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Want a clean and chemical free house? Start buying organic cleaning products!
The ongoing battle against grime and bacteria can get pretty dirty. It is not without collateral damage. The environment. My sinus passages. A now bleach-speckled pair of black track pants that I’d grown rather attached to. Does having a clean bathroom really require such steep weekly sacrifices?
A stroll down the cleaning aisles of your local supermarket or discount store will prove otherwise. The market for non-toxic, biodegradable cleaners has exploded over the past decade. So, why are so many of us still holed up in tiny bathrooms battling a cloud of noxious chemicals on a sunny Saturday afternoon?
Non-toxic products were weaker than their caustic counterparts, so it was hard to lure customers away from brands they trusted. However, recent advances have produced a superior product.
Many of us were raised to believe that the only way to really clean a kitchen or bathroom was to use a healthy dose of bleach or ammonia. This may explain the reluctance many of us feel about venturing into the unfamiliar. The price of organic cleaning products was also prohibitive in the past. Today’s eco-friendly products are priced with budget-conscious consumers in mind and will make your home sparkling clean and chemical free.
Want to spice up your house? Get a light fixture and get some candles!
Everyone knows that, when decorating your house, one of the most important, but surprisingly understated, accessories are light fixtures. An otherwise dim room can be made into a light, airy space with the help of the right lampshade or sconce. A simply decorated living room can be transformed into a warmly lit haven with the right floor lamp or table lamp.
Candles have been used for a wide variety of reasons throughout the centuries. It has been speculated that Egypt was the first civilization to use wicked candles 5000 years ago. They dipped rolled papyrus in beeswax or melted tallow. Many historians have found proof that other civilizations made wicked candles by using waxes made from plants and insects. Into the Middle Ages, Beeswax candles were introduced on the European continent. Beeswax burned cleaner, with none of the smoke or foul scent. The early colonists used bayberry due to its pleasant, sweet-smelling wax that burned clean. In the late 18th century the whaling industry brought about a big change in the making of candles, wax could be made from the crystallization of whale oil. The large scale production of candles was launched in 1834 with the invention of a candlemaking machine. Paraffin wax, which remains the most used wax for candlemaking today was developed in the 1850’s.