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Happy Earth Day! Go Green With Watkins! April 22, 2008

Filed under: Green Living — motherofpearls @ 7:23 am
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Celebrate Earth Day by going Green with Watkins! By incorporating these simple steps in your daily routine, you can lessen your impact on the environment. At Watkins, we believe it should be easy to preserve Mother Earth while living a sustainable lifestyle.

Dispose of Caustic Cleaning Products!
The average family will spend $600 replacing their cleaning products this year alone. Why not replace them with Watkins Natural Home Care products, they are healthier for loved ones and the planet. And, with families replacing products every single week and using roughly 40 lbs. of cleaning agents a year, you can see how simply replacing harsh cleaners with environmentally friendly products could really make a positive impact on the earth!

Change the Way You Wash your Hands!
Clean up your hands without exposing yourself or family to harsh chemicals. The common ingredient in antibacterial soaps is Triclosan — believed to take the form of Dioxin when it mixes with plain old tap water. Not only that, this harsh chemical has been linked with drug resistant bacteria and weakened immune systems in humans. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control found there is no benefit to using antibacterial hand soaps over the old stand-by — soap and water. Watkins Natural Liquid Hand Soaps clean your hands — naturally — while they refresh your spirit with the scents of Lavender, Aloe & Green Tea, and Lemon. And they are Triclosan free!

Bag it!
Keep a tote bag in your vehicle for daily shopping stops. When you stop to purchase groceries and other goods, make sure you bring your tote in the store with you to carry them home. With over 36 billion plastic sacks being used in the U.S. alone, this one effort could save a lot of ozone depleting chemicals from being released into the atmosphere. If you find yourself without your tote, opt for a paper sack instead – this option has much less impact on the earth. Imagine the impact we all could make if most shoppers took this one simple step!

Laundry Day!
Pick one day of the week to do your laundry. This one simple decision will not only save you money on your utility bill, it will help conserve energy by taking advantage of residual heat from your dryer. You can further your eco-friendly actions by washing your clothes in cold water and use Watkins Lemon Liquid Laundry Concentrate Soap. Because it takes only 1 oz. per load, we are able to reduce the packaging to half the size of a standard 100 oz. bottle — less waste and less impact on the environment! Not only that, it doesn’t contain phosphates, like other laundry detergents, that can’t be removed from water sources with current waste water treatments and end up in fresh water areas.

All great tips from Watkins, what are you doing to celebrate Earth Day today? I’m trying to do all of the above with the exception of Laundry Day. I’m a one load a day girl, but it really makes perfect sense & is a pretty compelling reason to try. Someday. Sorry Mother Earth.

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