Wednesday, January 14, 2009

green machine

Ok, let me preface this by saying...I am not one of those extremists when it comes to living green. It's hard for me to respect some of the prominent global warming alarmists while they fly their private jets. Hypocrisy at its best, and I can't stand hypocrisy. I can go on and on about my opinion on global warming....but lucky for you, I won't!

But what I've discovered since becoming a mommy is I want to have the most natural, chemical-free products around my precious daughter.

So here are a few wonderful things I've discovered along the way.

#1 Cloth diapers...OH.MY.GOSH...I love them! Who would've thunk? The fact that such soft material is up against my precious little one's bum makes me so happy. I am a big fan of the all-in-one simple, and laundry is not bad at all!!! And Dave Ramsey....I'm saving money!
#2 Baking soda rocks as a cleaner! Instead of comet, I use B.S. to clean my sink, countertop, so many things! It's super cheap and I don't have to worry about washing Bella's toys in a sink with chemicals.
#3 Vinegar rocks...I found this great website that lists tons of uses for it: I am now using it as my rinse agent and also I added a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to a gallon and I use it in the rinse cycle of my washer for softer, wonderful smelling clothes!
#4 An easy wood cleaner: 1 T. Water, 1 T. Olive Oil, 1 T. Lemon juice...scrub on wood, let sit for 5 minutes, and polish. Cheap, natural, readily available...nuff said.
#5 Crunchy Clean laundry detergent...Yum-o! This is awesome, affordable stuff...they even make a detergent just for cloth diapers. Oh, and it smells divine! I love doing laundry with it!
#6 Wool dryer balls...throw them in your dryer and boom, your laundry takes less time to dry. I love saving money!

1 comment:

the carlson's said...

How did you find out about all of those things? Email me all the information that you have if you have time! I want to start beeing a little more chemical free as well. But, I have to say I haven't mustered up the courage to use cloth diapers! I give you props for that!