Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Vinegar- The Unsung Hero of Every Household!


Did you know that vinegar has been around thousand years ago?This can be traced back to Biblical times and ancients very quickly uncovered its versatility. While records were not kept before 5000 BC, legend has it that the Sumerians of ancient Babylonia discovered its usage as a cleaning agent. They also found out that vinegar slows or stops action of bacteria that spoils food so they used it as a preservative. Excellent Sumerians right? Nowadays, vinegar continues to play a valuable role in society. With 1001 uses, this can really go a long way!Let me provide you a broad range of vinegar usage tips that are convenient to use and that really work. :-)




BEAUTY:


* Fight dandruff, by rinsing with vinegar and
2 cups of warm water, after shampooing.


* Remove fruit stains from hands. Rub with vinegar.


HEALTH:


* Relieve arthritis. Before each meal, drink a
glass of water containing two teaspoons
Apple Cider Vinegar.
Give it at least three weeks to start working


* Relieve cough by mixing one-half cup Apple Cider
Vinegar, one-half cup water, one teaspoon cayenne
pepper, and four teaspoons honey.
Take one tablespoon when cough acts up.
Take another tablespoon at bedtime


LAUNDRY:


* Get smoke smell out of clothes by addibng a cup of
vinegar to a bath tub of hot water.
Hang clothes above the steam


* Freshen up the washing machine. Clean the hoses
and unclog soap scum.
Once a month pour one cup of vinegar into the
washing machine and run the machine through a
normal cycle, without clothes


IN THE KITCHEN:


* A mixture of salt and vinegar will clean coffee
and tea stains from chinaware.


* Freshen vegetables. Soak wilted vegetables in
2 cups of water and a tablespoon of vinegar.


IN THE BATHROOM:


* Kill germs on bathroom fixtures by using one part
vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle.
Spray the bathroom fixtures and floor,
then wipe clean.


* Soap and stain build up can be removed from chrome
and plastic fixturesif they are cleaned with a
mixture of 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons
of distilled vinegar.


ANIMALS/BUGS:


* Eliminate animal urine stains from carpet. Blot
up urine with a soft cloth, flush several times
with lukewarm water, then apply a mixture of equal
parts vinegar and cool water. Blot up, rinse,
and let dry.


* Deter ants. Spray vinegar around door and window
frames, under appliances, and along other known
ant trails.


* Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on an area to
discourage cats from walking,sleeping, or
scratching on it.


* Keep dogs from scratching ears. Clean the inside
of the ears with a soft cloth dipped in diluted
vinegar.


There it is everyone! May this help in your day to day basis. You can never really go wrong, vinegars are non-toxic, all-natural, economical and environmentally-friendly!

























































































Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Quest for Friendly People!


Just as i welcomed the new year 2012, i started thinking on what to post on this blog, i thought of putting in what will be my New Year's Resolution but i decided against it because i know that it is BORING. Would you agree? Definitely. Anyway, just to turn around the boringness, i made myself a stalker this week. Yes guys! I have been stalking and like a predator, i was in search of my preys. I took an adventurous journey this time looking for friendly people in the metro. These people that i looked for were not just friendly but specifically eco-friendly! I also include those who made an effort and initiative in saving our environment. You think this quest is easy? Definitely not, but it was worth it :-) What i did was simply stroll, open my eyes wide and look for someone who uses environment-friendly bags as they shop! The search didn't just stop there, i had to approach the person, took a pic and asked their consent so i may be able to post the pics in here. It really take some guts to do this but no guts no glory they say :-)You do the verdict how my quest go by looking at the pictures below;
Robinsons Supermarket Notification to the grocers
Eco- savers bag by SM Megamall



Kuya using an Eco-Saver bag as he shopped 
Citibank giving away Free Eco-Bag


Another guy using an eco-friendly bag
Levis Packed Tee in a Carton



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Should we lose hope because we have only seen a few? Not really! I myself was so happy to still see people who cares :-) Let me say my kudos to you for the support and to special mention the people of Pasig City and its government  for spearheading the Eco- Savers Campaign Ordinance #9, 2010. 

