I think comfrey is a very good plant to reduce toilet paper use in summer but it dies down in winter. Anyone ideas for evergreen
toilet paper plants or trees?
(You would get something like fertilized compost in the end)
During the Middle Ages people would take a sponge and connect that to a stick.....then that would go into a bucket of salt water......................you scrub your A** with the sponge and the saltwater kills bacteria
Angelika Maier wrote:thanks for the input! I'll have a look and will plant a variety of these plants. Comfrey is used in creams so it should not be irritating unless maybe for the hairs.
Yes, comfrey is used in creams but that's as an extract not as the whole leaf. Many people find the hairs very irritating to the skin, my daughter gets a brief, nettle-like rash if she brushes against it in the garden, I definitely wouldn't use it on my bum!
Resist the temptation to try Spanish moss. I was a kid when we moved to Florida, and rejoiced when this new ass wiping material revealed itself. It provided excellent functionality, evading the stinkfinger-inducing failures so common with leaves, but a few hours later it became evident that chiggers found it equally appealing as a habitation. Perhaps they resented the treatment to which their dwelling place was subjected, and attacked my smelly crack with fervid vengeance. I will testify that those delicate tissues reacted to the onslaught with particularly agonizing irritation. So be forwarned; it's a sensation better experienced vicariously.
"I must Create a System, or be enslaved by another Man's"--William Blake
Try to avoid poison ivy. It's too shiny to make good but wipe. The most useful thing that nature provides is a puddle. Nature's bidet. Watch for leaches and crackodiles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVR_PxFPKbQ
Here in Maui we have an abundance of coleus plants, which not only produce large, soft leaves, but have the most vivid and beautiful colorations. I don't think these will grow so well in temperate regions however.
I think raw comfrey would be a little too irritating. Perhaps if you lightly crushed the leaves first or quickly boiled and gently wrung them out you cloud use them as a wet wipe alternative.