Green Your Life

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Green, Ethical Business Opportunity

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If you are finding that a traditional job is not meeting your life needs, then please click on the picture to watch our presentation and see if Wikaniko is the answer to your prayers.  It was mine.

  • It met my ethical and environmental requirements.
  • It allows me to work and be a full time mum to 2 kids, though my eldest is now at school.  I am home after school and throughout the holidays.
  • I am making a difference to our home environment – it is healthier for us and better for the natural environment around us.
  • My children are very aware of what I do and learn with and from me when we work together.
  • I am saving on products we use.

In addition, I am earning and have the potential to earn a lot more. I have the support of a fabulous HO and other distributors around the country.  I am helping others to lead healthier lives by making simple changes to the products they use everyday.  I get to meet new people – often ones’ I would never otherwise meet, which is lovely.  I make new friends on-line and in real life through my business.

So, it affects my whole life in a good way.

If you like what you see and would like more information, please get in touch.

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Free On-line Training Course – coming soon.

Free Taster Training Course to rid you of gremlins & mind monsters

Free Taster Training Course to rid you of gremlins & mind monsters

I just had to let you all know about a new service from Wikaniko – a series of training courses for people who have their own business and would like to take that business to the next level.

I know from chatting to lots of business owners (big and small) that many of us have gremlins in our heads that prevent us from going to the next level.

Gremlins that query whether we really know what we are doing, or whether what we are doing is worth being paid for, or make us worry how others perceive us, or perhaps it is that niggle that says we are foolish for trying to be an entrepreneur and that we will never be successful.

These are the gremlins that the new training course will help you to chase away.  So if you would like help overcoming your mind-monsters – watch this space.

There will be a free taster course so you can decide whether this if for you or not.

Who is it for?  Anyone running a business from home – whether it is as an alternative therapy practitioner, someone making cupcakes, buying and selling on eBay, or in network marketing.

Interested?  Please email me on greenyourlife1@gmail.com or comment below and I will get back to you with further information.

 (Image courtesy of Victor Habbick at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

 


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Living Greener with Wikaniko #1: The Bathroom

I am sometimes asked what products I use from our eco-superstore of 1000+ products.  ‘umm, er, well’ I start, marshaling my thoughts room by room in the house ‘just about all my bathroom products, cleaning products, health supplements and a few others to boot!’  This normally leaves my potential customer looking a bit dazed.

So, to help me with my response and to let you know how much Wikaniko has inveigled my life I thought I would examine exactly which products I use and why….

The Bathroom

We use lots of Wikaniko products in our bathroom …..

Faith In Nature products and our handmade Aloe Vera Soap

Faith In Nature products and our handmade Aloe Vera Soap

Faith in Nature provides all our hair-care and shower-gel needs.  These products are gentle on skin and hair and are FREE FROM Paraben & SLES and artificial colours & fragrances.  They are also pH balanced and Biodegradable.

We love the Neem & Propolis Shampoo as it is tough on nits!  In the last year we have had at least 4 letters from my daughters school warning of nits in her class.  Washing with the Neem Shampoo is all we need to keep the nits at bay.  Neem is a tree that grows in SE Asia and the leaves are a natural insect repellent.  The young leaves are edible and are eaten in rural Thailand with a chilli-paste – yummy!

The ‘Other Half’ is a big fan of the Aloe Vera Shampoo – has a suitable scent for men!!  Ie none!

I love the wide range of shower gel/bubble baths – the scents are always delicious and I leave the shower feeling really clean and refreshed. Currently I’m using the Lavender & Geranium, but that is nearly finished.  Have lined up Seaweed and Citrus next!

We are currently using the Aloe Vera Handmade Soap for the children – both love it.  It doesn’t have much scent, but gets them clean (and neither are clean by nature, especially not in the summer when they are out bare-foot or half-naked in the garden) and is easy for them to use themselves.  Sadly, this does mean it doesn’t last as long as it should as both love to play with the soap in the bath, making hand bubbles and generally being kids!

The hand-washes too are great.  We have used the Tea Tree & Aloe Vera for years as it is great for both cleaning hands and as an anti-bacterial.  However, I am currently experimenting with some of the others (just because I can) and we are currently using the Orange & Grapefruit – just love the strong citrus smell!

toothpasteI am a total fan of the Kingfisher Toothpaste (though have not got Dad onto it yet and only Chimp likes it – Monkey puts up with it if she has to!).  To my mind it does a great job of cleaning my teeth and leaving my mouth feeling fresh.

 

IMG_0553Bathroom Cleaning is not my favourite job.  But it needs doing and my trusty micro-fibre cloths really help.  They are great for my (almost) daily wipe-over surfaces and once a week I aim to do a deeper clean where I get out the BioD.

BioD Toilet Cleaner sorts out the loo – I usually use this at least two or three of times a week.  Squirt round and leave for as long as possible, then a quick scrub and away you go.  It is good for getting rid of the limescale as well as cleaning and disinfecting. Monkey loves the bubbles when she flushes!  We have been giving the BlueLoo Cistern blocks a go too – great for daily loo freshness.

The BioD Multi-Surface Cleaner is my main cleaning solution (along with vinegar, Bicarbonate of Soda and Soda Crystals) and I use this diluted on all surfaces – tiles, sink, toilet seat/cistern, bath, floor and window-sills.  A wipe over with the sponge or a bit of a scrub for stubborn marks, then a wash down with a damp clean micro-fibre cloth and if necessary a shine with the dry cloth.

We live in a hard-water area, so I sometimes need Limescale Remover.  A little squirt and a scrub with an old tooth-brush and all is back to normal.  Great for the glass bit on the shower too.

Some of the grouting and fixing around the bath has suffered from mould (we chose not to use the mould resistant grout & sealant) so I gave in and got the Astonish mould & mildew remover.  To my mind, our Astonish products are on the lighter green end of our range and do contain some chemicals I would prefer not to use.  However, it is a balance – chlorine vs mould & mildew spores!  Just remember not to use any acidic product at the same time – eg the Limescale Remover or vinegar as that would release some nasty vapours.

The windows and mirror get the diluted vinegar and scrunched up newspaper treatment – cheap and easy!

From time to time I give my sink and bath a Soda Crystal treat – pile a cup or so on the plug add a cup or 2 of boiling water and unclog those drains!  If the kids are around, I prefer the Vinegar / Bicarb of Soda mix as the fizz is fun!

In fact, the only things not from Wikaniko in the bathroom are:-

The towels – we do lovely bamboo towels, but I’m not throwing out my perfectly good towels just so I can treat us all with soft, fluffy, yummy bamboo ones (well, not yet).  Chimp does have a bamboo flannel though!

Toothbrushes – we don’t do them (yet?).

Toilet paper – again, not in the shop (yet?)

Using our own products is great as I am saving and earning all at the same time!!