September Newsletter

September 4, 2010

Notes From Betty: Hello everyone! As we enter the fall season I want to wish you all a safe and bountiful harvest. No matter the size of your crop, be it a back yard garden or acres of corn or beans. Speaking of fall I encourage you to stop in and check out our spices. We have a wide variety that will add wonderful flavor to your fall soups. I also encourage each and every one of you to try our “Nine Bean” and “Hearty Soup” mixes. They make a delicious addition to any meal.

Make Your Own Air Freshener

Here’s a simple recipe to make your own air freshener.  Not only will this recipe save money, but it’s all natural and lets you customize the scent.

You need:
– One cup of hot water
– One TBS baking soda
– Essential oil (or perfume)
– Empty spray bottle

Mix the baking soda with the hot water.  Add essential oils (or perfume) to suit your preferences.  You can choose scents that are relaxing, invigorating or that just make you feel happy.  You can also mix scents if you like, to make a custom blend.

Essential oils are very potent, so it doesn’t take much.  I use about 35 drops for a light scent.  The baking soda neutralizes odors and the essential oils add a pleasant scent.  Some essential oils, like lavender, also contain antibacterial and antiviral properties that can be especially helpful during times of illness or when cleaning house.  This mixture can also be used as a linen spray.

You can find a variety of essential oils at the Plum Creek Co-op.  You can also mix more than one to make a custom scent.

by Alicia Bayer, Mankato Green Culture Examiner

September Feature Item:

Earth Friendly Products Ready to use Orange Plus Surface Cleaner 

Formulated to be the purest, greenest, most effective surface cleaner RTU Orange Plus is a Ready – To- Use natural orange oil all-purpose cleaner. Safe to use on any washable surface such as: oven tops & hoods, countertops, refrigerators, walls, tile, linoleum and sinks.

17 oz.
Reg. $4.39                    Now $ 3.89

September Specials:

Gensoy Soy Protein Shake

Strawberry Banana
22.2 oz.

Reg.$17.89 + tax.          Now $17.39 + tax

Nature’s Path Organic Multi Grain Oat Bran
32 oz.
Reg. $10.69                   Now $10.19

Imagine Organic Chicken Cooking Stock 
32 oz.
Reg. $4.99                    Now $4.49

Steaz Energy Drink                           

Berry Flavored
4 pack
Reg. $8.79                    Now $8.29

Tea Tree Therapy Shampoo or Conditioner
16 oz.
Reg. $10.19 + tax                      Now $9.69 + tax


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