Efficient Glass Cleaner: Sprayway

by Tracy McGill •

Recently, I received a can of Sprayway claiming to be the “World’s Best Glass Cleaner”. I quickly put it to the test in the bathroom after my 3 kids were done with their morning routine of spraying toothpaste and hair products all over the mirror. I was impressed. It cleared the destruction with a few quick swipes and didn’t leave …

Efficient Lubricant: Jojoba Oil

by Justin Thomas •

You’ve probably heard of Jojoba oil being used in cosmetics, but it’s also a great substitute for petroleum-based lubricants, which tend to be strong smelling and polluting. Jojoba is the best alternative because it is a natrual liquid wax that never goes rancid. Use it as you would a petroleum lubricating oil, such as for stuck doors, squeaky hinges and …

Citrus-Based Bike Degreasers

by Justin Thomas •

Citrus degreasers are powerful and much safer to use than traditional petroleum-based solvents like gasoline or kerosene. Citrus solvents are non-flammable and 100% biodegradeable. They are also strongly aromatic — so use them in a well-ventilated area or your house will smell like oranges! Best if used on metal parts like chains, bearings and some components. More non-toxic bike cleaning …

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Biodegradable Dish Scrubbers and Brushes

by Justin Thomas •

Made from thin ribbons of fine-grit sandpaper, these biodegradable scrubbers come from Japan. They are called “Sandclean Scrubbers” and they are said to outperform regular sponges and steel wool. They are quite durable and do not beak apart. They work well on tea or coffee stains in teapots and cups. Also shown here is a Tawashi Brush — it’s a …

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Zeolite: MetaEfficient Odor Absorber

by Justin Thomas •

Zeolite is a natural mineral which absorbs odors and excess moisture in the air. It can be used as a general deodorizer and to combat mildew or mould. When used in refrigerators and freezers, it can reduce electricity cost by up to 12% by maintaining optimum humidity, and it helps keep food fresher. Zeolite is usually sold in packets that …

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Soap Nuts: Natural Detergent

by Justin Thomas •

We always like to discover innovative, plant-based products that are being introduced into the marketplace. Take for example, Soap Nuts which are an organic, eco-effective alternative to detergent. The powder is made from the sun-dried fruit of Sapindus Trifoliatus trees in south eastern India which is ground into a fine powder. Nothing further is added to the powder, and it …

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Non-Toxic, Soy-Based Lubricants

by Justin Thomas •

If you want a metaefficient lubriciant, a soy-based one is probably the best choice. We’re talking about the kind of lubricant you use on gears, valves and chains. SoyClean makes a lubricant with all natural ingredients, and it penetrates just as well as more toxic lubricants. When using it, there are no harmful fumes or vapors involved. If you oil …

Cool Green Clean Kit

by Justin Thomas •

This attractive cleaning kit features biodegradeable components. The ecological heavy duty counter cleaner takes out stains on a whole variety of surfaces, while the heavy duty home cleaner works wonders for floors, walls and furniture. The natural carpet deodorizer is specially designed to eliminate odors impregnated in carpets and thick fabrics, and it fills the room with a lavender mint …