Sunday, August 12, 2012

keeping it green

new green cleaning addition!

check out this article by national geographic...includes some good info and good recipes.

also, that article clued me into tea tree oil...
this stuff has natural anti-microbial properties, which i jumped on right away...why use chemicals when something natural can give you the same results?  i recommend reading up on it, however...you only want to use a little bit, and while some people will tell you they put it on scraps and cuts, i wouldn't advise that- once you get a whiff you'll know why - this is strong stuff.  {also, it goes without saying: not for ingestion, so keep this away from kids and pets...as with any cleaning supplies, green or not}

for my local friends, i price checked between trader joe's and the heritage market and tj's was the best deal by far: about $6.50 for an ounce.

i know it sounds like a lot for a little, but you seriously only need a tiny bit for this to work.  i use a straw and drop 1 or 2 drops into my cleaning solutions for an extra boost.  also, it makes sheets smell oh so nice if you add a bit to your laundry.   

let me know how this works for you!

1 comment:

  1. ah, good to know! going to check out that article now. thanks for the tip!


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