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The BEST Eco-Friendly Homemade Toilet Cleaner You Will Try

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Cleaning a toilet the eco-friendly way can have its challenges. If you are anything like past me, you have probably always grabbed that bottle of bleach to get that clean look/sparkle/fresh smell but it really isn’t doing everything you think it is PLUS it is terrible for the environment. It took me a while to realise but once I knew, I made the changes I needed in order to make my home more eco-friendly. Trouble was, I couldn’t find a product that gave me the clean my toilet needed (not with 2 young boys in the house!). So, I started to look into making my own products. One fun product I made, which you may have seen on my blog before, are toilet bombs. They combine the power of citric acid and bicarb to create an easy to use fizzing “bomb” that will do all the hard work for you. Now, I do love these but they do take some time and practise to make and as a busy Mum, I don’t have much time! So, I needed to come up with something else. Something quick, something easy, something that worked just as well… I came up with something that in fact worked better! My eco-friendly homemade toilet cleaner and this is how you make it:

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Today, more and more people are looking to travel in a way that’s ethical and eco-friendly. But what should that look like when you’re taking a trip overseas with your family? Wanting to travel ethically and actually doing it are two very different things, and if you’re not sure where to start, the guide below should be able to provide you with the information you need, so read on now.

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Are Beeswax Wraps Really Worth It?

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We all want to reduce our plastic waste, don’t we? But with so many options now available to us, I know how tricky it can be to whittle out the good from the bad. As somebody who has used quite a few food coverings/storage over the last few years, I can definitely say that I have thoroughly tried and tested them so in this article I’m going to let you know whether or not beeswax wraps are really worth it.

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