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Free Trial of Commercial Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products

Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a highly versatile cleaner. Use as a spray and wipe cleaner. For general surface cleaning, including laminates, ceramic tiles, kitchen and sealed granite worktops, chrome appliances, porcelain, fridge and microwave interiors, water resistant surfaces or surfaces not harmed by water.

Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a highly versatile cleaner. Use as a spray and wipe cleaner. For general surface cleaning, including laminates, ceramic tiles, kitchen and sealed granite worktops, chrome appliances, porcelain, fridge and microwave interiors, water resistant surfaces or surfaces not harmed by water.

As I have mentioned before, Greenyourlife is offering local businesses the opportunity for a Free, No Obligation trial of 2 of the Earth Renewable Solutions Cleaning Products.

We are offering trials of the Multi-purpose Cleaner and the Germex Disinfectant.

So far we have had hairdressers, pubs, cleaning businesses, B&B’s and small food outlets trial the products and all like what they have seen.

But many wonder why we are doing this.

Well, Earth Renewable Solutions (ERS) is a relative newcomer to the market.  It has quite a novel product and it is a small British business.  It is just the kind of business Wikaniko likes to work with.  All of the Wikaniko Independent Distributors can (if they want) offer free trials of the ERS cleaning products so more and more businesses and organisations get to try them.  This is a great marketing tool.

Germex Disinfectant from Eco2Life

Germex Disinfectant from Eco2Life

How do I benefit – well, in an ideal world every business that tries the product would buy it.  In a realistic world, some will and some wont.  Some people worry that their clients wont think a place is sufficiently clean unless it has the smell of bleach or other recognised cleaner.  Others are relatively small businesses and a bottle of concentrate would probably last a year or more as a little goes so far.

But I believe that more and more people are recognising the fact that cleaning products can and do lead to health problems.  Some can lead to breathing issues and some people are highly sensitive to the ‘fragrances’ added to many cleaning products.  Where cleaning products are used regularly throughout the day or daily due to health and safety regulations, surely it makes sense to use products that are safer for your health and for the environment.

Where?

Where am I offering this free trial – well almost anywhere between Epsom and Farnham.  If you are further afield, do get in touch – we can probably work something out.

 

Post Trial – What Would It Cost?

So, if you are interested in the product after trying it, what is the cost?

Well, each bottle of concentrate is £34.99 and that comes with a 750ml spray bottle.  Each bottle of concentrate dilutes down to at least 90 bottles of 750ml spray bottles.

So each spray bottle is less than 40p (£0.40).  So Eco-friendly and Eco-nomical!

For people living in a 5 mile radius of Normandy, then I do a refill service on these 2 products.  Your initial full spray bottle is £3.00 and then each refill is £0.80.

Interested?

Please get in touch –  by email (greenyourlife1@gmail.com) or message me on Facebook

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The Joys of Bleeding! Re-usable pads, Cotton tampons and pads & Mooncups

Menstruation, periods, time of the month, on-the-blob (sorry – horrible phrase) – whatever you call it, it is not the most enjoyable time for many women, me included.  In the UK, we do not celebrate the fact that women have eggs that enable us to make babies and that we become fertile every single month (much better than Pandas who only manage once a year!).  But if our eggs are not fertilised, then we lose them and we bleed.

We hide it, make ourselves ashamed of it and suffer a fair amount of negativity in the media, at work, at  home or even at play when we are bleeding.  Yes, we have mood swings.  Yes, bleeding can hurt (a lot at times).  Yes, sometimes blood leaks.  No, it is not glamorous.  Yes we can feel like pants and want to hole up in bed with a hot water-bottle, a chick-lit book and a large box of chocolates.  No, we don’t like it when others are negative about it.

And look at the commercial choices of how to cope with the bleeding….

a)    A plug made from rayon & other man-made fibres, bleached with chemicals including dioxin and wrapped in plastic.  These conventional tampons can shed fibres when wet, possibly causing infection.  If there is any cotton in the plug, it will be conventionally grown using loads of pesticides and may be Genetically Modified. Many also have a perfume added which may add to the irritation for many women. And we shove this up our vagina!!!  

b)   A pad made from the same type of stuff as the plug – perhaps a little better as at least it doesn’t go in us, but it still hangs around next to our vagina for a few hours at a time.

Organic cotton, no chlorine bleach, no plastics.  So much better for you

Organic cotton, no chlorine bleach, no plastics. So much better for you

There is a growing amount of literature on the health problems resulting from conventional sanitary products, especially tampons.  But in addition to this, think of the environmental problems – we throw the tampons and pads away and most will end in landfill.  A woman will use at least 11,000 tampons/pads in her lifetime and that makes a huge addition to landfill.  Some tampons will get flushed down the toilet, possibly blocking drains or even ending up in rivers with all their lovely chemicals too!

There is also the cost factor – each month you probably spend £5+ on sanitary products.  That does add up over the years.

So what choice do we have?

Well actually more than you may think.

There is a pad for all preferences - wings, no wings, thick, shaped and thin.  All organic cotton with no chlorine bleach or plastics

There is a pad for all preferences – wings, no wings, thick, shaped and thin. All organic cotton with no chlorine bleach or plastics

On the more conventional lines Natracare have a whole range of organic cotton, chlorine free and plastic free pads and tampons, including maternity pads.  In addition, 95% of the product is biodegradable.  These were my first step away from conventional products and I have been using them for about 15 years.  However, they still need to be disposed of and still create a monthly cost.

They come in different shapes, different thicknesses and different materials.

They come in different shapes, different thicknesses and different materials.

As with reusable nappies, it is equally possible to have re-usable, washable pads.  Many women make their own using a variety of materials and I have used these in the past.  I have just rinsed before adding them to the usual wash. If needlework is not your forte, then you can buy washable pads too.  This option cuts both the disposal issue and the cost issue quite considerably.

Moving to the fairly unconventional is the Mooncup – a reusable cup made from soft, medical grade silicon that you insert into the lower part of the vagina and it collects the blood.  It forms a seal with the walls of the vagina and so does not leak.  It will last for 4 hours+ when you just empty it into the loo, rinse it out under a tap and reinsert.  It can be used during swimming, exercise, overnight in fact for everything except penetrative sex (obviously!).  And you only need 1!

I heard about Mooncups a couple of years ago and was rather squeamish about them.  It sounded a bit weird, having a little rubbery cup up your vagina, collecting the blood and then having to empty it.  But, chatting to a few friends who love them, I decided to give it a try.

The lovely Mooncup.  Reusable, comfortable and easy to use.

The lovely Mooncup. Reusable, comfortable and easy to use.

I love it.  It is so so so much more comfortable than a tampon as there is no tendency to dryness or falling out during a huge coughing fit (this has happened to me, very embarrassing!).  At times I had to actively remember whether I had it in or not!  Insertion and removal were not difficult at all and even the negative comments from my other-half won’t put me off!  He is quite grossed out by the idea, but then he is by the whole concept of periods.

So, that is me sorted for Sanpro for the next X years until Mother Nature decides I should hit the menopause and experience a whole new set of womenly issues!