Four Green Cleaning Brands That are Safe for the Family

Four Green Cleaners That are Safe for the Family

Since I’ve had my baby, I’ve been wanting to buy more green cleaning products and fewer products with harsh chemicals. It’s amazing how much your mindset changes once you have a little one to look after. You only want the best for them. Not to mention, little kids get into everything. I want to share with you four brands that I love. Their products are all mostly comprised of plant-based ingredients so they’re safe for both humans and pets.

Nature’s Magic

Nature's Magic

The first green cleaning brand I want to mention is called Nature’s Magic. I found this brand while on Instagram (a place where I tend to find a lot of my favorite brands lately :D). I was super intrigued when I read that there were few ingredients and that the ingredients were all natural and safe! They have essential oils in their products, which I think is really nice. There are loads of great benefits to using essential oils. On top of that, the products are powerful enough to actually work. Score!

Nature's Magic Deep Clean

Starting with my absolute favorite product of all of Nature’s Magic’s products is Deep Clean. This stuff smells amazing!! I want to use it everywhere because I just love it so much. I feel like it does work well to clean counters, floors, the stovetop, etc. I’ve used it to mop with a few times. The ingredients are as follows: water, organic almond castile soap, pure essential tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, a blend of other essential oils, and grapefruit seed extract. Tea tree oil is powerful for getting rid of germs and so is eucalyptus oil.

Nature's Magic Glass Cleaner

Next up, we have Glass Cleaner. The only ingredients in this are water, vinegar, a blend of pure essential citrus oils, and grapefruit seed extract. Vinegar is a great household cleaner and can be used to do everything from removing odors to removing stains and polishing. I think this Glass Cleaner works totally fine and gets the job done. I’ve used it on both my mirrors and windows. 🙂 Of course, the smell of vinegar isn’t all that appealing at first, but that goes away fairly quickly — so no worries.

Nature's Magic Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Multi-Purpose. You can use this stuff for dusting, cleaning counter tops, toilets, appliances — anything really. Ingredients in this include water, vinegar, organic castile soap, pure essential rosemary oil, peppermint oil, and grapefruit seed extract. Again, I would say this serves its purpose. It cleans and gets rid of odors, which is nice!

Nature's Magic Wood Polish

Lastly, for Nature’s Magic, is their Wood Polish. You can use this on both wood and leather. I have used this to wipe down my couch and had no qualms with it. I also have polished wood and I think it does a great job. The ingredients in this are water, olive oil, organic castile soap, pure essential lavender oil, a blend of other essential oils and grapefruit seed extract. The only thing I would say I don’t like about this product is the scent, but that’s not that big of a deal.

Mrs. Meyer’s

Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner

Mrs. Meyer’s is my next green cleaning brand mention. I actually saw an ad on Facebook that mentioned if you spent $20 at Grove Collaborative that you got a bunch of free product. I ended up with a really nice haul of green products that I love. One of them is this Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner. I’ll be the first to say that I would not personally have chosen the Geranium scent for myself, but to be honest, I love it! I feel like whenever I use this, it lifts my spirits and the whole house smells great. Ingredients in this include Birch bark extract, Geranium flower oil, Rose flower oil, and Clove flower oil, just to name a few. I think this is a great everyday green cleaner. I use it in my kitchen and bathrooms a lot.

Dr. Bronner’s

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner and 18-in-1 Hemp Citrus Pure Castile SoapI absolutely am now a complete Dr. Bronner’s fan! They make green cleaning so easy. Not only are their products effective, but they smell and feel incredible. Dr. Bronner’s products are made with certified Fair Trade and Organic Ingredients. I have to brag about these two products because I absolutely love them! Firstly, I want to tell you about Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner — you can use this product for SO. MANY. THINGS. I’ve used it to wash dishes in the sink .. ummm amazing. I don’t know how, but all of the gunk on the plate literally feels like it slides right off. It is an excellent grease cutter which makes dish washing so effortless.  It’s effective and powerful yet you don’t need to use a lot because it’s concentrated. Also, it’s gentle on your skin.

