Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Green" Living With Watkins

"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. It doesn't take much to fit Green living into your life. Sometimes all it takes is a little creative thinking.

How about reusing the J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care bottles? Here are some great ways to put them to use.

  • Use them to mist water on delicate indoor plants (after they have been rinsed clean).

  • Planter — Make your own planter by cutting off the top 1/3 of the bottle, poke holes in the bottom and enjoy your new planter. This is a great activity for children; they love to watch their plants grow!

  • Bug House — Reuse as a container to collect bugs and insects for your child's bug collection. Once bugs are inside place a cloth around the top of the bottle and secure with a rubber band.

  • Cooler Ice Packs — Fill bottle 2/3 full of water and freeze. That way you always have ice packs on hand.

  • Ocean in a Bottle — Fill ½ the bottle with oil and half with water. Add food coloring and glitter. Makes a fun and mesmerizing toy.

  • Substitute Funnel — Cut off the bottom 1/3 of the bottle and keep it in the car for adding oil or window washing fluid.

  • Textured Paint — Dilute latex interior paint 1 : 1 with water and spray onto walls for a decorative finish.

And when you've run out of uses, clean and recycle! Note: Rinse bottles several times with soap and water before using them for any other purpose.