How Much do you Know About Toilet Paper? (TP)

Toilet PaperBy: aG | Spunky Seniors Club® | April 2015

Most of us can’t imagine living without toilet paper. Can you? And, do we know how it was made? It isn’t a course we take in school. So exactly what is the answer? Find out below.


How TP got started. According to “How Products Are Made you’ll see how we’ve come a long ways.  It makes today’s 21st Century looks mighty good and super spunky.

If you are amidst the 50+ Generation, whether male or female, senior or active senior, have you ever had an allergy/infection you speculated that may have emanated from your TP? Did you spend a lot of money going to doctors, buying OTC creams and gels to remedy the problem? We did some research and found that toilet paper can cause an allergy and an infection. Countless people over the years have tested a wide variety of TP trying to find the right hypoallergenic one. 

A significant number of women get yeast infections often, but may not be aware that it could be coming from their TP (especially if it’s scented) or they wonder if this truly is a yeast infection.  One solution comes to mind is to stop using the TP and take another approach to see if it makes a difference.  However, experts indicate that using a bidet, which is not that popular in the US, could help to prevent infections — seniors can benefit from the bidet to prevent any infections as they age.  All of this can be achieved by using the bidet. If everything else fails, then it’s time to consult with your doctor.

How do we Avoid TP Allergies?

Try different brands that are environmentally friendly, but remember, those are recycled and may pose a problem as well.  However, according to Chasing Green, there are five earth safe toilet paper brands that’s deem safe to use. Chasing Green gives you a brief description of what actually goes into creating TP.  Read his article… You may be surprised.  But at the end of the day, it’s your point of view that counts.

Here’s a Throwback from Toilet Paper World 

Remember the Colored TP?

I am sure you are wondering what happened to them.  According to, here is what they say:

“July 16, 2009

RIP Pink Toilet Paper, Cherished Friend, Companion, and Always There When You Needed It Most; 1950-?

RIP Pink Toilet Paper, Cherished Friend, Companion, and Always There When You Needed It Most; 1950-?

Think about it for a second – When was the last time you reached for some TP and saw anything but the standard white roll?  Probably around the same time tie dyed t-shirts and Birkenstocks were still in style, right?

30 years ago colored toilet paper wasn’t the rarity it is today.  Introduced in the 50’s and popular throughout the 70’s, many manufacturers produced a variety of colors including pink, blue, yellow, lilac, tan, and black.  Homeowners loved matching the color of their toilet paper to the color of their bathrooms (it was the 70’s after all!).  So besides the obvious reason that what was hip in the 70’s isn’t anymore, where did all the colored TP go?

According to the King of Toilet Paper, two major events occurred which  hurt sales and thus led to the downfall of the colored toilet paper reign:
–    Doctors started warning colored toilet paper could lead to skin irritation.  As pretty as we once thought it looked, no one wants to deal with that!
–    Ecologists also began warning the dye in the colored toilet paper rolls was harmful to the environment.

With an increased cost of production (it costs more to produce colored than white toilet paper) and a decrease in sales, manufacturers began to produce less and less.  Up until 5 years ago, Scott was one of the last remaining manufactures to still produce our old friend in beige, blue, and pink.  However, they have since cut production all together.

RIP Colored Toilet Paper – From the bottoms of our bottoms, we thank you for the service you have provided us over the years.  We’ll miss you.”


Today, you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money.
—-Joey Bishop

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