Today’s tip for Amazingness:
Non-Toxic Furniture Polish
When I was growing up one of my weekly jobs was to do the dusting! I hated it! Then I grew up and realized I hate dust even more! Like many people I started out cleaning with whatever the most poplar cleaning products on the market were and had no idea that these items were toxic to my home, my family, and me! I already mentioned this quote in a previous blog post, but it is worth mentioning again “According to a 15-year study presented at the Toronto Indoor Air Conference, women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work away from home. The study concluded that this was a direct result of the increased exposure to toxic chemicals, many of which are found in common household products.”
Well there you go! Off the hook…no more housework!! Well, OK I guess that isn’t true, but there are things we can do to change our environment and one of those things is to use non-toxic cleaners.
A few years ago I learned about the fact that our homes are one of the most toxic places we go to in our day and decided to make some changes. I have tried a variety of “green” products only to find out that some weren’t so green as they claimed and I’ve tried making my own cleaning products. In the end I landed with Shaklee and love it! my main cleaning product is Basic H2, a super-safe, very powerful, all purpose cleaner and only .15¢ per bottle for the all purpose formulation (that is including the bottle, and shipping-check out this Basic H2 Math). I clean my walls, counters, sticky stuff, my windows, my floors, everything with it. It is fine to use on furniture as is, but them my friend told me a little secret to make my furniture shine, like my former golden liquid.
- 1 bottle of either the window formulation of Basic H2 (2 drops to 16 ounces of water) or the all-purpose formulation (1/4 tsp to 16 ounces of water)
- 12 drops of Shakleebaby Massage Oil (which I recommend you keep on hand for dry winter skin and shaving anyway! Baby yourself)
Mix together and shake before each use and voila, non-toxic furniture polish!
If you don’t use Shaklee I am guessing that you can adapt the recipe to fit your current non-toxic cleaner. Enjoy!
Want to know more about the Shaklee Effect and having a non-toxic home?
My journey to amazing:
My Shaklee Life: My husband and I love having a Shaklee business. We enjoy the income it brings in, but more than that we really love the fact that every day I get to help someone else be healthier and help them be their best version of themselves. We love what Shaklee means to the environment and community as well! In our journey to amazing I – Lisa intend to grow my business and help more people and have fun in the process. If you’d like to learn more about Shaklee email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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My Life of Well Being: It is my determination to be more fit, and develop healthy holistic attitudes towards my health and my body. I choose to do this through education, exercise, caring for myself, and healthy eating and Shaklee.
Here is my Shaklee 180 fitness plan. If you you’d like to join me ask me about becoming a member and having access to the 180 fitness plan, meal plans and nutrition guides.
Monday & Thursday: Upper
Tuesday & Friday: Core
Wednesday & Saturday: Lower
I also add in Yoga and Tai Chi and Dolphin Pushups -oof and walking!
What motivates you? Reply and share your motivating tricks and tips.
100 Days to Amazing! You can do amazing things. I believe you can; you believe you can too!
What the 100 Days is about:
I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried? I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual! What could I do in 100 days? This blog is a journey, an exercise in learning ways to be the best me, I can be and to help you be the best you, you can be while I’m at it!
Thanks for joining me on this journey!
All photography is by me. Feel free to share, but I ask that you credit the photo to my Lisa Wright Burbach. To see more of my photos visit my flickr site and Instagram listed to the right. I also have some photography on Pinterest.