Yes, though I haven’t written much about it lately, I’m still always looking for ways to “GREEN” my home.
Recently, I’ve been working on getting rid of any and all aerosols I have. I know CFCs were banned from aerosols in the 70s and aerosols (in the US anyways) are nowadays considered more earth-friendly because of this. But, I’ve also read many varying opinions and debates on this topic too.
So, in the interest of going with my guy, my ultimate opinion is: why buy something when you can make it at home with ingredients you probably already have? And this is the main motivation for this post.
So, where am I heading with this household ban? Well, the kitchen of course.
Instead of purchasing one of those non-stick sprays for my cooking and baking, I use one of these:
I’ve actually had this mister for quite some time now – so, why I still have any non-stick sprays is a mystery to me. Let’s call it a “non-conscious brain slip-up” or something like that.
These Misto misters are great for creating your own cooking oil sprays using just olive oil, or you can even put 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a measuring cup then fill it with water up to the 1 cup mark. Pour this into the Misto and then shake it before each use and you’re good to go.
Other great uses for these misters include spritzing water on your plants, or combining vinegar and water to make a cleaning solution that you can use to clean your windows, countertops, etc.
I’m so inspired and love mine so much that I’m giving away 3 of them, AND I’m keeping this contest super, super simple. Just comment below that you’d like one and you’re entered.
Of course, I’d love it if you followed me on GFC, Facebook and Twitter, but I leave that up to you. If you do that, leave me a separate comment for each and you’ll get more entries just as a bonus and for those who want to up their chances of winning.
The fine print:
Sorry, I can only ship these to the U.S., though I do love, love, love my International readers (Nadia, Jessica and others), and I will be looking for a “Green” Giveaway I can share with all, I promise.
Contest ends Sunday, September 18, 2011 6 pm PST or thereabouts.
Oh, and this is not a sponsored post, just me giving away something I love because it’s fun.
Go GREEN and share your tips – I’d love to hear what’s working for you,
Winners will be picked by random and posted sometime Monday :)