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4 Ways to Get Outside Before the Cold Comes


As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures begin to drop, Ha-Ra would like to remind you to enjoy the outdoors as much as you can before sunny days are gone! We have a number of suggestions that will help you get the most out of the last few weeks of sunshine:

For the Romantic 

Whether you are trying to woo a new flame or stoke an old one, a romantic date outside is always a great idea. All you will need are two lawn chairs, a table, candles, and a large plate of spaghetti. As long as you play it cool, you are sure to win the affection of your lady or your tramp. After all, there is no better aphrodisiac than a cool breeze and the sun on your shoulders.

Sadly, spaghetti doesn’t always lead to a kiss, and you may need to clean up a pasta sauce mess on your outside furniture. No need to fear, Ha-Ra’s Protective Formula is here! The Protective Formula, produced from raw plant materials, will not only help you during the cleaning process, but also help protect your furniture in the future. One or two bottles will last the entire year, and will put much less stress on the environment than most other cleaners. Help the environment? Stay clean? Romantic date? Talk about a win-win-win!

For the Competitive–

We all know just how great it can be to beat your friends and family at meaningless games. While Monopoly and Go Fish! might be year round possibilities, the window of opportunity is closing on outdoor fun like Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee. Getting your daily exercise and being able to one up your loved ones at the same time is a great combo. So call them up, talk some trash, and get ready to prove your worth on the field.

However, as we well know, trash talk isn’t the only dirty thing on the field. If someone forgot to pick up after Fido and now your newest soccer jersey resembles a newborn’s nappy, we can help you get back to action in no time with Ha-Ra’s Saponella Blue Pearls. Saponella Blue Pearls is a concentrated laundry detergent. It is made with natural soap stone and soap roots. It also acts as a dishwashing detergent, so you can finally wash those spaghetti pates! One bucket lasts for about 150 wash cycles or 250 dishwasher loads, so slide tackle all you want.

For the Adventurous 

Go out and explore! Find a region of your state you have never been to and wander it! There is never a better time to see the beauty of a new vista than in last moments before the leaves start to change. Trod off the beaten path and get your feet dirty. Summon your inner Magellan and try to discover an area untouched by anyone in years. You may come back caked in mud, but you will also be caked in memories.

If you tried to wash that mud off in your bathtub, you’ve probably ended up with a filthy ring around the tub. If only there was an environmentally friendly cleaning company who could help you… Wait, who is that knocking at the door? It is Ha-Ra’s Mach6 glove. Using a combination of different fibers, the Mach6 glove is perfect for breaking up dirt and removing it. It can also be used everywhere in the house: bathrooms, sinks, bathtubs, shower stalls, window frames, and more. It’s also great for car/boat cleaning and plastic garden furniture. No matter how dirty you get from your last great adventure, Ha-Ra’s Mach6 glove will scrub you back to cleanliness.

For the Screen Addict 

Ha-Ra knows as well as anyone that the smartphone can be hard to put down. Well, you would be very surprised to see just how fun sitting outside can be while using your device. Take the tablet outside, sit on a nice patch of grass, and read that e-book while smelling the fresh air. Beat your high score on Angry Birds while listening to real ones. Update your Facebook status one too many times while getting a sun tan!

Sadly, the bright sunlight may make some finger smudges on your device a bit more noticeable. Wait a minute, what is that in the sky? Is it a bird? A plane? No! It is Ha-Ra’s Brilliant Polishing Cloth! The Brilliant Polishing Cloth easily removes fingerprints and water stains when dry, and when damp it removes light dirt for an unprecedented finish. Made of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, Ha-Ra uses patent protected fibers that utilize the power of water to achieve crystal clear results without harmful chemicals.

So get yourself outside before the temperatures drop and have some fun! We’ll be here for you when you’re done…

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4 Ways To Show Your Love This Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to carefully craft your unique thank you to your own personal super hero. Whether it’s the woman that gave birth to you or the woman that raised you since, now is your time to show your appreciation for the woman that means the most to you in the whole, wide world!

