Spring Cleaning & Greening!

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Spring has sprung! It is time for a refresh around the home… so throw out those conventional toxic home cleaning products, and make room for greener, more eco-friendly options to clean and sanitize everything from the kitchen counters to your clothing & bedding! At Tiny Green Mom, we were given the opportunity to try an array of earth-friendly cleaning products & items that truly stood up to the test of a busy household with little ones!

Grab Green Tangerine All-Purpose Cleaner

Grab Green Home

This eco-fabulous line was recently seen at Natural Products Expo West… and the secret is out! With a wide range of green products, including a line of laundry pods and dishwashing detergent shown in third-party studies to outperform Tide and Cascade in several key cleaning tests, Grab Green Home quickly made an impression in our home. Not only do the products clean effectively, but the scents are a-mazing! Done with dinner? Quickly wipe up with their All-Purpose Cleaner in Red Pear with Magnolia, Tangerine with Lemongrass or Thyme with Fig Leaf! I know – hard to choose, right?!

Proudly Made in the USA with no harsh chemicals or phosphates, the line is safe, non-toxic, and uses naturally derived ingredients. You can learn more at http://www.grabgreenhome.com/.

Bright Endeavors

Bright Endeavors

Once your home has been cleaned and refreshed, create the perfect atmosphere with Bright Endeavors, a social enterprise that is lighting the way out of poverty for young moms with their flagship signature glass candles. Packaged in compostable boxes and made from recycled glass and clean-burning soy wax, these candles are packed with uplifting fragrances to brighten and freshen your home, including Lime Lemongrass, Sandalwood Patchouli, and Water Lily. Not only do the candles give off a delightful aroma (we loved the Lime Lemongrass!), but you can feel good about the mission behind this company every time you light one!

Bright Endeavors helps adolescent moms through their paid job training program. Each candle is handcrafted and signed by participants on a path towards professional success, and one hundred percent of the proceeds go to participants who are not only learning job skills to gain independence and raise their families, but make a difference in their communities and shape the future. www.brightendeavors.org

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Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner

Save yourself a trip to the dry cleaners (and $$$) and save the planet at the same time! Dryel is an at-home dry cleaner that uses the power of steam to clean and deodorize clothing all in a home dryer. Dryel refreshes and renews clothes in 15 minutes or deep cleans in 30 minutes. Unlike conventional dry cleaners, Dryel does not use the harmful chemical PERC (perchloroethylene). According to the EPA, PERC is a synthetic, volatile organic compound (VOC) that poses a health risk to humans and a threat to the environment. Even minimal contact with PERC can cause adverse health effects on the nervous system that include dizziness, headaches, fatigue, nausea, unconsciousness. PERC is not only hazardous for people who work in dry cleaning shops or bring home dry cleaned clothes. PERC can also get into our air, water, and soil during the cleaning, purification, and waste disposal phases of dry cleaning, according to the EPA.

Making it easy and planet-friendly to clean & deodorize your clothing at home, which is a sanity saver as a busy working mom, the Dryel Starter kit includes a reusable fabric protection bag that can be used up to 40 times and avoids stretching or damage to your clothes. For budget-conscious moms, that means you are cleaning garments for as little as 25 cents a piece! www.dryel.com

Enviroscent Bursts True Cotton

Enviroscent Bursts

Did you know that most home air fresheners contain cancer-causing solvents? To freshen up the home and rid it of harmful chemicals, turn to the sustainable and eco-friendly option for home fragrance – Enviroscent Bursts. “Mom” is loving these new alternatives to toxic air fresheners! Bursts are non-toxic and last up twice as long as wax melts without the fragrance ever changing. Enviroscent Bursts are entirely recyclable and sustainably sourced. Either place on a warmer for a more intense scent or place in a jar for an added pop of color (and scent) in any room! Scents include True Cotton, Wild Lavender, Paradise Breeze, Amber Woods, and White Winter Fir. Available at Wal-Mart or online at http://smellthegood.com/.

You can visit their website for a printable $1.00 off coupon, too!

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

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