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Sneaker cleaning tips you will love - using Nellie's!

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Since last summer's shoes are already broken in but maybe looking a little lacklustre, use these simple steps to re-ware your kicks again and again for seasons to come! 
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Why we don't recommend washing your floors with Laundry Detergent!

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Even though our Laundry Soda is amazing and safe for the whole family's laundry, we don't recommend washing your floors with chemicals OR Laundry Soap! 
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How to clean up your patio with Nellie's!

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Nellie’s has safe, planet-friendly cleaning products to get your patio ready for this summer’s grilling and chilling!

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Nellie's Dishwasher Powder

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Nellie's Dishwasher Powder


When we load our dishwashers, we expect a lot from the machines and dishwashing agents we choose.  We want our dishes to be clean, spotless and prevent limescale.  To get the result we desire, we invest in dishwasher liquids, powders, tabs, and rinse aids, all promising the best results.   
 
Did you know that these products, especially rinse aids contain chemical phosphates and surfactants, which lower the surface tension of water and place a waterproof layer on your dishes? This helps dishes dry faster and appear spot-free.  While this achieves a tremendous visual result, we don’t think it makes sense to coat dishes and utensils with harmful chemicals - and then eat off them! 
 
At Nellie’s, we strive to create planet-friendly products that keep you and your family safe. Our Dishwasher Powder and Dishwasher Nuggets are biodegradable, septic safe, and phosphate-free. Our Dishwasher Powders are super concentrated and packed with cleaning power, so one small scoop per load is all you need! 
 

 
Liquid detergents are made up largely of water. At Nellie’s, we don’t think selling and moving water around the planet is a very good idea. The fact is more cleaning power can be packed into a smaller space using powder! 
 Of course, we too want spotless dishes, something that can be achieved without chemical rinse aids!  

 



 
 

Tips for getting clear, sparkling dishes when using a planet-friendly dishwasher detergent: 

  • Do NOT overload the dishwasher 
  • Rinse heavy food residue from cutlery and dishes 
  • Do NOT overuse dishwashing detergent 
  • Place a cup of distilled white vinegar (with 5% or less acidity) in a bowl on the bottom rack of the dishwasher during the rinse cycle  
 
Fun Fact: We love that our products have multiple uses. Did you know that you can use Nellie’s Dishwasher Nuggets to clean your tub’s whirlpool jets? 

  1. Fill the tub until jets are covered by 2-3 inches of hot water.
  2. Toss in 2x Nellie's Dishwasher Nuggets.
  3. Run the tub's jets for 15 minutes.
  4. Empty tub and refill (cold water is okay).
  5. Run jets for 15 minutes and wipe clean with a non-abrasive cloth.
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Earth Month With Nellie's

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Earth Month With Nellies!


 
Happy Earth Month! As a company, Nellie’s strives to make planet friendly, simple, and honest products for your whole home!
This Earth Month (and always) our commitment to you is to stay true to the following guidelines when developing new products.
 

PLANET FRIENDLY
Striving to keep the environment as spotless as your home
 

SIMPLE
Simplifying your daily life with safe, clean formulas and easy-to-use products
 

HONEST
Providing transparency in our ingredients and developing products that work
 
 
Earth Day is a great time to make the switch to planet-friendly cleaning.  It doesn’t have to be overwhelming; one small change is all it takes!
We’ve put together some sustainable switches, to help you get started.
 
 
 

 



Nellie’s Re-usable Tote:


Here in North Vancouver, BC (where Nellie’s HQ is located), the use of plastic bags has been banned.  A great switch for any household, wherever you live, is to use re-usable bags. The Nellie’s Tote Bag is sturdy, water resistant and great for a whole lot more than groceries! To help you take the first step - or continue your planet-friendly journey, on Earth Day (April 22nd), we will include a complimentary Nellie’s Reusable Tote with every purchase!


 
 
 
 
 


Nellie’s Laundry Soda:


We don’t believe in shipping water around the world. With just 4 ingredients and containing no phosphates, fillers, or chemicals, our HE Certified Laundry Soda is safe for your skin and the environment.  Nellie’s powder Laundry Soda is super concentrated, dissolves clear and requires just one small scoop per regular sized load!  Our packaging is reusable and refillable making this product a great step in the right direction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Nellie’s Lamby Wool Dryerballs:


Chemical fabric softeners and toxic dryer sheets contain harmful chemicals and fragrances, adhere to clothes, vent into the air, and rub off on skin. Nellie’s Dryerballs provide an easy solution.  Made with 100% New Zealand Lambswool, our Dryerballs lift and separate clothes creating airflow reducing drying time. The natural wool softens fibres and reduces static – and they last over 2 years, the equivalent of over 1000 dryer sheets! Our Dryerball Tin even has a piggy bank slot! A gentle reminder of all the money saved with this switch!
 
 
 
 
 
 


Nellie’s Dishwasher Powder: 


Washing dishes with chemical products and then using them to eat off, probably isn’t the best idea. Nellie’s Dishwasher Powder is the perfect solution. Planet-Friendly, concentrated, and packed with power, dishes will be clean and safe for mealtime.  Our packaging is plastic-free, reusable, and refillable making this another step in the right direction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To stay up to date with all things Nellie's, follow us on Instagram @nelliesclean!
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