Essential oils are often used as fragrances in cleaning products, but they are also effective natural cleaners. Many essential oils are antibacterial and antiseptic, and they can be used as natural disinfectants and deodorizing agents. Lemon, pine, peppermint, and tea tree oils remove bacteria and add a fresh scent to home cleaning solutions – mix […]
Chemical cleaning products are a rather new invention of the 1900s. Before then, everyone used natural, homemade products for a sparkling clean home. Use these base products to create a cleaning caddy with exceptional natural cleaners, deodorizers, and disinfectants.
The cleaning tips below will help with some of those frustrating kitchen cleaning tasks that seem to take forever to finish.
These are much like bath bombs and can be used for toilets, garbage disposals, microwaves,toilets, pots, pans, sinks, baking sheets, and even dish washers.
These little packets have enough to fix just about nasty issue I’ve had. Here are a few of the many uses that we have found for the little chemical concoctions of citric acid and food coloring.
Babies are adorable, but, let’s face it, they are messy! Of course, that may not sound like a big deal. As parents, you make sure your little one is bathed and changed regularly, right? But, what about the toys your child plays with? Are those toys bathed or changed regularly too? Probably not. Below are […]
Let me just get this out here: I HATE WOOD FLOORS! Yes, I know, that is not a popular statement. Everyone loves wood floors because they are so much easier to clean. Well, I have various furry pets that all shed. So, that “easy to clean” floor has me sweeping 3 times a day. Then, […]
I know a few of you make your own laundry soap – but I just can’t. I cannot add one more thing to my list right now, or something else (like sanity) will suffer. So we did a lot of shopping around and trying out of different things and I am really enjoying the ARM […]
The kitchen is the heart of our home, and I bet it is for many of you as well. The kitchen is where we do homework, play board games, prepare meals, share meals and, oh yeah, do laundry. So, with a space that is getting this much use, naturally it needs some serious cleaning on […]
Four years ago, when I opened a movement studio in Los Angeles, I wanted to make the space as “green” as possible. Many clients I work with are very allergic or sensitive, and my goal was to create a comfortable and healthy space for learning. I turned to two of my most treasured resources for […]
Green This! Greening Your Cleaning by Deidre Imus is volume one in her trilogy of books aimed at teaching us the dangers of chemicals in our everyday products and how to avoid them. Volume one focuses on cleaning, where volume two, Green Baby!, focuses on baby products, and volume three, Green You!, focuses on personal beauty. Imus […]