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Bum Boosa Baby Wipes – Not Just for Bums

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At Bum Boosa we can’t live without this essential household product, we make sure we are stocked for every possible: spill, mess and grease stain!

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In the Bathroom, check!
In the Car, check!
In the Fridge…?
Yes, you read correctly… check!

So what is this spectacular, multipurpose all-in-all product that we can’t live without? BABY WIPES!

Baby wipes can be used for more than just cleaning babies’ bums. They’re great for so many reasons. This week, we spent a lot of time discussing how we use our wipes and thought we’d share our favorite tips with you guys! After all, sharing is caring!

_DSC2732_bumboosa_wipes_©cesaralsina1) Bum Boosa Bamboo Wipes have a lovely scent of lavender and sweet orange, simply store a wipe in your dresser or drawer as a sachet, you won’t regret it!

2) Who likes licking envelopes? Moisten envelope glue with a baby wipe before sealing… GENIUS!

3) An essential companion at any camping trip – great for cleaning yourself when a shower is not available. Hey, they can even be used for those solitary trips behind an inconspicuous tree… phooey!

4) Cleaning window sills, in between hard-to-clean faucets, getting the grease out of auto wheels. They are definitely a must-have for these tasks and they also speed the process up!

5) The perfect product to all arty types everywhere! Cleaning your rubber stamps after card making and scrapbooking. Many artists also take them into the studio to remove painting errors and keep their hands clean.

6) Freshen up and cool down by placing wipes in your fridge, incredible on those hot summer nights, some may say life changing!

7) Yes ladies, we must protect our secret – our partners can’t know we dye our hair to keep the greys away! Use baby wipes to remove hair dye stains from your forehead.

8) Removing eye make-up. In fact, we know a few make-up artists who use our wipes for this reason.

9) Baby wipes work extremely well cleaning the mud and dirt off of your puppy’s feet. Keep them by the door for those times he comes in muddy from the yard or after a long walk.

10) They are also great for cleaning your dirty shoes, wipe mud and marks straight off with our baby wipes… they’ll leave your shoes sparkly clean!

11) Must-have for your cars glove box: clean a dusty dashboard, your hands after visiting the gas station, the car interior and even bird poop!

12) Hair gone static or frizzing in the humidity? A quick going over with a baby wipe will sort those crazy flyaways out!

13) Baby wipes are astonishingly awesome for stain removal – OK, we can’t guarantee 100% removal but they most certainly help! Have white deodorant marks on dark clothes, our wipes will get them right off! They can also be used to help blot stains on: upholstery, clothes and carpeting!

14) Wipe down house-plant leaves to give them a lovely sheen and get rid of dust.

15) Baby wipes can also be used as tissue for sore noses and bums! Our grandmas also use them when they have Hemorroids and swear by them – but hopefully you won’t need them for that!

So there we have it, the use for baby wipes is never ending! What uses have you discovered for baby wipes? Let us know!

If you want to check out our wipes or even purchase some for yourself, click here!

 

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Bum Boosa Announces NON GMO Verified Status

Bum Boosa® Bamboo Products Announces NON GMO Verification for Bum Boosa® Bamboo Bathroom Tissue

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts – (July 8, 2014)Bum Boosa® Bamboo Products, the first brand in the USA to offer baby wipes and bathroom tissue made from renewable and sustainable bamboo, announced today that its 100% bamboo bathroom tissue has achieved NON GMO Verified status with Non-GMO Project, North America’s only organization offering third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) food and products. Based on published listings on the Non-GMO Project’s website, Bum Boosa Bamboo Bathroom Tissue is the first bathroom tissue to attain NON-GMO Verification status with the Non-GMO Project.lettersizeLogo

The Non-GMO Project’s mission as a non-profit organization is the commitment to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

“We are committed to providing safe, synthetic-free, tree-free, NON-GMO products,” says Bum Boosa Founder Sonja Sheasley. “Non-GMO Project Verification is a significant endorsement that we want to share with our customers as they strive to make educated decisions about not only the food they consume, but also personal care products. We are currently anticipating Non-GMO Verification status for our other products as well.”

_DSC2649_bumboosa_©cesaralsinaAbout Bum Boosa Bamboo Products Bum Boosa has a total of three products: baby wipes, diaper liners and bathroom tissue made from 100% bamboo, and has established itself as an ecological-conscientious company with a commitment to constant progress and accountability in regards to safety, quality and practicing environmental stewardship. Bum Boosa’s product line is currently available at a number of independent natural product retailers, and pharmacies in the USA, Canada, China, and through online merchants in the USA such as Diapers.com, drugstore.com, Amazon, and Abe’s Marketplace.  Bum Boosa has planted 50,000 trees with Trees for the Future and is partnered with Carbonfund.org, whereby they offset 35 tons of carbon annually through various environmental programs.  Bum Boosa is proud to be a certified B Corporation and a nationally certified women-owned business (WBENC). Bum Boosa is also an active member of World Bamboo Organization with whom they work to accurately promote bamboo and elevate bamboo’s status as an important contributor to sustainable environment.