To help you navigate through the treacherous waters of greeting cards and gift certificates, Ha-Ra would like to offer some suggestions to really make your mother feel respected, treasured, and loved, come this May 10th.


1. Chocolate and/or Flowers

Now on the barometer of ideas from “so original that Christopher Nolan wants to make it his next film” all the way to “so overdone, Michael Bay has probably already optioned it,” flowers and chocolates aren’t exactly anything Interstellar. However, there’s a reason why they’re number one on the list and in our hearts. Nothing says instant tears combined with pleasure more than a beautiful floral arrangement and decadent cacao, no matter where they may be from.

We would also suggest that you come equipped with the Ha-Ra Floor Kit, and the Ha-Ra Press Butler. Stocked with the Ha-Ra Yellow Dry Pad and the Ha-Ra Nano Gold Soft Pad, these cleaning utensils are ideal for cleaning nearly any type of floor, whether sweeping up falling petals or mopping up any type of unfortunately dropped chocolate. These pads can be used on all floors, and also on ceilings and walls and use the Ha-Ra Press Butler to help stabilize the perfect amount of water and Ha-Ra Protective Formula. The natural fibers and chemical-free formula will make the entire inside of your mother’s house cleaner than either of you thought possible.

2. Laundry Service

Remember when you were an undergrad at college? Flying into your mother’s house or apartment, with just enough time to grab something to eat and drop off your laundry before you were back out the door, most times for the rest of the weekend. Trust us, even if you don’t remember, your mother certainly does. Help pay her back for all of her weekends spent doing load after load of your laundry, by attending to all of hers.

Drop off and pick up all of her laundry at a local laundromat, and/or get all of her dry cleaning to a local service and back to her before she even notices that it’s gone. Or, if you decide to dive in and take care of her laundry by yourself, use the Ha-Ra Saponella Blue Pearls, a concentrated laundry and dishwashing detergent. Made with natural soap stone, roots, and biodegradable, one bucket of pearls will last 150 wash cycles, which should just about make you and mom even for college.

3. Wine and/or Craft Beer

Whether you want to treat her to a wine basket, a gift card from her favorite winery, or even take her out for a luxurious dinner capped with a bottle of their most expensive, choosing her favorite wine or craft beer will have your mother smiling all night long and proud that she raised someone so attentive to her palate. We would suggest that you might even want to think about traveling the extra mile, literally, and take your mother on a trip to wine country.

When you get back home, you can attend to all the bottles and glasses that you’ve purchased for your mother with the Ha-Ra Brilliant Polishing Cloth. Designed to clean and polish any and all smooth surfaces, you can use it dry to remove fingerprints and water stains, or use it slightly damp to remove light dirt, which will leave a streak-free and sparkling finish. Made of a microfiber mix of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, Ha-Ra fibers are patent protected and use water to achieve exceptional results without any harsh chemicals, something else any environmentally-aware mother will appreciate this Mother’s Day.

4. Talk with Her

We know, we know. Groundbreaking stuff here. But beyond anything mentioned on the list, the one thing that we suggest will knock your mother’s socks off and stick with her for years and years to come will be spending time with her. Whether you live with your mother and have for years, or you live half a planet away, just get in touch with her. Make her a dinner, Skype with her instead of a phone call, and write a letter on top of it all; don’t send just a preprinted greeting card.

Take time out to see how your mother is doing, how’s she spending her days, and what it is that she’s been most interested in lately. And if you really want to go the extra mile, don’t just limit it to this Mother’s Day. Continue that dialogue forward and take a minute or an hour every single day, just any type of time, to let her know that you’re thinking about her, that you miss her, and that you love her very much.

We hope you all have an amazing Mother’s Day, and we’d like to thank personally thank your mothers for having given the world such exceptionally well-read people. Make sure to bookmark Ha-Ra’s blog, and visit our website for all products and information related to helping you naturally stay clean!

