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Art Imitates Life in the Hollywood Film, The Guilt Trip

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
January 25, 2013
File under: eco-friendly cleaning solutions, Environment, Essential Oils

EarthScents aromatherapy enhanced household cleaning products are safe, effective and planet friendly. So safe, in fact you can drink it!

The Guilt Trip, a new movie starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogin is a comedy film about an inventor who has created an eco-friendly household cleaning product so safe, in fact you can drink it.

Imagine you are Steve and Patricia Hess, the creators of just such a product line and you are out for an evening at the movies. This road trip with a Jewish mother comedy begins and the subplot unfolds as the son makes his product pitch to retailers across the country.

Steve Hess, “It was like us, only without Barbara Streisand. I was really pleased to see that Hollywood is taking note of the terrible risks associated with toxic chemicals common in household cleaning products. I hope the film will help bring attention to this important issue” …read more of Art Imitates Life in the Hollywood Film, The Guilt Trip here

 
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Tea Tree Oil: Effective Alternative to Hazardous Household Cleaners?

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
May 18, 2012
File under: eco-friendly cleaning solutions, Essential Oils, Health Concerns, Natural Products

 

Cleaning the house can certainly be a chore, but it shouldn’t expose you to health risks and foul the earth.

The issues associated with toxic chemicals found in household cleaning products that line store shelves across America are a concern to health conscious consumers.

A recent Product Report from the Organic Consumer’s Association stated that the chemicals in many cleaners that foam, bleach and disinfect to make our dishes, bathtubs and countertops gleaming and germ-free, also contribute to indoor air pollution.

Fragrances added to many cleaners may cause acute reactions such as respiratory symptoms, allergy and asthma, headaches, sneezing and eye irritation.

Oftentimes common household cleaners contain substances that are poisonous if ingested and/or harmful if inhaled or touched and many are among the most toxic products of any found in the home. …read more of Tea Tree Oil: Effective Alternative to Hazardous Household Cleaners? here

 
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7 Pet and Planet Safe Household Cleaners

By Elizabeth Bublitz ecomii.com
January 4, 2011
File under: eco-friendly cleaning solutions, Household tips, Pet Safety

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We all want to live in a safe, clean and healthy environment, however many common household cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can be dangerous to our pets.  Pets who come in contact with these cleaning products may suffer burns to the mouth and esophagus, gastrointestinal symptoms and hyperactivity.

Some cleaning products such as Lysol® and others that list Stericol® on the label contain coal tar, which can make pets sick if ingested. Both Lysol® and Pine-Sol® contain phenols, a chemical that cats do not process well. Skin, mouth and digestive tract irritation, as well as liver toxicity could result with sufficient exposure.

Safe, natural and inexpensive cleaning tips:

Furniture polish: Combine equal parts olive oil and lemon juice and test on a small less conspicuous area of the furniture. You may want to adjust the proportions before applying to the entire surface. Murphy’s Oil Soap® is a vegetable-based liquid soap that is eco-friendly and non-toxic. …read more of 7 Pet and Planet Safe Household Cleaners here

 
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Soap Nuts: Eco-Friendly Laundry Soap That Literally Grows on Trees!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 5, 2010
File under: eco-friendly cleaning solutions, Household tips, Saving Money

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Soap nuts are not nuts at all; they are the fruit of the Chinese Soapberry Tree. Soap nutshells are the unprocessed, non-toxic and chemical free laundry detergent and fabric softener that actually grows on trees.

Soap Nut trees grow predominately in the Himalayan Mountains of India and Nepal and have been used to launder colorful and delicate Indian fabrics for centuries.

Many laundry detergents are petroleum-based and often contain a number of potentially toxic chemicals, and most dryer sheets are made with tallow, which is animal fat. …read more of Soap Nuts: Eco-Friendly Laundry Soap That Literally Grows on Trees! here

 
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Soap Attracts Dirt?

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
September 27, 2010
File under: eco-friendly cleaning solutions, Household tips

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Do you wonder why that spot on the carpet that you cleaned just a few weeks ago now looks dirtier than ever?  You are not imagining things. Soap residue can be a magnet for dirt.

Prevent carpet and upholstery damage

  • Traffic patterns wear down carpet fibers in high traffic areas, tracking dirt and sand into the house. These dirty particles are ground into the carpet and eventually wear down the tiny carpet fibers.  Vacuum often to keep the carpet’s traffic pattern clean.  It is a good idea to keep a rug at each entry to reduce the amount of dirt buildup. …read more of Soap Attracts Dirt? here
 
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