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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.

 

Laundry detergent

 

1 Cup BORAX

1 Cup SUPER WASHING SODA

1 Bar SOAP

 

Heavy duty cleaner

1/4 Cup Baking Soda

1 Tablespoon FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL 

1 Tablespoon DISHSOAP  or SAL SUDS 

15 drops of Essential Oil

RASPBERRY ESSENTIAL OIL 

MANGO ESSENTIAL OIL 

STRAWBERRY ESSENTIAL OIL 

WATER MELON ESSENTIAL OIL

VANILLA ESSENTIAL OIL 

 

If you want to see more details here’s a video on Healthy Habits for Cleaning

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41 Comments

  1. Christi

    Hi from Tennessee
    Absolutely love your videos
    You are a inspiration and your family seem so sweet
    I have learned so much from you snd I’m in my 60’s 😹
    Love your style and the way you care about a healthy environment and living for your Family
    I watch when I have down time from watching my 1 yr granddaughter 🥰

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  2. Pegah

    Thank you Noemi! Can you help me find a great dish soap and dishwasher detergent that is nontoxic and fragrance free? What do you use yourself?

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    • Noemi

      Hi Pegah! HERE is the dish soap that we like and HERE is our favorite dishwasher detergent!

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  3. Shevy

    Hi, I love all your content. What kind of sent does the homemade detergent have? And is there any natural nice sent to add?

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    • Noemi

      Hi Shevy! It has a slight fresh scent to it that I really enjoy 🤗 You could add an essential oil that you like such as this lavendar essential oil 💜

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      • Shevy

        Thank you! And I guess the oil won’t make the clothes greasy? How much would you recommend I put?

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  4. Sigrid Neder

    Hallo noemi,vielen lieben Dank für Deine tollen Videos. Ich warte jeden Samstag gespannt auf ein neues Video von Dir und Deiner Familie. Ihr seit einfach toll,bleibt so.Deine Sigrid

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    • Noemi

      Thank you so much for being here and watching my videos! I really appreciate your time and am so glad you enjoy the videos ❤❤😊

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  5. April

    I love your channel! I’ve been making your laundry detergent recipe since January. Grading the soap takes me forever sometimes.. how do you keep up with it these days? Do you have a secret to shaving down the soap quicker? ❤️

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    • Noemi

      Hi April! Thank you so much for watching my channel it really means a lot to me! Sometimes I put the soap in my food processor. This grates it down really quickly! 🤗🤗❤

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  6. Martina

    Hi all,

    it’s a late reply but I was just researching about borax and how come it’s banned in EU. Since I also live in EU, I found that crystal soda (sodium carbonate – Na2CO3) can be used instead of borax and it’s better for that use than regular baking soda. Have you tried baking soda for this homemade detergent? I would like to hear reviews 🙂

    Noemi, thank you for all your great advices! I’m addicted to your videos 😀

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    • Noemi

      Hi Martina! I haven’t used baking soda for this homemade detergent but you could definitely give it a try ❤ You never know, it might be really great! I’m so happy to hear you love my videos, that makes my day!

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  7. Roos

    Dear Noemi ,

    I have one question.
    How can i wash or clean my eggs
    Is that on warm water or cold water with salt ? You made a video but i can find it any more .
    I wish you a lovely day

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    • Noemi

      Hi Roos! I use cold water with salt to wash my eggs ❤🐔 Thank you for being here!

      Reply
  8. Megan

    Hi Noemi,

    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?

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    • Noemi

      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! ??

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  9. Sheila

    Naoemi, I haven’t bought a general spray cleaner ever since I followed your formula.
    Thank you.

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    • Noemi

      Yay! I’m glad you like my cleaner recipes 🙂 Thank you for watching my videos, Sheila ❤❤❤

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  10. Giorgia

    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! ?

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