Does anyone else have experience with this? Plants You Can Grow That Make GREAT Toilet Paper Substitutes?
I found an interstein video on youtube titled "10 Plants You Can Grow That Make GREAT Toilet Paper Substitutes!"
Important note, NEVER USE POISEN IVY as toilet paper. I haven't, but I do know someone that did by accident, and
it was a very uncomfortable experience for them that lasted for days.
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I've used Mullein, which grows here in abundance. Don't remember how it was, so probably wasn't too bad. I think i'll opt for the waterbottle method half the world uses.
I saw this Indonesian man do it on a video, he didn't like toiletpaper. It went something like this.
He sat on the bowl just like one does. He had the bottle in his right hand, put it behind his back while still sitting down, put the pooring bit leaning against his crack and slowly poured some water down it while moving his left hand where the dirt was. He didn't get the toilet wet.
I haven't tried yet i must say. But like he claimed, he felt much cleaner, which i can imagine, since washing is better than wiping.
There's a weed that's common around here, called "butterprint". I'm sure it has other names. The leaves are big, soft, and velvety. It makes outstanding TP.
A few years ago I tried growing a type of gourd that had big soft leaves, much softer than the squash growing nearby. I think it was cuccuzzi. It would make a very nice TP, and it grows quickly enough to keep up with usage.
There are some types of beans that have big enough leaves it might be tempting to use them, but don't. They exude an acidic compound that can irritate the skin.
Been in India quite a few times, many years ago, and didn't use toilet paper, I did as all the other low budget travellers and locals, with hand and water. While you do get a very clean behind, your left hand might not be 100% clean, and things could hide under the nails, even if washing with soap and water. I personnally would not do it anymore. The dirty water has to go somewhere, and I prefer dry toilets as water won't get contaminated.
I have gourds growing on the farm and have in the past used the gourd Ieaves as toilet paper. These gourds are a large edible type, but they don't have a variety name since they are a landrace. But their leaves are large and soft feeling.
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