Natural Home Cleaning Tips

Now more than ever we are aware of the importance of our cleanliness, both personal hygiene and around our home. Conventional household cleaners tend to use harsh and sometimes toxic chemicals that are abrasive and can irritate. However, there are much simpler natural cleaning alternatives you can use that are gentle yet effective.

We’ve put together a short list of tips and suggestions for cleaning your home naturally, which you can find below. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you try any, or if you have your own tips to share.

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Brand Story: Bambu

Bambu was founded by Jeff Delkin and Rachel Speth. For nearly 20 years Bambu’s mission has been to reduce the use and reliance on plastic by providing people with beautiful, non-toxic products made from nature. Bambu produce a range of affordable and earth-friendly products for the kitchen and home such as utensils, bowls, straws, trays, cutting boards and many more. All their products are both distinctive and contemporary and made from renewable materials.

Bambu’s products are made in China where all materials are sourced locally. They also work with local woodworkers, weavers and stitchers to hand make their products. Bambu’s products are handcrafted so that they are safe and durable that will last and can withstand even the toughest use.

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The Cheeky Panda – Sustainable Bamboo Toilet Paper

Toilet roll is one of the most common household items. Unfortunately toilet roll can be really damaging to the environment, not only in flushing but also during production since it’s made from trees! Most toilet paper is FSC certified so it comes from sustainable sources, and recycled toilet tissue is an option. We’d like to introduce you to The Cheeky Panda – if you haven’t already tried it – toilet paper made from bamboo!

The Cheeky Panda bamboo toilet tissue - 9 rolls
The Cheeky Panda bamboo toilet tissue – 9 rolls

Bamboo grows 30 times faster than a tree, producing 30% more oxygen and absorbing 35% more carbon. Bamboo is wasted because it grows so fast and must be harvested at least once a year. If not it will flower and attract rodents which can have a devastating effect on the ecosystem.

Chris & Julie – the founders of The Cheeky Panda, decided to use this waste bamboo to create luxuriously soft, sustainable and eco-friendly toilet roll which is also anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic. The toilet tissue is free from any harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and it BPA free.

The Cheeky Panda is a very new company, and has already been a finalist in the Virgin VOOM awards, Business Green Leaders Awards, Essex Business Excellence Awards and The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. It’s not hard to see why, The Cheeky Panda has grown a lot as a company in the last year. Yet it still manages to keep the environment and sustainability at its core. The toilet paper is 100% FSC Certified, uses bamboo that is far from Panda’s habitats, and comes in recyclable packaging!

Have you tried The Cheeky Panda bamboo toilet tissue? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Spring Clean with Bio D

If you haven’t yet tried environmentally friendly cleaning products, then what are you waiting for? There’s such a huge variety of effective household cleaners about, really there is no reason not to use them. Not only do they keep your home clean and free from harsh chemicals, they are also much better for the environment because they are biodegradable and won’t negatively affect the planet.

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Chemical Free Cleaning with Bio-D

I’ve been using Bio D laundry liquid for about two years now and honestly I wouldn’t go back. The thing I love about Bio D is that it uses mainly plant based ingredients which is particularly great for laundry liquid and fabric conditioners which can really irritate my skin otherwise.

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Barretts Ridge Beer Bread – The Easiest & Tastiest Way To Make Your Own Bread

For some the idea of home baked bread is far more appealing than the reality of the effort it can take to mix, knead and prove a good dough. Others turn towards their trusty bread making machines which deliver consistent results time after time. However, if you’re looking to get your hands dirty and make a quick loaf without any fuss, Barrets Ridge Beer Bread Mix is for you. Continue reading Barretts Ridge Beer Bread – The Easiest & Tastiest Way To Make Your Own Bread