***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
I have to admit, before I became a mother, I didn't pay any attention to the ingredients found in common household cleaners. Chemicals, Shmemicals, I thought....Potential health hazards just didn't cross my mind. But once I had my oldest son, I started to care. After all, I had this tiny little guy whose entire well-being depended solely on me and the decisions I made. That was quite the responsibility for a 19 year old new mother!
Fast forward 14 years. (Yes, I just gave away my age.) I have 2 more beautiful children, as well as a bevy of fur-babies. And rather than just paying attention to product labels, I am now very passionate about using non-toxic, eco-friendly products whenever possible. I truly believe that Mother Nature provides us with exactly what we need to thrive.
I know what you're thinking....Going green is too expensive. Natural and organic products cost an arm and a leg, so it's just not economical to purchase these kinds of products.
Well, I have some awesome news for you. By checking out the amazing book, "The Organically Clean Home" by Becky Rapinchuk from CleanMama.net, you can actually make your own household cleaners, often for mere pennies a batch. The best part? When you make your own natural products, you can rest assured that you know exactly what your family is being exposed to.
This book is absolutely ingenious. There are 150 different recipes for cleaning essentials such as:
And so many more! Many of these recipes can be created with pantry staples you've probably already got on hand. And they're all totally natural and chemical-free! How cool is that?!
I have been having a blast incorporating these recipes into my spring cleaning routine. I especially love the Lemon and Clove Hardwood Floor Cleaner. Our home is almost 100 years old and features a ton of original woodwork. This cleaner is very effective yet gentle on our old wood. It also smells AMAZING. I happen to love the scent of cloves, and lemon isn't too bad, either. One day, I cleaned our wood floors and our built-in bookshelves using this concoction, and my home smelled like a wonderfully spicy and crisp potpourri had been simmering away all day. And the wood ended up not only clean, but shiny and revitalized, too!
So if you worry about the chemicals found in traditional household cleaners like I do, you'll definitely want to check out "The Organically Clean Home". Not only will you find that your home is sparkling clean, you'll also be protecting your family from exposure to icky ingredients you cannot pronounce.
Pick Up Your Own Copy :
You can pick up your own copy of "The Organically Clean Home" by Becky Rapinchuk on Amazon. They offer both a paperback and a Kindle version.
Have you ever made your own natural cleaning supplies? I'd love to hear about your experiences!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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