I love working with the team that we have at Ignite. There is a strong work ethic, but we know how to have fun together too. Working and training with people who are passionate about the same things as me is priceless. I’ve been lucky enough to have competed in the CrossFit Games at ‘The Ranch’ in 2009.
For so long health has been all about eating well and exercising.
Gradually we have started to understand that other things contribute to our overall health and well being; sleep, stress, artificial light and not enough sunshine to name a few.
Gradually I have been thinking more and more about the impact of artificial cleaners on our health – holding my breath when I spray the toxic, germ killing stuff, hoping none of my family inhale the chemicals and not being too happy about the single use plastic bottles that these cleaners all come packaged in, not to mention the impact of rinsing all those nasty chemicals into our waterways.
A few months ago I bit the bullet and started experimenting with making my own cleaning products and it has been a lot easier than I expected. The use of natural/non-chemical ingredients like baking soda, white vinegar, tea tree, eucalyptus have all been incorporated with great results.
Here’s a simple recipe for household surface cleaner which I use on the cooker, bench tops, sinks, bath and toilet.
Lemon rind/orange rind/lime rind
Fill a large glass jar with white vinegar. Add lemon peel, orange peel, left over pieces of lemon, anything citrus you have left over. Leave in the jar for two weeks (I just add pieces as I go over a week or so).
Strain the vinegar solution into a measuring jug and add an equal amount of cold water. Put into a spray bottle and start your cleaning!!