Clean with plants

I am A L L for plant based anything. I say, eat more plants. I like to stay plant based as much as possible while this whole COVID thing runs rampant. It IS hard though because now people are purchasing all of the plant based products! It’s bittersweet. I want the whole world to change to plant based, or at least include more plants into our diets at least! Even if you’re a die hard meat eater and WON’T consider eating more plants, could you consider switching to plant based cleaning products?

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Okay, so I know the deal, “plants can’t KILL germs as good as bleach can.” Whether you believe that’s true or not, they actually can. I like to think of it as ‘powered by nature’. I recently made the switch to better plant based cleaning products and I do not regret it at all. I made the commitment to subscribe once a month to choose which cleaning products I use with a shop club thats actually fairly recognized. I love knowing that my kids can help me clean the entire house without harming them a great deal. Plus, the cleaners are packed with pure essential oils so cleaning makes the house smell even more yummy (aside from the orange peels I sometimes boil). I honestly felt guilty trying to quickly clean the bathrooms before my almost 10mo old comes crawling in. “Well why don’t you just clean when they go to bed? Or maybe your husband should pick up a broom and clean.” Great questions, 1. because who TF cleans at night when all the kids go to bed? 2. My husband is my number one supporter. He picks up where I lack and vise versa. The reason he’s not picking up a broom currently is because he’s deployed. 😉 I carry my 10mo on my back usually and have two other kiddos running around. The chemical smell made me feel guilty because they would inhale it no matter how little product I used plus the ventilation. I just knew there had to be a better way to clean without potentially harming my kids.

I do my best to research as much as possible the products and items we use in our household but I never thought to with cleaners because I always thought if I wanted to get rid of all the bacteria I must use bleach products. BOY was I wrong. Turns out some bacteria on surfaces is actually good bacteria, kinda like how there should be good bacteria having a party in your gut. It just makes the world function properly because those bacteria help kill the bad bacteria! We need some of those good bacterias to help protect us. I still remember the days (just a few days ago) the inhalation of ajax lining my mouth…mmmm..! That gritty, chemical taste is like my childhood growing up. But the inhalation of such chemicals is so harmful. Why not use essential oils like you do with a diffuser? Except to clean instead! I’m for it.

I love the shop club, I love that I don’t have to shop for these items, and I also love how the shop club offers other products like nutritional items, vitamins, skin/body care and more. Like I REALLY am/will use TF out of the subscription. I only have to spend between $60-85/mo on items that i already spend that much money on except I don’t have to leave my house. I love that I can get it delivered to my door. To be honest, I didn’t think that I would utilize the subscription. I never thought I spent that much on household items until I was able to breakdown what I actually buy and compare the prices with the shop club. Turns out I’m actually saving money with the membership especially since most of the products come concentrated (I’m finally not buying water THANK GOD!). However, between body wash, face care, dish soap/detergent, laundry detergent, spot cleaners, floor cleaners the list can go on I can literally utilize (and probably spend more sorry hubs) the subscription and save some money while doing it!