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Watkins Goes Green

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Watkins has been naturally caring for your family and home with its herbs, spices, medicinals and more for 140 years. Now Watkins is committed to improving the greening of your community with its new natural home care products.
 
 

Watkins Goes Green
 
The need for companies to practice “green” manufacturing is more important than ever. Watkins has been a pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients since 1868. We continue our commitment to you and the environment by implementing processes that reduce waste and conserve energy. Together we can make a positive impact on our environment.
 

What Does It All Mean?

Green — a shorthand phrase referring to sustaining Earth's resources. It is a vague term that can be used in many different contexts.

Natural — products that have gone undergone minimal processing and contains no preservatives or artificial additives.

Organic — products that that do not contain chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides, etc.

Natural Criteria at Watkins:

_Must be derived from natural sources

_Plants, minerals and animals are considered natural sources

_Sources must be processed with natural methods to preserve the source

_Artificial and synthetic sources are not considered natural

_Acceptable methods to process natural sources are cleaning, dehydrating, filtering, cold pressing, grinding and natural water/alcohol extraction.

J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Products
 
Everyday choices effect the health of our families and our environment. Household products are one of the largest contributors of health problems in our homes. Cleaners containing ammonia, chlorine and other chemical ingredients have been known to cause respiratory irritation. In North America, one in three people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis.* Minimize your family’s exposure to these harmful toxins with Watkins Premium Natural Cleaning Line!
 
J.R. Watkins Natural Cleaning Products feature non-toxic plant-based formulas that are both biodegradable and phosphate free. These ultra concentrated cleaners are naturally derived so they are easy on the environment, your home and your loved ones.
 
* US National Center for Health Statistics

Here are some tips on Going Green and Living Naturally:

Many of us spend 40+ hours a week at work where we breathe, eat, socialize and of course work. Being in a confined work space means we need to take the time to make sure our surroundings are clean and safe not only for ourselves but for others.
 
Use Watkins All Purpose Cleaner and a microfiber cloth to clean your desk surface on a regular basis to eliminate dirt and grime that can build up from ink, pens, paper fibers, coffee, snacks, etc.
 
Use a cotton swab dipped in your favorite Watkins Window Cleaner to clean away dirt that builds up on your keyboard from food, drink and oils on your hands.
 
The surfaces of your work area are not the only things that need some natural pampering. Pamper yourself with any of Watkins luxurious Natural Body Creams. These creams help to heal rough dry skin especially during the cool months of winter...naturally.
 
And since a large percentage of us drink coffee at work, why not pep yours up with a pinch of Watkins Cinnamon or your favorite Watkins Extract.
 
If you have to work you might as well make it enjoyable with Watkins natural products.
 

Ways to reduce your carbon footprint in your home:

OK, what's a carbon footprint?

Your carbon footprint is the amount of energy you consume to conduct your life. Imagine how much electricity, natural gas, and gasoline you use to run your home, power your car and even get that morning bowl of cereal to your table. It all adds up and just a few small steps can help to reduce it. There is also your ecological footprint, which is the amount of water and food needed to meet your daily needs throughout your lifetime. So what can you do to help reduce these unfriendly footprints?

1. Turn off lights, televisions, stereos, home theater systems, and other electronics when not in use. When you turn your television and other electronics off for the night, flip the switch on the power strip and totally eliminate wasted power.

2. Wash clothes in warm or cold water, except those extremely dirty or oily. Not only does this preserve the color longer, it saves you money and conserves energy.

3. Use your consumer power! Support companies that are making an effort to improve communities and the environment through greener manufacturing practices, charitable support, and product offerings that are safe for your family and the environment.

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