Natura Eco-Friendly Products
I very recently came across some cool eco-friendly products available at Home Hardware stores (Canada). It was actually my wife who told me about them after hearing an ad on the radio. (she definitely earned herself some eco brownie points with that one!)
Natura’s tea tree oil all-purpose cleaner has actually been a favourite of ours for some time now, but the timing of their two newest products couldn’t have been much better!
One of our lingering bad habits is the frequent use of paper towels. At one point I thought I had a solution in making rags out of old T-shirts, but sadly my skimpy rags just didn’t cut it in the end. Needless to say, when I learned about the Natura “Wonder Cloth” and it’s “8 layers of soft, supple, super absorbent cleaning power”, I was pretty excited!
The wonder cloth is apparently made from 100% natural wood fibres (a little odd, but interesting nevertheless), and resists bacterial growth, thus making it (hopefully) an ideal multi-use cloth. It feels pretty stiff straight out of the package, but I’m hopeful it will mellow out a little with some use!
The other new product is the Natura static-free, re-usable dryer sheets. It’s funny, I’ve recently been looking at our big ol’ box of Bounce sheets wondering if there was some better alternative out there – I’m certainly glad to know there is!
Each box contains 2 re-usable sheets and claims they are good for more than 500 loads. I’m not sure if that is 500 each or combined, but either way this is not only more eco-friendly but also quite a bit cheaper. The box cost $12.95, so even if it was only good for 500 loads total, thats 5X more than the 100-sheets of Bounce (which probably cost $4 or $5).
Also, one other thing worthy of mention – it looks as though some money is donated to the Tree Canada Foundation for any Natura products (or at least the Wonder Cloth) purchased.
So, if you happen to live in Canada be sure to check out Natura products the next time you are at your local Home Hardware. Unfortunately I don’t think they are available anywhere else, but I imagine there must be similar products out there.