I was cleaning up from my bday bash this weekend (why is glitter impossible to get rid of?!) & it occurred to me that cleaning products are just as much of importance as all other everyday items and yet no one really talks about them. They're used regularly (sometimes in excess if you're a clean freak like myself) & we rely on them to clean up our crazy life messes. It got me thinking about the products I use and how I've come to love them over the past few years & I wanted to share them with you today.
*Since having a baby I try to keep most of my cleaners as clear and free of harsh chemicals as possible. (but Im not perfect!) I also know that not all cleaners are created equal and have paid good $ for certain natural products that simply don't work. However, I can say that I back the products below 100% and would recommend them to anyone who likes their home CLEAN :)
Method Floor Cleaner:
This stuff is SO NICE on hardwood floors. It leaves them gleaming and smells like a delicious almond pie. It's nozzle allows you to squeeze it right from the bottle onto your floors and then I personally use my Swiffer to mop it all around.
Natural Multi-Surface Cleaners:
I especially try to keep my kitchen cleaners as natural as possible since they're touching the surfaces me and my baby eat off of. These are all free of harsh chemicals and dyes and yet they actually do a good job! I'm constantly grabbing for these all day long since my counter has become a finger-food frenzy.
Seventh Generation Dish-Soap:
This is hands down my MOST USED PRODUCT every day of the week. I 1st purchased it the week before having Kaiya & I've stuck with it since. (I used to use Dawn) Its natural but still sudsy and gets the job done. Im constantly washing bottles, nipples, teethers, sippy cups etc. and I can trust that this soap is going to clean them without leaving any traces of dangerous ingredients. I prefer the lavender over the other scents <3
Method Glass Cleaner:
Hands down my FAVORITE window/mirror cleaner! It smells like fresh mint gum so it leaves the room smelling so fresh and clean. I also enjoy watching my mint-obsessed cat attempt to find where the smell is coming from :)
Natures Promise tub and shower cleaner:
Again, an important area I like to keep free of harsh chemicals is the babies tub. I spray the tiles and surround after every bath to keep things squeaky clean without ever worrying about what I'm leaving behind.
Detergent is definitely my second most used item any day of the week. Well, not ANY day of the week as I only do laundry once a week (house rules) but I do up to 6 loads on laundry day EASY. I've stuck with Dreft since before Kaiya was born simply because she has never had a rash or bad reaction due to her clothing of any kind. We now use the "active baby" stage 2.
As for the Glamorous Wash..omg im HOOKED. I saw a favorite blogger of mine rave about it last year and finally got a bottle (its a splurge for detergent for sure) & so far it's been one of the best decisions of my life! (lol) I'm only using it on my towels and linens & I swear this scent was sent from the GODS!!