I like to support companies that play a protective part in preserving our planet.
A few weeks ago, I was approached by Greg, from Caboo, to consider trying their products and posting a review. I don’t do this often so I decided to do a little research first before agreeing.
Caboo uses Bamboo and Sugarcane in all their paper goods. I admire this approach/technique because both are grasses that grow quickly, thus are sustainable. What I didn’t know, these grasses do not require replanting; once harvested, they grow back on their own – a natural gift, you could say! To learn a little more about Bamboo and Sugarcane, click here.
( Crazy Toilet Paper Trivia: Humans consume about 27,000 trees daily for toilet paper. Therefore, using treeless products – like Bamboo and Sugarcane – reduces over-logging and deforestation)
One immediate question I had for Caboo: do they bleach their products?
Happy to read, they use H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) to whiten their paper. AND an added bonus: since no chloride is actually contained in the wastewater, it can be used in the next process after it is recycled.
In addition to all the above, this was also new to me: the difference between eco-friendly and recycled products. When a tree is recycled or processed into a tissue, it may require a great deal of water & energy ( more processing), whereas, there is minimal processing using Bamboo or Sugercane fibers.
( Interesting Paper Trivia: Various studies have found BPA in paper products made from trees, in particular recycled paper. This is primarily due to thermal papers (which contain high levels of BPA) that are recycled and from there getting mixed into the paper recycling process. There have been health related concerns linked to BPA in recent years. Caboo is BPA free).
There is a lot more to learn and travel over here to do so.
After my initial research, I was on board. Plus, I was intrigued with trying their toilet paper as I have had many unsuccessful attempts in finding a good toilet paper that was soft, effective, environmentally friendly with no complaints from my teenage daughter.
This is what they sent me:
Toilet Paper: To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this toilet paper to be soft, at all. The kid tried it first and I was anxious to hear her thoughts and prepared to possibly hear some complaints; however, this is what she said: it’s not as soft as the name brand toilet papers, but it was surprisingly soft. The paper wasn’t too thin and it didn’t fall apart either, which tends to be a problem with other environmental friendly paper products. I was impressed and will most definitely be purchasing this again.
Facial Tissues: I received the small travel packs. I rarely use facial tissues except when I have a cold so it’s not something I purchase regularly. For everyday use, I liked having the convenient travel pack in my purchase and tote – I was surprised how handy they came in. Yet, I think for colds and constant runny noses, they just were not soft enough ( the baby wipes would be better!) and I believe just might cause more irritation with an already irritated skin.
Baby Wipes: I LOVED these the most and so does my daughter. They’re fabulous. We don’t have a baby in the house yet we use these wipes for our face and body. It’s perfect for people with sensitive skin: they are soft, durable ( do not rip a part) and efficient.
Travel Wipes: I keep these in the car to use for any clean up or wiping the face and hands. As I mentioned above, the wipes are fabulous and I will be purchasing them again… and again.
Where to purchase Caboo?
Watch this video to learn more about Bamboo and Sugarcane int he paper product industry.
Caboo is making a real sustainable impact on the future of our planet by creating alternatives to tree-based paper I am happy and grateful to support them and I highly recommend that you make a Caboo purchase next time you are shopping.