I stopped using toilet paper 10 years ago after I visited India for the first time, where they use water to clean themselves.
I liked this practice so much that back home I used my western mind to create a system in my bathroom where I can use water preasure instead of water containers like they do in India.
So I came up with this easy, practical, and very clean way to replace toilet paper. I attached a hose to my toilet! It's a hose with an adjustable handle. And I can't imagine how life would be without it.
Using water, in my opinion, is a million times better than trying to use cloth to replace toilet paper, which to me sounds complicated. Transitioning to new eco habits should be easy, and natural.
I am thrilled to share this with all of you kind lifers. As I know you care for the planet, and I am totally positive this is a solution that could change your toilet paper habits. I encourage you all to try it. The trees will definetely appreaciate your efforts.
Please leave your comments and let me know what you think.
I really like what your doing in terms of reducing your impact on the envrionment, the picture is not at all what I imagined, it looks great. Did you do it yourself, or did you have someone install it for you?
This is a great idea! I've seen those hose attachments before...people that use cloth diapers for their babies have used the hose attachment to rinse off dirty diapers into the toilet. I just switched to water instead of toilet paper too. I was very hesitant to try it, but I won't go back now! I'll have to check out those hose attachments. Is the water really cold though?
Hi Phoemela, I checked the bidet spray link you shared with us. I have used the bidet spray before and it works really great. I also enjoyed reading the information the website gives about the environmental cost of using toilet paper. Really, everyone must read it.
I must say, I like to use the hose better because it sits outside the toilet seat, and it doesn't get contaminated during bowel movements. It works the same as the bidet spray as far as not touching yourself directly while cleaning. But my experience with the bidet, is that the water force can be quite strong. The hose gives you control of the preasurre you want because you control the handle.
I don't have children, so don't take my word for it, but I can imagine it would be easier to clean your child with the hose than with the bidet spray just bacause they are so small.
I also love to use the hose to clean the toilet. It gives the preasure you need to clean certain sports after movements instead of a toilet brush.
It's just my opinion, and in no way I'm discouraging people from buying a bidet spray. Whatever works for you! and whatever makes us get rid of toilet paper!
It is a fact, that using water is simply more hygenic. Anyone who experiences the freshness and cleanliness of using water, will never think of using toilet paper ever again.
Amazingly, the amount of water we use to clean ourselves with water is not that much. And definetely nothing in comparison to the 474 billion gallons of water and resources consumed to produce toilet paper. All in all, it's better for the planet, and for our health.
The only warning I have, is that when you travel or you're not at home, you really miss the water!!!