I just read about the blue spur plant and that it can be used in place of toilet paper. This is fascinating!
Without further adieu... Let's dive into the practical aspects of using the blue spur flower plant as a toilet paper alternative and how you can cultivate your very own plant. Get ready to embark on a sustainable journey filled with floral charm and eco-friendly practices!
First, When nature calls, head to your garden where you've cultivated your blue spur flower plant. Look for mature blossoms with vibrant blue petals. Gently pluck a few petals, ensuring not to damage the plant. Aim for petals that are fully developed but not yet withering.
Next: Once you have a handful of petals, give them a quick rinse under clean water. This step helps remove any dirt or impurities, ensuring a clean and hygienic experience. Allow the petals to dry naturally in a well-ventilated area. You can spread them out on a clean surface or use a drying rack. It's important to ensure they are completely dry before moving on to the next step. Once dry, store the petals in a clean and dry container, such as a glass jar or airtight bag. Make sure the container is kept in a cool, dark place to maintain their freshness. (nothing worse than having something scratchy to wipe with). When nature calls, reach for your dried blue spur flower petals instead of regular toilet paper. Use them as you would toilet paper, ensuring gentle and thorough cleaning. The softness and antibacterial properties of the petals will provide a delightful experience. This is what also interested me: the fact that these leaves contain antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. You don't get that from toilet paper! These properties ensure your privates are cleaned even after cleaning. Are you going to try this? Have you already made the switch or even tried this out?
If you are thinking about the switch...here are some tips on how to grow your own plant:
Blue spur flowers thrive in temperate climates, so ensure your region has the suitable conditions. They prefer well-draining soil enriched with organic matter.
Start by obtaining blue spur flower seeds or seedlings from a local nursery or reputable supplier. Plant the seeds or seedlings in a sunny area of your garden, following the instructions on the seed packet or provided with the seedlings.
Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. Add a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Prune any dead or damaged parts of the plant to encourage healthy growth.
Once the plant reaches maturity, usually after a few months, you can start harvesting the petals. Remember to pluck them gently, ensuring not to damage the plant or remove all the petals.
To promote the longevity of your blue spur flower plant, practice sustainable gardening techniques. Use organic fertilizers, conserve water, and maintain a healthy garden ecosystem by attracting beneficial insects and pollinators.
If you are still on the fence deciding if you should make the switch or not...here are some benefits you may want to know:
The blue spur flower petals offer a gentle and soft touch, providing comfort and reducing any potential irritation.
As I mentioned: The plant's inherent antibacterial properties help maintain hygiene and promote a clean bathroom routine.
By using the blue spur flower plant, you're opting for a sustainable alternative to disposable toilet paper. This eco-friendly choice helps reduce waste and your environmental impact.
I guess to conclude here....many of you, if not all of you, are thinking about when you have friends over that look around for the toilet paper and realize you use plants. Ok....dead stare here and blinking. Do you have back up toilet paper for when they arrive? Do you make a partial switch or go all in? This is a major change. The thing I take from this; besides the obvious environmental plus is the fact that it has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. This is definitely impressive. I would love to hear your thoughts!