Having purchased a UK manufactured window cleaning portable system, wendygoesgreen has increased it’s services to provide smear free window cleaning. Using Pure Freedom® technology in which you filter tap water trough a reverse osmosis system to remove all dissolved elements, this clear or pure water is used as the final rinse of glass to allow it to dry smear free.
We really have got ‘Cleaning in the Bag’ with our new products:
3 Shaker Bag Set which includes sodium bicarbonate, citric acid & soda crystals in reusable shaker bottles in a cute jute bag.
2 Shaker Bag Set with sodium bicarbonate and citric acid in reusable shaker bottles in a cute jute bag.
3 Spray Bag Set which includes a multi-surface cleaner, limescale remover and window & mirror cleaner in reusable mini-trigger spray bottles in a cute jute bag.
All you need for cleaning around the home and for use in the garden.
These products are compact, easy to store and use, are greener, simple and natural.
To purchase these products and to see what else we have visit http://www.wendygoesgreen.co.uk
Busy getting ready for the launch of her natural products at the trade show ‘Natural & Organic’ at Olympia London 7-8 Apr 13, wendygoesgreen is excited about one of her showcase products “Spray & Shine”.
This product is great because all you have to do is spray it on glass shower enclosures, taps, showerheads and tiles when they are still wet and it stops watermarks forming. You can also use it to get rid of existing limescale and watermarks but you will have to put a little effort into it.
A very simple solution to keep your home shiny and clean. The mini trigger spray bottles allows for a fine spray for maximum coverage without large droplets forming and running down the glass. It only needs to be used once a day if the shower is in constant use and the bottle is small and looks good enough to keep on the side for easy access. To keep costs down, refills are available in 1 ltr or 2.5 ltr sizes which makes the product a great buy.
Other benefits are that the contents are biodegradable and will only stay in the waste water system for a matter of hours. It is by far one of the best limescale remover products available as it is non-toxic and doesn’t require rinsing off . Available now from http://www.wendygoesgreen.com and other stockists soon!
Answer: To take better care of our skin and bodies and the environment. To be safer!
Detergents and cosmetics products can have over 30 synthetic chemicals in them. Some of which may not be safe. Some of which are fast to be absorbed through our skin and most of which are likely to be allergenic but all of which we come into daily contact with because they are in some many of the products we use.
Our skin is the largest organ we have and whilst we know much about the dangers to our heart & lungs and are regularly advised how to keep them healthy, apart from the dangers of exposure to the sun, we don’t hear that much about what other potential dangers there are to our skin.
Mainstream cosmetic and detergent manufacturing companies believe that many of the synthetic chemicals they use are safe based on their long-term use and safety records. However, many public interest organisations believe that further research is necessary.
Take parabens as an example. These are used for their bactericidal and fungicidal functions. They are found in shampoos, moisturisers, shower gels, toothpaste, antibacterial hand washes etc. The most common ones are: methyparaben E218, ethyparaben E214, propylparaben E216 & butylparaben. Have a look and see if they are in any of the products in your home.
Low concentrated levels of parabens have shown up in breast cancer tumours. They can mimic estrogen which is known to play a role in breast cancer. UK molecular biologist, Philippa Darbre reported ester bearing form of parabens found in tumours indicated they came from skin applications such as underarm deodorant, creams or body sprays. She said this could explain why 60% of all breast tumours are found in just one fifth of the breast, nearest the armpit.
There are no conclusive studies but the European Scientific Committee on Consumer Protection (SCCP) said in 2006 that available data on parabens did not enable a decisive response to the question of whether propyl, butyl & isobutyl parabens can be safely used in cosmetic products at individual concentrations of up to 0.4% which is the allowed limit in the EU.
Parabens are just one example. There are many other synthetic chemicals such as: propylene glycol, a petroleum derivative used for antimicrobial properties; methylisothiazolimone (MIT), used as a preservative and biocide controlling microbial growth. Both chemicals are described as having allergenic and irritant tendencies.
Also, we should be aware of surfactants which are widely used to achieve a better wash, a better clean, a softer finish. However, the way surfactants work means they affect the surface tension of what it comes into contact with. Some surfactants are made to keep soiled water from re-entering a surface so forms a barrier. Fabric conditioners do this and bubble baths. But the chemicals are then left on our clothing or skin, which can result in being absorbed into our bodies. Having a bath, hand or foot soak with the right products can be a great benefit to our bodies as the chemicals we want in our body for detox purposes or to redress mineral in-balance etc can readily enter through our skin. It does mean though that they are not being filter by the liver which medicines or orally digested products would be. The annual global production of surfactants was 13 million metric tonnes in 2008 which was expected to grow by 2.8% to 2012 and 3.5-4% thereafter.
So why do we use these products with so many synthetic chemicals in? It’s easy. Yes, just that. It is too easy to select our cosmetics and detergents on colour, price and packaging. There are labelling directives companies need to use but with such long chemical words, do we really know what they are? Natural chemicals also have long words although any company selling products with natural or organic ingredients usually highlight this.
