If you’ve been following along for awhile you know I’m not a big fan of chemicals.
I can get a bit neurotic about what goes in and on and around my body.
And one thing that I’ve never talked about before, was what I use to clean around my home, and that’s where a lot of chemicals can reside.
[By no means is this me claiming I live a perfect, chemical-free life. This is just me sharing different ways I’ve become aware of the problem and have started to make the switch]
To wipe down most surfaces in my house that don’t need much i’ll simply use water and Norwex cloths. I dust, clean my mirrors, and wipe down my kitchen countertops each day in this manor.
To clean my dishes I use two products, Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap and Seventh Generation Dishwasher Detergent Powder. So, depending on whether I’m hand washing or dishwashing I’ll use one of these two plant-based cleaners alongside a wood bristle brush to scrub my dishes.
For cleaning our clothes I am currently using the Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Powder. I’ve tinkered with making my own, but it’s obviously easier to just buy this in a box.
And finally, when something needs a little extra grunge removing power I’ll use a diluted mixture of Thieves Household Cleaner, which is another plant-based cleaner containing essential oils. It smells amazing and depending on your cleaner to water ratio it really packs a punch.
This has been a process over the past year, but I’ve been working hard to replace different products with a healthier alternative.