Toxic Chemical Filled Cleaning Products Suck!

We choose not to eat certain foods because of chemicals and nasties. We choose not to drink certain drinks because of chemicals and sugar. We choose not to use chemical filled make up products.  Do you think it’s about time we CHOOSE not to use cleaning products that contain chemicals?! Uhh – yes Merrymakers! You’re here (YAY we love you) because you’re making positive changes to your diet and lifestyle… to become a healthier, happier you. If you’re like us, you started to make changes to your food/diet, then water, then body products. Now, it’s time for us to make a change to our cleaning products. Maybe you’ve made changes the other way around? We hear stories like this ALL. THE. TIME! Either way you’re doing it… go YOU. You’re journey is epic and you are amazing. These lifestyle changes seem to go hand in hand. The more you do, the more positive changes you see, so you keep investigating further, googling more, talking to friends… really, it never will end if you always have a curious mind. Which we say: don’t get overwhelmed by this thought… embrace it and do what you can with what you have! On average, there are over 60 different (probably more) nasty chemicals filling a household’s cleaning products. Yikes! These chemicals are believed to be a major cause of stuff like chronic asthma, skin irritation (we can vouch for this one!), hormone imbalances, behaviour issues and even cancer and fertility issues. Bigger yikes! Even if it’s not 100% proven… we say it’s definitely not worth the risk. We get it, there’s really no way to escape all...

How To Make Cleaning Your House FUN!

Hands up who LOVES to clean? Hmm… yeah, we thought as much! A few weeks back you guys would have found out all about why/how we’re not using nasty chemicals in our cleaning products anymore. Because, like, we don’t EAT nasty chemicals, or use nasty chemicals on our skin… so the next logical step for us was to make our house NASTY chemical free, by using nasty-free-chemical cleaning products! The reason we keep emphasising the word ‘NASTY’ is because we had an email letting us know that water is a chemical (H20 YO!), and we were like… oh yeaaah… we knowww… we were talking about NASTY chemicals. Hence the word ‘nasty’ being used several times already. One last time, just for good measure: nasty! Now we’re going to stop using it… but you get it… we’re talking NASTY chemicals! We don’t know about you guys but Merrymaker Land (aka our home) gets super messy sometimes. Cleaning really is the last thing on our minds AND our to-do list. But all is well (and clean and tidy) now that we’ve started to SCHEDULE a cleaning day each and every week. We 100% believe in the whole if it’s not scheduled… it won’t happen thing (thanks Marie Forleo for that hot tip!). We never scheduled our cleaning… so ahh… it kinda never happened! Unless we had people over, and if that was the case it was a 30 minute scramble to make the house look presentable. Sometimes we just had to close our bedroom doors. For some reason our clothes just seem to fall out of our closets  😉 This wasn’t...

The OurEco Home Cleaning Concept

OurEco Home follows a ‘back to basics’ cleaning process to make light work of keeping your home hygienically clean and smelling fresh. Some key Components are: Microfibre Cloths are essential:  Our key cleaning concept is the use of microfibre cloths to dry off all hard surfaces in the house when cleaning.  This leaves your surfaces cleaner longer, smelling fresh and prevents the growth of bacteria by having a dry surface where bacteria can’t breed. Essential oils are Essential:  Essential Oils are used in all of our products. Unlike the standard chemically derived fragrances in most household cleaning products, the essential oils offer antibacterial & anti-fungal benefits giving a longer lasting natural smell in your home. No sulfates and parabens are essential:  Our Products do not contain chemically derived sulfates and parabens.  These modern additives to make cleaning products “froth” so that it appears to clean and doesn’t actually add to the cleaning process at all. They are harmful to your health and should be avoided when selecting cleaning products.   Natural ingredients like bi-carb and soap flakes are essential:  Our products have been formulated from natural ingredients that have been proven to work for hundreds of years that aren’t harmful to your health and actually clean.  The natural cleaning benefits of bi-carbonate soda has been know for over 100 years.  We have simply packaged it into a ready to use paste to be used throughout the house.  Soap flakes which are used as the base for our Gel’s provides the natural cleaning agent which isn’t harmful to your health and actually cleans the desired surface....