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  1. Mrs.blondie

    Mrs.blondie New Member

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    Anyone know if this is not good to use in the house as a cleaning supply? I need to clean my kitchen floor and a friend who is over told me to check on the product first..I dont want to hurt the baby..
    Anyone who knows anything I would appreciate your opinion...
     
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    Oh, I almost hate to do this. I'm not sure what it's become now, but there used to be a multi-level marketing company called AmWay. The name has changed now but the products are the same. They have a cleaning product called LOC (Liquid Organic Cleaner) that is extremely mild but effective.

    The orange and citrus based cleaners are probably a good choice, too, as they are fairly benign and most dogs and cats won't try to lick the surfaces as they don't like citrus - find it repellent actually.
     
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    I recommended diluted vinegar in a pm. It such a great cleaner. Used for years. They say its a disinfectant too.
     
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    I use Enjo, No chemicals needed and my house has never looked cleaner
     
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    I also agree with vinegar....awesome cleaner. I use baking soda, too, for any job that requires a bit of scrubbing. It is non-abrasive so it is amazing for any surface.......removes stubborn stains easily. Don't know what surface your kitchen floor is, but if it's a newer vinyl....you don't need to ever use any harsh chemicals to clean it....at the most, a little squirt of dish soap in warm water. :) And, you could always rinse if you want to be certain all soap residue is gone.
     
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    Hm, never really thought about vinegar - white vinegar I guess?

    Another thing I really like to keep around for cleaning is borax. Nothing cleans a bathroom like old fashioned 20 Mule Team Borax - even old fashioned porcelain tubs.
     
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    Yup white vinegar. It's also a deodorizer. Once it dries it doesn't really have that vinegar smell anymore.

    I've heard borax is an excellent cleaner. I've never bought it though. I don't know anyone that uses it. Of course I don't discuss cleaning products with a lot of people.

    Tip: equal parts of vinegar and baking soda down a clogged drain is an effective "drain-o" You pour soda first, then vinegar and cover for about 10 minutes. Then flush with hot water. You may need to repeat as it's not as strong as commercial corrosive stuff. Much safer though for the enviro and the household in general.
     
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    Now that's good to know! Our sinks are always getting slow. The vinegar is probably perfect, since part of our problem is lime build-up. Our water comes from a deep limestone well.
     
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    I love Murphy's oil soap .....smells good,safe and natural.
     
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    So, how does your water taste?

    I hate that eggy taste of some wells that have a lot of sulpher. I don't know how people can drink and cook with that. yuck
     
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    It tastes very good, especially compared to treated water. Limestone is one of the best filters found in nature - and far superior to anything we've manufactured.
     
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    Cool. I want one then. We have well water now and it tastes pretty good. Nothing spectacular though. I hate how a lot of bottled water tastes. Like Dasani! Awful stuff.
     
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    When I buy bottled water I try to get spring water that actually comes from a spring and hasn't been tampered with too much. People laugh at you when you buy Evian, but it really does taste much better!
     
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    Evian. Naive. It DOES taste better. I think you need to know the background behind the company to know where the water actually comes from. Our store brand bottled water says it comes from different sources (one spring and one something else I think) but they taste like yuck!
     
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    Luckily there is a brand bottled not twenty miles from me, English Mountain, that is very good. If I don't see Evian I try to get that. If I can't get that, then I usually just grab a Sobe Green Tea if I've stopped for gas or something and looking for a drink.
     
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    Oh, when I was living in Japan they had delicious, quality, cold green tea. I've never found the right kind yet to make it at home. Not the same quality. I think it was a Sencha. And it never had sugar added or anything. It was so great. Sometimes I try to make some at home and I like it but it was not as good as in Japan.

    It was funny because they had vending machines everywhere where we could buy cigarrets, beer, tea, coffee, pop, juice. In the summer they would have cold vending machines. The tea would be cold, coffee... And I remember one day waiting while I was doing my laundry. It was fall and I went out to get my green tea that I always got during the summer. Cold green tea. It was HOT! I guess they just flip a switch for the winter and all the beverages go hot. Of course not pop and juice and stuff. That amused me. :)
     
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    Oh, go to www.uptontea.com and browse through the green teas, or you can do a website search for 'sencha' and it will pull up about seventeen matches.
     
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    That's funny. I guess you looked up sencha before you posted. Cuz, I'd be a little in awe if you knew already new there'd be 17 hits!

    I looked. Some of those teas look great. How long does 125 grams last? I love the tea pots. I had a really great one in Japan but I left it behind.

    Have you ever had a tea from Argentina. It's a herb. Very traditional. Thinking... mmm... I can see it. I can even make out the sound in my head... I'm going to have to look it up. brb
     
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