Last week we looked at all of the wonderful ways you can use Vinegar around your home. Reducing the amount of toxic chemicals you rely on for cleaning. This week we look at Vinegar's best friend and lifelong partner in cleaning crime Bicarb Soda.
Step 1. Before you start reading I want you to go through your laundry cupboard and your kitchen cupboard and collect all those bottles of nasty toxic chemical filled cleaners.………. Ok welcome back now we are ready to get started on my guide to lox tox cleaning with vinegar. Better for you, better for your family, better for the environment and a better way to save money.
Every day we make decisions in our lives that have an effect on everything. They affect our families, our lifestyle, the people around us, the environment, our financial situation. So the list goes on and on, by everything I mean everything. I am always talking about making on change a month. This one change a month has to be a conscious move toward a more sustainable life and a decision you know you will be able to live with and stick to for…. Well forever really.
Every month I try to take on at least one new way to reduce our waste and reduce the nasties we are putting into or on our bodies. This month’s big one was deodorant. When I was looking for a homemade deodorant recipe it had to fit a couple of criteria. Most importantly that I could get hold of the ingredients with ease or already had them, that it worked and that it was cheap.
This week we continue with our behind the scenes look into real people living a more environmentally sustainable life and making a real difference. What you will notice along the way is that nothing they are doing is hard and in most cases is cheap. It’s not hard to become more aware of the effect your decisions have on the earth and humanity. I am blessed to run our amazing Facebook group where a whole bunch of amazing families have volunteered to share their stories with you. Be inspired, be uplifted and most of all be motivated to join with us and “Be The Change”.
You might all remember I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful Gift Box from Wanderess Beauty over the past 2 months. One of these I treated myself to some organic hair care and the second I have decided to share with you all over on the Facebook Competition. So if you haven’t yet please jump on over and join in the fun.
Summer is coming summer is coming!! Can you hear Mr Whippy in the background. The days are getting longer and the desire to spend more and more time outdoors is getting greater everyday. I cannot wait for summer to be here this will be my first season with my very own BBQ. I know I know I’m very slow on the uptake, but now that I have it I want to make sure it is kept naturally clean all the time.
I am sure I am like most people out there when I declare that I hate cleaning my oven! So the last time I cleaned my oven, with super nasty chemicals, I spent the next week feeling like my nose was burning.
Natural Cream Household Cleaner
I spotted this recipe for natural cleaning while learning more about the benefits of Essential Oils. Wow such a big learning curve for me an so much more to come. Anyway this recipe really screamed at me and I thought you would all just love to have a go yourself. I think the results speak for themselves.
In our efforts to be more sustainable while looking after the back pocket my research has bought me across two "fantastic" recipes (be prepared for some home truths). Both of these Dish Washing solutions use far less chemicals and packaging. Saving the environment, reducing waste and saving money what more could you want. Check out my Lemon Dish Washing Tablets and Orange Dish Washing Liquid.