As previously mentioned in my blog, i know that this will be a long journey so i am asking everyone's help to be an advocate and join me in the "NO TO PLASTIC BAGS, BYOB campaign! Be friendly, be eco-friendly! Let us all save the environment! 

Please feel free to share this post and share the love! xoxo :-)



**Disclaimer: 


I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this blog nor i was paid to create this. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Say " NO TO PLASTIC BAGS " Bring Your Own Bag!


Did you ever wonder where do our plastics go after throwing it away in the garbage?  Of course, it always ends up in the landfills. But did you ever wonder what happens after that? Plastics do decompose but it takes hundreds of years to biodegrade in which in return pollutes our environment. I have been reading articles about plastic pollution lately and did realize that it's time for me to contribute by making a blog so we may lessen this pollution and stop as it is capable of reaching to many generations to come. So please walk with me, spread the word and help me promote use eco-friendly bags! I know it will be a long battle but it is still not too late. Countries like China, Ireland, Australia, Bangladesh and Taiwan have already banned or have placed restrictions on single use of plastics, and i am sure we can also make it here in the Philippines. 


WHAT CAN WE DO?


* Shop with reusable bags
*Stop mindlessly throwing away plastic bags
* Recycle the plastic products you bring home
* When asked if you want paper or plastic?answer is neither!
* Support the no-plastic day of some malls in the metro, i suggest not just the once a week event of the no plastic day but do it every time you shop to your favorite stores, imagine how many plastics we are to avoid if we do BYOB :-)


 Let me share to you the last stop that i did in Galleria :-) i have been using an eco-friendly bag for quiet some time so i decided to scout for newer ones, something that i can bring along everytime i go buy groceries. So look what i found? I found an array of eco-friendly bags at Saizen, a Japanese dry good stores selling all of their items for only 85 pesos! Not bad right? 



I went home bringing with me 2 reusable bags from Saizen :-) Can't wait to use my new eco-bags!





What about you? Let me know your thoughts and share what do you do to save the environment?


Next time you do the shopping and carry home the things in a  plastic carry bag, think and realise that you are  contributing your share to a deadly plastic pollution whose ill effects are  irreversible and capable of reaching out to many generations  to come. 


For your next trip to the grocery store, BYOB!



Disclaimer:  I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products, this post is written with my honest opinion 
Also, Salamat kay kuya in reminding me of no picture taking upon my visit in Saizen :-) 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Toxic-Free Christmas Shopping!

Hello guys! This is my first blog and what a good way to start blogging this November! With everyone busy in school after the sem break  and people were back working after the long weekend, i am sure that next on your event list is Christmas shopping!! Yes, you read it, everyone is going to be busy prepping for Christmas. Some of you may be thinking what gifts to give,where to buy something that is not heavy in your pocket and some were heading to just one destination. DIVISORIA!! Tara na sa Divisoria , the mecca for shoppers :-) Cheap clothes, shoes, house wares, school supplies, you name it, they have it, of course who would not forget TOYS. Sa mga maraming inaanak eto at dito lang kayo sa Divisoria makakarami ng bili na swak din sa budget, i’m sure your “inaanak” is now anticipating  it. But beware, with all these toys made from China, we want to make sure that these toys are safe. We don’t want to give products that contains concerning level of toxic metals. Pero paano ko nga ba malalaman na may lead, antimony, mercury etc ang binibili ko? This is where i come in. This blog is to give you an idea at least what NOT to buy in Divisoria. With the help of IPEN’s Mercury Free Campaign, we can get these information. IPEN  which stands for International POPs Elimination Network is a global network of more than 700 public interest non-governmental organizations working together for the elimination of persistent organic pollutants. They have a team who conducted tests by using Olympus InnovX Delta hand-held X-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF). Below picture is what the device looks like :-)
Based on the tests conducted, there were 25 toys in Divisoria that has toxic content. Am i discouraging you to purchase your gifts in there? Absolutely not. This is about awareness and at the same time making our children safe, please check the pictures below which were tested as toxic. Have a safe and fun shopping everyone!