Tiny Trash Can DIY loofah dish scrubber

DIY dish scrubber

Instead of heading to the store to buy a new scrubber, make a compostable one in a few seconds by simply cutting a piece off a loofah sponge 🙂 I bought this 24-inch long one at Mega Vrac, but they’re also available at Épicerie LOCO. At $15 for the entire loofah sponge, my compostable pot scrubbers will cost me about $1 each 😁

If you want to take it a step further, you can grow your own loofah sponge in your home garden—something I’ll be trying in the spring!

6 thoughts on “DIY dish scrubber”

  1. I just heard your interview on CBC and I came to your website right away. I find your ideas very practical and useful as I have been seriously contemplating a zero-waste lifestyle. Thank you so much for sharing what you do. We all can learn so very much!

    1. Hi, Susan! You might be able to find a minimally packaged luffa sponge at your local pharmacy (in the bath aisle). Otherwise, you can buy them online (though be sure to ask for plastic-free packaging). There’s this one on Amazon. I cut my dish sponges to be about 3 inches wide, so this size luffa could make you 7-10 dish sponges!

  2. Thanks for this suggestion! I guess I always assumed loofas were like sponges and not necessarily a responsible choice. I hope they’ll be just what I’ve been looking for to replace my kitchen sponge/scrubber! 🙂

    1. I’ve been using them for three years and love them! If you need more scrubbing power (like on dirty pans), you can use a little baking soda 😉

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