I love to clean! There is something satisfying about accomplishing a task that you can immediately see the results. When I was in nursing school, I wasn’t able to study for a test if I had dishes in the sink or needed to do laundry. In the past year, I have learned about organic and Eco friendly products and I have enjoyed testing them out. When you compare traditional cleaning supplies to organic, do you think organic cleaning supplies are better? In the quest to determine the answer to this question, I decided to poke around the Internet and see what other folks thought. Here are the results:
- Reusable: One of the most attractive qualities about most organic cleaning supplies is they are reusable. I was someone who could shamelessly go through paper towels and napkins like water. When I calculated how must money I wasted by doing that, I started buying reusable paper towels and napkins.
- Safety: We can’t use chemicals in our house because my husband and son are very sensitive to smells, so we have used alternative cleaning solutions for years. I had forgotten how caustic some chemicals which are found in many common household products can be. Do you read the labels of your cleaning products? Do you know what all the names and chemicals do/are?
- Effectiveness: For me, this is probably what I look for above everything because if it doesn’t work, it isn’t that helpful is it? I have found that on average, the organic products I have used performed at least as well, and often better than traditional products. This especially holds true for products that scrub, absorb and retain their shape. I have also found that the items that are made by hand tend to be the products that stand up to the test the best. Toockies is a company that sells very high quality organic products for the home that are handmade by some very strong and beautiful women.
Organic cleaning supplies
I have been using organic cleaning supplies for a few years now. I have found The hand knitted cleaning cloths from Toockies are AWE-some! I also love the story behind the Toockies products and I wanted to share it with you. Toockie, which is the nickname of the owner’s cousin Claudia, hand knitted dishcloths that were of exceptional quality. When the owner of Toockies saw a TV show on women in India who were forced into slavery and prostitution who had no skills to help them escape their plight. By teaching women from Nababpur, India to make the Toockies dishcloth, The Toockie Project has opened a door of opportunity to 210 women so far who would otherwise not have had any hope for change. When you buy the amazing products from Toockies, you are not only helping these courageous women earn a way out of a life of despair, you get some really handy dishcloths! I LOVE these things and I have them in the kitchen, the bathroom and the car and have sent some to my oldest daughter. The dishcloths scrub better than anything I have used, are machine washable and they hold their shape due to their strong knitting. I was also sent the Loving Heart Pot Holder and the Awaken Coasters. The pot holder is nice and thick and works like a charm and the coasters have already had a lot of use in my living room. As part of The Toockie Project, the women who knit the products are taught how to write their name. These names are then written in their handwriting on the packaging of the product. My dishcloths were made by Jomela Bibi. You can buy the Dishcloths, Coasters and Pot Holder as well as other products on the Toockies website. The items sell for $20.99, $15.99, and $11.99 respectively.
One reader will win one set of 6 Dishcloths ($20.99) and one Loving Heart Pot Holder ($11.99)