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 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”

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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