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Summer Quinoa Salad

Categories: Oxi Fresh - Just for Fun

Going to a potluck? Packing for a picnic? Then you’ll want a nice salad to compliment the main course. This summer, however, let’s drop the potatoes and eggs for something healthier and fresher: a quinoa salad with bell peppers and lime! This recipe comes from Laura Violet at AllRecipes.com. Continue Reading post – Summer Quinoa Salad

The Great Green Outdoors

Categories: Green Tips, Oxi Fresh - Just for Fun

7 Ways to Camp Green!
Camping feels like it should automatically be a check in the eco-friendly column, doesn’t it? You’re outdoors, after all, and isn’t that what it’s all about?

Actually, careless camping can be decidedly un-green with trash in the woods, poorly watched campfires, and people walking where they shouldn’t.

So let’s all learn seven ways to green up your camping! Continue Reading post – The Great Green Outdoors

Battle the Barbecue!

Categories: Cleaning Tips

Pile up the logs, pour in the briquettes, turn on the gas, and flip on the oven – it’s time for some barbecue! Whether your thing is ribs, pulled pork, chicken, or a veggie patty, everyone loves a good barbecue with plenty of BBQ sauce.

But for all of the joy of the meal, there is a cost in clothes. Drips of sauce can turn nice, clean shirts, skits, and pants into smeary shames. Thankfully, you can restore your clothes at home with Oxi Fresh’s favorite tips from Good Housekeeping and Mrs. Clean. Continue Reading post – Battle the Barbecue!

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 HowtoCleanStuff.net. 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 AllRecipes.com 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
-Blender

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 AllRecipes.com!

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