How do you clean without using harsh chemicals?
Hey mums! Want some inspiration on how to clean your house without taking the easy route with harsh chemicals? It can be hard enough to make time for a deep clean, let alone worrying about finding cleaner alternatives that are good for us and our families. Fret not – with the right tips up your sleeve you'll find that switching out those strong cleaners doesn't mean missing out on a sparkling-clean home.

Ingredients to Avoid
  • Formaldehyde 
  • Phthalates 
  • VOCs 
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) 
  • Ethanolamines (MEA, DEA, and TEA) 
  • Triclosan 
  • Fragrance/Parfum/- considered a ‘trade secret’ that single word can contain a cocktail of 1000 plus toxic synthetic ingredients
These are just a FEW of the ingredients you want to avoid when bringing products into your home. An informative documentary on different chemicals in personal care and cleaning products is STINK by Jon Whelan. You can watch this here.

DIY All Purpose Spray and Wipe
Since 2019, this Spray & Wipe has been my absolute go-to cleaning solution! Not only does it smell like Christmas in a bottle, but thanks to its ultra concentrated formula; you won't have to replenish your stock anytime soon.

It's gentle yet powerful qualities make it ideal for sprucing up the kitchen and bathroom sinks with no worries of chemicals lingering around family members or furry friends. So trust me when I say that unlike many store bought options out there; this one is definitely worth every penny!

How to make:
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 
  • 2 cups of water 
  • 500ml glass spray bottle
  • Optional - essential oils of choice. (I like to use Lemon essential oil)
Add 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner into glass spray bottle. Add desired essential oil (I use 10 lemon to help with grease) Top with filtered water. You have now have a friendly, low-tox spray & wipe.


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