Favorite Finds: Dr Bronners Magic Soap
My grandmother had a passion for cleaning. Keeping her house spotless was like a career to her. Personally, I am not a fan of cleaning. I love a neat, organized house, but I hate to waste precious creative energy on household tasks.
I’ll admit that my husband does the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping us from living in squalor. He likes to point out that fact to our friends, family co-workers, and people we’ve just met. It is embarrassing, so I’m trying to help out more.
Part of the reason that I hate cleaning, is that I don’t like the chemical odor from harsh cleaning products. Two products make cleaning a little more pleasant for me are Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and Spiff Cloths. Both products are Made in the U.S.A.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
A friend of mine introduced me to this natural castile-based product. It comes in many scents, but my favorite ones are the citrus orange, almond, and peppermint. You can even use it as a body wash and shampoo. In fact, the label says you this “magic all-in-one” soap has 18 different uses. You can pick up Dr. Bronner’s soap in most grocery stores and certainly any store that caters to organic products.
My other favorite product is the Spiff Cloth. This streak-free, spot-free cloth is sold by Berit Hines, who is one of my fellow members in the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy. It really lives up to its claim to allow you to clean without glass cleaners or other chemicals. I love the way it gets rid of the cat hair that seem to stick to every surface in our home. You can pick them up online at www.spiffcloth.com.