Cleaning

Wowables Unpaper Towel Review

Alternative to bamboo paper towels

I am on the constant look out for ways to cut down on single use paper goods around the house. This time I am testing out the from Lola. In my search for the best reusable unpaper towels I came across Wowables.

My previous go to unpaper towel was the Bambooee’s unpaper towel which I really liked when I first got them. However, after doing a little more research I found out that they are essentially a plastic(bamboo based rayon). You can read my whole Bambooee review here.

So, I decided it was time to find a new go to reusable paper towel.

Best Wool Dryer Balls 2020

how to use wool dryer balls from woolzie

This is a very quick list of the most popular wool dryer ball bought by readers of The Homemade Experiment!

Woolzies are the ones that I have personally used most often. They are by far the most popular wool dryer balls on the list but if you want a cheaper or cuter option keep reading to find some other really great choices.

Read here, if you are interested in learning more about how to use wool dryer balls. Or check out our post on natural fabric softener recipes for other homemade options!


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Best Unpaper Towels – Reusable Paper Towel Alternatives

In my mission to use fewer paper towels and generally waste less I have been checking out a lot of unpaper and zero waste paper towel options.

I decided to compile a list of the best unpaper towel options I have run across so far. Some of these I have tried. Some of these I haven’t tried yet, but I plan to when the unpaper towels that I am currently using wear out.

How To Make A DIY Charcoal Fridge Deodorizer

image of completed homemade charcoal fridge deodorizer

In my endless battle against bad smells, wherever they may be hiding, I decided to find a way to remove odors from my fridge by making my own homemade fridge deodorizer.

I’ve used baking soda from time to time to deodorize my fridge over the years, but have never been super impressed with it. At best it seemed to make my fridge only slightly less smelly and never had as much of an impact as I was hoping for in the fight against odor.

We don’t have a super smelly fridge, but sometimes some especially smelly leftovers will find their way into the fridge. And sometimes they get forgotten. And their odors mingle with other forgotten leftovers to product a cocktail of smells so off-putting I will decide going hungry is the far better option than braving my refrigerator.

For that reason, and just generally wanting not to be gross, I decided to try to find a better odor buster for my fridge.

Best Eco-Friendly Wooden Bottle Brush

A bottle brush is a kitchen tool that is usually a ways down most peoples wishlist. However, I have found that my wooden bottle brush has eased the pain (not actually painfully, doing the dishes just makes me dramatic) of doing the dishes especially when it comes to handwash only items.

I have been trying to do a much better job of buying zero waste products. The fact that this eco bottle brush is not just recyclable, but it’s biodegradable and compostable make it a winner in my book!

DIY Activated Charcoal Shoe Deodorizer

How to make homemade charcoal shoe deodorizers

How To Make Homemade Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers

In my ongoing saga to find the best shoe odor eliminators, this week I tried making my own homemade activated charcoal shoe deodorizers.  

Charcoal has long been used as an absorber of nastiness from being used in medicine to treat various types of poisoning (more on that here in a dense medical research paper), filtering filtering water and alcohol, as well as dozens of other uses.