As the title suggests I want to get away from using chemicals to clean areas of the house, such as the shower, bathroom floor, washing, etc. The water here is quite lime rich so you get that white scale on the shower tiles and screens and I have found even harsh chemicals can't deal with it. It has built up and I want to get rid of it. I generally just sweep out the bathroom floor and then use hot water and disinfectant to clean it. It leaves a nice lavendar smell but I don't think the cat likes it. We use standard washing powder and earth choice fabric softener but I'm sure we could use more natural environmentally friendly products I'm sure.
So what do you use? Does the smell linger? Is it a nice smell? Is it cheaper than buying chemicals? Can you use the product while pg? I'm not yet but hope to be soon so I would like to be able to clean without compromising my or bubs health. How do you use it?
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20-02-2012 14:07 #1Senior Member
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Using more natural products to clean the house
20-02-2012 14:15 #2Senior Member
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A capful of eucalyptus oil in a bucket of hot water for mopping tiles.
A mixture of bicarb soda and water and made into a paste is great for bathroom (much like jif).
Hot, soapy water is good for lots of things.
Vinegar is great for glass shower screens and windows/mirrors.
Sprinkle bicarb inside oven, spray with vinegar and wipe off works well.
Those things are MUCH cheaper than buying chemicals.
I haven't figured out washing yet as using soapnuts, a natural product, were great for some things yet absolutely terrible on others. I just use Aware washing powder.
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20-02-2012 14:16 #3
I use bi carb and vinegar to clean almost every thing. Smell goes away once it dries. It cheap, safe and very effective
20-02-2012 14:22 #4
eucalyptus, vinigar, hot water, bi carb soda, and all my norwex products (i have most of them) they are good and i think alot cheaper then enjo. for the nice clean smells i just light a candle
20-02-2012 14:25 #5
I used to use Vinegar and bicarb - but discovered ENJO and haven't looked back.
Just water and micro fibre. The microfibre removes any bacteria etc and it just washes out in the machine.
No chemicals, no residue.
It is the quickest, easiest way to clean ALL parts of the home.
20-02-2012 14:44 #6
I want to buy that shannon lush spotless book!! I keep seeing when she is on the today show with helpful cleaning hints and stain removal stuff.
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20-02-2012 14:46 #7Senior Member
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I use mostly only Enjo now, but still use borax in the toilet
20-02-2012 15:03 #8
The Shannon lush books are fantastic. There is also a book called 100 ways to use bi carb soda, also another fantastic book
20-02-2012 15:56 #9
20-02-2012 16:03 #10
Enjo absolutely love it, by far the best product I have used
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