9 Reasons to Switch to Reusable Toilet Paper

reusable toilet paperLooking for a way to reduce your environmental impact, if you've already switched to plastic free bathroom products then perhaps toilet roll is the next step? Consider switching to reusable toilet paper! Traditional toilet paper is made from trees, which can take years to grow back. Reusable toilet paper is made from cloth, which can be reused over and over again. Here are 9 reasons why you should switch to reusable toilet paper today!

Not everyone goes full-on with cloth wipes and just use them for wiping pee, leaving number twos for disposable toilet paper. Some people also ensure that each family member has their own reusable toilet paper specific to them, to avoid any issues with cross-contamination. When you think about it, it's just like washing dirty underwear.

There are cons to using family cloth, you will have to do more laundry and you will need somewhere to safely store your used cloths until laundry time, either a nappy bucket or wet bag will work. Also, guests may not be comfortable using family cloth, so its always worth keeping disposable toilet paper or paper towels for any guests.

Reduced Environmental Impact:

Traditional toilet paper is made from trees, which can take years to grow back. Reusable toilet paper is made from cloth, which can be reused over and over again. By switching to reusable toilet paper, you can help reduce your environmental impact, just like using natural bathroom cleaning products. Each family cloth can be reused hundreds of times.

Reusable WipesCost Savings:

Reusable toilet paper can save you money in the long run. A family cloth set costs about £20, which may seem like a lot upfront. However, each family cloth can be reused hundreds of times. Over time, reusable toilet paper will save you money compared to traditional toilet paper. You can even make your own cloth toilet paper with any scrap towels or materials you may have!

Improved Hygiene:

Yes, we do mean improved hygiene. You can make cloth wipes to any size you want, so you can ensure if you make them large enough there is no need to worry about any missed spots. You can also add essential oils to your homemade wipes for an extra cleansing boost.

They also give a much better clean! If you have every changed cloth diapers or nappies, you will know how you get a much better cleanwith a wet cloth compared to a dry cloth. If you use your own reusable toilet paper, you can opt to use these dry or wet (or just

Less Waste:

By switching to reusable toilet paper, you will produce less waste overall. Traditional toilet paper comes in packaging and each roll is only meant to be used once. On the other hand, family cloths can be used over and over again, which reduces the amount of waste you produce.

Natural BleachTraditional toilet paper creates a lot of waste. Each roll of toilet paper contains about 200 sheets of paper. That means that each person uses about 100 rolls of toilet paper per year! That’s a lot of paper that ends up in the landfill. Reusable toilet paper eliminates this waste, as you can simply wash and reuse the cloth over and over again.


Reusable toilet paper is often softer and more comfortable than traditional toilet paper. Traditional toilet paper is usually made from recycled paper, which can be harsh on your skin. Reusable toilet paper is made from cloth, which is much softer and gentle on your skin.

Healthier for you:

Traditional toilet paper is usually made from paper which can be bleached and have parfum added, which can contain harmful chemicals. Many people are often allergic to these additives added to traditional toilet paper. Reusable toilet paper is made from natural materials like cotton, which is much healthier for you and gentle on your skin.


Reusable toilet paper is made from cloth, which can be reused over and over again. By switching to reusable toilet paper, you can help reduce your environmental impact.

Reusable WipeConvenient:

Reusable toilet paper is just as convenient as traditional toilet paper. You can keep a stash of cloths in your bathroom, and simply wash them after each use. Most people will store used ones in a wet bag until you are ready to wash.


Reusable toilet paper comes in a variety of colors and patterns. You can find cloths that match your bathroom’s décor, or go for a more funky look.

How to Wash Cloth Toilet Paper

If you're using cloth toilet paper, you'll need to wash it after each use. If you have used washable baby wipes, they are very much the same.

Here's how:

- Remove any solid waste from the cloth toilet paper. Then store it until you are ready in a wet bag or laundry bag.

- Rinse the cloth toilet paper in cold water.

- Wash the cloth toilet paper in hot water with laundry detergent.

- Hang the cloth toilet paper to dry.

Reusable Wipes BundleYou can wash cloth toilet paper in your washing machine. Just be sure to set the water temperature to hot and use a laundry detergent that's safe for cloth.

Do not use fabric softener on your cloth toilet paper as this will reduce its absorbency and may irritate when you use it and you don't need to use bleach either.

Take Away on reusable toilet wipes

If you have a bidet, these are probably the most environmentally friendly way of cleaning yourself after going to the toilet. After than comes reusable toilet paper. If you've washed cloth nappies or have been cloth diapering then a wet cloth to clean yourself is not a big deal.

You can make your own with soft flannel (think old t shirts), old towels or go all out with nice material from the fabric store.

With paper toilet paper, it is just paper and you are literally flushing money down the drain, besides the environmental impact of cutting down so many trees. Also most toilet roll comes packaged in plastic covering.

When storing your family cloth or used wipes, you can keep them in a sealed bag or small bin and put on baking soda to reduce any odours. You can dip your toes in and just start by wiping pee with family cloth. You can also make them into wet wipes or baby wipes by using a handy spray bottle of suitable washing liquid stored next to the clean wipes.

At the end of the day, they are just like washing dirty underwear, and whilst you have to factor in the laundry costs, they will get your totally clean. Hot wash to kill germs and leave them to air dry. Family cloth is cost effective, eco friendly and will leave you with a luxurious feeling when giving yourself a lovely soft clean, so why not try it today!

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