22 August 2013

Green Cleaning Workshop in Brooklyn


For anyone in New York, my friend Natalie is a consultant who helps people "green" their homes and cleaning products.  She's amazing, and has been helping me a ton to get our home chemical free.  She's holding a FREE workshop Friday Aug. 23rd, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Center for Anti-Violence Education on 327 7th Street, buzzer #3, Brooklyn NY.

RSVP or get more info from Natalie at natalieclay at gmail dot com.

(Image by Jurianne Matter via Bloesem Living)

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8 comments:

  1. What kind of products have you switched to for getting all the chemicals out of your house? I've been looking into where to start with this.

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    1. Natalie and her business partner, Collette, taught me how to use mostly WATER for everything!!! I am ridiculously amazed but it works. I want to do a post about it soon. Also, I use vinegar (I spray on shower curtain and shower to prevent mold) and a homemade soft scrub (made of baking soda, vinegar, Dr. Bronners) for the shower (though I seriously just use like a tablespoon or less as I mostly use water), laundry soap is by Norwex, I use wool dryer balls instead of softener. Post coming soon! xo

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    2. I'm so surprised to hear that you use mostly water for all cleaning! How does that disinfect, I wonder -- especially in the bathroom and on kitchen surfaces (where meat is prepared, etc.)?! I'm eager to hear about this in a future post! :D

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  2. I love having real plants in the bathroom and for this reason I have put my orchids in there. Your bathroom also looks great.

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  3. Mara, I love this post. Thanks for sharing. A couple years ago I decided to clear out all toxic products out of our home and we currently have nothing toxic and only use all natural- for everything and love it! I also decided to get my nutrition certification (just for fun) to be able to cook well for my family and it has be so fun. I don't know if you have seen this site, but it is my go-to for everything. Having worked in the makeup/skin care industry in the past, I know that even the "natural" products on the market are not always the best either. I check this site before buying/using anything. You type in any product or brand and it will tell you 1-10 how safe it is to use. It's awesome. Enjoy if you haven't seen it already.

    http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

    - Kaelyn

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  4. Oh I wish I still lived in Brooklyn so I could go to this. Let us know if she ever decides to do a webinar or something similar!

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  5. Wish I could go! Alas, I'm miles and miles away. I've been trying to boost my cleaning skills by reading Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook. It's pretty good!

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  6. There is so much to learn about proper green cleaning techniques. I've been learning a lot from reading up on blogs, as well as from learning from some experts.

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