At My Healthy Bliss we can think of few things we have a more rotten attitude about than house cleaning. We are hard core professionals at coming up with great excuses NOT to clean. Or at least we used to be...
There is an absolutely dizzying array of cleaning products out there vying for your attention and your money. Some are economical but contain unhealthy junk like petroleum products, chlorine and bleach that don't belong in your environment, in your air, on your skin or on your dishes and surfaces. Some are NOT economical but claim to have no harmful ingredients. We spent years trying to find economical cleaning products that weren't slowly killing us and the environment.
About the time we became very concerned about chemicals in the products we consume and use, we also became concerned about xenoestrogens, or chemicals that mimic estrogen. So many products out there contain so many chemicals, we just became overwhelmed trying to figure out how to clean our homes safely. In the beginning of our journey, we made our own soap and grated it for use as bath soap as well as for laundry, dish cleaning and house cleaning. This was a time consuming endeavor that required making the soap and then grating it for household cleaning and laundry purposes.
As far as cleaning surfaces goes, of course, we made our own cleaning spray with vinegar, tea tree oil and lemon oil. This seems to have become a popular method nowdays, but truthfully, there's just nothing satisfying about cleaning your house and having it smell like vinegar (or tea tree oil), in our humble opinion.
And as far as the dishwasher goes, we tried. Believe me, we tried to come up with an acceptable homemade dishwasher detergent. And...we failed. We have had some pretty spectacular failures in this department. Too much suds. Not enough. Powders that clumped together into a cinder block, rendering the whole batch useless. Dishes that had a weird film. Dishes that just didn't get clean. Ugh. Enough!
Much as we love soapmaking, we no longer have time for that and thankfully, there is no need. All of the safe, eco-friendly, junk free products we need to clean our homes can be found right here in one place at My Healthy Bliss!
After years of searching and trial and error on our part, we are proud to offer only the best cleaning products that are a good value, safe for you and the environment and actually DO what they are supposed to do! We love cleaning sprays that smell clean and wonderful not because they are full of synthetic fragrances but are scented with pure essential oils. We are thrilled to have found dishwasher detergent that really works, unlike so many other 'natural' ones, but doesn't contain scary ingredients that end up on our dishes. We all want wood polish, window cleaner, dish liquid and surface sprays that get the dirty job done without leaving harmful residue on us, in the air or on our dishes and surfaces.
And we wish we didn't need a cleaning wash for our produce, but we do. And it is a great comfort to know that when we can't afford to buy organic, we can at least take steps to remove the pesticides, chemical and wax residues from the produce that we buy.
You don't have to be overwhelmed with all the supposedly 'healthy' cleaning product options out there. We've already done the hard work and research for you at My Healthy Bliss! We can't say we've made housecleaning fun, Heaven knows NOTHING can do that. But at least it doesn't stress us out like it used to.
Now about those woodland animals from Disney...I'm afraid we can't help you with that...!