You all know I try to make natural or toxin-free choices where I can, I think that most parents feel the same and that taking into consideration our budgets, the time factor and the severity/frequency of the purported toxic effects of chemicals in every day products we try to make the best choices we can for our families. It’s a balancing act and there’s a whole bunch of information and misinformation out there but there are definitely some areas where the switch to a natural alternative can not only lessen your exposure to toxic chemicals, it can save you a whole bunch of money at the same time.
Chemical cleaning products are expensive and if you believe the marketing you need a new product for each job around the home. I mean really, why would your bathroom need a different cleaning solution to your kitchen? We chucked the creams, gels and sprays a while back in favour of bicarb, water, vinegar, eucalyptus oil and a bit of good old fashioned elbow grease and haven’t looked back.
There’s a whole bunch of natural oils that can aid in cleaning around the home and the Secret Scent Green ‘n’ Clean kit is a fantastic place to start for your first introduction to natural cleaning.
The Green ‘n’ Clean kit includes four essential oils, bicarb soda, a spritzer bottle and a microfibre cleaning cloth along with instructions and recipes for a whole bunch of different tasks around the home from cleaning the oven to removing mould and unclogging drains, there’s even a recipe for getting rid of ants and cockroaches naturally.
Even though we already clean naturally I found the Secret Scents Green ‘n’ Clean pack to be extremely handy, the sprizter is a really good size for cleaning around the home and has a couple of recipes right on the bottle for easy access, and the four natural oils that are included (Wild Citrus, Lemongrass, Lavender & Breathe Easy – an aromatherapy mix of Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, Peppermint & Thyme) are a welcome change to the eucalyptus I normally smell around the home.
I have two Secret Scent Green ‘n’ Clean Packs valued at $45 each to give away, for your chance to win simply visit secretscent.com.au and then leave a comment here to tell me your favourite product from their store and your top tip for green cleaning.
This giveaway ended on 31st October 2012.