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Freshana – all-purpose cleaner & odor eater – a tried and true green product review


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It’s not easy to find a good air freshener. One that isn’t created with harsh chemicals and toxins. One that doesn’t mask odors with synthetic perfumes. One that really removes odors safely and effectively, without leaving a trail of residue.

Think about it – with every breath we take… We don’t want to risk exposure to toxins. When confronted by an offensive odor we just want the bad smell to go away quickly, without causing harm to both people and planet. When I came across a product line that purported to “eat odor and dirt – and leave nothing behind” I had to give it a try.

freshana.jpgEnter Freshana Odor Eliminator … I’ve been spraying this aerosol in different places whenever I catch a whiff of something stale or bad. And guess what, this stuff really works. As directed, I spray each area or surface for 8 to 10 seconds. I’ve tried it in the office, car, shoe closet, living room, dining room, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and laundry areas. What I love about it, is that it does exactly what it says – it lifts away bad odors without leaving a lingering scent of any kind. It’s like getting a hit of instant fresh air.

I’ve also been testing Freshana Liquid Spray – their food-grade, (safe for use around kids, pets and the elderly) all-purpose household cleaner. It’s versatile and works well on kitchen counter tops, windows, glass, carpets, laundry and other surfaces without leaving any odor behind. Mirrors and glass really shine. These two products are especially great for anyone with asthma or allergies.

How do they do it? There are NO harsh chemicals, carcinogens, perfumes or toxins in the ingredient mix. It’s derived from organically grown, highly renewable sugar cane, from farms located throughout the USA and its territories. We give Freshana our green thumbs up – it really works. (retails as a 2-pak, $16.99 + s&h) You can pick up some @ scentfreeclean.com

full disclosure: we received 2 products for the purposes of this Tried and True Green Product Review: 1, 14-oz aerosol and 1, 16 oz liquid spray of Freshana.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Bamboo Poles – the Perfect Alternative to Lumber


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Bamboo poles have many uses and are growing in popularity around the US. Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than trees and sequesters four times the amount of carbon dioxide, making bamboo poles the perfect alternative to lumber. They’re durable and can be used to build a wide range of items, such as:

  • Bikes
  • Furniture
  • Fence
  • Flooring
  • Wall Covering
  • Furniture
  • Decorative Décor

bamboo bike frame

(above) Bamboo Bike frames can be made from bamboo poles, they’re strong, easy to handle and look great, too.

Bamboo Tik Bar

(above) Furniture – Here’s a tiki bar that was made by hand with some inexpensive bamboo poles. Pieces like this one are easy to build, make excellent conversation starters and have a lot of character.

Bamboo Mahogany Fence
(above) Fence – Bamboo poles are exceptional when it comes to making fencing. You can make (or purchase) crude fences, privacy fences and decorative fences, with relative ease.

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Decorative Décor – As shown in the photo above, bamboo poles can be used to accent existing décor in your home or to create an entirely new masterpiece.

Jim Shannon of Pennsylvania-based Bamboo Habitat has been helping people like you with their bamboo pole projects for nearly 10 years now and is available to discuss your project on the phone at your convenience. If you would like to research first you could always visit the American Bamboo Society website, where you’ll find excellent reference material on all types of bamboo. Get your create juices flowing and start your next project with bamboo poles from Bamboo Habitat, today!

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