Energy & Sustainability Yarncraft

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Those scrunchy bath puffs made from plastic mesh have always kind of grossed me out, so I’m loving this crocheted version from Etsy seller Whitepaw. The ruffles look super soft, and like they’d produce a ton of suds. I also like that you can toss it in the wash and reuse it again and again. Link.

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12 thoughts on “Eco-Friendly Bath Puff

  1. I’ve made several of these puffs before. They are easy and make great gifts. I agree that the mesh ones get kinda gross after a while. This post reminded me to go look up my pattern!

  2. I don’t know why I’m defending mesh bath puffs , but you can totally throw them in the washer too. And should. :-)

  3. I’ve crocheted these too! The only problem I’ve run in to is that they NEVER dry in between shower times. In other words, they could not smell so nice and become a little icky. If you’re lucky enough to have a washer and dryer (unlike most New Yorkers here!), then you should frequently wash and dry them.

  4. I also wash my plastic bath scrubber in the washing machine, it works great. The only problem I had was when the tie came loose on one and I had a long strip of plastic mesh! It took a few minutes to get back together, but I’m still using it, and I’ve had it for nearly a year.
    And as Alicia pointed out, one of these is going to gross you out a lot more than a plastic mesh bath scrubber ever could… it’s a little *too* eco-friendly if you get my drift- you’ll be supporting a whole colony of mold and bacteria!

  5. Bod extruded plastic mesh & nets are manufactured in China from the highest quality polymers through a unique thermoplastic extrusion process to produce many variations of thermoplastic nets. For example, plastic net bags, protective sleeve, bath ball, etc.

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Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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