Spring Cleaning: The Safe Disposal of Over the Counter Medications

It’s Spring Cleaning time! That means it’s time to do a deep cleaning of every single place in the house…and that includes your medicine cabinet. I’ve talked before about why safe medicine storage is so important, but what’s just as important is the safe disposal of over the counter medications (we sometimes refer to them as OTCs). It’s a good time of the year to ensure that you are doing both properly…for the safety of you, your children, your pets, and even guests in your home.

These tips will help you with a safe disposal of over the counter medications, as well as other medications.

The Safe Disposal of Over the Counter Medications

Do you know the process for the safe disposal of over the counter medications? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! Also includes information about safe medicine storage.

  • Check your pantry, fridge, medicine cabinets (and anywhere else you may keep them) for expired medications - Time to purge! Get rid of any expired medicines whether OTC or prescribed.
  • As you are doing this, you may want to have a notepad handy - Note items that need to be replaced. There’s nothing worse than getting a migraine and realizing that your OTC migraine medication is gone.
  • Don’t just throw them away – While it’s completely safe to throw away OTCs in your regular household trash, there is a 3 step process involved (don’t worry…it’s super easy): 1. Take all OTC medications (liquid, capsules, tablets) out of their containers and pour them into a resealable bag. 2. Along with the OTCs, you’ll want to include an unpalatable substance (like kitty litter or coffee grounds) and mix it all together. 3. Zip up the bag and toss it in the trash!

Do you know the process for the safe disposal of over the counter medications? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! Also includes information about safe medicine storage.

These tips are great if you aren’t sure how to dispose of them. If you are ever unsure about the safe disposal of medications, you can always ask your pharmacist.

  • Throw them away in a SAFE place - I know I’m not the only mom who’s found her kid and pets digging through a trash can. While it’s gross, it does happen. So make sure when you are throwing away medications that you put them in a sealed trash can (you know, the one you keep outside) that your kids and pets can’t into. Remember, it only takes a few minutes and you’ll not only be practicing safe disposal of OTC medications, but also ensuring the safety of your family and loved ones.

What other tips for safe disposal of over the medications would you include in my list?

Do you know the process for the safe disposal of over the counter medications? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! Also includes information about safe medicine storage.

I can’t believe that I’ve been partnering with OTCsafety for almost a year now! I’m honored to be an Ambassador for them, and I’ve come to know them as a great resource on health information for parents. They’ve recently given their website, KnowYourOTCs, a new look and I definitely encourage you to check them out because they have a TON of information that all parents need to know. And while you are at it, like them on Facebook and Twitter too! 

Disclaimer: I’m being compensated as an OTCSafety Blogger, though all thoughts, opinions, and suggestions expressed here are my own. Keep up-to-date on OTCSafety information by visiting the KnowYourOTCs and by following them on Pinterest.

Looking For A Facial Cleansing Brush? Soniclear Does That (And More)

There are only five products that I’ve gotten to review here on my blog that I now cannot live without: Living Proof hair products (2014), my WaterPik Water Flosser (early 2014), my Saltwater Canvas beach bags (2011), Boogie Wipes (2010) , and now my Soniclear Facial Cleansing Brush.

If you are looking for the perfect facial cleansing brush, look no further than Soniclear. Not only can it be used on all skin types, it comes with a larger brush that can be used on your body as well!

Have you heard of the Soniclear facial cleansing brush? In one word, it is simply AMAZING. It was created by Michael Todd USA (formerly known as Michael Todd True Organics), a rapidly growing organic skincare company in the US. There are so many reasons why I love this facial cleansing brush, and I’m listing them here.

 

If you are looking for the perfect facial cleansing brush, look no further than Soniclear. Not only can it be used on all skin types, it comes with a larger brush that can be used on your body as well!

But before I start ranting and raving about why you need to go buy a Soniclear facial cleansing brush RIGHT THIS SECOND, let me show it to you…

If you are looking for the perfect facial cleansing brush, look no further than Soniclear. Not only can it be used on all skin types, it comes with a larger brush that can be used on your body as well!

Cool right? Soniclear, is the first ever sonic skin cleansing brush with built in antimicrobial protection against stain and odor causing bacteria. Sonic cleansing can create a breeding ground for microbial contamination when skin cells, makeup and moisture residue combine with bacteria that cling to the brush bristles between cleansings. Cleaner skin begins with a cleaner brush.

Why You NEED The Soniclear Facial Cleansing Brush

Now for all the reasons I love this facial cleansing brush…

1. This from the website: “SONICLEAR removes makeup 6x better and cleanses 2x better than with hands alone. Within just minutes of use per day, your skin is healthier, clearer and brighter looking with smoother texture and refined pores.”

And I am here to tell you that this is 100% true in my case. I’m 41 now, and my skin hasn’t looked this good since I was a teenager. It feels soft and very smooth, and other people are noticing too. I’m not kidding or exaggerating. I wish I would’ve taken before pictures so that I could show you after pictures!

2. It does double duty: It comes with 2 Brush Heads (these should be replaced every 6 months), one designed for facial cleansing and a second extra-large brush head for body cleansing. It’s like getting 2 products for the price of one!

I am extremely prone to ingrown hairs around my bikini area…the body cleansing brush has all but eliminated that problem.

3. It’s cordless and fully waterproof, so you can use it in the shower or at the sink. I use my own cleaners but you could buy the Michael Todd true organic cleansers they recommend. Side Note: I can’t wait to try the Eye Eraser!

4. My skin has never looked better. Wait…I think I already said that, but it’s worth another mention! It can even be used on extremely sensitive skin because it has a variety of speeds that make it perfect for any and all skin types to use. It has 6 speed options and a self timer that tells you when your 60 seconds of scrubbing is up.

And I’m not the only one who loves the Soniclear facial cleansing brush…

If you are looking for the perfect facial cleansing brush, look no further than Soniclear. Not only can it be used on all skin types, it comes with a larger brush that can be used on your body as well!

I couldn’t be happier with or recommend this facial cleansing brush more. Seriously, I LOVE this product! I look forward to using it every day. The only drawback that is worth mentioning (and this is with any facial cleansing brush) is that it doesn’t remove your eye makeup. (Obviously) you don’t want this running over your delicate eye skin. In the shower I usually use my favorite makeup remover to take off my eye makeup before using the Soniclear. Easy peasy!

If you are looking for the perfect facial cleansing brush, look no further than Soniclear. Not only can it be used on all skin types, it comes with a larger brush that can be used on your body as well!

Now I know that you want one, right! Use either of these links to take 20% off of your entire Michael Todd USA purchase!

That’s 20% off a Soniclear facial cleansing brush! It’s worth every penny!

 

Disclaimer: I received a free Soniclear facial cleansing brush  from Michael Todd USA for my review. All opinions expressed are my own. I recommend this product and love this product. Seriously, go get one now!

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