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Ecological DIY scrubbing cleansers

Ecological DIY scrubbing cleansers
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Ecological DIY scrubbing cleansers

Get excellent results without putting toxic chemicals down the drain.

Fri, Jan 25 2013 at 10:39 AM

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When faced with dirty bathroom tile or a stove top caked in cooked-on grease, it is so tempting to reach for the bottle of Prefab Toxic Scrub That Will Not Be Named or to chicken out and call a cleaning lady. For less money, and without the toxic fumes, you can make your own DIY ecological scrubbing cleansers. You’ll feel great knowing that you are flushing fewer harsh chemicals into the water supply, and you’ll love scrubbing the tub without inhaling nasty fumes.

1. Castile soap and baking soda: Networx writer Sayward Rebhal, who is an expert when it comes to ecological living and who keeps her house so naturally clean that her landlord will definitely not be calling a Los Angeles tile contractor to regrout when she moves, introduced me to this scrubbing cleanser. Squirt a ring of 

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Looking for a fun, inexpensive place to take your family this Saturday evening? How about helping a good cause while you’re at it? This Saturday, January 26, Berea Animal Rescue Fund will be hosting their annual Soup-R-Bowl Dinner at Berea High School Cafeteria. Joe Borosky, shelter manager, says that Berea ARF has been holding this fundraiser for 12 years, and it is a much anticipated event each time around. The event is from 4-7pm, and it includes all you can eat chili, soup, salads, sandwich wraps, beverages, and desserts. The admission price is just $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for children ages 5-12, and it is free for any children younger than 5. There will even be raffle baskets and Berea ARF merchandise for sale. The funds raised will go toward shelter operations, animal healthcare, and making sure the animals get the care that they need. Aside from the admission charge and any raffle tickets or merchandise you may choose to purchase, ARF asks that you consider bringing donations off of their wish list if you have extras or wish to help a little more. The items most needed right now at the shelter are canned cat food, laundry detergent, garbage bags, and paper towels. These items help to carry out day to day functions such as keeping dog and cat cages clean and giving the animals fresh bedding daily.

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