So there was a disaster that caused the store to not restock things among which is toilet paper. Now what are you going to do? Perhaps wait? Not really an option. Have chills run up your spine when you remember the mistake in using an unidentified leaf while camping? Okay, better not try the leaf thing again. But relax, there are options. Many developed countries use bidets (pronounced: bi-day). It is a simple system of washing yourself after you have relieved yourself. There are three ways to accomplish this.
Washing, rather than using toilet paper is cleaner, healthier, more cost effective and better for the environment. Most people who travel abroad say the bidet is one thing they miss when they come back home. Everyone that I know, who has tried this method of cleaning yourself, said they would never go back to toilet paper. I agree. The choice is between smearing pieces of processed trees around and hope it hasn't left too much remaining or being just showered fresh all the time. You may still use toilet paper to dry off until you get proficient at washing well enough to use a cloth to dry yourself. But even if you do that, you will still use far less toilet paper than you do now.
Soap Nuts, as mentioned on the laundry page, can also be made into a liquid soap to be used as a body/hair shampoo. When you make the Soap Nuts into a liquid soap, you can use it for many things. Please be aware that this will not foam up like most conventional cleansers, but does a good job cleaning nonetheless.
Exfoliating Gloves are my new found friend. You don't typically need special soaps, deodorizers/perfumes or moisturizers when using these fun little scrubbers. If you use the common detergents/soaps available today, you find that your skin is dry and rough. But when you gently exfoliate, your skin is soft and smooth. You also have no remaining odor because there is nothing dead left behind. With these little gloves, you do not even need soap. However, I enjoy lathering up with a mild castile soap while using these gloves. You will use a lot less cleanser and won’t strip all of the natural suppleness of your skin away in the process.
See Our Homestead Store to purchase Bidets.