Saga of the Stinky Fridge: Part II

Hi all!  I am a little short on time, so I am going to make this post short and sweet.

This morning, I decided to start deep cleaning my refrigerator after moving all of the nasties out last week.  Let’s face it, sometimes we have these chores that we need to attend to, but time keeps us from getting them done.  But I wanted to get my post up on time – no matter what, so I cleaned two door shelves and boy, did they need cleaning!

Here is a “before” picture of the shelves I cleaned.  I don’t know what the brown stain was from or how long it had been there.  But, it was a sticky, sap like substance that looked incredibly nasty.

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I used Melaleuca Tough and Tender all purpose cleaner diluted with water to wipe the shelves.  Then, I used Melaleuca Sol-u-mel (which has over 100 uses!) diluted with water to get rid of the stain.  Sol-u-mel Lemon Blossom has a strong lemon scent, so please make sure that you spray only on the spot and not accidentally onto your food.  It’s non-toxic, but who wants their peanut butter to taste like lemon blossom cleaner?

I love using all of the Melaleuca cleaning products because they are sold in concentrated formulas and all you need to do is fill only about 1/10 of the spray bottle with the product and then the rest of the bottle with tap water!  So not only are they eco-friendly and safe to use – they also help me save money!  When I cleaned my fridge, I didn’t use the concentrated forms because they were already effective enough!

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I look forward to Part III next week where I will have made a significant amount of progress!  Have a wonderful week and stay green and clean!

An economical and toxin free solution for washing smelly yoga mats

For those who have been practicing Bikram yoga, you know that you can’t just leave class and go about your business without taking a shower and changing your clothes.  It is imperative that you take a shower and do laundry regularly because your yoga clothes and  towel or mat/towel combination will be sweaty and very foul smelling due to the detoxification process.  I use a Breathe mat when I attend yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Burr Ridge and I love my mat because it is like a combination between a towel and a mat.  I can just throw it in the wash.

However, the down side is that the mat carries some stinky swamp scents after each class.  Even The Meowmixers run away when I take out my Breathe mat! Here is my reaction:

 

 

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I am fortunate enough to have a washer and dryer in my home.  When I lived in the city, I had to use the communal laundry room downstairs and pay to use each machine.  So, having an in unit washer and dryer has its perks for someone who practices Bikram yoga regularly!

Since I became a customer with Melaleuca, I switched to their MelaPower Mountain Fresh Detergent and to remove the stench, I add in a half of a cap full of Melaleuca Sol-u-Mel (By the way, this nifty solution is non-toxic and has over 100 uses!)

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I love MelaPower because it is super concentrated and a little goes a much longer way – hence the savings!  When I had Tide, I had to use more.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday!