Category: Cleaning

The Best Non-Toxic Hand Soap + A Money-Saving Hack

It’s no secret that I LOVE my OnGuard Foaming Hand Wash. Not only does this nontoxic hand soap do an excellent job at…well…washing your hands, but it’s pH balanced to protect your skin, free of harmful sythetic ingredients. It’s also infused with the immune-supportive power of the OnGuard blend, which contains essential oils of Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary; all of which help protect against environmental and seasonal threats. 

The best part? You can even dilute the liquid to stretch your pennies, and still get all the squeaky-clean foamy goodness. 


DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray

As you might have seen, hand sanitizer has been flying off the shelves these past few weeks as people work to protect themselves from the spread of germs.

But did you know that most hand sanitizers on the market actually contain harmful ingredients that not only irritate the skin and respiratory system, but can actually suppress the immune system even further?

Most sanitizers out there contain triclosan, which is an antibacterial agent that actually DOES NOT have the ability to ward off viruses. It is suspected to be a carcinogen, and kills off both good and bad bacteria from the skin, meaning it can weaken the immune system. It is also lipophillic, so it can accumulate in your body’s fat cells over time and has been found in breast milk, blood and urine samples. Tricolosan is a major endocrine disruptor, and has been linked to various hormone-related issues and toxicity. Definitely not something we want to be exposing ourselves to.

So, what to do instead? You can whip up your very own DIY hand mist at a fraction of the cost, and without any harmful ingredients. I’ma teach you how!


10 Ways to Clean with Lemon Essential Oil

Switching out the harmful ingredients in your cleaning supplies for non-toxic options can make a huge difference in your health. Research links many household cleaning products to respiratory issues, digestive problems, mood imbalance, and skin sensitivities. Lemon essential oil acts as a powerful cleaning agent and is a super versatile tool to have in your cleaning cabinet.

Here are 10 of my favorite ways to use Lemon essential oil for cleaning.