Advice New Mom

Things I Wish I Knew: Clean Products, Clean Home

May 26, 2016

When you have a baby everything changes (not just your vagina). The products and food that you put onto and into your body are suddenly very important. Knowing that you’re setting your tiny love up for the best and healthiest life is important. But so is not going broke doing it. It’s easy to get carried away with going “green” or “clean” in your house, and even easier to spend a fortune doing it. Here’s some of the tricks and hacks I used to make our home cleaner and greener without losing my mind.

  • Vinegar is rad, and cheap. Basic white vinegar mixed with water (and a little essential oil, tea tree, eucalyptus or lavender for us, if you want) is nature’s fucking rock star. You can add olive oil to the mixture to clean and condition wood too. We use
    vinegar (either solo, mixed with water, or with water and oils) to clean everything from our windows to produce – try it!
  • Laundry detergent is a pretty important one to go clean/green/free and clear. You clothes and sheets are touching your skin all day long, and your skin is your largest organ. In the same way we can apply medications topically, because your skin absorbs them, it also absorbs whatever is sitting on it all day. Something to think about.
  • Not everything has to be organic. For some foods organic is ideal when possible, but for others it’s really not as important. Check out the Clean 15 for foods that are totally fine to skip the organic aisle for, and the Dirty Dozen list for the ones that absorb the most pesticides.

You can’t do it all right all of the time, so choose a few important ways to be perfect and do your best the rest of the time.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Valerie Weisman May 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Love this. Any tips on detergents? I’ve ordered Molly Suds powder before and I like it but I’m always looking for other suggestions! Love your posts! So so so nice having a place to commiserate, celebrate, and support one another.

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