Here are a few tips to help you detoxify your kitchen and start safe cleaning habits. It’s time to make your kitchen a healthy place!
1. Clean out your Cupboards – Get rid of any processed packaged foods – especially those past the expiry date – including sugary breakfast cereals and biscuits, chips and chocolates, and any other junk foods. This is one of the best ways to beat temptation when the afternoon munchies hit and to kick start new healthier habits.
2. Fill your pantry with – Herbal teas, olive oil, sea salt, whole grains, legumes, nuts, spices and preservative free packaged items.
3. Buy Fresh & Organic – Stock your fridge up with a variety of lovely fresh whole foods including seasonal fruits and vegetables, seeds, oily fish, eggs and yoghurt. Of course, buy organic when you can.
4. Throw away the plastic – Replace your plastic, with glass! A great and simple way is to recycle sauce bottles, and jars. Fill them with whole grains, bread crumbs, pasta and legumes. Not only is it recyclable its easy to see what’s inside your pantry!
5. Use Toxin-free products – Non-toxic homemade cleaning products aren’t just better for us; they can also help save us money and protect the environment. It’s now much easier to find natural alternatives that can be used in place of your usual commercial household products. These include baking soda, vinegar, lemon, citric solvent and Olive and essential oils.
6. Clean your vegetables and fruit using – fill up your sink with water, add 1 cup of vinegar and stir. Add your fruit and vegetables and soak for 10 minutes.
DIY Cleaning Products…
Your Everything Cleaner – 1/2 tsp dish soap, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 2 cups water, 3 drops essential oil.
Just Vinegar Solution – Perfect accessory to all the cleaners and can be used for other cleaning tasks such as, cleaning benches, removing grease and oil in cupboards, mould from tiles and rust on your stovetop or oven.
Where to buy organic produce at a reasonable price?
Our favourite marketplace has a wonderful selection of organic locally sourced foods…Head to South Melbourne Market any Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday and load up on your favourite healthy foods!
What clean and safe products do you use in the kitchen? Why not share your experiences by leaving your comments below…