I am in full organizing mode the New Year. I have been going cabinet by cabinet cleaning out the spaces and making sure I get rid of anything I don’t use or don’t need. My goal this year is to keep a better home. A cleaner home. A healthy home. Over the past couple years I have been trying to rid our house of the strong, chemically laden cleaners that we used to use. I want to talk about the natural cleaning products I have decided to use.
After my last baby, I was feeling really off. I felt as if my body was angry with me. I tried to do do all the things physically to make myself feel better. And one day, I was reading an article about how some cleaning supplies can really mess up your physical well being(to put it simply).
I decided it was time to start cleaning a little more naturally and try to rid my home from those chemicals. It was definitely a trial and error finding products that cleaned well but were also safe for my family to use and be around.
Here are some of my favorite cleaners and how I organized my cleaning closet to be the most functional it can be:
I experimented with salt to clean toilets. Baking soda and vinegar too, which actually was really good, but not the most convenient. Finding a window cleaner that was safe but that actually cleaned the windows and mirrors well. That was a hard task.
So, about a year ago, I stumbled upon The Grove Collaborative. This website is a great resource of cleaning and home supplies that are safe and natural. This is the perfect place to find all your healthy home essentials. They make it so easy to find those products you need for your home.
From bathroom cleaning supplies, to kitchen necessities, laundry products and more, you can keep your entire home heathy and running smooth.
Whats even better is that you can have it shipped to your home every month taking the guess work out of cleaning! Always have your natural cleaning products at your fingertips.
Now, lets talk about some of my favorite natural cleaning products, that are essentials in my household:
I am a self proclaimed huge fan of Mrs Meyer’s cleaning products. They are mild, safe and smell so good. A other great thing is that they clean! They do a great job of cleaning all the things!
My favorite cleaners from Mrs Meyers are:
There are some other great cleaners that I absolutely love:
The Grove Collaborative also has some really great natural cleaning products of their own. I love their concentrated cleaners. You can get a 3 pack of concentrated cleaners: window cleaner, tub and tile cleaner, and an all purpose cleaner.
You pour one of these tubes into a spray bottle and then fill with water. They are economical, and I feel like there is a lot less waste since I reuse my glass spray bottles.
You can get glass spray bottles with Grove as well, but I have found them on Amazon at great prices too.
One thing I also like to do is to order the Mrs Meyer’s hand soap refill and reuse the soap bottles. It’s one more way to reduce waste. I also like using glass soap bottles that I can refill. They look really nice sitting on the counter as well.
Now, I will be the first to tell you, I am not the best at being the best at being environmentally friendly, or zero waste. But I try, each and every day to make a little bit of a difference. So, if you are thinking, she could be wasting so much less if she did A or B….I agree. But its all about baby steps and figuring out how to exist and feel good about what we are doing and what we are using in our home.
I want to feel confident about what I use in my home, and what my kids are exposed to. Its so very important to me. So, I am just a mom doing her best to keep her family safe and learn as I go.
If you are new to this kind of stuff, then I think you should definitely check out Grove Collaborative. There is a ton of information and a gazillion different cleaning options there and you can feel confident that you are making good decisions in your cleaning routine.
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I have so many natural cleaning products that I get from Grove and I wanted to share them with you as well as a couple of other great cleaning supplies.