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Clean Home


1. Go green!

Make this switch this year and finally go green. The New Year is a great time to clear out all the chemical cleaners that have been living in your cabinets forever. Removing harsh chemicals from your cleaning routine will protect your family and the environment. Ha-Ra products consist of millions of extremely fine fibers that do all the work without the need for chemicals.

2. Downsize and declutter.

Have you been putting off going through your closet? Now is the time to do it. While you’re throwing away all those old chemical cleaners, you might as well declutter the rest of your spaces. Organization is the key to keeping a house feeling clean. Be sure to wipe down all shelves and sweep/wash all floors before restocking them with your downsized belongings.

3. Save money.

Using Ha-Ra products is super cost-effective in the long run. Instead of buying the cheap throwaway cleaning rags and mops, invest in some quality products upfront that clean even better and last for years. Then, just pair them with water and a couple of drops of Ha-Ra Protective Formula to clean almost any surface! (One 500mL bottle of Ha-Ra Protective Formula will maintain your Ha-Ra fiber-based products for 1-2 years with average use.)

4. Take care of yourself.

Be sure and take time for yourself this year. Don’t get bogged down with laundry, cooking, cleaning, and more. Let Ha-Ra help by providing easy-to-use, quick, and effective cleaning tools to tackle any job in minutes. Treat yourself to our Yellow Floor Pad to make sweeping up an absolute breeze. Then, take the time you save and do something you love!

5. Enjoy and entertain!

There is nothing better than a clean home, especially a Ha-Ra cleaned home! This New Year, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Invite some friends over and create some new memories in your sparkling, chemical-free house. That’s what it’s all about…

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Easy Cleaning Advice to Avoid Itchy Eyes and Runny Noses

For allergy sufferers, keeping a clean home can help prevent symptoms from taking over their lives. Thoroughly cleaning on a regular basis can eliminate allergens and keep them outside instead of in your home. Here are some tips to help you knock out allergens before they knock you out:

Stay on top of the dust bunnies that like to live under beds and in corners. Using our Ha-Ra Yellow Dry Pad and Dry Glove, you can easily attract all the dust and dirt hiding around your home. Through static charges, dust clings to our Dry Pad and Dry Glove so instead of spreading into the air, it holds firm to the cleaning element. It is important to keep your home as dust free as possible to eliminate the sneeze-causing entities that live within those dust mites.

DSC_0037This goes for ceiling fans too. Run the Dry Glove along the top of your fans to collect the dust that piles up on each arm. You don’t want all that dust flying around your newly cleaned floors! And while you’re at it, you should tackle the blinds as well. Just a quick wipe down will help keep your allergies in check.

Wash your bedding and children’s stuffed animals every week to ensure that your bed stays fresh. Our Ha-Ra Saponella Blue Pearls is a biodegradable laundry (and dishwashing) detergent that is made with natural soap stone and soap roots. It will leave your bedding allergy-free and won’t irritate sensitive skin.

Be sure to also wash your pet’s bedding if you own pets. It’s likely that your home has elevated levels of fur, saliva, and dander due to your lovable friends, so be sure to cut back on this by keeping their items just as clean as yours. Also, keep your bedroom a safe space by making it a pet-free zone if you can.

photoWatch out for mold in your bathrooms and kitchen. Humid conditions in these locations encourage growth and can be a doozy when mixed with pollen and dust allergies. Use a drop of Ha-Ra Protective Formula in a bucket of water and something like our Viva Ultra Cloth to clear away unwanted bathroom and kitchen mold and grime. Or check out our Kitchen Kit, which includes every cloth you need to knock out mold.

Many allergy sufferers would probably start sneezing at the thought of cleaning suggestions mentioned above. Cleaning usually awakens allergens that are present but not necessarily affecting us daily. In order to minimize allergy attacks while cleaning, wear a dust mask, clean top to bottom, and avoid using harsh chemicals which can irritate sensitive breathing airways.

Ha-Ra products are eco-friendly and keep you and your home safe from harmful toxins. They are a great addition to any allergy sufferer trying to fight the battle against pollen, dust, and mold.