Green Clean Machine

Hello! I thought I’d show you what I’ve been up to:

I’m preparing for my Green Living Workshop! My fridge is full of lemons and almost every one of them has the rind cut off. It looks like a mad person lives here. I have bottles of vinegar steeping in cupboards and months worth of jars saved up for the DIY part of the workshop.

It’s been a blast putting together these recipes, plus my house smells of lemon and peppermint… a bit of a hint as to what we’ll be making in the workshop! :)

Why make our own cleaning products? Because it is a simple solution. The facts is that household cleaners are one of the major causes of indoor pollution. Did you know that indoor air can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air! Many of the toxic chemicals found in household products do not biodegrade easily – which means that they linger in our homes long after they’ve been sprayed and used and accumulate in our bodies.

Studies have shown that housewives have a 55% greater risk of developing cancer compared to women who work outside of the home.  The conclusion is that it’s the daily exposure to household cleaners that are routinely filled with carcinogens.

Not only that but expectant mothers who used a lot of household cleaning products during pregnancy, and shortly after birth, increased the risk of their child developing asthma.

And all this, because we are trying to keep a clean and healthy home! It’s maddening!

I’ve been preparing for this workshop for a while now and I take it very seriously. If you do a search on the internet for “green cleaning recipe”, there’s a lot of misinformation repackaged a million different ways!  If we are to be successful in cleaning with natural ingredients and making our own cleaning products – it’s about knowing why these ingredients work, how they work and how they don’t.

Once you learn the base recipe – customizing your own natural scents, packaging it as gifts and getting your kids involved (baking soda and vinegar!) is really such great fun!

If you’d like to join in – go ahead and sign up because we’re planning to hold another session soon. This way too, I can find out from you what time suits you best!

To everyone who is joining in on Thursday – I look forward to meeting you! See you there :)

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