the plastic brushes are from China, which is a greater distance than Germany - plus Germany has much higher standards of production than China so even just considering those two things, I would choose this over a plastic brush :) I wish they had the same ones made in USA!

      Lauren

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  3. Amazing blog. Will have to try the Luna cup. But....pig hair? Part of sustainability is to stop factory farming/veg/veganism. Using animal products is not only cruel but has a horrible environmental impact. Surely there are alternatives to plastic that are cruelty free.

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    1. I know this is late but I agree with you. When I saw "pig bristles" I totally freaked!

      If you know of any environmentally friendly items similar to the ones Lauren posts about but with cruelty-free bristles I'd love to know.

      Take care!

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    2. I know this is late but I agree with you. When I saw "pig bristles" I totally freaked!

      If you know of any environmentally friendly items similar to the ones Lauren posts about but with cruelty-free bristles I'd love to know.

      Take care!

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