Homemade cleaners made from all-natural ingredients are much milder than those created for the retail market. However, this does not reduce their effectiveness when tackling those pesky hard to clean cleaning jobs. In comparison, many of today’s commercially manufactured cleaners are simply too strong for their intended purpose. And, while a few products may cause immediate reactions from acute exposure, (headaches, skin burns, nausea, irritation of the eyes), hidden problems arise with repeated contact. Indeed, Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, and neurotoxicity.
To clean a toilet, cut a lemon in half, then wipe the lemon around the toilet. Sprinkle kosher salt or baking soda over the lemon so that it acts like a scourer for any stubborn stains or bits of dirt. Finally, use a non microfiber damp cloth to wipe away any residue and buff to a shine. Dad's tip: Limes are also high in citric acid so if you prefer the fresh smell of limes then choose these instead. Alternatively choose a grapefruit for those larger areas.
Handheld bidet sprayers however hold the answer to a cleaner, healthier, and more convenient way of doing things. And installing one in your bathroom can prove to be very beneficial. This is especially true for the elderly, young children, and people with mobility issues. Imagine the pleasant feeling of using a fully controllable high-pressure spray to immediately clean everything off. No, toilet paper reach around needed, and no doubts about the effectiveness of the clean.
Bidet sprayers, also known as handheld bidets, are types of bidets that come in the form of a short hose with a handheld nozzle. Think of a garden hose with a spray gun and you will get a general idea. These little units are becoming more and more popular due to their low cost, easy installment, and money-saving capabilities. And, believe it or not, they can reduce your toilet paper spend by 80% to 100%! What is warming though is knowing that using a bidet sprayer is saving trees, animal habitats, and is the environmentally right thing to do.
Mirum has therefore been designed with the core fundamentals of being fully biodegradable and 100% recyclable. This means that not only does Mirum contain no petrochemicals but it fits nicely into the circular system. In other words, Mirum is manufactured, used, returned to NFW, disassembled, and then reassembled into fresh Mirum material. Any Mirim not returned to NFW will return to the soil and biodegrade naturally, releasing its nutrients back into the soil. In this way no inputs are lost, extra CO2 is not created and the conditions for a circular system are met.
The world of natural alternatives to leather is an exciting place to be if you are a vegan. From lab-grown collagen to pineapple waste, it seems that innovation is the key to unlocking a new and sustainable material. And to be honest, I only mentioned a few of the products in production here. However, my research always led me back to the same point. And that point is that all the variants of natural vegan leather require some sort of plastic additive. Which opens up the ethical question. Are we just potentially saving the life of one animal in the present by creating microplastics and poisons that will kill all animals in the future?
If you seek to inspire others to “Turn to the green side,” then a little brain gymnastics might be the key. I find that discussing the meanings behind the words of well-respected individuals, past and present, can do just that. Quotes from conservationists and naturalists like John Muir and Aldo Leopold, plus unexpected voices like Theodore Roosevelt, are invaluable for this purpose. So if you are ready for a little ‘mind battle,’ here are 37 thought-provoking environmental quotes that will inspire change in you and others.
We are running out of time and resources so it is up to us, as individuals, and organizations, to "be the change we want to see." It is my hope that through the power of quotes we can enlighten, educate, and inspire others to influence change within the world. In this article, I’ve put together 77 thought-provoking quotes about ethical, sustainable, and fast fashion. These are brilliant quotes from famous celebrities and fashion designers who have decided to put sustainability firmly on the agenda.
The people who were reading and giving feedback on natural cleaning posts were leaving valuable feedback on what worked for them. So the next thing I did was to start using those natural cleaning recipes to see what worked for me. The results have been fantastic and I would like to share them with you.