Friday, 11 September 2009

Launch of Wendyl's Green Goddess range.

Very excited because today we launch Wendyl's Green Goddess range of natural cleaners at the Home Show. We've been making these products in the kitchen for the past week, my son Daniel designed the labels, daughters Hannah and Pearl helped stick them on and husband Paul and I spent hours stirring, sifting, pouring and bottling. A great sense of achievement and feedback so far has been amazing.

The difference between my cleaners and commercial ones is I say what is in them. As in soap, water, essential oils rather than the mumbo jumbo they put on their labels under terms like surfectants, humectants and non ionic this and that. Even the eco labels are doing it. I particularly like one range which says it is 99% natural. What's in the other one percent? Cyanide? Arsenic?
Wendyl's Green Goddess cleaners contain things like baking soda, washing soda, borax, essential oils, soap. All natural, all clearly on the label and all smell delicious. I'm particularly proud of the anti-bacterial spray which smells amazing.

Here's a sneak peak at the range -

Spray cleaner 1 litre

+ contains anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-viral oils

+ leaves kitchen and bathroom surfaces clean and refreshed

+ spray on kitchen cloths to clean and deodorise

Glass cleaner 1 litre

+ leaves glass and mirrors sparkling

+ easily removes soap build-up

+ pleasant natural fragrance

Anti-bacterial spray 250ml

+ contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antiseptic essential oils

+ nature’s ingredients, safe to use around children and pets

+pleasant natural fragrance

Lavender Laundry liquid 4 litres

*32 washes

+ no more white soap residue on black laundry items

+ leaves clothes soft and scented

+ green, natural product - no pollutants going down the drain

Bluing powder 500ml

*50 washes

+ Removes unsightly grey and yellow tinge from whites

+ All natural ingredients

All products come with no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee

Orders and enquiries:
phone: 027 652 9800

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Let's talk traffic jams with a hybrid.

So I'm a bit amazed at how many people don't actually know how a hybrid works. It's easy. There's an engine and it's powered by petrol - just like a normal car - but also by battery as in electric car. And the Prius swaps between the two as it needs to depending on your needs as a drive. So, put the foot down and it's petrol, coast along and it's electric. You can actually push the EV button and make it drive totally on electric power but you can't go over 40km or do any mad acceleration. So...sitting in two traffic jams recently I smugly switched to EV and sat there not using any gas, not emitting much CO2 if any and feeling less frustrated at the wastage of it all.
I'm also averaging about 5 litres per 100km consumption around town which is pretty good and will fill up the tank for the first time since I got the car two weeks ago today.
Bloody marvelous!
Off to the caravan on Friday so the big test will be in consumption and performance on the open road...will report back.