The Spotlight: Homemade Weedkillers

Categories: Green Tips, Home Improvement

Green Living: Homemade Weedkillers
Weeds have been bugging humanity from the moment we planted our very first field. Anytime we want one thing to grow, a million little thorny weeds seem to show up instead.

While getting rid of these pests is a top priority, using harsh weedkillers doesn’t feel right, does it? We all want a beautiful garden, but not at the cost of the environment. So is it possible to be green while still keeping your garden the right kind of green?

Yes! Fighting weeds doesn’t have to be a toxic affair. Here are three, eco-friendly weed killing solutions. Continue Reading post – The Spotlight: Homemade Weedkillers

The Spotlight: Getting out Grass Stains

Categories: Cleaning Tips, Green Tips

At the end of a summer day, you can usually tell what your kids got up to by looking at the stains on their clothes. Brown splotch on the front? That’s from the ice cream they snuck out of the freezer. Red spot on the sleeve? Ketchup from the hot dog lunch. Light pink stain? Well, it’s easy to spill lemonade, isn’t it?

Then there are the grass stains. As much as you don’t like to see these spots, at least they mean your kids were having fun. Plus you don’t need to worry – Oxi Fresh can help you get the grass stains out with this tip from Continue Reading post – The Spotlight: Getting out Grass Stains

Tasty Treats: Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles

Categories: Oxi Fresh - Just for Fun

There are days when it’s so hot outside, a glass of ice water just isn’t going to cut it. On those days you want something cold and sweet, so you reach into the freezer, pull out the box of popsicles . . . and then you see the ingredients list. After reading through all the artificial dyes, sweeteners, and flavors, you sigh and wish there was a healthier option.

And there is! Oxi Fresh found a great recipe from April on for fantastic fruit and yogurt popsicles! It’s a much healthier choice and will make a great treat for you and your family this summer.

What You’ll Need
-2 Cups of Blueberries
-2 Cups of Raspberries
-2 Cups of Strawberries
-1 Sliced Banana
-2 Cups of Plain or Vanilla Yogurt
-¼ Cup of Honey
-8 Small Paper Cups (for an eco-friendly version, replace with pudding cups, fruit cups, or yogurt cups)
-8 Popsicle Sticks
-Aluminum Foil

Let’s Get Cooking
- Step 1 -
Slice the banana into pieces and place them in the blender.

- Step 2 -
Add blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, yogurt, and honey into the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth (or chunky if you like).

- Step 3 -
Take the mixture and pour it into the paper cups until they are about ¾ of the way full.

- Step 4 -
Cover the top of each paper cup in aluminum foil.

- Step 5 -
Take the popsicle sticks and poke them through the aluminum foil and into the cups.

- Step 6 -
Place the cups in the freezer and let them sit for at least 5 hours.

- Step 7 -
Once the popsicles feel hard, take off the foil and peel off the paper cup.

And there you go – homemade, healthy popsicles. Everyone here at Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning hopes you get the chance to make and enjoy them this summer (just make sure you don’t spill them on the carpet). Thanks again to April on!

Making Bacon from Mushrooms!

Categories: Oxi Fresh - Just for Fun

We all know bacon tastes great and smells wonderful, but it’s not exactly healthy. In fact, it’s pretty unhealthy. So what if you could have bacon without having bacon? What if bacon could be relatively healthy? No, this isn’t a fairy tale – it’s specially cooked shiitake mushrooms.

This recipe comes from Erin Wyso of Olives for Dinner and Craig Dugas of Inspired Eats – check them out! Continue Reading post – Making Bacon from Mushrooms!

Oxi Fresh Named #3 in Forbes List of Best Franchises in America!

Categories: Oxi Fresh News

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is thrilled to announce that we have been ranked the #3 Top Franchise in America in Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best and Worst Franchises report.

To create this report, Forbes worked with industry observer FRANdata to study over 3,000 franchising companies. After considering factors like continuity rates, growth, and support for franchisees, Oxi Fresh was ranked #3 among franchise systems with a start-up cost of under $150,000. Continue Reading post – Oxi Fresh Named #3 in Forbes List of Best Franchises in America!

Tips and Tricks: 5 Handy Painting Tips

Categories: Home Improvement

The power of color is astonishing – one shade can energize and another soothe, one color opens up a room and another makes it feel cozier. Color can even make people feel warmer or colder!

That’s why a new coat of paint is one of the greatest and relatively easiest ways to change the look of your home. So to help you paint your next residential masterpiece, Oxi Fresh has combed the Web for these five great tips. Continue Reading post – Tips and Tricks: 5 Handy Painting Tips

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