Nature’s cleaner

18 Mar


Back when we worked at Killruddery, I discovered Nature’s handcleaner. In years past, we’ve always used all sorts of lotions and potions to clean our hands when we had no bathroom facilities on hand. Working with the animals and often giving the pigs some fairly greasy kitchen leftovers and then washing the containers, one day, I, in desperation, wiped my hands on the wet grass. It was amazing! It cut through the grease far quicker than most soaps would! I found myself a lush clump of grass and swished out the containers… Granted, not sparkly kitchen clean, but clean enough that I didn’t have to carry dirty containers back and… my hands were clean!

Since then, grass has become my first choice for cleaning when I’m out of doors and it just feels so good!


Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Nature


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6 responses to “Nature’s cleaner

  1. somewonderland

    March 19, 2013 at 7:38 am

    oh, yes, nature is sometimes so much better at cleaning than chemistry. Back in the day when my grandma was still alive, she often used sand to polish some badly burnt bowls/kettles, sand worked miracles removing all the burnt build up, soot, and stuck grease and made those kettles almost shine. Working on her bowls bare handed with wet sand she would also her manicure – wet sand polishes and cleans nails quite well ;)

    • tintalasia

      March 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Was it really good for her nails? I love learning from the ‘old folk’ how things used to be done long ago :)

      • somewonderland

        March 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm

        As far as I can remember the sand really did wonders, the effect of some fine sand grained sand and water was somewhat similar to having a go with one of these polishing (hope it’s a right word) nail files – cleaning underneath the nail, and smoothing the top of the nail. I believe similar effect can be achieved building some sand castle – mix really fine grained sand with lots of water and take your time ‘shoveling’ this mixture into some shape

      • tintalasia

        March 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

        It makes total sense. Ok, so let’s all hightail it to the beach and play in the sand! :)

  2. Tatiana

    March 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Wonderful! And being in Ireland, there’s never a shortage of wet grass! =D

    • tintalasia

      March 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Understatement of the year….lol


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