So if you've found yourself on T H E F R E S H L I F E page then you probably care about what you put in your body but how about what you put on your body or even around your house!?
We are currently in the middle of packing the house to move near the sea (just a little excited!) and whilst the packing is coming along nicely- the cleaning got a little neglected which in turn stresses me and the husband out!
Yesterday was the day to tackle it- I had spent the majority of Sunday lying horizontal on the sofa after an amazing night celebrating our friends wedding so I was feeling motivated and raring to go!
As someone with an extremely sensitive nose, I love to surround myself with lovely smells which in turn uplift and inspire me but gone are the days of zoflora doing the trick!!!
I became a Neals Yard Organic consultant at roughly the same time as starting The Fresh Life as I wanted to make sure that I made all the right choices for my body from the food I eat, to the deodorant I wear, to the cleaning products I use in our home! It's not something I tend to scream and shout about purely because my focus is predominantly on building The Fresh Life but I also get so much pleasure out of using their products so why not share the love!?
Ok, back to the cleaning... I picked up a few natural cleaning tips that I absolutely love and want to share with you. All the oils I use are Neals Yard Essential Oils and they leave the house smelling so fresh and clean! Now I would love to gain some more tips as these are all very basic so please do add a comment below if you have anything to add.
1. G E N E R A L C L E A N E R
Using a spray bottle with 50/50 water and vinegar with a few drops of the 'cleanse' blend.
If using on granite or marble just use water and leave the vinegar out.
2. H O O V E R I N G
I add a few drops of lavender oil or the 'Calming' blend to the hoover bag which gives off a wonderful smell whilst hoovering and leaves the carpets smelling fresh.
3. W I N D O W S
I use a glass spray bottle for this and a microfibre cloth.
2 Cups filtered water
2 Tbsps VInegar
10 Drops essential oil of choice (I used lemon)
Shake well and use!
Wipe round the window sills with some citronella to keep the bugs away at this time of year!
4. F L O O R C L E A N E R
Add a few drops of 'Organic Defence' blend to hot water and mop away!
Your house will be smelling absolutely amazing by now and you will be feeling good! To add to the feel good smells in the house I always have the soto diffuser going with a few of my favourite oils and in the winter I add a few drops of oil to cotton pads and rub down the radiators so that when the heating is on, the smell rises!
5. R O O M S P R A Y
Rosemary, Sage and Lavender
2 Sprigs rosemary
Sprig of sage
10 drops lavender oil
1 lemon sliced
500 ml water
Put all the ingredients into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer of a medium heat, cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Let it cool, then strain the liquid and pour into a spray bottle.
This will store for up to a year!
These are all super simple but leave me feeling super happy!
If you would like to know any more about using Neals Yard products or would like any samples then please do get in touch.