January Favorites!

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It’s time for some January favorites! Eco-friendly style 😉

Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes – Don’t be fooled – these things smell absolutely terrible, but they are killer at cleaning! These things can handle anything from rust to a dirty stovetop.  I love these when especially when I’m feeling particularly lazy or am in a rush, for a quick & easy clean without having to break out the scubbers!

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Dryer Sheets (Lavender) – Love love love these! I’ve always been a big “Bounce” believer.  I had tried other dryer sheets, but nothing seemed to compare – the competitors would always either semi-disintigrate, or my clothes would end up full of static… thus proving that they just didn’t do their job.  Mrs. Meyers, on the other hand, are not only eco-friendly, but they (somewhat surprisingly) work just as well as “Bounce”!  My clothes continually turn out soft, static-free, and smelling amazing. Plus, they work for removing the static from my hair during the winter 🙂

Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid (Lavender) – Apparently I’ve really had a thing for lavender lately … anyway, this is my favorite dish detergent that I’ve come across, with the exception of Dawn.  Dawn is amazing, but this is definitely a close runner up.  I love trying new, funky dishes, which usually leaves a huge mess … and considering we don’t have a dish washer, I need something that cuts through grease without making me scrub my arm off.  This stuff gets the job done!

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Laundry Detergent (Lavender) – Wow. I seriously did not realize how many lavender scented products I’d been using lately.   Basically this detergent works great – it gets out stains, it smells fabulous … the only catch is the cap.  I’m pretty positive it is impossible to use this cap without having excess detergent run down the sides after screwing the cap back on … and its almost as impossible to flip the cap open on the top to dispense it that way.  It’s a small price to pay for excellent performance, I suppose!

Twist Loofah Sponge – I took a chance on this one – Twist boasts that their sponges and scrubbers are plant based & biodegradable. It sounds great, but I really wasn’t sure how well it would work.  It was well worth the risk though – I am now a loyal Twist-er! Alongside the Seventh Gen. Dish Liquid, this little loofah-sponge combo was amazing.  It made my evening dishwashing sessions shorter & sweeter by cutting down my scrubbing and scraping time … aaaand I could recycle it once it got worn out! Ah-may-zing.

Scotch-Brite Greener Clean Non-Scratch Scouring Pads – Sooooo a lot of people use these guys for scrubbing pots and pans … buuuuut I prefer them for use in the bathroom!  In combination with Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Bathroom Cleaner (Basil), the effort is totally taken out of ridding the bathroom of grime, soap residue, & water spots – you can pretty much just wipe them away with these two!

VINEGAR!!! This stuff is a life saver.  My favorite use? Getting rid of bugs in the house or on the deck! Ants? Stink bugs? Spiders? No problem! Now, this wont completely prevent them from getting in, but it will come pretty darn close! We live out in the woods, so when we first moved in, there were spiders and bugs everywhere.  That’s when my mom told me about her awesome use for vinegar – just put regular white vinegar in to a spray bottle, and lightly spray around the outside of your door frames, windows, and edges of your patio or deck.  I’m telling you, it’ll keep those pesky little things far, far away! We haven’t had a bug problem since starting!

What about you? Do you have any favorite eco-friendly products? Did you have a different experience than I did with these products?

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