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4 INGREDIENT BATHROOM CLEANSER is a great plastic-free cleaning option!
Along the way, I get requests for new products. If you have something in mind,
I certainly want to hear from you!
I love tinkering with new ideas and even better when they come to reality.
But I digress…
Here are the Top 3 new product requests I get:
1. Dish Washing Soap Paste.
Being able to offer a paste that could be diluted into a liquid dish washing soap at home,
using your own container & water; would be awesome.
2. Hand Soap Paste.
Same ‘dilute-at-home’ concept but for hand washing.
3. Bathroom Cleanser.
In the past, I offered a liquid bathroom cleaner but discontinued it when I committed to plastic-free packaging.
No more liquid products in plastic bottles.
I have been working on all three, diligently.
Happy to tell you today that I am very close to rolling out #1 and #2.
Imagine refilling your hand soap pumps and foamers over and over again
without the plastic bottle waste!
Man, these are exciting times.
But, the news I want to share with you today is the Bathroom Cleanser.
It’s finally here!! A Powdered bathroom cleanser to be exact.
IT'S EASY TO USE:
Simply sprinkle the powder onto a wet sponge or directly on a wet area you want to clean.
Scrub the area as normal and rinse. Clean. Shiny. Done.
The cleanser is free of ...
is packaged in a small compostable cellophane bag!
There are no pollutants and no constant disposing of plastic containers.
It’s a clean, simple, environmentally friendly cleaner that really works great on
tubs, tiles, sinks, faucets, toilets, kitchen cleaning, even cookware.
I have a few warnings BEFORE USE:
Check Your Surfaces.
The ingredients are few but they are powerful cleaners!
Because these are powdered ingredients with essential oil;
it was easier for me to formulate this cleanser as compared to the Dish Washing and Hand Soap Pastes.
Powdered ingredients are WWAAAAAYYYY less finicky than soapmaking.
But I will prevail with the Top 2 requested soap pastes, soon!
Just like I did with the Bathroom Cleanser. [insert back patting motion]
Did I mention I’m also offering a new kick-ass shaker can in which said bathroom cleanser is dispensed?
Ah-HA...then check out this link !
The can is engraved, super cool, stainless steel, refillable AND useful!
I personally use this same can at home, well not the same can - if you order one it will be brand new. :P
The shaker is easily filled and forever refilled with the bathroom cleanser.
The powdered bathroom cleanser is packed in a small compostable cellophane bag.
Simply empty the contents of the shaker can with the powder, screw the lid back on and you are ready to go!
Well, that’s really all I had to share today.
Thanks for reading.
I’m glad we can connect here.
Before I go, I want to ask you,
What product do YOU want to see plastic-free and/or refillable?
Comment below or even better, email me at email@example.com
Thanks for taking time today.
Can you count on one hand the number of shampoo bottles you have thrown away (aka recycled) in the past 6 months?
If you can, that is 5 bottles too many.
There are many options for getting beautiful locks and healthy scalp without the excess plastic waste. Since healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, let talk conditioner. Have you tried an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse?
If your hair looks dull, dry, frizzy or weak; it tends to be more alkaline or higher on the pH scale. ACV can lower pH and bring a healthy balance back to your hair. One of the most important acids in ACV is acetic acid, which is packed with vitamin B1, B6, A and C, as well as iron and potassium. All these nutrients are essential for a healthy scalp and healthy hair in general. The cleansing nature of ACV helps to get rid of any build-up or residue on the scalp, leftover from hair treatments or other hair care products.
If you want to try ACV for scalp care and have never used it prior, it’s simple to test for allergy. Apply some ACV to a reusable cotton pad (or wash cloth) and dab it on your wrist or to the skin around your hairline.
I've been building this company for many years and with the momentum that has come in the last two years, i found myself loosing some balance. Once I finally realized the scales of personal and business life were tipping, it was time to find a solution. I've enjoyed yoga for a long time now; without regularity, so I tried out a few classes out at the YMCA. Exercise is important for me but I struggle to get it done on a daily basis. My mind needs a good work out just as much as my body does. To help balance my brain, I practice meditation most evenings with my husband and feel I'm getting much better at quieting all the voices in my head. You know the voices I mean (please don't make us explain - LOL)
When I took a closer look at my day, and although I love sleeping in; when I did get out of bed it was like the starting gates burst open and off I went. There was no foundation to my day. No fresh fuel to start my day. I was running the race from morning til night. Even though I tried to pride myself on not jumping on my phone the moment I got up; cleaning the kitchen, reading the paper (yes, we still have it delivered), starting random chores, turning on the laptop, checking emails from the laptop - I started these tasks minutes after my feet hit the floor.
I craved a more thoughtful start to my day. I wanted to honor myself and give myself a strong place to start my day from. I downloaded Dr. Andrew Weil's 'BREATHING: The Master Key to Self Healing' and began practicing the breathing exercises first thing. in the morning. Unfortunately, I found myself bored of it after awhile. I started having my coffee time on the patio enjoying the wildlife. I still haven't gotten bored of that, but it wasn't very motivating. As a matter of fact, couple mornings I jumped in the hammock, and let's just say; it was a little too relaxing.
I also enjoy podcasts and self-improvement. I try to listen to one almost everyday; especially when I'm in the car (and not listening to the Grateful Dead station) I enjoy listening to Tim Ferris and usually find his podcast very interesting. So when I stumbled upon his daily routine, I took a look. I liked that it was positive and thoughtful and forced me to think about the day to come and gave me the opportunity to evaluate the results of the day. So i decided to give it a try.
One month ago, I retyped Tim Ferris' questions so I could print four days onto one page and I began taking time every morning to fill out the questions. I'm currently doing it and want to share it in case you are looking for a way to start your day with on a strong foundation. I'm happy to share this journal page with you and save you the time of retyping it. Email me if you want a copy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Not only has it provided me a way to actively reflect but it also reminds me to take time for myself each day. The journal starts with WHEN I WAKE UP: Meditate, 5 -10 reps of something, tea time while filling out this journal. I'm up to 5 push-ups, albeit girlie push-ups; but the ripple has to start somewhere.
I hope I'm keep doing this for myself every morning, I deserve it.
Thanks for reading this and sharing in my journey.