Monday, January 26, 2009

Green Resolution: Green Cleaning

Air fresheners, conventional cleaning products: many of them contain harsh chemicals that have been linked to both short and long-term health effects for their users and anyone who gets a whiff of them.  Most of us have firsthand experience with being overpowered by a cleaner's scent (just walking through a cleaning aisle usually makes me feel dizzy).  Plus, when they're washed down the drain, they can cause upset to aquatic ecosystems and their inhabitants.

Unfortunately, over the last few decades, we've been exposed to many of those chemicals right in our own homes when we're "cleaning" them.

Here's the bright side: there are alternatives! Nature is a powerful force for mean, green cleaning.

We carry an array of natural cleaning products for you clothes, your countertops, your cups, and pretty much anything else.  From Begley's Best to Dr. Bronner's Magic Castille Soap to Maggie's Soap Nuts, there are wonderful ways to clean sans chemicals.

We hope you will make the switch (if you haven't already) to cleaning alternatives that are from nature for nature and for our own health. And if you do, you can join Women's Voices for the Earth as they try to scrub out unhealthy cleaners everywhere.

For more information on creating a truly clean, non-toxic home, join us at one of our Introduction to Sustainable Living Workshops over the next week. See you there!

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