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Our Green Spring Cleaning Guide

 
Our Green Spring Cleaning Guide

Posted: April 15 2021

Our Green Spring Cleaning Guide

Is it just us, or has everyone conquered their cleaning techniques with the pandemic situation? Reorganizing, sorting, purging, and wiping down surfaces as become second nature over the last year. What else is there to do when we spend 99.9 percent of our time indoors in a guest-free home? With that said, we want to bring a new dynamic into this year’s deep clean, because we’re healthy home enthusiasts and green cleaning products are a must these days.


Here’s the scoop, most antimicrobials are synthetic cleaners made up with a broad spectrum of chemicals they destroy growth of harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. Triclosan, for example is a common antimicrobial that has negative effects on our health. Even through it does it’s job cleaning the surface, it’s been proven that the harsh chemical bioaccumulates in our bodies and disrupts our endocrine system. Plus, the toxicity in most brand name cleaning products release harmful VOCs and negatively impact both our health when they come into contact with our skin, the air we breathe, and the environment when rinsed down the drain.


Here are some of our green-proof cleaning receipes that kill germs, without the harmful side-effects of harsh chemicals.


All Purpose Cleaner:

¼ cup white vinegar

1 ¾ cups water

10 drops of peppermint essential oil

10 drops of orange Essential Oil

10 drops of Eucalyptus Oil

Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle, shake and use!


Glass Cleaner:

2 cups water

¼ cup of white or cider vinegar

2 tbsp rubbing alcohol 70% concentration

Combine ingredients into glass spray bottle, shake before use!


Upholstery Freshening Spray:

12-16 oz Distilled Water

¼ cup baking soda

10 drops of Essential Oil, such as lavender

Add baking soda to spray bottle, then add warm distilled water.

Top off with essential oil, shake before each use!


Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

¼ cup of Castile Soap (or dish soap)

¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide

15 drops of Tea Tree Oil

½ cup of baking soda

½ cup of water

Combine ingredients in a bowl before transferring into your glass spray bottle.

Once transferred, spray mixture and allow it to sit on the surface for several minutes before wiping!


Home is everything, and now more than ever we spend more time at home, and high touch surfaces have even higher traffic with our new normal. Wellness at home is a priority, and chemical-free zones are a must for healthy indoor air quality.

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