Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day is an eco-friendly line of super cute cleaning products. It also happens to be the only detergent that has touched my laundry in the last five years. Aromatherapy and good the environment? No brainer.
Mrs. Thelma Meyer, an Iowa mother of nine, is in fact a real person and the inspiration behind the brand. Her daughter named the company to honor her old fashioned values and useful cleaning tips. Last week a book compiling these ingenious, earth-friendly tips debuted: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to Clean Like the Dickens. The book is a collection of fun, quirky, even ingenious ways to employ common household items in solving a range of homemaker conundrums.
Thelma Meyer was one of the original women to “go-green” and her old-fashioned tips are a modern girl's guide to a budget-and earth-friendly home! Here are just a few beauty related tips.
To get hairspray off of mirrors: Pour rubbing alcohol on a cloth and clean in small circles. You can also use a baby wipe if you have them handy. Then grab club-soda that you’ve put in a spray bottle and give the mirror a spritz, wiping it clean with bunched-up newspaper
Cleaning up broken glass: If your makeup mirror falls on the floor, you’ll want to remove all those little pieces from the floor. Dab a piece of bread on top of them, vacuum, then wipe down the floor with a water-dampened cloth
Removing Mascara from clothing: Mix a tablespoon of dish washing liquid with two cups cold water, apply the solution to the stain, and then blot until it’s gone
Makeup Expiration Dates: If you have trouble keeping track of how old things are, start writing the dates on them with a permanent marker when they’re new. Mascara lasts only three months, and it’s important that you remember when you opened it, because that wand gets a buildup of bacteria that you don’t want in your eyes. Sunscreen lasts one year and lipstick up to three.
Keeping the Bathroom Smelling Fresh: Fill a spray bottle with water, three drops of lemon oil, and two drops of eucalyptus oil. Shake this really well before using.