Healthy habits for cleaning
Healthy habits for cleaning are a great way to improve our health. Making homemade cleaners and detergents that actually clean but don’t contain any fragrances and perfumes are just a couple ways to make healthy cleaning habits. Recipe and links to the ingredients I use (like the washing soda) is in the video down below in this post.
I really like using this bottle here to make the cleaner in! Cut a few slices of oranges and add some pine needles, then cover it with vinegar and let it rest in a dark place for at least a few days, or even better for a week or two. This cleaner is great for counter tops, and the orange slices and pine needles will give a nice scent but take away the smell of the vinegar. It’s an option if you don’t like the smell of the vinegar, but I don’t recommend using this on the window because it will make streaks from the oil that the orange slices released. See the recipe in more details in the video at the bottom of this post.
Another great habit is to freshen up the bedroom each morning. Opening the windows, if it’s winter even if just for 10 minutes, and shaking the sheet will help to eliminate nasty mold growth and the funky smell that is actually a good breeding ground for bacteria in the sheets. Opting with a linen fabric for the fitted sheet and duvet cover are also a great help for humidity and temperature control.
Making soaps at home is also a great way to avoid ingredients that can impact our health. To simplify the process, you can buy soap bases (here is another good option for a glycerin soap) that are ready to use, you just have to melt them and add some essential oils or vitamin E. It’s a very fun way to personalize the soaps and even makes a great gift for your loved ones.
Once we get into the small habits of doing a few changes here and there, we can transform our home for a healthier environment.
1 Cup BORAX
1 Cup SUPER WASHING SODA
1 Bar SOAP
Heavy duty cleaner
1/4 C Baking Soda
15 drops of Essential Oil
If you want to see more details here’s a video on Healthy Habits for Cleaning
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Hi, I bought all the ingredients to make the laundry detergent. I am not sure how much I am supposed to use for one load. Do I use 2 tablespoons? Thank you so much for your help. Love your channel!
Hi Olga! Yay I hope you love the homemade laundry detergent 🤗 I use about 1/4 cup per load (sometimes a little less) of the laundry detergent. (If I’m using the Charlie soap laundry powder, then I just use 2 TB). I hope that helps and thank you so much for watching my channel! 💕💕
Kathy Macomber says
Your tips are great
What I admire the most is the care you take for your family. For a while homemakers were made to feel like we didn’t contribute because we didn’t work outside our home. I have worked outside my home and tried to take care of my home.. it’s hard.
So thank you for showing value to the mother and wife who loves her home and family.
Aww thank you Kathy! That is very thoughtful of you to say. Homemaking is a very important job I think – and very hard work to take care of a home and work! You are doing a great job 💗💗💗
I noticed when you vacuum seal some of your fruits and vegetables you add a wet paper towel. Which vegetables and fruits do you do this for ? I’ve recently purchased the zwilling glass containers and was wondering. I love your show so much your inspiring and refreshing to watch love the positivity in your show 💕👏
Oooh I hope you love the zwilling system! It really makes vegetables last so much longer. It depends with the paper towel, and sometimes I use a rag. If I’m storing carrots, I use a wet paper towel or rag, but if I’m storing lettuce, I use a dry paper towel. I’ll make a more detailed video about the zwilling system and food storage! I’m so glad my videos are inspiring and uplifting for you 😊 My subscribers make it worth it, and help lift my mood too 😀❤ Thank you so much for watching my videos Olivia!
Looking forward to more expertise video on the Zwilling system. Love mine and your tutorials have really helped me to the next level of storage. My husband loves to grocery shop and over buys. This system has supported not being wasteful. It’s still “trial and error” on what veggie prefers bag, glass, wet-dry paper towels. Thank you for all your support and tutorials.
Hi Gayle! Thank you so much for watching my videos 💗 I have received other requests of more detailed videos on the zwilling system too so I will be sure to make a video about this! I’m happy you have found my videos helpful 🤗🤗
Thanks for all of the recipes & great tips dear Noemi 🥰❤️
Thank you for watching as always Fran! I always love hearing from you 🤗💕
Yay! More Standish Home! Whatever you choose to share with us is fine with me- everything you do is interesting, informative and lovely!😉❤️
I love everything you share! I would love more recipes for everything you make. And please continue with what you use and where to buy. Thank you so much. I always look forward to everything you create!
Loving everything you do , so useful with all the ideas and you are a breath of fresh air to watch , always makes me happy and inspired after watching you 😘
Aww I am so glad my videos are refreshing and inspiring for you Lisa, that is my hope too! ❤️ thank you so much for watching, it means so much! ❤️❤️☺️
Sylvia Hetherington says
Thank you for all your advise. I live in the UK. As far as I know we don’t get Borax here – is there anything else I can use instead?
Hi Sylvia, you are very welcome! Thank you for watching my content 😃😃 I have never used anything other than borax but I googled it and found that you can use baking soda instead, but I haven’t tried it 😀❤
Thank you for sharing this great news! It’s always interesting to listen to your videos and inspiring to me.
I wish you all a lovely day 💓
I’m happy you are excited about this news Giorgia!! Thank you so much for watching my videos ☺ I hope you are having a wonderful day too!💕
As to the contents I really like dairy & gluten free recipes and all healthy habits for cleaning (do you have any suggestions to remove mold in the shower?)
My baby girl is 9 months old now and I have decided to fire me in order to dedicate the next two years to her… so (maybe 😅) I will have time to take care of my new home as well.
I really like your videos and channel as the main thing is that you look like a simple and real person/family.
I wish you all an enjoyable day! 🧡
Naoemi, I haven’t bought a general spray cleaner ever since I followed your formula.
Yay! I’m glad you like my cleaner recipes 🙂 Thank you for watching my videos, Sheila ❤❤❤
I love the idea of making my own cleaners, but I do not know a good source or where to purchase good essential oils. Any suggestions?
Hi Megan! Thank you so much for reading my website and for this question! I buy my essential oils from Amazon. You can check out all the essential oils I use HERE in my Amazon store ❤ I hope that is helpful! 🤗🤗