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purecosheet Review

One of my goals this year was to look closely at the products we use in our home and change them out with more cost effective and eco-friendly ones. I was SO excited when purecosheets agreed to work with me on a review of their reusable eco-friendly dryer sheets.

purecosheets have the same benefits of a traditional dryer sheet with none of the chemicals. They contain no chemicals, dyes or perfumes. I know a huge selling point for me was when I realized that I could use them on P’s clothing. Since no residue is left behind like traditional dryer sheets, they are perfectly safe to use on all of his clothing including flame retardant clothing. 
They are even low maintenance  You just have to throw them in the wash after the you have used them three times and then every three months. Best of all, you just throw them in the dryer with the rest of your cloths to dry. They even work wet! 
One set of these reusable dryer sheets last for hundreds of loads. I know what you maybe thinking now… How the heck will I remember when they need to be replaced?!?! purecosheets has already thought of that! You can sign up for a product replacement reminder. Yeah, pretty cool, huh? 
I was a little skeptical at first because these things seem a little too good to be true. I was pleasantly surprised and have fallen in love with this product. It’s like hitting the jackpot when I find something that is eco-friendly, cost effective and works! 
Just think… Now you won’t have those embarrassing moments at work when a dryer sheet falls out of the bottom of your pants in a meeting… 🙂 
You can find purecosheets at many retail stores in Canada, the US or online! 
purecosheets has graciously given all Cherry Blossom Love readers 10% off their purchase! Just use the coupon code,  Cherry Blossom, at checkout. 
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Tipful Thursday

Today’s Tipful Thursday topic is, removing stains. What is your favorite remedy for removing those pesky stains?!

Even though P is only 10 weeks old, he can still cause some massive stains on his cloths! We have had a few blowouts and when he got his vaccinations at his 2 month visit, I found a little blood on his onesie.

We have been pretty particular about the cleaning agents we have been using around and for P. From dish soap, to detergent I wanted safe and green products. I didn’t want stain remover to be any different. We do a good amount of shopping at Buy Buy Baby and found a line of cleaning products called BabyGanics. I am a fan of several of their products but my favorite is the Stain Remover. It has gotten every stain out I have thrown its way!

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Spring Cleaning Saturday!

Going GREEN, one project at a time! 

When we found out that I was pregnant, one of the things I put on my to-do list was to purge are rediculous amounts of cleaning supplies and condence them into a few multipurpose products.

If you don’t believe me, here is a picture of all of the bottles of collected!

Now that I have had a little more time on my hands (yeah right), I have been scowering the internet for recipes for houshold cleaning supplies made from simple ingrediants. The products most commonly used were Borax, Washing Soda, salt and vinegar. See, isn’t this nicer?

I used a recipe found over at Lady With The Red Rocker to make the soap and then followed some of Home For Three’s directions to make the actual pods. I quickly learned that it is a little harder than it looks and ended up doing it my own way.

The recipe called for
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup salt
Lemishine

You also need a
Measuring cup
Cookie sheets
Bowl
Wax or parchment paper
Gloves (optional)
Mold that will fit your detergent dispencer (optional)

I decided to double the recipe and since we have hard water, I used 12 oz of Lemishine. The easy part was mixing all of the ingrediants together! One thing that I didn’t do was cover my kitchen table before I started. I highly recommend doing this for easier clean up.

The next step is where I vered a little off of what Momma M did at Home For Three. My measuring spoon wasn’t really cutting it as a mold so my genious Mom told me to mold bigger shapes and then cut them. First I sprayed the water in the spritz bottle over the detergent to moisten it up. You want the detergent to be the same consistency as sand. I then collected about a fist full of detergent and started molding it on the cookie sheet to about the size of a deck of cards. After about 5 minutes or so I cut the mold into sections that will fit our detergent compartment.

I know the first rule of blogging is to include large, high quality clean pictures. However, that would give you the false impression that this is a clean project. I can assure you, it is not! It gets quite messy when you add water to the detergent and form the pods. If your like me though, getting a little messy makes it that much more fun! 
 

Once they hardened, I placed them in a Tupperware container to keep moisture out.  
We did our first load and the dishes came out great! I am so happy I finally got around to this project and am thankful my Mom was able to keep P occupied so I could get my hands a little dirty and the house a little clean!