Other uses for this cleaner are general house cleaning, stain removal, dish soap, laundry soap, floor cleaning (including wood!), car cleaning. You can also use this as a scouring paste by mixing it with baking soda. If you want an all-around cleaner, this is the one! I can’t say enough about it. Plus, it smells amazing. Some of Sal Suds ingredients: Siberian Fir Needle Oil and Spruce Leaf Oil (which give Sal Suds its amazing smell), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, and Decyl Glucoside (these three are for grease cutting and cleaning).

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner and 18-in-1 Hemp Citrus Pure-Castile Soap

The second Dr. Bronner’s product that I can’t get enough of is their 18-in-1 Hemp Citrus Pure-Castile Soap. You can use this soap for everything! Here’s some of the things you can use this soap for – washing your body, hair rinse, washing dishes in the sink, laundry, mopping, washing the dog, cleaning fruits and veggies, all purpose cleaner, getting rid of bugs on plants,  and shaving.

I love the smell of citrus. It is such a relaxing scent to me. This soap smells like orange oil and it transforms my showers! I’m not kidding. I can have the most stressful day ever, and as soon as I get this soap out and use it, the smell just takes my mind to happy places and I feel at peace. You don’t need to use a lot of this at a time because, like Sal Suds, it is concentrated. I like how it lathers, I think the scent is to die for, and I feel clean without my skin feeling dried out, which I love. What I think is funny is that my husband, who loves his old spice scented body washes, has used this soap on numerous occasions. He, too, likes the scent and how well it works.

Norwex

Norwex Envirocloth and Cleaning Paste

Last but not least, Norwex! You may have seen some of your friends on Facebook selling these products. I was introduced to Norwex from my friend Jessica who sells it. What is unique about Norwex products is that you only use WATER with them. I know you’re thinking that doesn’t sound sanitary at all. And trust me, I am a germaphobe so thinking of not using bleach on everything makes me stop and wonder if it actually is cleaning /disinfecting everything. These products do work though. They use silver to disinfect as you clean. Silver smothers germs.

I especially love the Window and EnviroCloths. They are made of microfiber and you can use them on anything really. When I first got my EnviroCloth and  Window cloth, I cleaned my entire kitchen. I’m talking microwave, stove, fridge, countertops, and cabinets. It removed grease, dirt, and everything I needed it to and with the EnviroCloth and Window Cloth mixture, you are left with no streaks and nice, shiny surfaces. I would definitely recommend checking out some of their products. They have everything from cleaning products to laundry and body products.

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Are you still with me? I know this has been a long list, but I promise these products are amazing! I am so glad that I switched to green cleaners. They smell much better than ones with a million chemicals and they’re safe for my whole family so I don’t have to be scared if my child or pet get into them. Definitely, check them out!

*Some products in this post were sent to me free of charge for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own. Also, some links are referral links. 

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Spark Imagination with KidloLand + Giveaway

 

KidloLand App

A month or so back, I was asked by the people at KidloLand if my daughter and I would like to review their educational, interactive app for ages 0-5. I had never heard of KidloLand, but after watching a video on their website about it, I was very interested in trying it out.

If your children are anything like my nieces, nephews or daughter, then they love music and games. When I visit my niece, one of the first things she does is asks for my phone so that she can play games on it. Luckily, I have the KidloLand app on my phone which has made music more interactive and games more educational so I don’t have to feel bad handing my phone over to her. 😀

KidloLand

KidloLand is such an impressive app! They have phonics, learning games, letter tracing, nursery rhymes, stories, and they even teach about colors, shapes, flowers, numbers, and more! There are over 1,000 activities, songs, rhymes and games and there are NO advertisements!! This app has everything your child needs to both be entertained for HOURS (if you wanted :D) and also to learn. I absolutely love it and so does my daughter.

My daughter is only 4 months old, but she loves when I sing to her. She tends to sing with me, which is the cutest thing. When I play nursery rhymes for her on KidloLand, her face lights up and she has the biggest smiles. All of the nursery rhymes on the app have interactive cartoons where you can press on different characters and they do fun things like change colors, spin, dig, fly, or make noises.

