Cleaning at home

Basic Utensils

Invest in a few key Cleaning utensils

Plenty of stores are starting to stock alternatives to Plastic & they don’t need to come with a big price tag. Shop around, you may even find them in your regular supermarkets!

Links below to some online stores for reference.

  • Coconut fibre, metal or copper Scrubbing pad – ditch the plastic one!
  • Wooden dish washing brush
  • Wooden/natural bristle bottle cleaner
  • Cotton Dish cloth
    • Make you own from old towels/tea towels
    • Get crafty & knit or crochet one – or buy online
  • Wooden Scrubbing Brush
  • Wooden Loo Brush
  • Rags – chop old towels & clothing
  • Old spray bottles – save those old spray bottles ready for reuse
  • Natural Rubber gloves
  • Dishwashing Liquid – can be purchased at your local bulk store, BYO jar/bottle to save costs

Basic Cleaning products

Baking Soda – Deodorises is abrasive & brightens

  • Can be purchased from your local supermarket in Cardboard boxes (McKenzies) or in Bulk from local bulk stores

Liquid castile soap  

  • Dr Bronners is great & can be purchased in 3.8L containers, mine has lasted me nearly 3 years! Start with a smaller bottle if you prefer though.
  • You will find at some health stores or it can be purchase online here

White Vinegar – its acidity makes it effective for dissolving oil, grease & soap scrum. Don’t leave for long periods on areas that are porous like tile grout.

  • Can be purchased from some bulk stores, Manly Food co-op sells in bulk or at your local supermarket in Large Plastic bottles if you can’t find it in bulk.

Essential oils – perfect to lift the mood of any cleaning job as well as disinfecting & deodorising

Disinfecting oils

  • Lemon
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint
  • Lime

Deodorizing oils

  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint

Natural cleaner