the organically clean home

the organically clean home

i’ll be honest with you:  i tend to go with the easy route.  after 6 years of being in business for myself, part-time homeschooling, and being mama to 3 kids (can i still call them little?  please say yes.), one area of my life that severely lacked attention was the cleanliness of my home.

i can tidy up quick, and even do a speedy wipe down of the bathrooms before guests come over, but i have either done few and far between deep cleanings, or simply relied on the chores my kids do to help around the house (which deserves another post of its own).  but now that i have a little more time on my hands after closing my shop, and a LOT more mind space, i feel like i actually have margin in my life to try things like making my own cleaning products!

my good friend jeannett has been making her own laundry detergent for years, along with a few other cleaning products, so all this organic, homemade stuff is not just for hippies ;)

becky, from clean mama, a long time wonderful sponsor of mine and blog expert on cleaning, has written a book called the organically clean home!  i have loved her printables to organize my life, and now am so excited to use her recipes to try to make some of these products myself!

i’m specifically looking forward to a few things: 1) to be able to save a little money making my own cleaning products.  who doesn’t like saving money? 2) to make safer products for my kids to use, because really, they do more cleaning than i do.  3) to make mopping cloths to replace my disposable ones!  (only 3 ingredients, one of them being water, i think i can handle that!)

becky’s book is released this friday, but you can pre-order now!

would you like to win a book of your own?  you know you do!  go ahead and pre-order your own, and try to win one for a friend (not a requirement, just a suggestion)! enter via the rafflecopter below.

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  1. 1

    So glad you posted this! I’ve just discovered Norwex. I have not used one chemical to clean my home in over a month. 90% of your home can be cleaned, and cleaned well, with just three of their products and water only – the Enviro cloth, Window cloth and Dusting mitt. It’s all about cleaning mechanically and not chemically. I only became a sales consultant because none of my friends knew about Norwex and I figured I would be the one to spread the word. I would love for you to check out the products if you have a free minute! I know you’re a busy gal.

  2. 2

    You have read my mind. It is that time to take blinds down, scrub and wash those windows. What is your choice to clean your windows? I better get to work!

  3. 3

    As someone who has always used homemade cleaners and focused entirely on local, organic and sustainable products, this is fantastic to see. Thanks for sharing the link. I am heading over to Clean Mama now!

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