Green Clean From SavvyMom.ca
SavvyMom.ca brings us today a few opportunities for becoming more green in the house that they have capitalized on themselves and declared some success as they “inch towards a darker shade of green” for their homes.
Opportunity: Reduce exposure to potentially irritating laundry softening chemicals and save some money too. Solution: Now that we’ve discovered that traditional laundry softeners work by leaving a thin layer of (flammable!) petro-chemical product on your clothes and linens, which reduces absorbency in things like towels and can off-gas things we can’t pronounce like toluene and trimethylbenzene, we’re a little obsessed with our Nellie’s Dryerballs. You just throw the two bumpy oval balls in the dryer with the wet laundry. As they tumble around, the balls lift and separate clothes to improve the air flow so things dry faster (Money Saver #1—up to 25% faster means less energy required) while the bumps relax the fibres of the fabrics, making them softer. Money Saver #2? A couple of boxes of your usual stuff costs more than the $25 or so a set of Dryerballs will set you back, and they last for years.
Opportunity: Reduce exposure to surface insecticides and pesticides on your fruits and veggies. (we’re thinking since they kill weeds, they just can’t be that good for us either.) Oh, and remove the dirt and bacteria too, a must-do even for organic produce. Solution: Nature Clean’s Fruit & Veggie Wash is entirely made from food-grade, edible ingredients, and is odourless and tasteless. Available in a spray for individual pieces of fruit or vegetables or pour bottle for soaking (like for grapes and lettuce), it works by basically grabbing onto all the nasty stuff (and you’ll be convinced when you see what’s floating in the water after…). Widely available in stores and online.