Bamboo is rapidly growing in popularity, not only is it a fast growing crop but it is also completely sustainable living entirely off of rainwater. No pesticides are used in the cultivation of bamboo and it only takes about 4 years for the plant to reach maturity — with eco-credentials like these it is easy to see why Bamboo is one of the most important crops in the world market.
From one of nature’s most eco-friendly plant families come some unique household items made from Bamboo.
Bamboo Cookbook Stands and cutting boards
These kitchen accessories go well with the stylish wooden kitchens that are so popular today. Additionally a bamboo book stand offers a superior service than can be expected from the traditional maple or cherry stands. First of all, a bamboo book stand can double as a cutting board, bamboo is a very dense wood that can resist the scarring from knives. Then bamboo contains natural antibacterial properties that can make this a better choice of cutting board then conventional options as well.
Bamboo Bath Towels
The first thing that comes to most people’s mind when they think of bamboo, is the resilient wands that we see pandas feeding under. So a towel made of bamboo fibers may sound uncomfortable, believe it or not bamboo towels are actually a really smart choice. Bamboo is actually very soft, because unlike cotton, bamboo has naturally round fibers.
Bamboo is also very porous which means it can absorb moisture better than a cotton towel can, making towel drying a more comfortable experience. Furthermore, those antibacterial properties found in bamboo will keep the fibers in your towel from becoming a breeding ground for bacterial plague.
If bamboo towels, then why not bamboo toothbrushes, as well? The toothbrush is one of the most commonly replaced pieces of personal hygiene equipment. Where do all these plastics end up? Why, the local landfill of course. A bamboo toothbrush offer antibacterial properties that plastics do not, plus when it has served its purpose, chuck it into the compost rather than the waste bin.
Another unique household items made from bamboo is the household deodorizer that is used extensively in many households. This is a far cry from the aerosol chemical many people pump into the atmosphere to mask unpleasant smells. Instead of spraying an artificial scent into the air, the bamboo deodorizer absorbs the ambient smells. The deodorizer is made from the charcoal of the Moso Bamboo, which has been used as a natural dehumidifier and deodorizer in local regions, for some time now.
The trick behind a bamboo deodorizer is to absorb the smells not mask them. As a matter of fact they are far more absorbent to odors than regular charcoal or even the awesome power of baking soda. Moso bamboo charcoal has been proven to absorb the smells of formaldehyde and even ammonia, When used as indicated, a Bamboo deodorizer can last as long as year in optimal condition, when it is no longer doing its job, chuck it in the compost — it’s all natural.
Bamboo Computer Accessories
Nothing looks better than the classic look of wooden furniture, now the effect is perfected with the presence of computer towers, keyboards, mice, speakers and other accessories made entirely of bamboo. Not only do these bamboo accessories look much better than the conventional plastic options, but they have other advantages.
The mouse and keyboard are as dirty as any door handle, think how many people actually make it a point to wash their hands before using the computer? The antibacterial capacity of Bamboo can effectively reduce the transfer of bacteria from the keyboard or mouse to the people who use them— and the speakers sound terrific and look really good.