Tuesday, August 11, 2009

the art of basil

Rashida is a close friend of mine and the first of many guest bloggers to contribute on Beans and Mango. She has introduced me to the wonders of Mrs. Meyers which has become a staple in my household. I have been begging her to share this discovery with you all. Read on..

I lived in London in 2003 and became obsessed with Fairy Washing Powder; it smells like you air-dried your laundry in your quaint English garden. In the UK, the washing machine cycle is almost three times longer than here and they use little tablets which drop easily into a side drawer. The result is a uniformly clean scent that isn't overpowering or nauseatingly flowery.

After schlepping the cumbersome Fairy packages back in my luggage several times from London, I finally gave up. Ever since, I've been looking for an equivalent stateside. Behold, an even better version! And it's natural, biodegradable and cruelty free! What else could an environmentally responsible, fragrance-obsessed girl want?

Mrs. Meyer's Basil Scented Laundry Detergent and Dryer Sheets was the sheer delight I have been waiting for. With a little note of green and a tangy sweetness that makes you feel like your life is a little cleaner than it may actually be; it is the exact way you want your clothes and towels to smell.

The other Mrs. Meyer's scents are all worthy
of your loyal procurement: the hand soap is great in lavender, the all-purpose cleaner in lemon verbena and the surface wipes in baby blossom.

Rashida Jones

Thank you Rashida for your amazing tips! You can buy Mrs. Meyers at Whole Foods, Target and online from the link above. Koontz Hardware I have found to have the best local selection of products and scents.


SimplyGrove said...

Great interview! Glad I found your lovely blog:)

David Weinrot said...

Nice interview. I'll send it to Dana, who I'm sure will want to start following you. And, I picked up Mrs. Meyer's Basil Scented Laundry Detergent and Dryer Sheets (Amazon, 3-pack for $23.97 + free shipping!)

David Weinrot said...

Nice guest post. I showed Dana the blog and added it to her Reader. And, I picked up a 3-pack of the Dryer Sheets from Amazon ($23.97, Free Shipping, No Tax!)

Iva said...

ohhh what a great interview! Thanks for the great information! I love that last photo! SO beautiful.

beans and mango said...

Thank you for the tip David! I am going on Amazon right now to get more dryer sheets!