Synthetic solvents may cause hormone disruptions and organic solvents such as butyl cellosolve are neurotoxins and nasal irritants that can wreck havoc on allergy and asthma sufferers. Shopping for a 'safe' cleaner can be challenging. You want to look for one that is nontoxic and has absolutely no hazardous chemicals. A great product to switch to is Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate by Shaklee. Their 16oz bottle of cleaner is created from natural, sustainably sourced ingredients with no phosphates or dyes. It is tough on grease and ultraconcentrated so one 16oz bottle makes 48 gallons of all-purpose cleaner. To learn more about Shaklee cleaners and how to create a nontoxic household click here: http://juliemundis.myshaklee.com/us/en/category.php?main_cat=HomeCare&sub_cat=GetCleanHousehold
2. Save Water There are literally hundreds of ways to save water but we will list just a few of our favorites:
- Put an aerator on all household faucets and cut your annual water consumption by 50%
- Use a rainbarrel or 32 gallon plastic trash can to collect water runoff from your gutters. Then use what you collect to water your plants instead of turning on the hose. You don't always need to go out and purchase products to save water. Simple behavior changes can add up quick when thinking about the environment: Like using a broom instead of a hose to clean dirt off of your sidewalk or driveway can save 80 gallons of water or just turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save 4.5 gallons of water each time. To learn more ways on how to save water go to: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/
3. Switch to Energy-Efficient Light- I hope you all know this one by now but it is worth repeating because of how much energy you save by doing it. Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) use 66% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer. Replacing a 100-watt incandescent bulb with a 32-watt CFL can save $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. If you are not doing this by now you are wasting some serious green.
Telo massage studio knows the effect we have on our environment and that indoor air quality is just as important as outdoor air quality. That is why we do everything we can to make our studio space more earth friendly. We use nontoxic biodegradeable cleaners and laundry detergents from Shaklee to lessen the allergy effects on all of our clients. We also recycle and utilize any enery saving techniques we can to lessen our carbon footprint.