Clean Windows, Naturally

Enjoying breakfast by your kitchen window, opening the shades to allow the natural sunlight to flood the living room, and smiling at the cat who jumps on the windowsill to dream of catching birds – the morning sunshine is beautiful, uplifting and energizing!

Then you notice the dust build-up or streaks left behind from the window cleaner, or perhaps little finger prints, distracting you from the beautiful rays. You have a choice: bring out the chemical filled window cleaner, spend extra on “green” products, or simply make your own inexpensive natural products at home.

Manufacturers are not required to list all ingredients used in their products. The listing you see on the back is what they have chosen to list, not necessarily every chemical and toxin actually used.

sprayButyl cellosolve, found in most glass cleaners is easily absorbed through the skin. A minor reaction may include skin irritation and respiratory issues. Long term exposure or accidental ingestion can cause damage to the blood, kidneys, and central nervous system. A build-up of this toxin can cause serious health consequences. This is just an example of one of the many chemicals used in commercial glass cleaners.

You may not be able to control all the dangers of this world, but you can keep your children safer at home by eliminating toxins from your household. Did you know that household products are the number one source of child poisonings?

With Strong Kangen Water and a few basic household ingredients you can achieve clear, shiny windows and take a step closer to a chemical-free home, safe for the entire family.

One of the greatest features of your Kangen Water® machine is the ability to choose from 5 different water types, ranging from Strong Kangen Water to Strong Acidic Water. Each type has important and distinct abilities.

Strong Kangen Water is great for cleaning around the house. It is easily absorbed and the high alkaline content gives it the strength to tackle dirt, grime, and oil. Use this recipe for an effective, non-toxic, and inexpensive alternative that you can make right at home!

Window Cleaner

  • 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap
  • 2 cups Strong Kangen Water
  • 10-12 drops essential oil *(optional for scent)

Combine in a spray bottle and shake to blend.

* Be sure to include the liquid soap, as it will cut the wax build up left behind from using commercial products.

* Essential oils are remarkably powerful. If you are chemically sensitive to fragrance, you can leave this step out. It is not essential to the cleaning process but leaves a pleasant scent.

Have fun making your own cleaner! You’ll protect your wallet, health and environment with clean, non-toxic, and chemical-free products.

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http://www.switchtosaferproducts.com/

http://www.zerowaste.ca/articles/column32.html

http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?parent=green-household-cleaners.htm&url=http://www.livescience.com/environment/070806_green_cleaners.html

Hubert, Cynthia. “Shades of Green: The big scrub-off: It’s not hard to buy so-called eco-friendly cleaners, but do they work — and really meet the standard?” Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Oct. 10, 2007

Kangen Water® – Pure Hydration

Kangen Water and athletesStaying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your body while enjoying the hot sun. This is especially true when doing strenuous activities such as basketball, running, football, and other sports.

The 5-gallon beverage container your teammate brought may be filled with water or a sports drink, but are these really your best choice? Many sport drinks contain excessive amounts of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors which are not beneficial to your body. Some people fill large beverage containers with water from a garden hose since the containers are hard to fill up in the sink. Many garden hoses are made of PVC and use lead as a stabilizer which can leach into the water.

Enagic's 1 gallon bottleOne of the best things you can do for you and your teammates is bring along a large container filled with Kangen Water®, which hydrates you better due to its smaller water molecule clusters. These water clusters penetrate your cells and enable every nook and cranny of your body to become super-hydrated. Your teammates won’t know what hit them!

And unlike other alkaline-water machines, one of the many benefits of your Kangen Water® machine is that it will produce Kangen Water® non-stop so you can fill your entire water container with a continuous stream.

So the next time you’re headed outdoors to the field or the court, ditch the sports drinks, energy drinks, tap water, and even bottled water. And remember to fill your container with super-hydrating Kangen Water® for yourself and your teammates.
Kangen Water® – pure hydration!

Need help cleaning your grill?

Kangen Water and food

Do you love to grill out but hate the clean up? Do you fear the thought of using chemical-laden products to clean a cooking surface?
If you said “yes” to either question then Enagic’s Kangen Water® is exactly what you need!
Not only does your Kangen Water® machine make marvelous drinking water but it also makes a great degreaser and sanitizer.

To clean your grill quickly and easily, first scrape the burnt food particles off with a brass-bristled brush. Then, use Strong Kangen Water (pH 11.5) to emulsify the grease and cut through the grime like magic! Once the grease has been removed, use Strong Acidic Water (pH 2.5) to disinfect.
You can also use the 2 waters to clean your cooking utensils because they, too, are often a greasy mess.
As a result, your grill and utensils will be clean like the day you bought them and chemical free.
Enjoy a fun-filled summer and bring on the grilling!