I received a package of four rolls of Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper as a sample from Crowdtap. As part of the sample challenge, I opted to complete the following review of the product. #sponsored
I was a bit hesitant trying Scott Naturals Tube-Free Toilet Paper to be honest. It wasn't because the roll was missing from the tube, that wasn't a problem, it was moreso because I was never really a fan of Scott products to begin with. The first time I ever tried Scott was at my boyfriend's apartment almost 4 years ago. I still lived with my parents at the time, and we only had the most plush of TPs available to us (my dad is obsessed with comfortable paper products - he's weird like that) so I'd never felt toilet paper so thin and scratchy on my bum (besides using public facilities where they tend to cheap out).
Despite my hesitation, I would never pass up the opportunity to test a product out that would be great for the environment -- I'm extremely conscious about the impact we have on the world around us (physically and metaphorically speaking). So, when the package arrived at our door step a couple of weeks ago, I was excited to see that these tube-free wonders had arrived.
I immediately replaced our current TP at the time - Target generic equivalent to Cottonelle, I believe it was. When I first went to put it on the toilet paper holder (we have one built into the wall), I was hopeful that it would fit. We can't buy the super plush or super full TP rolls because they won't fit on our holder sometimes. That said, the Scott Naturals TP fit nicely in place.
I have to say I was impressed by the quality of the TP. I was scared it would be like my previous Scott 1000 experiences. That boyfriend, who is now my husband, stopped using Scott 1000 after we became an official couple. Years later, testing the new and improved version of Scott Naturals products, I was definitely impressed. The ply was thicker, thus more absorbent; soft; the roll was squishy. These are things I look for in the quality of my toilet paper rolls. It's going on one of the most soft places of your body, so why wouldn't you want to make sure it's the BEST?!
That said, after a few uses of this new paper, I was pleased. Scott definitely stepped it up with the green thumb approach to toilet paper. I was pleased with not having to waste tons of extra squares of TP just to have enough for a thorough cleaning, too!
When the roll got down to the bottom, things got a bit funky. The TP roll kind of bumps along the wall insert, wobbly-like. This is because there is no longer a cardboard insert to keep the TP in that perfectly round shape. Did this bother me? Not one bit! You know what bothers me more? When I get to the bottom of the roll and I have to fight with it for that last sheet of paper. I was delighted this was no longer an issue with the tube-free roll! Yay! Progress, indeed!
Overall, I give this product three and a half out of five stars. I think it's great that Scott has toiletries that don't feel like sandpaper on my bum, that they are doing what they can to make an environmental impact on the world that we can all benefit from, and that the roll is big on quality, but not on price!
Thanks for reading, everyone!