One way to go green is to forego paper towels. That is a big step for a lot of people, me being one of them. I’m a little bit of a germ-o-phobe when it comes to sponges and such in the kitchen. I’d rather use paper towels and throw them away than wonder what sort of germs are lurking in my kitchen towels. On the other hand, paper towels can be expensive and I hate parting with hard earned money. Enter Skoy Cloth.
Did you know that 2.5 million tons of paper towels are used annually? That’s a lot of paper towels! Two stay-at-home moms living in Encinitas California set out to find a better alternative that was also eco-friendly and Skoy was born.
- Skoy Cloth is 100% biodegradable. It is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp and an independent composting test showed that Skoy cloths break down completely in five weeks.
- Skoy Cloths can absorb 15 times their own weight making them ideal for wiping up spills
- One Skoy Cloth saves 15 rolls of paper towels on average
- A four pack is only $5.99- a lot cheaper than paper towels considering the Skoy cloth is washable and reusable.
The lovely ladies at Skoy sent us some cloths to try for our review. Besides all the wonderful things mentioned above, I want to share what I personally love about Skoy cloths. My favorite use is to wipe my
two year old son up after meals. While the cloths are almost like cardboard when they are dry, they become amazingly soft once wet. They are gentle on his sensitive face. Before Skoy I used paper towels or washcloths which always soured quickly and I’d have to use a clean one every time. Skoy cloths dry quickly and I haven’t had that problem. Plus, they can be washed in the dishwasher which is really convenient! Microwaving your Skoy while wet for 1-2 minutes will also kill germs and remove odors.
I’ve used Skoy to clean the kitchen counters, wash dishes and clean bathrooms and it functioned well for all of these purposes. They come in different colors and prints which helps me remember where to use them. That way I know that the blue one is for my son’s face and it doesn’t get mixed up with the one I used to wipe down the counters with a cleaning solution.
Skoy cloths are available online at skoycloth.com and various other retailers. Skoy cloth also has a really cool subscription option. Sign up for this service and they will automatically send you 8 mixed color Skoy cloths every 3 months for only $11.98 per 3 month set. Free Shipping!
The ladies at Skoy have generously offered 3 lucky winners a 4 pack of Skoy Cloths. Enter to win by filling out the form below:
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