Are you a person who gets excited about washcloths? Yeah, me neither. That is, until I tried The Yellow Bird hemp & organic cotton washcloths. So soft, so gentle, and they come in black so they’ll never show makeup stains. And a huge bonus: they’re made of eco-friendly hemp and organic cotton!
Personal Use and Opinion
Previous to trying this product, I was a white cotton washcloth kind of gal. I just didn’t believe that it would make that much difference to my bathing routine, and instead focused my shopping (and dollars) on lovely-smelling body washes and bubble baths. In fact, I’d usually keep those cotton washcloths in the linen closet for guests, and opt entirely out, using a loofah instead for my body and my hands to wash my face.
All of that changed when I brought home these Yellow Bird washcloths. They were so soft to the touch that I was actually excited to use them. (Don’t believe it? My husband, who previously used whatever was in arm’s length from the shower, has now opted solely for these little cloths. Luckily, they come two in a pack!)
They hold soap/body wash well, lightly exfoliate, and feel gentle even on your face. And in the winter, when exfoliating becomes an absolute necessity, it’s great to have a product that exfoliates but is still kind to your skin.
And the best part? The softness remains after throwing them in the washer and dryer! Plus, with the black ones, you don’t have to worry about keeping them a pristine white like I did with my guest washcloths – they perfectly hide any possible mascara stains.
What’s the Deal with Hemp?
Let’s start at the beginning: these washcloths are a 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton blend.
So what’s the deal with hemp? Hemp requires no pesticides or insecticides to grow, and it even requires less water and less land than other fibers. And it’s not just the environment that benefits: hemp fiber is naturally anti-bacterial and extremely durable! In other words, it’s basically the perfect material for something you’ll wash your body with daily.
Even the cotton is of a higher standard – it’s organic, as well as eco and fair trade certified. Less chemicals = better for you, better for me, and better for the earth.
Don’t you love a product that makes it easy to make the environmentally sound choice?
There are so many positive things to say about these washcloths that it’s rather hard to find a negative. If anything, they are smaller than I expected (8”x8” rather than a more usual 13”x13”). I can’t say it really changes the experience of using them too much – they’re just small! This would even be an up-side for travel.
Whether purchasing environmentally friendly products is a way of life for you, or it’s a “nice to have” aspect of your purchases, these ultra-soft, organic hemp and cotton washcloths are the way to go. Your skin and the environment will thank you for it!