Milk it for what it’s worth

Who knew milk can be made into paint? That’s the concept behind Milk Paint, which prides itself as a “chemically safe, environmentally friendly paint”.

I’m thinking of painting our bedroom and stumbled upon Milk Paint by accident. I know Sherwin-Williams has the Harmony line, and Benjamin Moore has the Eco Spec line. But I’ve never heard of an organic paint until now.

It’s made of milk and completely biodegradable. Getting rid of it is not a big problem. It’s safe for people, their pets and the environment. I wonder if it’s true that it smells milky upon applying to your walls? Also, milk paint is supposed to be totally free of strong odors, air pollutants, volatile organic compounds, and solvents or harmful poisons. Fantastic.

The Got Milk? people should hear about this.

Shower with less water

I want to make our home energy-efficient and sustainable. I realize it takes baby steps to get there, so we started with a simple but highly effective step – changing to a low-flow shower head (KOHLER Mastershower® Invigorating Three-way Showerhead, Polished Chrome ($61.09 + shipping)). I got it from the Home Depot website. I tell you, it works great!

A friend told me that low-flow shower heads are terrible to use. Only goes to show you that he hasn’t tried the current models. You can’t tell that it’s low-flow, really.

You can get low flow shower heads in 2.0 gallon per minute (gpm) or 1.5 gpm flow rates. Don’t go below 1.5 gpm though! It might not provide the pressure you’re used to since standard shower heads provide 2.5gpm.

Shower head image taken from the Home Depot website