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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Clean and "Go Green"

Many of us avoid "Going Green" because we're afraid of adjusting to HUGE changes. We help make it simple by providing you with ways to "Go Green" while you Spring Clean!

Home Office:
Stop unsolicitated mail like coupons, sales papers and catalogs. "Shred all unwanted paper": This not only reduces bulkiness of paper which makes it easier to dispose of, but also helps prevent identity theft!

Remove everything from your closets and seperate into two categories. 1) What you've used in the past year and, 2) what you haven't used in 2 years. "Donate items not used in 2 years to a local charity or offer to members on Freecycle": Recycling is at the top of the "Going Green" list.  Visit our website for a complete listing of charities that will pick-up your stuff and information on joining Freecycle.

Go through your refridgerator and pantry and dispose of expired and unwanted foods. "Reuse jars for leftovers or donate food you don't want to a local food bank"
Get rid of the multitude of disposable plastic bags. "Recycle them and move on to reuseable bags": Many retailers sell reusable bags for under a dollar!

In most cases our garages are used as graveyards for the things we can't part with, and many times we have no idea what's actaully out there!  Be honest with yourself and realize that if it has been sitting unused for 2 years or more, then you obviously don't need it. "Have a garage sale!": You can enjoy watching others tote away your junk for you and make money at the same time.

March Spotlight: Gold Canyon Candles

Gold Canyon’s natural cleaning product line, Homeology™, includes an infusion of pure essential oils from eucalyptus, citrus, lavender, rosemary and mint– some of the most effective essential oils for green cleaning. These synergistic blend combinations provide a pleasant and natural scent – aromatherapy for your home. Pure essential oils are light-sensitive and love the cool blue bottles that protect them from harm.

Homeology™ is aromatherapy for the home. Our plant-based, environmentally friendly cleaning products contain fragrant essential oils for a pure and natural scent that soothes you while wiping out dirt and germs. Our Homeology line of products includes all-natural cleaning supplies that are effective, biodegradable and safe to breathe. Homeology has been featured in the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, and is a proud recipient of the “Greenie Award” in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine.

Essential oils clean as wonderfully as they smell. If you press on the peel of any citrus fruit, out comes a substance that not only smells heavenly, but in itself has an impressive ability to cleanse, disinfect and deodorize your home. From ancient Greece and Rome to the world of Shakespeare, essential oils have been used for ages and known for their cleaning, health and aromatherapy qualities. Listed below are some of the essential oils that are used in our products and the benefits of each…

Cinnamon – Used by the ancient Chinese for uplifting and healing qualities, cinnamon contains antifungal and antimicrobial properties and is thought to be anti-allergenic.

Clove – Used widely in the dental industry for its antiseptic and disinfectant qualities. Keeps insects away and kills mold.

Eucalyptus – Known for its stimulating and healing qualities as an antifungal and antiviral agent. Also known to deodorize.

Lavender – Thought to be an antifungal, antiviral floral used since Shakespeare’s time to calm, relax and deodorize.

Lemon – Known for its natural cleaning properties and excellent health benefits as a source of vitamin C and an energizer to the body with its antifungal and antiviral qualities.

Mandarin – A member of the orange family whose aroma is believed to uplift and promote a feeling of cleanliness.

Peppermint – Greeks and Romans crowned their heads with this mint as it was known to calm and stimulate, relieve pain, eliminate nausea and calm nervousness. Known for its anesthetic properties and cold remedy as a chest decongestant.

Rosemary – Has a reputation of energizing, stimulating and strengthening memory.

Spearmint – In ancient Greece, this mint was used as body perfume. It was thought to stimulate and strengthen while bringing comfort to one’s mind.

Sweet Orange – Used in fine fragrances for many years, historically as bridal decorations for the last century, it is also known to uplift and invigorate the senses.

To view the Homeology line from Gold Canyon, log on to http://www.wix-n-stix.com/ and click on Home Scents then HOME CLEANING.

To get a free sample of Homeology, contact Jennifer Allen at http://www.wix-n-stix.com/ and mention the Closets Galore and More Newsletter for a special discount on your first order. Give your home an aromatherapy treatment with Homeology today!