SIMPLE SWAPS=HEALTHY HOME
One of the very first things to consider when trying to reduce the toxic load in your home are your cleaners. The harsh fragrance & chemicals contained in many grocery store cleaners are no good for us to inhale, much less to get on our skin. (Don’t believe that? Just read the warning label on the back of most cleaners!)
Though dōTERRA makes a fabulous On Guard Cleaner Concentrate that I use for my “all purpose cleaner”, for my tub and tile cleaner I like to make my own. .
The recipe I use is:
1/2 cup Castile Soap
15 drops of Melaleuca oil (mold inhibiter & natural antiseptic)
10 drops lemon oil (natural cleaner, degreaser, etc)
Top the bottle off with distilled water
Shake before each use and watch the soap scum and dirt go out with the bath water! 😁
Stay tuned for later today when I share why I do NOT USE vinegar in my homemade cleaners!
Did you know in New York City the DEC (New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation) has made it mandatory for all household cleaners to list ingredients including by products and fragrance. Way to go New York !!!
Who knew all I had to do to get the back splash done was have an Open House! From sitting in the boxes for months to all done!! Should have had an open house for my business months ago. 😂💚
So those that know me this Saturday Nov 10 DM me for more details ❤🏠
We’ve got a 7 day Healthy Home Switch going on over at The Modern Whole Home FB Page ✨
DAY 1 ✨
Healthy Home Switch - All Purpose Cleaner
Toss out the Flash, Cif, Dettol etc etc + bring in your new DIY all purpose cleaner.
I've chosen this one for day 1, as this healthy home switch had the biggest impact on Belle's respiratory health. It's something that you use every day + if you're anything like me - you pretty much spray most things with it (refrain from spraying the kids tho..)
Here's a few facts as to why you're going to want to make this switch...
REGULAR SHOP BOUGHT TOXIC CLEANERS:
House cleaning products with fragrances contain phthalates, a group of chemicals commonly used to improve softness and texture. They’re found in everything from vinyl and cosmetics to food and perfumes. Phthalates are referred to as endocrine disruptors, which means that they disrupt the body’s process of producing hormones. This can also affect your mood + head tension.
Chlorine - one of the ingredients found in bleach, has the ability to drastically harm the upper respiratory tract if fumes are inhaled. Plus, if you already suffer from asthma and allergies, using bleach will only make your symptoms worse.
Even when you use gloves, the chemicals in these cleaners enter our blood stream (i'll explain more on this at 9.30am). Your body is unable to disperse toxic build up in your body effectively. Therefore regular use of toxic cleaners can cause harmful, more serious effects later in life.
NATURAL CLEANERS (Truly natural ones - not the ones that claim to be but contain fragrance..ahem, Method..)
Support the respiratory system. Natural cleaners containing a truly pure essential oil like Lemon/Peppermint has beautiful side-benefits for those lungs of yours.
Mood enhancing - cleaning with citrus oils + other oils like Lavender/any tree oils - not only supports the respiratory system but also uplifts + calms the mood - cleaning with mood balancers 🌱
Prince Charming surprised me with Flowers last night. He is saying, “I’m Proud of You.” I’m proud of me too.
People are shocked that I run 2 Business (3rd is not far off) considering my extensive physical challenges. My response; Absolutely Yes I am in extreme pain every damn day. Yes, it is SUPER hard to push a bath bomb together when my hands want to shatter. Yes, there are times I’m in tears because the pain is slicing me in half. When both my Neurologist & Spine Dr. told me it’s impossible to keep doing what I do - I said, “Challenge Accepted”
Every day is a gift! So unwrap that sucker with a vengeance!!!!!
Autumn is in the air! 🍁Bring the scents of the season inside with natural room freshener spray.
Recipe: Mix together in a glass spray bottle: 1 cup water, ½ cup vodka (use a cheap version) or rubbing alcohol, 20 – 50 drops essential oil. Swirl to combine.
