Thursday, July 9, 2015

Favorite Things: Gone Natural

A couple years ago, when I was first teaching preschool I used Clorox wipes multiple times a day. They literally ate my hand, I had the worst dermatitis and it absolutely repulsive. To help my hands heal, I had only my assistant clean the tables. When I went on to third grade I hated for my students to use them because I saw what it did to my hands. I offered gloves to my students that were the table cleaners, and also had a natural cleaner as well. I started using only natural stuff on my body, except for a couple weekends ago when I went on vacation. I ended up buying some sunscreen that I usually don't/wouldn't buy--I usually buy Babyganics or Honest Company--after one time using it, it ate through my hand and I instantly had dermatitis. After almost 2 weeks of treating with Cortisone cream, it is almost gone, but I am reminded of why I didn't buy that in the first place. 

Thankfully irritating cleaners aren't the only option for you to clean with. We now are able to access all kinds of eco-friendly cleaning supplies. There are lots of DIY cleaners out there as well, if that suits your interest! Here are some of my favorite natural cleaning supplies!

1-5. Okay, I may be semi-obsessed with all things method. The pricing is good, and it doesn't bother my hands. And hey, their motto is "People Against Dirty". I have never broken out, gotten dry hands, or any type of dermatitis with their stuff. It's love definitely.  I can't choose a specific scent that I like the best...but the daily shower cleaner smells so fresh. I honestly can't think of a scent that I don't like. Check out their website and see everything they have to offer!

6-8. I love buying Mrs. Meyers stuff. They bottles are cute and the scents are great. When I see Mrs. Meyers stuff I think of clean houses, like your grandmothers house clean...without the chemicals. Cause we all know grandmas like chemicals---Mrs. Meyers doesn't. Check out all the scents and products here. Trust me when I tell you give the scents a try, who would have thought I would like Rhubarb?

9. Vinegar isn't just great in your favorite salad dressing, it makes a great cleaning product. I use vinegar mixed with water to clean our wood and tile floors. It doesn't leave a irritating scent, and no oil residue. I use this Rubbermaid spray mop to mop the floors.  

10. It wasn't until I started cloth diapering I learned all about Borax. Ya'll this stuff is cheap and can be used in a million different ways. I sprinkle a little bit of this in my laundry, mix with water for toilet cleaner, soak my stained clothes in it...and the list goes on. It's amazing and everyone needs it in their laundry room!
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  1. Great list! Thanks for sharing. I have not used any of the method products, but now I might have to try it. I, too, love Ms. Meyers fragrances, but I mostly stick to vinegar, baking soda, borax, and dawn dish soap.

  2. I've always loved Meyer's and now I'll have to try Method. I'm so happy to have found your blog (thanks for linking up) and I loved going through your old posts on recipes especially for baby Bennett. Unfortunately I have a very picky eater, but I will definitely be trying harder for baby number two on the way!!

  3. Meyer's Basil line is the best smelling thing on Earth. I just want every room in my house to have that scent!

  4. I love, love, love cleaning with vinegar. I don't mind the smell of it & we have cats that I know won't be harmed by it. I think that it's amazing. :)

    Mandie ~

  5. Thank you for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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  6. I can't stand the smell of chemicals. This is a great list! Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things :) Please join us again this week!