Our homes are filled with every kind of cleaner, all touting the ability to make our lives easier, safer and more hygienic. They tell us we must have a laundry cleaner, a kitchen cleaner, a bathroom cleaner and then to top it all off, we buy a multi-purpose cleaner. (Doesn’t this one trump all the others…what would I know?)
Personally, just walking down the supermarket aisle where all the cleaning products are located gives me heart palpitations. The bright pinks bedazzle me, the choices overwhelm me and if I could smell, I’m sure the fragrances would make me feel woozy (phew)!
Lucky for me, I don’t run the gauntlet of antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-everything anymore. I just simply make my own.
Whenever I am in a supermarket now, which is as short a time as possible these days, I am able to simply walk past that aisle. Occasionally I buy one item in there though, a plain old bag of washing soda. It’s located at one end, so I scoot in, grab it quickly and head back out the way I came in. I no longer have to worry about what these crazy chemicals are doing to my family. There is no doubt that they mostly do what they say, you know, clean your house. But what are they doing to US?
So what do I use instead? The simple ingredients my Mum used to use and my Nana used to use. That’s right, the stuff they used still works and they’re non-toxic. I wouldn’t eat them, granted, but at least I recognise the names. Baking soda (otherwise known as bicarbonate of soda and yes you can eat this one), Washing soda (otherwise known as sodium carbonate) and Castile soap (otherwise known as…wait for it…soap).
There are however, some key ingredients that make these simple home made products exceptional. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. My home made products are fabulous, but they are made exceptional through the addition of these amazing oils. If you haven’t met these high quality essential oils before, it’s time you did!
If you would like to learn some more about the benefits of these oils to your life, visit my facebook ‘events‘ page and come along to one of the events listed. If you’re not close by, then comment below and I’ll let you know how you can get on board with detoxing your cleaning regime!
For our planet,