Making some simple swaps in your kitchen can really impact how you operate. Now I’m not going to tell you that your cleaning will be more fun with these but it will be loads more Eco & even a little stylish!
It’s important to use up what you have & as they tire, replace them with more earth-friendly options.
The goal here is to keep our footprint as light as well can & not get crazy buying the fancy new Zero waste thing on the market.
Low tox cleaning recipes
My Kitchen Swap favorites
Baking Soda →
Is a natural deodorizer abrasive, perfect for scrubbing areas that can take a little bit of elbow grease it also brightens. Purchased from the supermarket in Cardboard boxes (McKenzies) or in Bulk from your local bulk store.
← Liquid castile soap
Dr Bronners is great & can be purchased in 8L containers, mine has lasted me nearly 3 years! Stick to an unscented one & add essential oils. Some Bulk stores sell castile soap in bulk as well.
← White Vinegar
Its acidity makes it effective for dissolving oil, grease & soap scrum. Don’t leave for long periods on areas that are porous like tile grout though. Refill your own bottle in some bulk stores. Manly Food co-sells in bulk but failing that opt for the largest bottle you can find in the supermarket.
← Essential Oils
Perfect to lift the mood of any cleaning job as well as disinfecting & deodorising. + Disinfecting oils – Lemon, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lime + Deodorising oils – Lavender, Eucalyptus oil, Tea Tree, Peppermint
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