Subscribe: If you would like to receive a daily email notification as new messages are posted, click here to subscribe. (Note: New messages are also included in the "My Plastic-Free Life Weekly Digest", so do consider how many emails you would like to receive.)
To add a new topic: Decide which category it will be (plastic-free alternatives, plastic news, rants, etc.) and click on that category. Then, you will see the "Add Topic" button at the top right of the section for that category.
Why Register? You may post as a guest without registering, but your post will be held in the moderation queue until I approve it, and depending on my schedule, that could take a while. If you register, your posts will go through immediately. If you have trouble registering or adding topics, please contact me for help.
I use a pumice stone. I've had it so long, I can't remember where I bought it. Probably at a hardware store.
For me, going plastic free means getting over my squeamishness to germs.
I use the pumice stone on tough stains and my hand in the water with a rag. An old toothbrush works well for some areas too.
I know a lot of people would think it "gross", how I clean the toilet, but I assure you I'm quite clean. :-). I find brushes dirtier, because they may hold onto the germs after use. I wash my hands after, toss the rags in the wash and let pumice stone dry in the sun.
Anyway, that is my suggestion. Due to a child with developmental disability, we went chemical free/ plastic free/ organic years ago. Every day gets easier as new alternatives are available and people are more accepting of our lifestyle.
I hope this helps.
February 16, 2010
Katie, does it have to be that particular brush. Life Without Plastic has a different one. It's not coconut coir, but it is made from natural fibers with a wood handle:
Michel, that's how our monthly house cleaners do it. We use an eco-friendly coop cleaning company called Natural Home Cleaning Services.
August 1, 2012
'Michel said I use a pumice stone. I've had it so long, I can't remember where I bought it. Probably at a hardware store. '
I have used a plain pumice stone on my heels to keep the skin smooth, and another plain pumice stone on the toilet water ring for decades (we have hard water). Got both at CVS (Longs at the time). Have seen them at most hardware, drug stores.
Most Users Ever Online: 320
Currently Browsing this Page:
Guest Posters: 194
Administrators: Beth Terry: 375