Friday, July 29, 2011

The Organic Housekeeper's favorite products

There are several products on the market that make organic housekeeping an ease. Below is a list of just a few of my favorite organic housekeeping products.
There are several new countertop composters on the market that are both affordable and odor free. Making biodegradable waste into compost for houseplants and fertilizer for outdoor flowers and container gardens is a great way to recycle when you live in an apartment. At the top of each blog post you can note my Amazon store link and there you will find a very good deal on my favorite countertop composter.

Houseplants are a great way to improve the air quality in your living space. Did you know that one houseplant can purify up to 10 feet of living space. The Aloe Vera plant is my favorite pick for air purifying; not only does it remove quite a few carcinogens but it serves as a natural healing balm as well. You can also use Aloe Vera as a natural body product.
There are several new herb gardening kits available on the market that take up less space while providing you with wonderful kitchen herbs as well as purifying the air in your living space. Most come with pots, soil and herbs starts and easy instructions for growing a garden in your apartment kitchen. There is at least one herb gardening kit in my Amazon store as well.

Finally, I absolutely love Seventh Generation household cleaning products. Every time I purchase a new Seventh Generation product it becomes my favorite. The smell of each product is fragrant and the cleaning power amazing. When I first started purchasing Seventh Generation I found it to be a little pricey however Target has started carrying the entire line of products and it is priced to sell. Sometimes it is even more affordable then the store brands and you can find coupons on their website.

How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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