KidloLand is such an amazing app, not only for children, but for parents too. There are so many songs and versions of songs as well as cute games that you’ll find yourself giggling along with your child as you explore the app. I would highly recommend this app to parents and aunts/uncles/grandparents of littles.

There are 3 options for purchasing the KidloLand app – $4.99 per month, $24.99 for 6 months or the best value: $39.99 for an entire year. It’s much cheaper than sites like ABC Mouse and there is still tons to do on it!

You can download the KidloLand app for iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id533412119?pt=275891&ct=prettyloved

Download from the Google Play store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.internetdesignzone.nurseryrhymes&hl=en

GIVEAWAY time!! The wonderful folks at KidloLand were kind enough to let me give away a 3 months subscription FREE to THREE of my followers (SO THREE WINNERS!). All you have to do is comment on this post or go to my Instagram, follow me and KidloLand and tag a friend; more tags = more entries. Giveaway ends March 31st.  https://www.instagram.com/prettylovedblog/

*I was given a free subscription to this app in exchange for a review. All thoughts are my own and are not altered in any way because of receiving this product.

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Lorena Canals Rugs

Some of the top celebrities, bloggers, and magazines LOVE Lorena Canals’ rugs. It’s no surprise because their handmade rugs are not only gorgeous and functional but they’re also made with non-toxic dyes and are machine washable. Which, lets face it, is a need.. especially when you have children and pets!

Lorena Canals has so many designs and shapes for their rugs. Whether you are sophisticated, or fun-spirited, there honestly is a rug for everyone’s taste. I have one of their white, spotted rugs with scalloped edges called “Little Biscuit White” and I absolutely love it for my daughter’s room. The design is so versatile and cute. 🙂

Lorena Canals rug

So, as mentioned above, one of my favorite things about these rugs is that they’re machine washable! One thing you’ll find as a mother is that you need products that provide functionality. Even the cleanest, neatest children can ruin the nicest things so it’s nice to have a rug you can actually wash.

Along with being machine-washable, Lorena Canals’ rugs are sooo soft! I lay my daughter down on hers for playing and tummy time and I find myself wanting to join her and run my hands all over it. 😀 Wherever her rug is, my dog is also wanting to lay on it. I’ve found him in her room several times sleeping on it. It’s the sweetest thing. But, again, I love that I’m able to wash it after he has laid on it.

There are so many gorgeous designs and patterns for all. I would definitely recommend these rugs to anyone I talk to. The only down to these rugs is that the price point is a little bit pricey. But honestly, for a rug that is handmade, will last forever, and can’t really be ruined from normal use, I think it’s an incredible value.

If you’re interested in checking out Lorena Canals’ rugs, you can find their site –> HERE and their INSTAGRAM –> HERE. They have more than just rugs, you can also find baskets, pillows, and blankets too — all, which are machine washable as well. You’re sure to find something you love!

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*These products were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Milestone Baby Cards

milestone baby cards

Documenting those first moments with your little one just got a whole lot easier thanks to Milestone Baby‘s milestone cards.

Milestone Baby has a ton of cute cards you can use to celebrate your baby’s monthly and yearly milestones. They’ve got cards for birthdays, holidays and even events like baby’s first smile, and baby sleeping through the night. It makes keeping up with these events so much easier.

Milestone Baby card flatlay

It’s so easy to use Milestone Baby cards. You can place a card that corresponds to the event or date next to your baby and you take a picture of your baby and the card. You can also write a date on the card for a keepsake.

Milestone Baby cards Flatlay

I’ve been loving my Milestone Baby cards. I’m not great at remembering dates and I love taking pictures, so it’s fun to be able to keep up with all the fun events in my baby girl’s life. It’s amazing how fast she’s grown and she learns so fast so there are always new things happening all the time to document.

Milestone Baby also has cards for documenting pregnancy and toddlers. They also have FREE printables for holidays. You can find the free printables —> HERE.

You can find MILESTONE BABY on Instagram @milestonebaby or Shop.milestone-world.com . They have products for all and their products are fairly cheap. 🙂

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*The products in this post were sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.