Whether you are a parent with young children that are in desperate need of wiping, or like me you’re someone that can’t install a bidet in their bathroom and enjoys a little freshness everyone once in a while, you might be in need of some (baby) wipes. Wipes are inherently not very sustainable but they are easy and aren’t we all looking for easy, comfortable products?
I came across this brand The Cheeky Panda on Instagram first and a while later in my local organic supermarket. I started buying and using them because I sadly have IBS and sometimes want and need that extra little bit of freshness and hygiene. I wasn’t going the washable wipes route because to be honest it would be way too much effort and I don’t use these that often that I could dedicate a washing machine to a load of those. So getting a more sustainable brand of wipes seemed like the best solution to me. Since I find this brand so great, I definitely wanted to share for those in a similar situation, or for those with babies and on the go!
The main thing about The Cheeky Panda is that their products are bamboo, bamboo is a highly renewable resource as it grows like CRAZY in many different climates. Some of us who thought bamboo in their garden was a good idea will agree with this statement for sure, have you ever tried to get rid of these plants? It’s impossible! Their products are also hypo-allergenic, so for babies and people with sensitive skin, it can be a great solution!
To me the coolest part about this brand is the fact they are vegan and cruelty free certified and most if not all of their products are biodegradable. I found this on their website “The wipes are fully biodegradable and compostable in as little as 3 weeks!” which means if you have a compost heap you can just throw these on there! If you don’t, you can throw them in your general waste bin without worrying they might end up in nature and leave any plastic! It is important however, that you don’t flush these (or any wipes for that matter)! These are meant to biodegrade in earth, and will not properly degrade in water. Wipes can also clog filtration systems and pipes! Another awesome note is that their entire process is carbon neutral!
If you’re intrigued by these, I saw that they also have other products such as toiletpaper and kitchen roll which might be something for you. I love brands that communicate clearly about how their products should be disposed and how their production process works! The Cheeky Panda clearly says on the packaging that the wrapper isn’t recyclable or biodegradable, on their website I found out they’re working on a solution. This is the communication style I want to see from more brands!