If you have children, you've probably witnessed them putting weird things in their mouths. You know, things like sand, marbles, lego pieces, erasers, dog food, or even cleaning products.
My youngest son, who just turned five, has kept me on the edge of my seat since the day he was born. He's the one I worried about the most at the park when he was younger, as sand would often be his snack of choice.
Last year he came into my room with a glowing smile. He had taken a bite into a glo-stick and the fluorescent substance was in his mouth. After some online research, we figured out that he was going to be okay, but I was totally worried. Now, I'm just convinced he has superhero powers.
Last week, I heard him call out to me: "Mommy, why is there sand in the bathtub? I just tried some..."
I ran upstairs, and discovered he had licked some bathroom cleaner. You know, toxic bathroom cleaner with bleach? Yup. Of course, I panicked. That prompted me to start looking for household cleaning products that aren't as harmful for children. Which brought me back to terra20...
A few months ago, I was hired to host the grand opening of a brand-new eco-friendly store in Ottawa called terra20. This lovely (and huge!) store sells everything you can imagine: books, cosmetics, kitchen accessories, children's clothing and toys, stationary and office supplies. terra20 also has an awesome ecobar, a place where you can replace your household cleaning supplies with eco-friendly alternatives at one of the ecobar dispensers. I've written a few blog posts for terra20 and I know first-hand how great their products are.
I love the ecobar at terra20. No, there's no Pinot Gris at this bar, but there are a lot of amazing and safe cleaning products for you and the environment.
My friends at terra20 gave me all their cleaning products try at home, and I already have a few favourites. I love the dish soap (it smells like yummy pomegranate!) and the glass and window cleaner, which does as good a job as Windex.
terra20 would also like to give YOU (and you, and you....) a coupon so you can bring home three free ecobar sample kits. You can choose any three ecobar products to try at home!
Please leave a comment telling me what your favourite eco product is, or share with me why you made the switch to eco-friendly cleaning products.
Here are the products you can choose from:
- Hard Floor Surface Cleaner
- Dish Soap (Pomegranate Scent)
- Bathroom Cleaner
- Glass and Window Cleaner
- All Purpose Cleaner
- Liquid Laundry (Unscented)
- Fabric Softener (Unscented)
- Fabric Softener (Lavender Scent)
The best part? EVERYONE who leaves a comment telling me what your favourite eco product is, or why you made the switch to eco-friendly products, gets a coupon to pick up three sample sized (very generous sized, might I add, see picture above) products from terra20's ecobar. Winners should live in Ottawa and surrounding areas, because you'll have to go terra20 to get your products.
Happy eco-shopping, everyone!