Posts Tagged ‘water’

Eco-Friendly Gardening Toolkit: Microfibre Cloths

Plain, old water is the purest, greenest solvent for cleaning.

Plain, old water is the purest, greenest solvent for cleaning.

One of the greenest tools you can use these days is a microfibre cleaning cloth, slightly dampened by plain old water. It’s my eco-friendly tool of choice for cleaning dust and grime off leaves. I use microfibre cloths and water to dislodge bugs like scale and mealybug off houseplants. For cleaning your garden tools it’s fantastic too. Microfibre lets you enter a world of chemical-free cleaning.

Microfibre is a combination of polyester and nylon, with fibres so small they trap dirt and bacteria, allowing you to clean using only water.Water is nature’s purest solvent. You simply can’t get any more organic. As a matter of fact, using a detergent or other chemical cleaning product with a microfibre cloth actually makes it work less, not more. Explain That Stuff explains microfibres here.

Microfibers are able to attach themselves to even the smallest, most microscopic dirt particles—ones that normal cloth fibers (positively giant in comparison) crudely brush past.

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We Love Maple Water

 

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When it comes to rehydrating the body, few things are as effective as good old water, but a lot of people are reluctant to hydrate sufficiently, drinking water only when they are thirsty, which, as coaches everywhere have moaned for years, is a little on the late side. The thirst reflex only kicks in once the body is experiencing dehydration; in terms of efficiency, performance is already being compromised. We need water, don’t wait until you are dying of thirst to drink it.There are many best water softeners for well water and you should use them. Continue »