I worked for years as a professional housekeeper using all manners of cleaning products, some of which I could tell were taking a toll on my health.
Working in many households with people with allergies, asthma, and other sensitivities was common. I made it my mission to develop cleaning products and techniques
that would ACTUALLY work efficiently and effectively without all the chemicals. Knowing my clients liked their homes to smell good, but be free from toxins, I began using
different essential oils to disinfect. This leaves a lovely, natural scent and is very effective at killing germs. Commercial cleaning companies want you to believe
you need tons of manmade chemicals to have a fresh smelling home, but many of those "smelly good" products are the most dangerous.
The techniques and recipes on this site are ones I use personally, with the different tweaks and adjustments I made over time to help them work better. It's not always as simple as "use baking soda" or vinegar (sometimes it is). Find out what I've tried and what I found works the best in every room of your home.
On this website you will find advice for cleaning green efficiently and effectively. Many common ingredients can be combined to make excellent cleaners for a variety of surfaces. Commercial products are not only toxic (even the ones that claim to be green), they also damage the surfaces in your home over time. My techniques and recipes will help preserve your home while keeping it clean. Save money and more importantly the health of your family.
Many commercial products contain carcinogens and endocrine disrupting chemicals? A 2010 study published in the Environmental Health General stated that "Women with the highest combined cleaning product use had a two-fold increased breast cancer risk compared to those with the lowest reported use". This is in addition to the increased risk of asthma, lung cancer, and the contribution to deadly antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Think about it! Then use this website to change your habits and improve your health!