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What is Earth Day and How Can You Do Your Part to Save Our Planet

The idea of natural and organic gardening may seem like a current trending topic, but it is in fact far from new. National awareness about the negative effects of pollution from chemical pesticides and herbicides started decades ago, thanks to a holiday that most people have heard of: Earth Day. This year is the 50th anniversary of the event, and its mission remains as important as it was when the first Earth Day celebration took place back in 1970. Read on to learn a little more about Earth Day, and how you can do your part by being aware of... Read more →

What You Should & Shouldn't Clean With Vinegar

When you go to the supermarket to do your regular shopping, chances are you often have to make a stop in the cleaning aisle. With all of the natural cleaning products being added to the shelves these days, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the different options. If you’d like to simplify both your shopping list and your cleaning regimen, you can’t beat vinegar for all-around effectiveness at cleaning many different areas of your home. Keep reading to learn the many different surfaces that can benefit from vinegar’s cleaning power – and a few you should... Read more →

What is the pH of Vinegar?

It’s probably been quite a long time since you learned about pH in science class – or thought that this knowledge could come in handy later in life. While it still may seem like an obscure topic, knowing about pH helps explain a number of different tasks in daily life. The most relevant of these tasks today is probably green cleaning; but how does knowing about pH teach you about green cleaning? The answer is simple: vinegar pH is exactly what makes it such an effective cleaning agent. What is pH? The pH of a substance directly correlates with how... Read more →

Is Orange Oil Good for Wood Furniture?

Out of all of the surfaces in your business, wood is probably the one that raises the most concern in terms of proper care. Using the wrong product to clean wood furniture can ruin its finish, leading to either needing to have it refinished or replaced. So how can you ensure that your wood furniture is both sanitary and safe? We have the answer: orange oil! An all-natural product derived from cold pressing orange peels, orange oil is not only safe to use on wood, but its natural properties leaves surfaces truly clean. Learn more about the benefits of using... Read more →

Everything You Need to Know About White Distilled Vinegar for Cleaning

Most people know vinegar for its mouth-puckering sour flavor, but very few know where it comes from, how it is made, and the different ways that it can be used outside of salad dressing recipes. While there are over 20 different types of vinegar available today, we are going to focus on the most common and most useful variety: white distilled vinegar. Read on to learn more about this multi-talented ingredient. The History of White Vinegar Believe it or not, vinegar is as old as civilization itself, with a history spanning back to 5,000 B.C. Since that time, a wide... Read more →