Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

We’re aware that our lifestyles impact the planet we live on, so we’re always on the lookout for ways to minimise our footprint. These are some easy ways to turn your house into an eco-friendly home to be proud of.   Continue reading “Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home”

Natural Cleaning 101 – Vinegar

Vinegar is a key ingredient not just in your kitchen pantry, but in your green cleaning supplies cupboard. This natural cleaning all-rounder is a streak-free glass cleaner, it cuts through grease in the kitchen, neutralises odours, and makes floors shine.  Continue reading “Natural Cleaning 101 – Vinegar”

Eco-Friendly Car Cleaning Hacks

Specialised car cleaning products are expensive, and full of chemicals that end up being washed down the drain and into our waterways. Fortunately, they’re also totally unnecessary when there are so many great eco-friendly ways to make your car look like it’s just been professionally detailed! Continue reading “Eco-Friendly Car Cleaning Hacks”

Natural Cleaning 101 – Baking Soda

Sometimes it feels like harmful chemicals are being forced into our everyday lives and we are powerless to stop them. But when it comes to cleaning, there are very simple natural alternatives to every product, which usually work just as well as the harsh store-bought version. One ingredient that’s usually right near the top of DIY green cleaning recipes is baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate. You probably already have some in your pantry. Continue reading “Natural Cleaning 101 – Baking Soda”

How to get the kids involved in cleaning

Little hands are more often the ones making the messes than cleaning them up, but making age-appropriate chores part of kids’ routine can help them form good habits for later on life. We’ve asked some of the clever mums and dads we know, and mined the endless knowledge centre of the web, to find some great ways to get kids involved in keeping the house neat and tidy. Welcome to the cleaning party, little helping hands! Continue reading “How to get the kids involved in cleaning”

Natural Cleaning 101 – Citrus

There are few things more satisfying than a clean and fresh-smelling home… and there are few things less satisfying than smelling chemical-laden cleaning products. Using green cleaning products at home reduces the risk of developing asthma, reduces pollution in waterways and in the air, and completely removes the risk of you receiving a chemical burn from accidentally getting corrosive cleaning products on your skin. Plus, you can get your home sparkling clean with items you already have in the pantry! This blog post focuses on one of those items – citrus.

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How to clean with essential oils

When growing up, my children would tease me about my cleaning habits… ‘wearing out the vacuum cleaner’, being a ‘clean freak’ – titles which I secretly wore with pride! A clean safe home is important to me.

Being an aromatherapist and reflexologist, I don’t use chemicals when cleaning and prefer to make the most of essential oils that are available to clean and protect my home. Here are my top tips for using essential oils to keep your house clean and safe, whilst doing your bit for the planet too.

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4 Tips for Destroying Mould with Eco Products

There are many different types of cleaning challenges that arise around the home. One problem that can be difficult to deal with is mould. Not only is it unsightly, but it’s really dangerous too.

While the go-to for destroying mould used to be harsh chemicals and bleach, those old-school methods just don’t sit well with me. I make a conscious effort to live well and do good things for the environment. So I have put together my top tips for destroying mould with eco-friendly alternatives.   Continue reading “4 Tips for Destroying Mould with Eco Products”

Cleaning up after kids (without chemicals)

I love my kids. They are the best things that have ever happened to me. But (and please don’t judge me for saying this) they really rocked my previously clean and tidy world when they arrived.

I am borderline OCD, which my friends like to tease me about, so when these wonderful little terrors arrived in my life, they managed to turn it upside down!

Being a bit of an eco-warrior, I am always looking for solutions that get the job done without causing harm to the planet (or my family for that matter). Here are a few of my top tips to restore your home to normality after your kids do their best at destroying it…

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Eco-friendly cleaning product alternatives

I became hyper-conscious of product ingredients when I was pregnant and tried to stay away from excess preservatives and food colouring when food shopping. But I had a nagging feeling that my cleaning kit also needed an overhaul.

The disinfectants and all-purpose cleaners I had come to rely on were leaving my hands red and dry and their chemical scents were overpowering. So I began investigating what was in my favourite cleaning products and eventually came upon some eco-friendly alternatives:

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