natural or low impact cleaning products?
- Hola to all!
In the States I loved using Seventh Generation and other natural
cleaning products (www.seventhgen.com/our_products/household.php)
Is something like that available here? Anyone have a recipe for
making their own?
I feel limited by the toxic ingredients and over-perfumed options that
are found in every supermarket (the least offensive smell I've found
is Ajax multi-uso naranja limon). I have also tried cleaning with
baking soda and vinegar (which I believe has to be actual distilled
vinegar, not the synthetic kind), but my boyfriend doesn't like the
smell of vinegar.
I guess that if it's not available yet this is a request for the next
Automercado wish list!
The shampoo I tried was really perfumy though.
- Here is the link to their Material Safety Data sheet.
Note under Ecological Information
"Environmental Toxicity Information: Simple Green® is considered
practically non-toxic per EPA's Aquatic toxicity
It works REALLY well. It can be bought in industrial quantities in the
US if you can't find it in CR. 5 gallons of the concentrate should
last nearly a lifetime or supply 2o friends for a year.
>It can be bought in industrial quantities in theThe US Simple Green website links here -
> US if you can't find it in CR.
as their Costa Rican global partner.
I guess they would know where it is available in CR - perhaps you
could even order from them directly.
Hope that helps -
- It's not easy being Green.
Ok, you bring 50 pounds of environmentally friendly cleaner with you
when you come here and then find out it is best used with hot or warm
water. OH no, you have gone Tico and rented a house with hot water
only in the shower. You heat water, re-plumb the house or buy Tico
Next, you wash your hands in cold water only bathroom sink with your
environmentally friendly hand soap. It doesn't kill bacteria and you
Many "Green" products sold in the USA assume the use of hot water.
This is not always the way it is in Costa Rica.
- Bioland also sells rather large containers of their environmentally
products on their website, supposedly delivered to you anywhere
within the country.
I figure I'll see if any of the usual places that carry their
products have it in my new
location and if not I will request that they do.
I recently returned from a trip to the U.S. with one of those lovely
squirt bottles of
Simple Green concentrate that generally seem to last me a couple of
years and it seems
to be working just fine with cool water. Of course, I also add a bit
of cloro from time
to time if something seems especially nasty. I figure that small
amount can't do much
damage and is probably balanced out by the bacteria it's killing anyhow.
May you be forever touched by His Noodly Appendage.
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