A collection of eco-friendly cleaning products, including natural sponges, brushes, and vinegar spray, showcasing sustainable alternatives for household cleaning.

Harriet’s Natural Housekeeping Handbook: Eco-Friendly Home Solutions

Welcome to Harriet’s of Hove’s Natural Housekeeping Handbook! In this guide, we delve into the world of eco-friendly cleaning, providing you with a wealth of tips and DIY solutions for sustainable living. Whether you’re tackling the kitchen, freshening up your living space, or caring for your furniture, we’ve got you covered with natural, environmentally-friendly methods. Get ready to transform your household into a green haven of cleanliness and sustainability!

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning:

The kitchen is often the heart of the home and a perfect place to start your eco-friendly journey.

Natural All-Purpose Cleaners: Combine vinegar and water in equal parts and add a few drops of your favourite essential oils like lavender or lemon. This non-toxic blend is excellent for cleaning countertops, appliances, and even floors.

Eco Scrubbing Solutions: For tough grime and stains, bicarb soda is your best friend. It’s gentle yet effective and can be used on sinks, cooktops, and even ovens.

Sustainable Dishwashing: Replace plastic sponges with biodegradable options available at Harriet’s. They’re just as effective and much kinder to our planet.

DIY Fruit & Veg Wash:

To ensure your produce is free from unwanted residues, create a simple wash using one part vinegar to three parts water, adding a squeeze of lemon for extra cleaning power and a fresh scent.

Living Spaces: Freshening Up Naturally:

DIY Natural Air Fresheners: A homemade carpet freshener can be made by mixing baking soda with a few drops of essential oils like eucalyptus or rosemary. It lifts odours and leaves a refreshing scent. For a natural room spray, blend water, white vinegar, and essential oils in a spray bottle. It’s perfect for refreshing the air and fabrics.

Caring for Wooden Furniture: Natural treatments for wooden furniture not only bring out their beauty but also protect them. Mix olive oil and vinegar to treat water rings, while a little rubbed walnut can work wonders on minor scratches. For deeper nourishment, a homemade polish made from beeswax and olive oil gives furniture a lovely shine and protective layer.

Incorporating these eco-friendly tips into your daily routine can help you maintain a clean, healthy, and sustainable kitchen and living space.

Bathrooms & Laundry – Green and Clean

Bathroom Bliss with Eco-friendly Products:

Creating a green bathroom is simpler than you might think, and it starts with some basics.

DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Mix baking soda with essential oils like tea tree or eucalyptus for a powerful, natural toilet cleaner. Sprinkle in the bowl, add a little vinegar, and watch the fizzing action clean away grime.

Natural Mirror & Glass Cleaner: A blend of water, white vinegar, and a dash of lemon essential oil makes mirrors and glass sparkle without leaving streaks or chemical residues.

Grout Brightener: Bicarbonate of soda can be your go-to solution for dull grout. Apply a paste of soda and water with an old toothbrush, and then spray a vinegar and water solution for tougher stains.

Laundry Solutions for a Greener Wash:

Eco-friendly laundry is not just about what you wash with, but also how you wash.

Ecoegg Laundry Egg: A fantastic alternative to traditional detergents, the Ecoegg uses natural mineral pellets to clean your clothes effectively. It’s kind to your skin and the environment.

Stain Removal Tricks: Use lemon juice for underarm stains and vinegar for removing coffee spills. Baking soda is great for oily stains – simply sprinkle, let sit, and brush off.

Natural Fabric Care:

Keep your fabrics fresh and soft without harsh chemicals.

Baking Soda as a Fabric Freshener: Mix baking soda with essential oils to sprinkle over carpets or upholstery before vacuuming. It naturally neutralises odours.

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener: Add a little vinegar to your wash to soften clothes without synthetic softeners.

Embrace Eco-Friendly Housekeeping

As we wrap up our Natural Housekeeping blog, remember that each small step towards eco-friendly cleaning makes a big difference. By adopting these natural methods, not only are you creating a healthier home environment, but you’re also contributing positively to our planet.

At Harriet’s of Hove, we’re dedicated to helping you on your journey towards sustainable living. Pop in and discover our range of eco-friendly products that make green cleaning both effective and enjoyable. Together, let’s make every day a step towards a cleaner, greener future.

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