Well… I am now two or so weeks into my “lets give up all me cleaning products” foray, my analysis of the last two weeks… why have I not switched to a more eco-friendly way of cleaning sooner??? It’s brilliant – I’m a complete “bicarb will clean anything” convert! :)
So here are my top tips…..
- Throw yourself in at the deep end…no mucking about..donate your unwanted hazardous cleaning products to anyone that will take them and venture forth – you will NOT regret it!
- Bicarb – really WILL clean anything! From your kitchen sink, to your oven, to deodorizing your carpets to making your clothes washing nice and clean – oh and if you mix bicarb with lemon juice it will descale brilliantly (even our shower head came up wonderfully lime-scale free!) – Thanks Mum and Little Poppits for sharing that one with me!
- Mixing half a cup of water with a quarter of a cup of white vinegar and two teaspoons of dish wash liquid is the BEST window/glass cleaner I have ever used! I kid you not!!!
- Mix a cap full of white vinegar and a few drops of essential oil (i.e. lavender) and chuck it into your washing machine as a fabric conditioner – sheer genius and works a treat – Thank you Lena and Sarah
So…. having surprised myself at how brilliantly I have made the changes to my cleaning cupboard I now will be focusing on me…because we mummies need a little bit of self focus every now and then! My aim is to phase out and re-source body, face and hair products that fit this eco-friendly ethos…that means chemical free (yes all those not so lovely parabens must shove off!) and eco-friendly, so limited packaging not tested on animals (which I already adhere to!) etc. This mission my friends is actually even more challenging than the last…look out for my next eco warrioress post to see how I am getting on making the changes