Cleaners that are ok for the environment in home and outside

If any one is looking, I know a company where I buy natural cleaners (household and laundry) that are a wonderful blessing for familes. So far I have thrown away (not used up) my bleach products and other harsh chemicals and use only the new products...what a difference! I can now breath easy and know that my family is not being subjected to harmful chemical fillers. Is anyone interested? My wife and I were introduced a couple months back and now we are independant marketers of this company. We both truly believe in the importance of removing the harmful chemicals from our home and stopping the polution that is released to the environment from our washing machine and dishwasher.
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Would this be a multilevel marketing company like Melaleuca? Sorry, but:
1. Their structure makes their products unnecessarily expensive. Add to that their annual fees.
2. Some, like Melaleuca, may get you to sign a sort of contract, and then getting out can be difficult.
3. There are numerous other companies that sell environmentally friendly products without any strings attached. You can also find recipes for making your own, often for very little cost.
4. One of my birds is still recovering from an extended illness, and I suspect exposure to melaleuca oil was a factor. The stuff penetrates through the skin and has been known to poison small animals. My vet found it listed on an animal poison control site. The whole experience has left me distrustful of essential oils in general.
Laura
On 10 Feb 2005 20:55:09 -0800, "Concerned Parent"

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Laura My name is Ryan and I appreciate your reply, I am sorry about your bird! I have great story about a my family's budgie when I was growing up... I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as good as my family's. I do not have a bird now, I have a newborn and a two year old that I care very much about. We are definately not one of the many multi-level marketing companies out there. I know because I have been introduced to many of them and most of the people I now work with at Melaleuca lost big saving to them. If I may, I would like to respond to your points. First, the is a low $29 enrollment fee that is a one time fee. This will get you started with there products and get you a packed business kit showing you how to earn a residual income by refering others. The marketing executives are subscribed to our business publications that do cost $11 a year renewal, but that is it! When speaking of cost, if you would like, I can send you a cost comparison of everyday products compared to major brands purchased at Walmart. 2. The contract, this is necessary because of the terms and conditions...the "strings" are the avenue in which we get a check back from the company every month when we refer others (no quotas involved). This allows us to make it a home-based business. 3. And believe me, I have tried other "natural cleaners"...the one's that work are still harsh on the skin and hard to use in an enclosed area because of the fumes. Others that are truly natural, or the kind you make yourself, didn't work well enough for me to get rid of my toxics like bleach, ammonia, tub/tile cleaner and others. We no longer have any of these toxic cleaners and my family and I are safer. 4. My wife had talked to a person who would use the Melaleuca(tea tree) oil on a canine that had doggy dermititis of some sort. I personally would not promote the use of pure oil on animals these smaller animals. I know that there are many species of tea tree oil that have many different compositions. Our products use the purest form of Melaleuca arternifolia that is proven to be the mildest and most effective form. Our company has been around for 20 years and is doing very well. The founder and CEO is well known in the business world for his application of moral principle when creating the "business law" that governs his company. I would love to talk to you more to find out if you were a customer or if you had a friend that was.
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And highly poisonous to cats, who have very thin skin, livers that do not have the ability of dogs or humans to handle small amounts of terpinols, and a tendency to lick "natural" cleaner residues off their feet and body.
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Not really. There are a few inexpensive items that clean well--vinegar, household ammonia, dishwashing liquid, etc. Actually the area in your home that contains the most bacteria might surprise you. It's the kitchen sink. And the most effective way to kill harmful bacteria in the sink is a small amount of soap, household bleach, water, and a scrub brush (spray on and wipe is not at all that good). Household bleach is a very effective cleaner, and not harmful at all if you take a few precautions. Calling something "harmful" is easy to say because even water can be poisonous. GO AWAY SPAMMER! You have been plonked.
On 10 Feb 2005 20:55:09 -0800, "Concerned Parent"

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Another thing that cleans well and is completely nontoxic (and nearly free) is steam. Steam cleaners are available starting around $40 and up. You never have to pay for any chemicals and there is no smell.
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Hey Phisherman
I use the dish soap to clean the sink too, I come from a background in Biology and I have a good working knowledge of bacteria and the whole anti-bacterial craze. The dish soap that I use has no formaldehyde. You are right about the vinegar, our glass cleaner utilizes this. But ammonia?! If my two year old had gotten to the ammonia and drank it, I would be praying for her life! The same with bleach...bleach kills all bacteria and it his extremely caustic. Do you have children!? Bleach, which is in the dishwashing liquid, does not go away that easily. It is not like alcohol that evaporates. When you wash dishes in a dish washer with the store brands, the bleach will reside on your plates and reactivate when you put your hot food there and sit down to ingest it.
I am posting to one group. Spam and "SPAMMERS" send deceptive advertising to thousands of people. I am a family man and I am not deceptive. These are also my opinions and I am giving some the choice to learn more so that they can choose for themselves. Check out http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/media/cleaners_rm_030311.ram
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When you wash dishes in a dish

You do realize that there are a couple of rinse cycles after the wash cycle in most dishwashers? There is no detergent residue left on the dishes because it is RINSED OFF. Of course if you have some data to back-up your assertion, please post a link.
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Concerned Parent wrote:

Then you must know adding household bleach to drinking water was one of the first and most important steps in the anti-bacterial craze. It saved so many lives it caused a population explosion.

Can anything be biologically more natural than ammonia?

You must be thinking of calcium hypochlorite. Sodium hypochlorite tends to turn to salt when it dries. Put 1 cc of bleach in a stainless pan, then warm the pan to speed evaporation. Lick your fingertip, wipe it in the residue, and taste. Salt!
Anyway, as a biologist, you must be aware that scientists gave mice sodium hypochlorite over a long period and found no harm.

Spammers use the internet to push advertising on people.

What are you implying about unmarried men?
Sincerely, Choreboy
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