Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Break the Dryer Sheet Addiction

Coco gets high by sniffing dryer sheetsI've heard people say that going green is too expensive.  That they need more money to make such a drastic change. 

Weeellll...this picture is of a woman named Coco.  She's married to rapper and actor Ice T.  They have plenty of money. 

What's she doing you ask?  She's smelling a dryer sheet.  In an addictive manor.  Doesn't she know that they're loaded with chemicals?  Could be yes, could be no. 

All it takes to make a change in your lifestyle is knowledge, a will, and a way.  And if you're worried about the price of going green...for most people Leaping Sheep Wool Dryer Balls only need purchased every 5-7 years or so.  That's a lot of money saved by not buying toxic, and apparently addictive dryer sheets. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Leaping Sheep Wool Dryer Balls are a Natural Renewable Resource

At Leaping Sheep we refer to our 100% wool dryer balls as a natural renewable resource.  It sounds green and environmentally friendly but what exactly does it mean?  

The term renewable resource is defined as:  a natural resource with the ability of being replaced through biological or natural processes and replenished with the passage of time. 

The passage of time referred to in the definition of a renewable resource is relatively short.  To put it into perspective it is a resource that you should see naturally renewed many times during your lifespan. 

Examples of Renewable Resources are:

Animals/Fiber (Wool)
Water (Hydropower)
Air/Oxygen (Wind energy)
The Sun (Solar energy)

 Leaping Sheep Wool Dryer Balls are 100% natural wool and a 100% natural renewable resource.

Another set of natural resources found on Earth are referred to as non-renewable.  It doesn't have a good ring to it, does it? 

The term nonrenewable resource is defined as:  Any natural resource from the Earth that exists in limited supply and cannot be replaced if it is used up;  also, any natural resource that cannot be replenished by natural means at the same rates that it is consumed. 
Once a nonrenewable resource is removed from the Earth it will certainly not be seen again in our lifetime or that of the next generation.
Examples of Nonrenewable Resources are:
Fossil Fuels
Natural Gas
Iron Ore
Rocks, etc.

Dryer sheets are most often made from a non-woven fabric web of fine polyester fibers.  Some are made of polyurethane foam.  Polyester and polyurethane are petroleum based products.  Unrefined petroleum is a "crude oil" and a nonrenewable resource.

We all try to do our best when it comes to using the gifts and resources that Mother Nature has given us.  Now that we have more knowledge on what we are using and how long it will take to replace we can make more informed decisions on the products we use in our homes. 

From the Earth - To the Earth

Friday, May 4, 2012

Avoid a Mother's Day Meltdown by Volunteering to do the Laundry

The average American family of four does 8 - 12 loads of laundry per week.  My guess is that the majority of the time it's the matriarch of the household doing the deed. 

If she quit doing the laundry for even 3 days the entire family would take notice.  But she's wise, hard working and compassionate.  She wants her family to be clean and well kept.  She wouldn't halt the laundry just for some recognition.  But Mother's Day is coming up and women have been known to crack under the pressure of the holidays.

I suggest you surprise her with a gift of Leaping Sheep Wool Dryer Balls.  You'll show her how much you care about the families health by getting rid of the toxic dryer sheets.  And while you're at it throw your hat in the ring for laundering duties.  You'll be giving her a much needed break.