The Simple Life {Organic Soapberries}

One of the first things I changed when I started to grow my awareness around the negative impact that a modern lifestyle can have on both the environment and our health, was the type of products I used to clean our home. To be honest it was probably to easiest change I made, with the added bonus of saving a bit of coin too. Out went the Ajax, Exit Mould and Mr Sheen, and in came the bicarb soda, white vinegar and castille soap, all swished around with a few microfibre cloths and some elbow grease. Cleaning all of a sudden became less stressful when I wasn't worried about bleaching my clothes or the towels, and the house just smelt clean rather than antiseptic. There was a bit of trial and error to find what actually worked, and what had the staying power (because if I'm being honest, I'm not the most patient cleaner and I'll happily leave it for waaaay too long before tackling it. Life's too short to scrub a shower more than twice a month in my opinion).

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