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April 22, 2009

April 22: Happy Earth Day!


Indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. Toxins like radon, carbon monoxide, mold, and gasoline shuffled in on shoes are all guilty culprits.

But an unbelievable fact is that “cleaning products” are amongst the worst toxins! According to the Clean Water Fund, the average U.S. household uses 40 pounds of harmful cleaning products each year which can cause allergies, headaches and more!

Ironically, cleaning products aren’t required to disclose their ingredients, but those big, bold “danger”, “warning” and “caution” labels might say enough. To be safe, it’s best to switch to eco-friendly cleaning products. Thanks to the boom in “green” living, there are now a number of great products on the market. Here are a few:

earth-day-bon-ami Bon Ami, an earth friendly cleaning powder and polishing powder, is celebrating its 120th year anniversary. The polishing cleanser, which works magic on stove tops, is made from calcite & feldspar mineral abrasives, and biodegradable detergent. It does not contain chlorine, perfume, or dye. The cleaning powder, which will make your tub sparkle, is recommended by allergists because it is gentle. This product is safe to use almost everywhere in your home.

earth-dat-ecover-glass-cleaner  Ecover, founded in Belgium in 1980, makes its earth-friendly cleaning products in a factory with a grass roof for insulation, wooden beams from a sustainable forest, and bricks made from coal mine waste. This glass and surface cleaner has a light floral scent and leaves mirrors completely streak free and clean of residue.

earth-day-7th-gen-shower-cleaner  Seventh Generation Natural Green Mandarin and Leaf Shower Cleaner has real mandarin and spearmint essential oils that masks the odor of hydrogen peroxide — a safe bacteria and fungus killing agent — that also removes stains and impressively whitens bathtubs.

earth-day-ecover-dishwash-tablets  Ecover Dishwasher Tablets are phosphate-free and leaves no chemical residue on glasses that look as clear and sparkly as the day they were bought!

earth-day-degradable-tall-kitchen-bags  Natural Value’s trash bags are not only free of harmful PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and plasticizer, but they contain an additive called DCP (degradable compostable plastic) that breaks down into compost when triggered by heat, light, or mechanical stress – WOW that’s biodegradable!

When you turn on your air conditioner remember to change your filters each month, keep your thermostat at 78 degrees and turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room.

Recycle, Reuse, Restore, Reduce, Replenish!!!

Happy Earth Day!!!



  1. Great post and Happy Earth Day!
    We usually get the green cleaning products as the normal cleaning product can make me ill from the strong smells. I think if more stores started offering a variety of green products then they would become more mainstream. I haven’t even seen biodegradable bags at my local stores. This is a great day and everyday should be earth day. We only have one and we should cherish it 🙂

    Comment by sensico — April 22, 2009 @ 10:08 am | Reply

    • Hi Sensico! I agree — we’ve got to love Mother Earth! She’s all we have and need!

      Many scientist types speak of going off planet and living on Mars or what not but there’s nothing like what God made just for us humans. We have a beautiful planet and we need to protect it.

      There are some really good green items on http://www.drugstore.com

      Cheers and Happy Earth Day!!!

      Comment by Paulette — April 22, 2009 @ 10:38 am | Reply

  2. Wonderful post. We all need to take our own steps to be Green. We are the stewards of this planet and we need to take care of it for future generations!

    And I like your Green blog, too! LOL.

    Comment by stressreductioninstitute — April 22, 2009 @ 11:32 am | Reply

    • Hi Stressred! We truly need to appreciate this beautiful planet. This morning I woke up and the moon was in the East (usually in the West!) and especially vibrant and low with what looked like planet next to it and it made me think that the moon was sending us a special message today. 🙂

      Happy Earth Day!

      Comment by Paulette — April 22, 2009 @ 12:34 pm | Reply

  3. “That’s me in the red on the right.” Of course, I would have recognized you anywhere.

    Happy Earth Day to you to. Yes, let’s green it up as much as possible. Save our Planet.

    Go green. Like this blog.

    Comment by Bruce — April 22, 2009 @ 11:36 am | Reply

    • :-). I couldn’t resist “that’s me in the red on the right .”

      I hope all’s well and Happy Earth Day !!!

      Comment by Paulette — April 22, 2009 @ 12:36 pm | Reply

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