Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Choosing eco friendly cleaning products is just as important for our health as choosing non toxic beauty and skincare products. If you don’t like the idea of applying chemicals to your skin, why spray them around your home. Every surface you wipe, each dish you scrub and all of your clean clothes will come into contact with your skin.
If the products you use to clean are filled with toxins, they will be absorbed into your body.
BRANDS TO TRY:
ABODE - array of cleaning products. Usually available from most heath food shops, or shop conveniently online at nourishedlife.com.au who also stock a huge collection of beauty and wellness product.
http://www.naturallyhome.com.au focuses on living life naturally in all areas of the home. They offer great starter kits that have an array of chemical free cleaning products.
goodness.com.au have a good selection of chemical free cleaning brands while at the same time offer a huge variety of healthy pantry staples.
MAKE IT YOURSELF:
1. Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
In an empty spray bottle mix:
1/2 c white vinegar
10 drops tea tree, lavender or lemon essential oil.
Fill the remaining with distilled water
Shake and use.
2. Homemade “Soft-Scrub” Cleaner
1 ½ cups baking soda
½ cup environmentally safe liquid laundry soap
10 drops tea tree, lavender, or lemon essential oil
Mix well and ready to use.
3. Homemade Floor Cleaner
2 – 3 litres of hot water
A small squirt of dishwashing liquid
Splash of vinegar (approx. 1/4 cup)
A shake of washing soda (approx. 1/4 cup)
Place all ingredients directly into mop bucket and ready to use.