Category: Get Clean
|December 18, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
Today we received a whole box of oranges for Christmas! They are so delicious that I’ve already eaten enough to gather a bunch of orange peels. Instead of throwing them in the trash, I thought I research some ways to use them in a natural way!
Here are some things I decided to try:
1. Using the Orange Peel as a Hand Moisturizer
I simply rubbed the orange peel all over my hands using both the front of the peel and the back of the peel. Then, I rinsed my hands with warm water. My hands smelled wonderful and were a little bit softer. Thank you to Home Cooking Diva for this idea.
By the way, this is hard to photograph with one hand and a cell phone.
2. Deodorize the Garbage Disposal
Now this is really simple! Just put a few peels in the garbage disposal and let it run. This will clean the blades and leave the disposal smelling clean and fresh. The best part of it all is that you don’t have to use a toxic chemical to clean your disposal. You can even rub the peel in your sink to freshen it up too. I will do this often! 5 Oranges Potatoes warns not to use too many because she broke a disposal this way. I also found this next idea on her blog:
3. Make a Natural Air Freshener
Put some orange peels in a pot of water along with a cinnamon stick and some cloves. Simmer…. Smells like Christmas. Several bloggers claim this helps rid the air of airborne flu and gold germs. It’s worth a try and you’ve got nothing to lose. It’s far better than spraying Lysol or other toxic chemicals in the air.
That’s all I accomplished in one day with my orange peels, but I found this really cute video of a mom and her three little girls making a non-toxic cleaner with orange peels. (I’ll stick with my Shaklee Basic H2 since it is non-toxic and so much easier!)
Another day, I’d like to try to make candied orange peels. I’m sneaking a peek at some ideas by pastry chef, Hsing Chen, on this blog.
Have you tried using your Orange Peels in a different way? Leave a comment and share your experiences. (I’ve got lots more oranges to eat!)
|November 26, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Shaklee, Uncategorized|
This year, gift a gift that matches your greener lifestyle.
These two gift packages will make your friends and family happy and healthier all year long.
Hurry and order while supplies last!
|September 18, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Uncategorized|
Are you aware of the long term health affects that many household cleaning products and personal care products have on you and your children’s health? Let’s take this simple test and find out!
It’s easy! Kindergarten work you might say!
Simply draw a line from the toxic ingredient on the top to the household cleaning product on the bottom that contains it.
See how many you get right!
As you know, household and personal care products are not the only source of chemicals in the home, but they are the most deadly.
Fortunately they are the easiest to replace! Don’t take unnecessary risks!
Become an aware consumer. There are many safe products on the market.
All you have to do is CHANGE brands of products. Buy your products from a reliable wellness company you trust.
Hydrochloric acid is in Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Registered Pesticide is Formula 409
# 1 cause of childhood poisonings is Cascade
Butane Gas and Propane is in Pledge
Fiberglass Particles are in Tide
Get these products out of your home TODAY! Replace these products with safe, non-toxic cleaners.
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Here’s a list of the alternative products I use:
(At first glance, these look more expensive, but in fact, they are super concentrated and cost less than most conventional cleaners to use.)
Click here to see my cost comparison chart here.
Instead of Cascade, I use Shaklee Basic D
Instead of Tide, I use Shaklee Basic L
Instead of Formula 409, I use Shaklee Basic H2
Instead of Pledge, I use Shaklee Basic H2
Instead of Chlorox Bleach, I use Shaklee Basic G
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|June 20, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
If housework is a chore and you let things build up over time…. then I suggest you try the Flylady system.
I’ve been receiving her daily digests (encouraging emails) that guide you step by step through simple routines that help you keep house in a minimum amount of time. I think what makes her system unique is that she deals with the emotional issues we might have that cause us to procrastinate and not do housework.
Anyway, the very first thing she asks you to master is “A Clean and Shiny Sink.” This first babystep is to make sure you don’t go to bed with a sink full of dirty dishes. I’ve been working on this for the last month and I can say it has really made a difference in my attitude. I feel better about myself and the house.
By the way, FLY stands for “Finally Loving Yourself.” Flylady is a great resource and encouragement to help you keep house.
Since she recommends a Clean and Shiny Sink, I thought I would review how I keep my sink clean and shiny (the green and natural way!)
How I Clean My Sink Without Toxic Cleaners
I used to use those spray and wipe products from the grocery store to clean my sinks until I was introduced to Shaklee’s Basic H and Shaklee Basic G nearly 20 years ago. I believed the lies the commercials told me about needing those harsh chemicals to kill the germs and keep my home clean. But, not anymore. Back then, I was mostly interested in saving money. Now, I understand the health consequences of using toxic cleaners.
Here’s a picture of my porcelain sink. It stains easily.
Next, I sprayed my sink with Basic H2 All purpose spray and then covered with Get Clean Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. I let it soak for 2 minutes and then used a scrubby to scrub the sink stains. Then I rinsed it and whah-lah— all shiny and clean and no toxins to breathe!
You can order Shaklee Basic H2 and Scour Off at my Shaklee Store.
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|June 18, 2011||Filled under Business, Get Clean, Shaklee|
We believe home should be the safest place in the whole world.
Go to your cupboard right now. Pick a cleaner, any cleaner. Does it contain chlorine, phenol, ammonia, or formaldehyde? These—and more—may be toxic. Toxic as in dangerous, as in hurtful, as in not very clean at all. Home is no place for stuff like that. So start by getting rid of those troublemakers. Responsibly, of course.
What’s Under Your Sink?
What’s the big deal about toxins you ask? You’d be surprised. Find out where they are in your home and, more importantly, how to replace them.
The Chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings and a potent pollutant. May cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.
may contain petroleum distillates and butylcelosolve, which can damage lung tissues and dissolve fatty tissue surrounding nerve cells.
one of the most hazardous products in the home. Can contain lye, which is a strong caustic substance that causes severe corrosive damage to eyes, skin mouth, and stomach. Can be fatal if swallowed.
may contain ammonia. Fumes from ammonia can irritate skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
|Mold & Mildew Removers
often an acute respiratory irritant. May damage lungs, eyes and skin.
one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, throat.
may contain butyl cellosolve, a petroleum-based solvent that can irritate mucous membranes and cause liver and kidney damage.
|Toilet Bowl Cleaners
one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can contain chlorine and hydrochloric acid. Harmful to health simply by breathing during use.
|Tub & Tile Cleaners
can contain chlorine and may contribute to the formation of organocholorines, a dangerous class of compounds that can cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.
You Can Make a Difference
When you purchase safe, non-toxic cleaning products instead of those ready to use products products that you probably use, you’ll know you are making a difference for the planet, as well as the health of your family and your family’s budget.
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