I've talked about my blogging friend, Pat, before. She's a Texas gal and a really nice one at that. Her blog is Corn in My Coffeepot
and it's full of good humor, good information and good homemades.
Homemade just about anything if you take a look at her blog archives. I remember one of the first posts I read from her blog was about recycling Dryer Lint. Another was about making her own laundry detergent. And there are the posts about her chickens....
Well, Pat is an expert crocheter. One of the last posts I saw of hers she was crocheting a rug! One of her projects in the last several months that caught my eye were her crocheted scrubbies for the shower or bath.
I hate the way the synthetic scrubbies always unravel and are so itchy against your skin. (yes, I realize that is the purpose of them, to ex-foliate). I feel like I'm always buying new ones. So I ordered a passel of them from Pat.
They arrived nicely bundled up with a sweet thank you note and Pat's business card for her online business, 9th and Denver.
And of course, the scrubbies. I doled them out to various household members to try them out.
The blue one with the white edge is a newer version of Pat's scrubbies. A bit different material. She wanted me to try it out in comparison to the others.
My findings: while these scrubbies don't work up the lather as much as the synthetic ones do they still get the body soap spread and they are much softer on sensitive skin. I noticed as we used them more and more they stretched and therefore were better at lathering after a few uses. At first I had trouble getting mine to dry and then I noticed Mr. Tennis' always dried. DUH! Don't hang it in the shower spray! After moving mine to another area, that problem was solved. I noticed the newer Scrubbie 2.0 didn't stretch out and therefore I didn't get the lather action I would get from the 1.0 model.
They can be tossed in the washer with the towels!
Love this feature! I hung one up to air dry and put one in the dryer. I prefer the air drying because it stayed more stretched out and was therefore the shape that I like when using it.
Mr. T went back to his synthetic scrubbie because it just worked better for him. The Maven and I have stuck with ours though, because we like the feel better.
Stop by sometime and see Pat's Etsy shop found right on her blog on the sidebar. And take a look at her blog posts - it's always fascinating reading....
Remember my lemons in the jar "marinating" in vinegar? I got that idea from Pat.
They have finally reached the point that I can use the liquid as a natural cleaner and it works great, especially as a degreaser.
Thanks Pat for all your good ideas and for coming up with a reusable, comfortable scrubbie!