Have a closer look when purchasing you next lot of products and take time to read the many warnings that appear on the labels. Limescale remover liquids and powders are an example. They also give a toxic warning. We are likely to be putting ourselves at increased risk as I doubt we follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Also, using bleach based products to clean our toilets etc requires a well ventilated room and protective clothing and eye protection. This guidance is more likely to be followed by good commercial cleaners but not householders even though we are warned.
There are more natural ways to keep ourselves and homes clean and so eliminating contact with these types of chemicals. However, it would be a lot easier if we had more readily available and cost effective green, ecological or organic products to select from.
I am trying to do something about that. Having discovered what was in the products my children used daily and the potential harm the chemicals in them presented, I started using natural ingredients for cleaning and eco personal care products. Some were expensive for my tight household budget, so I researched making my own. That was 18 months ago and I have now started producing a back2basics range of detergents based on methods of cleaning that are better for our health and for the environment. I have devised a way of cleaning based on using natural revived products that we used to have in our homes and that are still brilliantly effective today. They don’t need preservatives, as they wouldn’t be hanging around our cupboards for too long as they have multi uses, are in smaller containers with the option for refills. I have kept them simple in their production using only basic biodegradable ingredients and packaged them in a way that enhances the ‘life’ of each product while still being ecological. You could describe them as old-fashioned. Most people say something like…’ I remember my Gran using that’. I like to think of them as revived or new-fashioned using what has worked well in the past but with a present and future day concept to them.
We bring our children up to cross the road safely, ride their bikes safely, exercise and eat a healthy diet though we are putting potential harmful substances on their skin and into their bodies, daily, without a thought. Please just take a moment to consider using natural and basic ingredients that perform the role they need to but without the extras. The Easy Jet of the detergent world! No frills or additional expenses but gets the job done!
For more information visit http://www.wendygoesgreen.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on twitter:wendygoesgreen. Written by Wendy Thomson, MD of wendygoesgreen a green cleaning and wellbeing company based in Gloucestershire, UK.
The Natural & Organic Trade Show in Olympia, London, was brilliant! It has given me such a boost that my natural cleaning products will do well when I launch them. I have got two unique ideas for new well-being products that no other cosmetic company at the show is even thinking about. My cleaning range with a back2basics concept also has a USP and with good marketing is going to make customers and retailers think about being green in the most simplest of ways. My products and concepts of cleaning and looking after oursleves is about revival of what we already know works and keeping it simple. That way we will cut out many potential harmful contact with synthetic chemicals, keep our cost down while eliminating damage to our environment. Wendy xx
Are you flushing money down the drain by using the wrong product for cleaning your toilet?
Are you a leave & go toilet cleaner who puts a hanging block inside the rim? Does it actually reach all parts of the toilet bowl?
I suggest you become a watch & know toilet cleaner as this can save you money and get a better result.
Step 1. When the toilet is clean, flush it and observe how the water flows around the bowl. Does it reach all parts of the bowl. Does it go under the rim?
Step 2. Think about how you presently clean your toilet. If you are a leave & go type toilet cleaner you may be building up problems for yourself. How can loo blocks put in the water tank effectively clean the bowl if the flush doesn’t reach all the areas that need cleaning. This can be a waste of money and a false sense of security or cleanliness.
Step 3. Having become a watch & know type toilet cleaner, you can make a more informed decision about how to clean your toilet cost effectively. However, there is probably only one way to have a clean toilet throughout the day. Clean it every time it needs it!
Step 4. Become a shake & clean type toilet cleaner. A new method of cleaning your toilet is using sodium bicarbonate and citric acid crystals. Together they react with water creating a fizz that lifts off any unwanted particles in and around the bowl and rim. Sodium bicarbonate is a gentle scourer but has antibacterial and antifungal properties while also deodorising the bowl. Citric acid works to remove limescale. Together they both soften water and the resultant solution is a balanced water pH level which is safe in our water systems. Both natural products are eco-friendly and will degrade within days. Simply sprinkled both on a damp toilet bowl and then give the bowl, pipe anf rim a good rub around with a toilet brush. After using the brush sprinkle the shake & clean products on it aswell and leave them on until it is next used. This will make sure that the brush is clean and deodorised as well. The result is a sparkling toilet bowl everytime. Keep a set of shake & clean next to the toilet. Available in shaker bottles from www.wendygoesgreen.co.uk
Step 5. Train everyone in your household to clean the toilet the shake & clean way. You will be encouraging them to be responsible for their personal hygiene and reducing the time you spend on household cleaning chores!
Step 6. Use shake & clean products (sodium bicarbonate & citric acid) to clean your shower tray, bath, kitchen sinks and keeping drains clear and fresh. This will also save you money and space as you need less cleaning products. Finally, you are not using any harmful products that need treatment when in our water system so you are improving the local eco footprint.
Remember….. don’t flush money away think about changing your toilet cleaning habits!