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Going Organic In Your Own Home

Every year, more and more people wake up to the fact that many of the products we use and produce we consume are prepared using methods, ingredients and processes that are unethical and harmful to our health. From unethical working conditions to dangerous ingredients that are withheld from the consumer, conscious shopping has grown in popularity over the years. This has given rise to companies like Whole Foods, TOMs and even Honest, from Jessica Alba. The latter is particularly interesting because it focuses on a certain aspect of our life where the ingredients are still taboo – cleaning materials.

Just like what we consume is a product of what it consumed, what we eat, sleep and walk on is affected by what we use to clean those surfaces. It can’t be good for us to drink out of cups, eat off plates and wear clothes that have been cleaned with chemicals that would harm us if digested directly. Of course, we already know this to be true – drink a glass of water that has soap reside still in it and you will have a stomach ache for the rest of your day.

Commercial companies have caught on to this trend and now offer organic services to businesses and homes looking to make health conscious decisions. For example, organic carpet cleaning methods have grown in popularity, and today you can hire companies that use organic methods, such as safe materials, to clean your offices and home carpets, which we have contact with every day. The results have proven to be beneficial. Not only are you not using bad chemicals, which can be harmful to children, the elderly and pets, but results have shown that using more organic ingredients to clean carpets has extended the lifespan of and form of a carpet. It goes without saying that using the same methods across your home can have immense benefits as well.

Add More Light To Your Days With LED Light Bars

A few years ago, like we do almost every year, my family and I went to our cottage near Muskoka. On one of those long , hot beautiful summer days there I decided it was time I’d take the jeep for a spin. Like most guys who like to drive with more than just the top down, I had purchased a wrangler for myself. As a city boy though, my access to trails was quite limited. 

I’d heard wranglers are meant to be pushed and there was no better opportunity for me to test that claim than on that day. With a variety of water front beaches, dirt trails and great scenery, my options looked great. Now, being high up in your wrangler makes for great water driving and hitting the the dirt trails at full speed. 

By late afternoon, my jeep looked like it was dipped in chocolate. And my only concern was that I wouldn’t be able to do this all day. Bummed, I headed home to find a solution to this problem – I found it with LED Light Bars, and the next time I returned my only constraint was my gas. 

They are exactly what they sound like and they perform even better. I wanted something that would live up to the task – durable, good quality and well known. After doing some research I found a company that created these light bars for the Australian Outback, the biggest playground in the world. Their price was affordable and the range of options gave me enough information to make the right choice. From 120 to 480 W, I picked in the middle of the power availability since I wasn’t going to be using it professionally. The curved design of LED Light Bars gave me tons of visibility, which was perfect for the winding trails at night. I decided to go with a wide beam to get the most visibility?

The results were nothing more than amazing –  we got to witness wildlife, travel freely and enjoy the remote locations that are otherwise busy at night.