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5 Tips for Cleaning Greener from the Founder of Green Laundress

5 Tips for Cleaning Greener from the Founder of Green Laundress

Today we are featuring 5 Tips for Cleaning Greener Erica Ahmed, the founder of the Green Laundress. This Maryland Belle is leading a movement to promote and create products for cleaner living. Learn more about the woman behind The Green Laundress and get 5 Tips for Cleaning Greener today!

Your Name:A� Erica Ahmed

Business Name:A� The Green Laundress

Alma Mater:A� Bowie State University and Columbia University

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Website Link: www.thegreenlaundress.com

 

What services do you provide? We manufacture non-toxic and nature cleaning products.

Why did you decide to start a business? My daughter was the driving force as she has very sensitive skin. When she was born the cleaning/laundry products that were available still posed serious issues. Consequently, I didna��t want my daughter to continue to be exposed to chemicals in our cleaning products.

Before you owned a business, what did you do? I was and am still a public health communications strategist.

 

What is your favorite client story? From multiple parents, I have heard how their children a�?dislikea�? me because now they have found a product line safe enough for their children to engage in household chores that include cleaning.

What is the most interesting client request you have had? To customize a scent for them!

What is the most important thing you have done to build your business? I have listened to my customers and used their feedback to improve feedback.A� I also continue to be very responsive and strive to always provide excellent customer service.

Who are some of your business idols? Madam C.J. Walker, Sheila Johnson, Cathy Hughes, Oprah

Do you have any mentors? I dona��t but I would love to have some! This journey requires mentors at some point.

What is your favorite thing about being southern? Hospitality. I love cooking for family and friends. It truly makes me happy.

What is your favorite southern entrees or sides? Why? a�?Reala�? ice tea, red velvet cake, fried chicken, collard greens and gumbo. Real cooks in the south pour their love and energy into their food.A�

What is your favorite item or piece of clothing to wear/use while doing business? I love wearing vintage dresses from the 1950a��s when meeting new clients! I feel empowered, strong yet uber feminine!

 

A�5 Tips for Cleaning Greener

1.A� A� A� A�Read labels.
If the ingredients do not appear on the label or you are unable to pronounce them, run! There should be no secrets and all ingredients should be relatively familiar to you.
2.A� A� A� Inhale deeply when walking down the cleaning product aisle in the grocery store.
Your nose, eyes and skin will not deceive you. Conventional cleaning products can irritate our skin and eyes and negatively impact our breathing.
3.A� A� A� Make your own cleaning products.
Most of us have the basics in our kitchen to clean our homes efficiently.
4.A� A� A� Make it a family affair.
Get your children and other family members involved to make green cleaning a priority.A� From reading labels to coming up with new recipes, give everyone an assignment.
5.A� A� A� Take baby steps.
Rome wasna��t built in a day.A� Take your time to explore what green cleaning products work for you and your family.A� You can do this one room at a time.

 

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes :)

7 Comments

  1. Lateef Freeman
    September 3, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    I love this product. I am a consent cleaner and I use Green Laundress often.

  2. Todd Blanks
    September 3, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Great article!

  3. Lateef Freeman
    September 3, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    (CONSTANT)*

  4. September 4, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Thanks for helping me spread the word on going greener!

    Best,

    Erica

  5. Lateef Freeman
    September 4, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    I love this product. I am a constant cleaner and use Green Laundress often.

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      Thanks Lateef! I’m glad you like it!

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