Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Laundry Detergent Challenge


Change The World Wednesday on Reduce Footprints

My friends over at Reduce Footprints have started a campaign called "Change the World Wednesday."  Each Wednesday, they post a challenge to households to learn more about the products that they are using.  Today's challenge:  Laundry Detergent.  Since Celadon Road's #1 selling product is our Laundry Detergent, I thought this was a great challenge for me to take!!

Here's a closer look at Celadon Road's Laundry Detergent, answering the challenge questions as posed by Reduce Footprints (which are noted in green below).

The official product description:  With the essence of pure essential oils, it takes only 1-2 tablespoons of Celadon Road’s low-sudsing Laundry Detergent to work its all-natural magic on any dreaded laundry mountain! Use in regular or high efficiency washers.  An all-natural family formula, this detergent was originally created to ease the suffering of a child with eczema aggravated by commercial laundry products.

This week, please do an honest review of the laundry detergent that you are currently using. Do a little research on the list of ingredients to find out which are safe and which are not. 

The ingredients are:  Sodium Bromate, Soda Ash, coconut oil, clay powder, vinegar and essential oil.  You might not recognize the sodium bromate as an ingredient.  You probably know it better as Borax, which is a brand name for this item.  It helps soften water while it helps to whiten and deodorize clothes.

Another that you might not be familiar with is the Soda Ash, also known as Washing Soda.  Sourced from the ashes of plants, soda ash helps to fight stubborn stains and softens water.

Talk about how the product performs, especially in cold water. 

I only use cold water with my clothing and have never had a problem!  The detergent works equally as well in cold or hot water.

What kind of packaging does it come in. 

No matter the product, Celadon Road only uses packaging made from recycled materials and/or materials that can easily be recycled themselves.  The Laundry Detergent comes in a plastic tub that can be used for many other things around the house when it is emptied.  OR, if you choose, you can upgrade to the refill size, which comes in a lined, brown paper bag.

How does the price rank compared to other brands.

At $12 for 64 HE loads (or 32 standard loads), Celadon Road's Laundry Detergent is a great value.  Add to that, you won't need to buy fabric softener anymore and you are getting an even better deal!

So, as you can see, Celadon Road's Laundry Detergent passes the Change the World Wednesday test with flying colors!  And since it comes in a variety of scents, there is sure to be one that you and your family will love.  Buy yours today at www.myceladonroad.com/amanda.

Monday, November 3, 2014

A New Catalog... A New Start

It's been a while since I posted here on my blog... over two years, in fact.  But with the start of a new Celadon Road catalog, I've decided to come back to my blog and have a fresh start here.


The goals of The Green Queen remain the same: to help others lead a greener, healthier, more socially responsible life.  It is a journey that I am on and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.  

I saw this quote not too long ago and it has really resonated with me, especially today and I begin this new dedication to writing.  The quote is:



I don't know who first said this, but I think that there is a lot of truth in this statement.  So often, we wait to make New Year's Resolutions and think that the change of calendar will somehow change our life.  It's the reason that so many gyms and weight loss centers are so busy in January.  We believe that a new year is going to put us on the straight-and-narrow.  And for some, that may work, but for most, our New Year's Resolutions are broken by February.

When I wake up each day, whether or not it is a new year or a Monday, I am thankful for the new start that I have been given.  I see the day as a new opportunity to be greener, healthier and more socially responsible.  I look forward to helping others do the same.

So as you face this Monday (or Tuesday or whenever), be glad for the day you have been given and make it the best that you can.