Happy 40th Earth Day! Today we celebrate the place where we all live and hopefully in the process become more aware of how we can do our part in preserving…

Happy 40th Earth Day! Today we celebrate the place where we all live and hopefully in the process become more aware of how we can do our part in preserving the Earth.  Even small steps such as choosing natural cleaning products can make a big difference!

If you’re are interested in reducing the amount of chemical exposure in your home, here are a few of my top picks to get you started. These companies are also offering free shipping today in honor of Earth Day!

1. Caldrea

My aunt first introduced me to Caldrea via the linen spray and fabric softener. My first encounter with the fabric softener had me literally smelling my shirt all day long. I think people began to wonder if I was smelling to see if my deodorant had failed. It was the Lavender Pine scent that I could not get enough of! Now the linen spray had me wanting to iron every thread in sight. I also mist my linens with it before getting into bed, making the bed, and changing the sheets. I’m afraid it’s becoming somewhat of an addiction.

 2. Seventh Generation 
I remember seeing this brand while shopping at Whole Foods, but had never given it a try.  It wasn’t until I received a trough of these diapers and baby detergent while pregnant with the twins. I decided to read more about the company (I read EVERYTHING while on bedrest) and learned about the potentially harmful chemicals found in baby diapers and even had a (quickly) fleeting thought of using cloth diapers. Seventh Generation is passionate about their little ones and are currently rallying in Washington to reform toxic chemical policy with their Million Baby Crawl. Please check out their site for more info. The diapers are more pricey than the national brands, but they do offer coupons on their website…sweet!

3. method
I began using method on our wood floors when the kids started to crawl. I purchased their omop floor care kit in almond from Target and never looked back.  In fact, I also use their wood for good wood cleanser on our furniture.  The smell is amazingly fresh and clean and was a welcomed change from the pine-scented competitor! We also like method’s grapefruit hand soap and the packaging is pretty cool, too!

4. Mrs. Meyers
If you are looking for a product that feels like it’s been passed down for generations, you should try Mrs. Meyers Clean Day. Not only does she have the most delicious scented products, but she also gives good common sense advice about life, parenting, housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, etc.  Check out her series of videos here. She’ll remind you of your sweet, little grandmother.

This is not an all encompassing list of products, just a few of my favorites. 

Have you considered integrating natural products into your cleaning routine? If so, what are some of your favorite eco-friendly products? Do you have any homemade cleaning solution recipes?

Have a Happy Earth Day!

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  • I love this quote……


  • Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage}
    April 22, 2010 12:28 pm

    Happy Earth Day to you too!

  • My boyfriend is kind of a clean freak, but still uses Pine Sol and Ajax – yikes! I need to replace all his products with good stuff like this.

  • My Agent Angela
    April 22, 2010 3:37 pm

    Erika I have seriously been thinkig about going green for cleaning. However I wasn't sure how to start. Today's post gave me some great ideas!

  • Awesome read E! I can't wait to go buy some of that linen spray by Caldrea.

  • I can't wait to make the switch! I'm sad to say that we haven't went completly green. Mainly because my husband thinks its too expensive to do so, but I think that my children and their children are totally worth the extra $$!

  • I've been thinking about using Method products for quite sometime, but didn't know if they actaully worked! Thanks for the heads up 🙂

  • Divamom-Act II
    April 22, 2010 6:42 pm

    Love the Caldrea packaging.

  • shari @ little blue deer
    April 25, 2010 2:16 pm

    Love Caldrea and Mrs. Meyers, will have to check out the others! Thanks for posting!

  • Talking with Tami
    May 3, 2010 12:02 am

    Ive seen this items at Target, but they cost more smh! I hate when your trying to be healthy or eco friendlier it cost yah!


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