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Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Power of Concentrated Natural Cleaning Products

Why are concentrated natural cleaning products powerful? By concentrated cleaning product, I mean a cleaning product where you add the water yourself. This is HUGE. Concentrated products reduce shipping costs because there is less to transport. They save on packaging because one bottle of a concentrated cleaner can replace thousands of bottles of Windex, for example.

Think about it: just by choosing a concentrated natural cleaning products, you can save on carbon emissions, shipping, and packaging. You can prevent thousands of spray bottles from going to the landfill.

Let's go green, clean our homes with nontoxic products, and help our planet!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

How safe are green cleaning products?

The new green cleaning products you bought from the store may not be as safe for you and your family as you thought they were. The market is largely unregulated, and just because the ingredients are labeled as plant-based or natural doesn't necessarily mean they are safe.,0,4434710.story

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cleaning Products Can Harm Your Children

Wheezing in young children and the development of asthma may be linked to cleaning product exposure while in the womb.

I think it's vitally important that you use natural cleaning products, particularly if you're pregnant . Why use products can that potentially affect the development of your child in a negative way?

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Washing Your Hair May be Dangerous to Your Health

When you shampoo, do you ask yourself how it may be affecting your nerves? Some shampoo products contain methylisothiazolinone (MIT - that's much easier to pronounce), which has been shown to restrict growth of axons and dendrites in rat nerve cells. Whether MIT is harmful to humans in the amounts found in household shampoo products is another story. But why take the risk? Do you think there's something hairy about that?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hazard warning on home cleaners / Study says many use chemicals linked to fertility problems

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article stating that some household cleaning products contain ethylene glycol butyl ether or EGBE. This chemical has been linked to reproductive problems, nose and eye irritation, headaches, and vomitting.

If you're using a household cleaning product, it's hard to tell whether your product has EGBE in it because manufacturers aren't required to list it.

If you want to be safe, go with a natural cleaning product.

Friday, July 13, 2007

How Toxic is Your Average Laundry Detergent?

Here's what you typically get from your average laundry detergent from the grocery store:

  • petroleum distillates
  • phenols
  • artificial fragrances
  • phosphates
  • optical brighteners
Find out more about these ingredients at:

Friday, July 6, 2007

Sweep, Scrub, Scrape, Rinse

Cleaning the kitchen floor doesn't have to be hard. Here's an easy four step plan to clean your kitchen floor. I call it sweep, scrub, scrape, rinse - a very not original name.

1. Sweep - using a broom, sweep away the loose dirt, food droppings, dust, etc.
2. Scrub - scrub the floor with your natural cleaning product
3. Scrape - scrape away the dirty water/cleaner you've left behind
4. Rinse - go over the floor with a final rinse of clean water

While you're cleaning the kitchen floor, you may want to turn on all available lights so that you can see the floor better.

You may think of just doing the floor in one go. If you do that, you'll just move the dirt around instead of cleaning the kitchen floor.