Today, I wouldn't even think of buying something which is most certainly laden with chemicals. I have yet to see a similar product from Seventh Generation, but no matter. I made a profound discovery when I was cleaning the other day:
If I sprinkle dried lavender blossoms over the carpet before I vaccum, then the whole living space smells fantastic. It was truly a moment of genius.
I used some lavender I had purchesd from the bulk spice section at Ozark Natural Foods, but you could also use homegrown and dried blossoms (I'm sure the leaves would work just as well).
Here's another green tip: Change your vacuum cleaner bag. It's amazing how much better the vacuum works with a clean bag.
I hadn't changed mine in I don't know how long. Let's just say it was full nearly to the bursting point. Gross. I will definitely keep more of an eye on it from now on.
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