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Spring Cleaning

My Favorite Cleaning Product Swaps

I know some people don't think a kitchen or bathroom is clean unless you smell bleach but did you know that the EPA suggests that your home is 2 to 3 times more polluted than outdoor air mainly because of store bought cleaners? Wild huh. That's not even going down the rabbit hole of the fact that it's good for you to have exposure to a moderate amount of germs and bacteria. I'll get off my soapbox now, but I wanted to share some of my favorite sustainable cleaning solutions.

All purpose cleaner
Fill a large jar with 1/3-1/2 of discarded orange peels (this will be your scent. You can also add fresh lavender or sage.)
Then using white vinegar to fill the jar up to the brim covering all the fruit peels
Let sit a minimum of 6-8 weeks
Strain plant material
Put in spray bottle with 50/50 water and vinegar

When cleaning with the homemade spray our house really likes these cloth towels or 'Untowels' if you're looking online for them. We keep a small bucket on the washer and when a rag is dirty enough we just throw it in there and wash it with whatever laundry we have. Saves so much waste and absorbs so much better.

The last cleaning swap I am really into right now is this coconut scrubber. It's made of coconut husks which is biodegradable. I bought one at my local refill van and also got one for our camper. It cleans like the rough side of the normal plastic sponge. Which by the way a traditional sponge takes 52,000 years to break down in a landfill. That number actually blew me away when I looked it up. It's such a common item, so it's crazy to think how many of those are floating around in landfills.



Podcast I'm Currently Listening To ...

Ep. 83 - Magic Beans: Transformational Healing from Autoimmune Disease with Unique Hammond



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Gold Plated Brass Medium Hoops




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