I’m pretty finicky about what I eat. For me, it seems a little contradictory if I spend so much time and energy preparing wholesome food for myself and my family, that I don’t do the same with how I clean my skin, our home, clothes and the likes.
It all started when I looked into cloth nappies for Misty. I wanted to wash them in a more “natural” washing solution. Having super sensitive skin myself, and being very prone to breaking out from store bought washing powders, I started experimenting. It’s interesting to note that some of the most effective natural cleaners are ingredients that are usually found in the kitchen. What a co-inky-dink.
I have a slight obsession with white vinegar and bi carb soda. Marvelous stuff.
It has snow balled from there, and over the past year I have been DIY-ing most of our household cleaners, and also my own beauty products.
Viper still has a strong affinity for bleach, but I’m working on it.
It’s amazing all the crap you accumulate. We don’t even use 1/10 of this stuff.
The cupboard under the sink is the most evil place in the house. Horrible poison haven. If you want to start accumulating some “ Green Home” supplies, then I would start with these:
- White Vinegar
- Bi carb soda
- Washing Soda
- Essential oils – Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint are the ones I use mainly for cleaning.
- Dr Broner’s Castille Soap – magical stuff, seriously – and so many more uses as WELL as household cleaning.
DIY Green Home Cleaning:
DIY Skin/Hair/Beauty Products:
The journey will grow from here, for sure.