Green Up your Clean Up

Here are a few simple tips to Green up your cleaning efforts using Watkins natural cleaning products. Not only will your home thank you... your family will thank you for leaving those harsh chemical concoctions at the store.

Living Rooms: Using J.R. Watkins Lemon Furniture Polish and a good microfiber cloth dust all the surfaces in your living room. This gentle polish is perfect for finished and unfinished wood, formica, particle board and vinyl. And because it is made from natural olive oil, it gently loosens and removes fingerprints, smudges and dirt. Here's a quick tip: Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. It sucks up dust particles and doesn't spit them back out, so you don't have to dust what you have already dusted!

Kitchen: Many dishwashing detergents have a dirty little secret — they contain phosphates. These agents find their way into our lakes and ponds where they endanger our fish. Have a phosphate intervention with your dishwasher, J.R. Watkins Automatic Lemon Dishwashing Detergent can help. Its 100% phosphate free. The concentrated power will make your dishes and glasses sparkle without the need to overflow your dishwasher's detergent cups.

Bedrooms: We spend one third of our lives in bed. Make it time well spent with J.R. Watkins Liquid Laundry Detergent. Wash bed linens and small rugs with this ultra concentrated formula. It is gentle enough for baby clothes, so you know it won't irritate sensitive skin. Quick tip: Vacuum your mattress. The common mattress harbors dust mites, these critters feast on dander and dead skin and really like to hang around. Vacuuming won't eliminate them, but it will cut their population.

Bathrooms: Do you have to hold your breath when cleaning your shower? If you answered yes, it's time to ditch your cleaner and come to the greener side with J.R. Watkins Citrus Tub & Tile Cleaner. Just a light mist on your shower walls will drive away hard water stains and soap scum. And since it is naturally derived you can finally inhale when cleaning in small spaces. Simply spray, let sit and wipe. Quick tip: A small scrub or tooth brush will help clean grout and corner areas.And one final tip we would like to mention that applies to your entire home.

Check dirt at the door. The soles of our shoes meet a lot of toxic pollutants throughout the day. Make it a habit for you and your family to check their shoes at the door. And when you find dirt has been tracked in, a quick sweep and mop with J.R. Watkins All-Purpose Cleaner will do the trick!

Courtesy of Watkins e-News

Good and Green

What is Green?

"Green" living is a way of life that considers the consequences of ones actions on the environment. It is a way of conducting life in an effort to preserve environmental quality.

Watkins is taking steps to preserve environmental quality in all of our product categories. But in this newsletter we want to focus on how our natural home care line is a step ahead of the rest.

Unlike food, the home care category has no governing agency that defines what ingredients are and are not considered "natural." Watkins wanted to make sure that when we called our cleaning products natural, it really meant something. So we decided to set a new standard, and we set it high. The natural standard we defined became our natural home care freedom code. This code includes ingredients that are considered harmful to the environment that you will not find in our home care products. Some are simply non-renewable like Petroleum, some can cause respiratory irritation like Ammonia, while others are just synthetics like dyes and colorants. Watkins has been working hard to set the industry standard for natural home care products and we are proud to say that there is no other natural cleaning brand in the country that holds themselves to a higher standard or a stricter freedom code than Watkins.

Now what does this freedom code mean to you and your customers? It means you get to use a product that truly is natural from a company committed to supplying you with natural products. And it really gives you an edge over the competition.

Set yourself and your customers free with Watkins!

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You're Invited to a Special Conference call!

We're holding a special conference call this Saturday morning, July 26, 2008

  • By listening to the call, you'll know for sure whether it makes sense for you to join our Watkins team or not.

  • The call place at 10:45am Central Time.

  • That's 8:45am Pacific, 9:45am Mountain, or 11:45am Eastern Time.

  • Our Summit Group founder Steve Bretzke and leader Jan Robinson will be telling you and many other prospective associates how the Watkins business can work for them.

  • You don't have to talk or even say that you've called in. It's okay to simply call in and listen.

  • To listen in, dial 1-605-475-6900, then enter code 111278# (you should NOT press the Star key when it asks if you are a subscriber/moderator).

  • The call will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. There is no fee other than your regular long-distance charges to the 605 area code, which is in South Dakota.

  • If you do choose to join during July, you'll get an extra bonus of a $10 Watkins Gift Certificate.

For more Information click here!

The Season of Harvesting ~ Health Benefits of Pickles

Pickles are low in Saturated Fat and very low in Cholesterol. They are a great source for iron vitamin A, potassium, manganese, vitamin K and Calcium. Not to mention a good source for dietary fiber.

Many fruits and vegetables you harvest from your garden this fall can be pickled and enjoyed throughout the Winter season. Below is a tasty recipe for pickling.

Sweet & Sour Refrigerator Pickles

2 cups/500 mL sugar
2 cups/500 mL white vinegar
4 to 6 cucumbers
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 medium green pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 cup/60 mL pickling salt or kosher salt
1-1/2 tsp/7.5 mL Celery Seed
1-1/2 tsp/7.5 mL Garlic Flakes (optional)

Cooking Directions
Combine syrup ingredients; let stand for 2 hours or until sugar is dissolved. Wash cucumbers with Fresh Wash and thinly slice. Place with remaining ingredients in a large bowl; mix well and let stand for 2 hours. Drain carefully, retaining as much of the spice blend as possible. Pack loosely into sterilized glass jars. Pour syrup over top. Turn jars over occasionally to mix spices. Ready to eat in 3 days. Keep refrigerated.

Makes 4 pints/demi-liters.