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Charlie’s Soap: Laundry Booster Review

Charlie’s Soap: Laundry Booster  Review +  a Giveaway

Earlier in the year I had the opportunity to review the range of Charlie’s Soap Products and they quickly became a favorite of mine! Since one of the biggest problem with household chores is the chemical element we are always looking for ways to reduce this harmful element.

One thing I have noticed when we do laundry is that they are loosing the softness, and after some research I realized that this was due to the hard water that is used by our community. After some further research I discovered that Charlie’s Soap, the company I discovered last year, has a booster for hard water that can be added to their laundry powder. I knew that I wanted to give this a try for my home!

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Nellie’s All Natural: Dryer Balls, Wash Soda and Melon Soap Review

Nellie’s All Natural: Dryer Balls, Wash Soda and Melon Soap Review + Giveaway

When I shop for products one of the first things that I look for is packaging. This past year my father went to the fair and picked up the cutest tin’s that were filled with laundry supplies.

The packaging was lighter colors, and the one I saw was shaped like a washing machine. The tin had a slit at the top, which makes the item the perfect piggy bank once the product inside is used.

I was interested in what the company was, and how in this disposable world, they decided to use tin packaging. The company was Nellie’s All-Natural and they were generous to send us a couple items for review.

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Dawn Ultra: Elite Super Premium Gloves Review

Dawn Ultra: Elite Super Premium Gloves Review & Giveaway

As a crafter my hands get abused constantly, despite mt best efforts to keep them safe.

When I work on projects I often use disposable gloves, which due to the flimsy nature, only allows for one use. I always reflect on what a waste this is, and always think I should invest in a more permanent pair for painting. When I saw that Dawn Ultra had a pair of gloves I was curious if a permanent pair really was the right idea.

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Charlie’s Soap: Laundry & Surface Cleaner Review

Charlie’s Soap: Laundry & Surface Cleaner Review + Giveaway

There are many chores as adults that we have to do, whether we like it or not. The great thing is that everybody has their own chore they dislike. For me, laundry is that dreaded chore, and it is not a new dislike.

The biggest problem with household chores is the chemical element. Since we have two cats, we try to make every surface in our house safe for hands and paws. Due to this, I am always on the search for healthy alternatives. When I discovered Charlie’s Soap and read the previous reviews, I knew that I wanted to give this a try for my home!

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Skoy Eco-Cleaning Cloth Review

Skoy: Eco-Cleaning Cloth Review and Giveaway

Skoy ClothsI have a confession – I am a paper towel user. There is a convenience and an ease that comes with their use that makes them quick and disposable.

Jason recently brought to my attention this when he noticed that our grocery bill each week consisted of paper towels. My knee-jerk reaction to this news at first was defensive. I became instantly defensive of my consumption of paper goods, and immediately began to justify it. My main argument was that I had been using these disposable cloths since I was young and it was “easier” to use these instead of a more sustainable option.

As time has passed and I read more and more about environmental sustainability I realize that while I might at times disagree with Jason, this time he might be right. I began experimenting with different cloths and different textures to see if I could find something that would be as easy and versatile as paper.

Since I am a reviewer I am constantly searching for alternatives to the products that I use and since Jason had recently brought the paper towel to my attention I decided that would be my search. One of the first companies I came upon Skoy Enterprises Skoy Cloths.

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Homemade Cleaners Book Review

Homemade Cleaners: Quick-and-Easy, Toxic-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom, Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Bug Killer, Air Freshener and More… Review and Giveaway

Homemade CleanersWe are a cat household, and we are a cat household that allows the cats almost anywhere in the house that their little paws can take them. Due to our somewhat liberal, and at times foolish, rules we hate using harsh chemicals to clean the surfaces that we share with the cats.

I never really had a real awareness of the harsh chemicals until I realized that the products were transferring onto the cats paws and how incredibly deadly this can be for them. I decided that I would make my home, and surfaces, a safer environment for all breathing creatures. I have read over the years that by using certain essential oils and baking soda, borax or any of the other natural ingredients available you can create some amazing cleaners.

Naturally, when I had the opportunity to review and giveaway a book that covered this concern, I had to accept. I received for review and giveaway a copy of Homemade Cleaners Quick-and-Easy, Toxic-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom, Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Bug Killer, Air Freshener and More… by Mandy O’Brien and Dionna Ford.

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