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DIY Disinfecting Glass & Surface Cleaner

This DIY Disinfecting Glass & Surface Cleaner is much more than a brilliant solution to disinfected floors and sparkling window. No, for me, it represents a major milestone in my life! “Did she just say that her floor cleaner represents a major milestone in her life?” Yup, I did! I remember the day clearly…. I was pregnant with my daughter, and washing my floors with a commercial floor cleaner that was purple, reeked of artificial fragrance and was giving me a splitting headache. And at that moment it hit me! “Breathing in this toxic, cleaner CANNOT be good for my baby…or…
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5 Fabulous Essential Oil Blends for Fall

Fall is a stunning time of year – leaves are changing colour, the air is cool and feels purified, pumpkin spice is back in every form, and I can start burning my favourite fall essential oil blends, which, for whatever reason, only seems appropriate during this time of year.

Essential Oil Blends for Fall

Citrus Infused Multi-Purpose Cleaner

When I embarked on my “cleaner, greener life” journey, just a few years ago, the toxic chemical cleaners were the first thing to go! Replacing my commercial cleaning products with homemade, eco-friendly and non-toxic versions, seemed like the obvious place to start, considering that I’m just as conscious about the environment as I am about my health.

Citrus Infused Multi-Purpose Cleaner

DIY Multi-Purpose Floor & Glass Cleaner (Great for Spray Mops!)

Can you believe that this blog, all of my recipes, and the way I live my life, were all inspired by this DIY multi-purpose floor & glass cleaner? I bet you can’t (and that you think I’m totally nuts)! This cleaner, containing a few simple ingredients, that you most likely have in your house right now, is your solution to sparkling, streak-free windows, and spotless floors! I’m writing over at Scratch Mommy today sharing my story, and the recipe, behind this life-changing cleaner, so head over and check it out! 

Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution for Carpet Cleaners

I’ll admit, I’m slightly OCD when it comes to clean floors. I’m constantly sweeping, vacuuming, wiping or mopping them. Having a toddler and two little dogs doesn’t exactly help the matter. Carpets are in a cleaning category of their own– they’re basically, in my mind,  dirt and grime magnets and need constant sanitization. This is why we decided to invest in a quality, carpet cleaner! We bought the this one and have been super happy with it!

DIY Fabric Spray

You’ve read it before in my “Top 10 Air Fresheners For Your Home” post, but I’ll tell you again: artificial fragrances are bad for your health, and the environment, and there’s no place for them in your home! Why spray your furniture, fabrics, and clothing, with artificial fragrances, that can be harmful to your respiratory system, when you could be using natural scents, like essential oils, that contain therapeutic and soothing properties? Seems like a no-brainer to me!

DIY Fabric & Deodorizing Room Spray

10 All-Natural Air Fresheners for Your Home!

Part of living greener and detoxing your life includes replacing your synthetic “air-fresheners” with all-natural, non-toxic versions. Even if you’re not in to living a “modern hippie lifestyle,” synthetic fragrances should always be avoided! They contain formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), naphthalene (a suspected carcinogen), toluene (known to cause liver and kidney damage) and xylene (a neurotoxin). Synthetic fragrances include scented candles, spray-air fresheners, plug-ins, car-fresheners, and anything else that may have an artificial fragrance.

10 All-Natural Air Fresheners for your Home

DIY Dishwasher “Detergent”

I’ve been testing out different homemade dishwasher “detergents” for some time now, and have finally found a recipe that meets all of my cleanliness-criteria! It’s super easy to make, ridiculously affordable, and incredibly effective.

DIY Dishwasher Detergent