What do you use for cleaning?
🍃We have definitely been conditioned to need chemicals for cleaning. Our household has been chemical free for the past 3.5 years and our house is very clean! We have 2 big dogs and our house DOES NOT SMELL like dogs 🐶🐶.
🍃I have transitioned to essential oils for my cleaning over the past couple of years and I haven’t looked back. I don’t even use vinegar anymore because it’s not needed (and stone bench tops don’t love it).
🍃I have been asked to check so many “natural” “organic” “pure” cleaning products in the last few years and most don’t stack up because there is no standard. THERE IS NO STANDARD OR GUIDELINES in Australia to determine whether something is allowed to have Natural, Organic or Pure on the label! This creates much confusion to the masses and I am keen to direct you to some trusted sources. The 2 below are the most easily accessible and when you find one that is good, you stick to it! Until you find out how simple DIY is.
🍃1. Abode: This is a beautiful Australian brand that was created by a couple in Queensland who were sick of the chemicals in their environment so decided to make their own. Then family and friends started to jump on board and then the whole of Australia! This is your lowest tox, pre-prepared cleaning products. They seem to be concerned and conscious about the environment as well so that gets the tick of approval from me too.
🍃2. Ecostore: This brand is the entry level to people transitioning to low tox cleaning products. They are available at Woolworths and is easy to put into your trolley if you are still shopping at the big ones. Be careful with these guys though, DO NOT USE their personal care products like shampoo and conditioner or bubble bath. The cleaning products pass the low tox numbers.
🍃3. DIY is the best: The ingredient list is too long on all those cleaners but to be honest cleaning can be SO simple.
* 1/4 cup white vinegar (unless a porous benchtop – use 1 tablespoon of Castile soap instead, I personally don’t use vinegar at all)
* fill the rest with distilled water
* 30 drops of essential oil
* On Guard: powerful mould killer
* Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon, Wild Orange, any citrus oils, Lavender, Rosemary… (get your oils here)