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Wipe Your Tears and Nose with a Hankie

By Fredrica Syren:

When I was a little girl my grandfather always carried a cloth handkerchief in his pocket. They were nice blue ones and he would get a brand new one that was folded neatly every morning. Nowadays handkerchiefs seem to have gone out of style and but I think it’s time to bring back the hankie because what better way to reduce waste by using a handkerchief?

They are washable and reusable, you carry around more than one, they can do a lot more than just mop up a snotty nose or two. And they look nice and feel nicer than paper to wipe your nose or tears with. Handkerchief in general are very light and take very little space so it’s easy to bring one or more in your purse or pocket for all kinds of messes besides your face: clean up a spill, clean up a cup, fork or bottle before eating or drinking from it or something to place your sandwich or goodie on in lack of a plate. The possibilities are endless so I say let’s make the humble handkerchief part of our daily routine again and make it cool to carry one.

Now off course if you’re not the lucky owner of handkerchiefs you can buy organic ones online. Another option is to make your own and here is a great video on how to do that:

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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