To use: Spray a few pumps in the air or onto washable fabrics (no silk or wool). I like to spray the air, throw pillows, carpet, and furniture. Enjoy the scents of the season!
Autumn inspired blends:
Walk in the Woods: 10 drops rosemary, 10 drops eucalyptus, 10 drops lavender, 10 drops pine
Say No to Cold & Flue Season: 10 drops rosemary, 10 drops eucalyptus, 10 drops orange, 10 drops clove, 10 drops cinnamon
Pumpkin Pie: 15 drops cinnamon, 5 drops clove, 10 drops ginger, 10 drops orange
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HOME HACK: Get sparkling dishes out of your dishwasher without the high cost of a fancy rinse aid.
I am mildly obsessed with white vinegar. It’s like magic, and the best part of all is the grocery stores haven’t caught on yet. This stuff is good for everything and SO cheap! Just my kind of thing.
For sparkling dishes put a small cup of white vinegar in the top rack of your dishwasher and run it as normal. You don’t want to put the vinegar in the rinse aid compartment because most have rubber pieces in them, and the vinegar will eat away the rubber. By putting it in the top rack you get all the magic benefits of the vinegar without destroying your dishwasher.
Bonus points for anyone who has a septic system like us: totally septic safe and completely safe for the kiddos.
You can thank me by having me over for drinks in your sparkling clean glasses.
So excited to host this super fun event! You walk in empty handed and leave with so much goodness! Make & Take THIS Thursday from 10am to Noon! Drop in and see me!
Here’s what you’ll make...
1 ~ Plant-based Protein smoothie (to freeze)
1 ~ 16oz Window Cleaner
1 ~ 16oz All Purpose Cleaner
1 ~ 16oz Degreaser
1 ~ Sugar Body Scrub (Lavendar and Chamomile)
1 ~ Instant Facial Mask
ALL for only $10! A $25+ Value if you were to purchase in stores!
This is a great way to taste, see and feel what Shaklee is all about and why I rave about these non-toxic, earth friendly, body loving products! xoxo
I can’t even. Cinnamon bark just brought Christmas to my house. I don’t even care that it feels like COLD outside. Cinnamon bark was a freebie this month because I’m on essential rewards, BUT you need to get into your virtual office and order this beauty! It’s better than any headache-giving candle I’ve ever had. If you have a big order going anyways, get on ER, and get it free this month! I did some math and if you order ningxia, thieves, and a big thieves household cleaner you’ll get cinnamon bark, oregano vitality and aromaease for FREE!
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Laundry day can be hard at times...so many clothes and who's gonna fold them? We can't help with washing or folding but we can help you get them clean! Our lavender and grapefruit laundry detergent is back in stock just in time for laundry day! Shop our laundry care products at www.pur-home.com!
I wouldn’t consider myself an “oily” by any means, but I do use essential oils for certain things. I used to make my own cleaner with vinegar, water and different oils, but I LOVE this On Guard Concentrate from Doterra. I use it on almost everything, and it’s safe and non-toxic! Woo hoo! It smells so good and cleans really well. I have tried a lot of different “natural” cleaners and this is hands down my favie. I just put 1-2 tablespoons in a glass spray bottle with water and good to go! This one bottle of concentrate lasts me months! Waste less, right?? 😉 What cleaner do you guys use?
Thieves hand sanitizer is the perfect size to throw in your bag, car, purse, pocket, whatever! If you need or want to DIY it, try this below! Put it in a small spray bottle and top off with just enough water to make it sprayable. #minttwig
One of our favorite products is our All-In-One Concentrate! It is a highly concentrated all purpose cleaner. It is all of our products in ONE including laundry detergent. A little goes a long way! Learn about the many uses on our website www.pur-home.com
Perfect! Roger likes using Shaklee Green cleaners, especially in his dishwasher with the Harrisburg water! Perfect day to make this fun delivery by bike! We had a chance to visit and lament about all the Kayak trips not taken this summer!
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