About the Non-GMO Project: The Non-GMO Project is committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. Learn more at www.nongmoproject.org.

 

To learn more visit www.bumboosa.com

 

Contact: Sonja Sheasley

Bum Boosa® Bamboo Products sonja@bumboosa.com 508-539-1373 ext 5

 

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

Here at Bum Boosa we love to: recycle, reuse and reduce! There are a number of items we recycle on a regular basis but recently we found out there is so much more. Therefore, we want to share our new found knowledge with you guys – and mark your calendars – America Recycles Day occurs on November 15th. recycle bag

1. Wine corks Cork is actually biodegradable and although wine corks are perhaps not the most vexing of items to warrant recycling, in the big picture, they really are! In the U.S. we consume more than 850 million gallons of wine, you realize that the corks can really start to add up… I know they do in our home! Luckily you can send your corks to Recork.org, who will take them off your hands to create new products and so far 49,005,027 corks have been sent to them. Alternatively, you could try your hands at creating some DIY coasters!

2. Bras Let’s face it, ladies: the back of your underwear drawer is most likely a graveyard of bras you don’t wear anymore or that never fit right in the first place. Bras aren’t generally the kind of clothing we women toss in the “to donate” pile. But Free the Girls have partnered with safe houses and after-care facilities, and provide an opportunity for women rescued from sex trafficking to earn a living selling second-hand clothing while going to school, getting healthy, and caring for their families.

3. Crayons Yes, you can recycle crayons! 120,000 pounds of crayons are produced each day in this country. Landfills could become amazingly colorful. Fear not, the National Crayon Recycle Program will recycle your unwanted, rejected and broken crayons and recycle them into new crayons! So far, this program has made it possible to stop more than 94,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills!

4. Bicycles Rather than throwing your old two-wheelers out to pasture why not donate them to Bikes of the World which collects, refurbishes and donates bikes to lower-income individuals and select institutions in developing countries. So far 94070 bicycles have been recycled but over 15 million bicycles in the U.S. are thrown away each year! Help Bikes of the World to enhance people’s lives and livelihoods through better transport.

5. Bike Tools and Gear Like Bikes of the World, Bikes Not Bombs takes bicycle bits, pieces, and gear in addition to the bikes themselves. They accept parts, tools, broken components such as cracked frames, worn tires, tubes with holes, helmets, bags, lights, pumps, locks, cycle clothing, etc. They restore bikes and gear, and deliver them overseas to economic development projects in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

6. Tennis Balls Why not use your old tennis balls to help move clothes around the dryer faster or on bottoms of chairs and walkers. Although, there is a limit to how many balls each year can be put to this purpose. And, even if reused, ultimately these balls still remain in the waste stream and wind up in landfills. Project Green Ballis a non-profit sustainability initiative to coordinate innovative recycling programs for used tennis balls and to donate surfaces based on the recycled balls to organizations servicing people with disabilities or life threatening diseases.

 7. Apple Products Apple is committed to supporting our customers and protecting the environment throughout the product lifecycle. Apple’s free recycling program makes it easy for you to safely and affordably recycle your used computer, iPod, or mobile phone.

8. Glasses New Eyes for the Needy and The Lions Club collect old glasses, and recycle them to make new pairs for those living in developing nations who need correction but can’t afford new specs! Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. Everyday these recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more.

9. Athletic shoes Worn out, tired, smelly running shoes are most generally directed to the trash. That’s a lot of sneakers stinking up the landfill! Why not introduce your old shoes to Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe recycling bins. Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe takes worn out athletic shoes and grinds them down to create a new material called Nike Grind, which is used to make high-quality sports surfaces including courts, turf fields, tracks and more.

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10. Bum Boosa Packaging Given that soft baby wipes packaging is not easy to recycle because it is made using a mixed resin plastic, also known as Plastic No. 7, or “other” plastics, Bum Boosa Bamboo Products has previously offered an incentive program for its direct customers to send back their empty baby wipes packaging to be repurposed into new tote bags, but now we aim to expand the program to include retailer participation. This program allows customers to deposit their empty baby wipes packaging to the store in exchange for a coupon that can be applied to their next Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes purchase. The packaging will be sent back to Bum Boosa® where designers will use the material to make upcycled products, which will be sold on our Etsy page.

For more information please click here.

Contributed by Author David Russell