Learn how to green your spring clean

green cleaning

Some of you many remember my recent post  Three reasons to kick harsh chemicals out of your home. Well, I am thrilled to announce that our friend Laura has opened up the Sustainababy Home Detox Boot Camp one more time for 2014.

I’m really happy to promote this course for Laura for a number of reasons. For one, she really knows her stuff. With a masters in environmental chemistry, Laura not only understands chemical processes and their effects, but can explain them to regular ole people.

The second reason is that it took me years to accrue the knowledge and skills to create a home free from toxic chemicals and it was often a confusing and frightening journey. I didn’t feel empowered or like I was doing this amazing thing to protect my family and the environment. I felt like I was awake in a crazy dream world. I felt like I was being lied to. I spent a lot of time emailing companies about their ingredients, researching unpronounceable things on the internet and squinting in supermarket aisles as I tried to work out the safest option (here’s a tip: I was in the wrong place to start with!).

The practical stuff Laura teaches is nothing new. In fact, it’s a return to good old-fashioned cleaning and personal care using natural ingredients. What’s new and shocking is the science, which is increasingly providing evidence of the harm of synthetic ingredients in the home. For example, did you know that for most people in Australia and America, air pollution is worse within the home than outside?

One last thing I want to say before I tell you more about the Sustainababy Home Detox Boot Camp is this: switching to toxic-free cleaning and personal care will save you money. I’m telling you this from experience. You don’t need a cupboard full of specialist cleaning products, and the few ingredients you do need are cheap and usually available in bulk. And when you know how to use them properly, you’ll be using them even more efficiently.

Your life does not get better by chance


Make yours a chemical free home

The Sustainababy Home Detox Boot Camp is an eight-week online course (with one week in the middle to catch up) with

videos, slides and a workbook. The aim is to help you identify and eliminate the dangerous chemicals in your home and make permanent change. The course covers the following:

  • Basic home chemistry 101
  • The laundry
  • The kitchen
  • The toilet and bathroom
  • General home cleaning
  • Pest control
  • Personal care products
  • Living chemical free—for life

The course costs $297 (inc GST) and you get lifetime access to the material and closed Facebook community where you can continue to be supported on your chemical-free journey. Join before Sunday 14th September to pay the early bird fee of $257 (inc GST) and be in the running to score some generous bonuses.

If you want to reduce your children’s exposure to chemicals, protect and care for children with allergies and sensitivities or simply reduce your family’s waste and save money, click here to learn more about the Sustainababy Home Detox Boot Camp.

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  1. maria says

    Before you do a deep cleaning stock up on baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar. Maybe a box of borax and some essential oils. With these items almost anything can be cleaned green.

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