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This year start your spring cleaning from the inside out starting with your cleaning products! When it comes to your family, you can never be too careful. We all love a clean home, but what if the products that we trust to clean our homes contain harmful ingredients? It is actually kind of scary, because your loved ones are coming into contact with as well as breathing in these possibly toxic chemicals.
I got to thinking about what kinds of changes I could make that could help to safeguard my family, and decided to start with my cleaning products.
I discovered Truce, a line of chemical free cleaning products that work just as well, if not better than my regular cleaning products.
Truce cleaning products offers a wide variety of items to cover all your cleaning needs, from all-purpose cleaner, wood cleaner and scouring powder, to get your home sparkly clean without the use of any harmful ingredients. Truce only uses SIMPLE and NATURAL ingredients, like borax, essential oils, baking soda, distilled white vinegar and aloe vera, and since they have nothing to hide, they share every ingredient on their labels.
I was given the chance to put a few of their products to the test:
Truce Natural All Purpose Cleaner -It seems that I am constantly wiping down the counter tops in my kitchen. I cringe at all of the times I would use chemically-laden products in the area that food is prepared!
This All-Purpose Cleaner can wonderfully clean your home and office using only safe, non-toxic ingredients in one simple formula. From your floors to the ceiling, you can use the All-Purpose Cleaner for all your cleaning needs. Wipe away messes on those sticky counter tops, remove spots and streaks from windows or mirrors, and get the grime off your shower walls with this one cleaner that is effective on all non-porous surfaces.
It not only works just as effectively as my previous cleaners, but smells like peppermint! I love it!
Truce Laundry Powder- Our laundry comes in contact with our skin, daily. How frightening to think about all of the possibly harmful chemicals that are in our regular laundry detergent!
Wear the freshest smelling and cleanest clothes without exposing your skin to nasty chemicals. The Laundry Powder from Truce is perfect for those with sensitive skin, allergies, or conditions prone to dermatological irritation. Avoid the crazy chemicals and toxins found in other laundry products; you deserve a safe, simple laundry detergent formula that works. this potent detergent can clean heavily soiled clothes and it works in areas prone to hard water. The natural oxygen bleach works to keep whites bright and colors bold without fading. The Laundry Powder is gentle enough for washing organic fibers and it is biodegradable and earth-friendly.
My clothes come out of the wash much fresher and cleaner with Truce Laundry Powder- than when I used my previous detergent. Plus, a little goes a long way!
Room & Pillow Spray- It seems that I am always using room freshener sprays. That is the scariest of all to me, because with my regular room freshening spray brand, I was actually spraying chemicals into the air that my family breathes! I didn't even think about it! I feel horrible for that.
Luckily, Truce Room and Pillow Sprays are here to help. From stinky trash or a foul microwave to that not-so-fresh bathroom air or a stale closet where you hide that old pair of shoes, Truce can help clean out some of the stench.
These Safe and Simple Room and Pillow Sprays clean and freshen the air around your home, car, and office while leaving a natural and pleasing scent. While most other home air plug-ins, sprays, candles, and car fresheners contain harmful chemicals hiding behind the word “Fragrance” on a list of ingredients, Truce is always transparent on where their fresh scents come from: aromatherapeutic essential oils. Extra ingredients containing harmful chemicals are never added into any Truce products because all our ingredients are simple, effective, and natural.
The Revitalizing Spray is a combination of lavender and lemongrass that is sure to rejuvenate and refresh the air around you. The Energizing Spray is a mixture of citrus and lemongrass that helps vitalize you and give you that extra boost to make it through the day. The Soothing Spray has a calming effect by combining the smell of lavender and citrus.
I still have the need for an air freshener, due to when I burn my cooking, or when someone 'stinks' up the air. Thankfully, I no longer need to worry about poisoning my loved ones! Truce Room and Pillow Spray keeps my home smelling fresh and clean. My favorite is the Soothing Spray. It makes the atmosphere nice and calm, while refreshing the air. I love to spray it on the carpet to freshen any stale odors, too.
So, clean out the cabinets during your spring cleaning and ditch the chemical filled products that can be harmful to your family. www.truceclean.com
Despite the chilly air and weather that cannot seem to make up its mind, I just have to believe somehow that Spring is on its way! With sunnier days on the horizon, I really need to get focused on two very important tasks: Getting my body as well as my home in shape! I need to be thinking of Spring Cleaning!
A great place to begin my spring cleaning is my pantry, made easy due to wonderful tips for a pantry makeover from dietician Sharon Richter, spokesperson for Balance Bar.
"It’s time to clean up some of our bad eating habits and introducing some healthier habits – including healthy snacking!"
- Empty everything from the pantry. Take it all off the shelves. Make a mess, if necessary, and see what’s hiding in there.
- Throw away everything that has expired or has been open for a while. If you’re not going to use it, get rid of it.
- Organize your pantry by category. Snacks, nuts and dried fruit, cereals, oils/dressings, etc.
- Read. The. Labels. If it contains hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or MSG, it’s not a good idea to keep it.
- Keep portion controlled snack in the front, within reach, and at eye level. Be sure to stock up on Balance Bars.
Balance Bars are the perfect snack to give you the perfect amount of energy you need to sustain yourself between meals. They are delicious and my daughters and I love them! (Especially the Dark Chocolate Coconut~ Yum!)
#SpringIntoBalance Twitter Party – March 20, 2014
For more great ideas on how to Spring Clean your life – join the #SpringIntoBalance Twitter Party on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3 pm EST!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.