February 23, 2011

A Natural Alternative to Your Every Day Kitchen Sponge

To stay organized in the kitchen requires a lot of cleaning (before things can be put back in their place). Did you know the typical yellow and blue sponges found in grocery stores are often loaded with chemicals for fighting bacteria? Yuck! Try a chemical-free natural alternative: the Loofah Sponge by Twist. It's made from all natural products with a tan scrubby loofah on one side and an unbleached, undyed white cellulose on the other. It's great for washing freshly used dishes as well as dishes with dried stuck-on grime. It lasts much longer than your typical sponge and it's100% biodegradable and can be composted rather than end up in a landfill!

Did you know that the kitchen sponge is the #1 source of germs and bacteria in the entire kitchen? Gross! Therefore, regular sponge sanitizing is definitely in order (no matter what kind of sponge you use). What's the best way to sanitize a sponge? Throw it in the dishwasher at the end of the day. In the morning, toss it in the microwave for 1 minute and it's good to go. Don't have a microwave or dishwasher? Boiling it on the stove will work, too.

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