Green Cleaning

The Hidden Dangers of Household Cleaning Products

The air inside our homes is 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside due to the use of toxic household cleaning products. This affects our health and that of our family and pets.

Beware of “Natural” Products with Synthetic Fragrance

Watch out for a lot of products that masquerade as being natural as these contain SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE which may include carcinogens, allergens, respiratory irritants and endocrine disruptors among others. Household cleaning products contain dangerous chemicals that have been linked to: nervous system damage, hormone disruption, skin reactions, headaches, respiratory issues plus more chronic illnesses.

Embracing Natural Cleaning Solutions

We do have other options at hand, like going back to basics, just how our grandparents used to clean. We can clean our homes using a handful of cost-effective, natural ingredients: bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, white vinegar, castile soap, some glass spray bottles/old jars and beautiful pure doTERRA essential oils! Essential oils are non-toxic and safe to use in the home and are effective cleaning agents because they are potent and powerful yet create a clean, inviting and uplifting aroma.

doTERRA produces a fantastic multi-purpose cleaning concentrate which I use for every room in my house.
Some of our favourites fragrances to add to the concentrate are : Lemon, Melaleuca, Peppermint, Wild Orange, Purify, Spearmint, Grapefruit & Eucalyptus.

2 tbl spoons On Guard Cleaner Concentrate
6 drops tea tree
6 drops lemon oil
Add 2 tbl spoons of white vinegar for areas with harsh limescale

Combine water and vinegar in a spray bottle
Add concentrate and essential oil(s) of choice. Shake well.

With the above list of ingredients, you can safely and effectively clean your entire home. Whether you want to make your own DIY dishwasher tablets, or clean everything from your ovens to your carpets, we can guide you how to do it safely and cost effectively!

Charlotte Smith

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