We’ve only chosen the absolute safest ingredients for your DIY products and share important safety guidelines.
I had always felt like there wasn’t much that could be done to escape toxic cleaners without paying a good amount of money on the safe “green” products. That is until I learned that you could clean with vinegar. How in the world had I never been taught this most basic skill? Ever since then, I’ve been trying new ingredients, testing new recipes, learning how to detect greenwashing, and discovering more and more about how to clean safely, effectively and affordably.
I even began teaching about the new cleaning skills I was acquiring, and that’s when dear Cristina came along. We put our heads together to create this master class with the very best tried and tested recipes and tricks that actually work! To do so, we may have overcommitted ourselves. We stained our clothes, our carpets, left dirty areas unattended for a bit too long, just to test over 100 tricks and recipe combinations! We took one for the team so that you wouldn’t have to waste your time with trial and error.
We want to make it easy, convenient and affordable for you to clean your home safely. To help you on your journey to nontoxic living, we have gathered the most valuable information about green cleaning in our online class: Conscious Cleaning 101.
…you could easily & affordably stock up on your DIY cleaning products for an entire year and wouldn’t have to worry about being short on supplies.
…you had full support to achieve your goals through video tutorials, an e-workbook, checklists, guidelines, a helpful online community, and guidance on taking action in your local community.
Module 1: Goal-Setting
Module 2: Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products
Module 3: Health Risks
Module 4: Navigating Labels
Module 5: Safe Ingredients: Common
Module 6: Safe Ingredients: Potentially Uncommon
We review the properties and limitations of 4 ingredients that are popular in Europe, and worth learning about.
Module 7: Questionable ingredients
Some products that are often touted as safe green products didn’t make the cut. We explain why.
Module 8: Safety Precautions
Module 9: Cleaning Gear Essentials
Module 10: Intro to Recipes & Tricks
This section introduces your list of cleaning cabinet essentials, provides printable labels for your products and reminds you which ingredients not to mix.
Module 11: Cleaning your Kitchen
Module 12: Cleaning in the Laundry Room
Module 13: Cleaning your Bathroom
Projects include a shower spray, a mildew-fighting mix, scouring paste, toilet cleaner and fizzies, and learning about candles and essential oils.
Module 14: Cleaning your Living Areas
Module 15: Thanks & Bloopers
BONUS: Zero Waste Cleaning Tips
BONUS: Houseplants that clean the air
BONUS: 10 Ways to Clean with Soap Nuts
BONUS: Cleaning with Essential Oils
BONUS: Building Community around Nontoxic Living
Lifetime access to the video tutorials
for all 20 modules (2 hours)
A 246-page PDF workbook
to help you assimilate the class information
Access to an exclusive student forum
Access to workshop updates
Support from Savvy Women’s Alliance
15% off your purchase of essential oils from Aromatics International*
20% off your purchase of soap nuts from NaturOli*
What do you mean by “conscious cleaning”? Is your class truly “green”?
- we encourage you to be as resourceful as possible by reusing and repurposing to minimize waste
- the ingredients we list do not pollute our waterways (and some can be composted after use)
- the products we list are not toxic to your health, to the environment, and are not deadly dangerous
- the products we list are produced responsibly as compared to other products on the market
Our class is all about green cleaning minus the greenwashing. If you are tired of false advertising and misleading claims on cleaning products, we are right there with you! So let’s call ourselves out on where we fall short.
Other than going foraging for English ivy to make homemade soap, making your own kombucha vinegar, using coffee grounds, or collecting ash from a firepit, NO product is going to have a carbon neutral footprint. Almost every ingredient we use in our class will need to be produced, shipped, and discarded. Additionally, some of these otherwise “eco-friendly” products might come in single-use packaging or wrapped in plastic. Not all the ingredients on our list are going to be completely “green”.
The current world we live in makes it difficult, if not impossible to make perfect choices. So, green perfection is not our goal. Our goal is to minimize our environmental impact by making way better choices for the planet. We will encourage you to always be resourceful, support companies who are getting things right whenever possible (i.e. sustainable production, package-free), and to become more conscious in the decisions you make to clean your home.
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Throughout the class, we encourage you to reuse items whenever possible. This includes going thrifting for cleaning gear, repurposing old shirts, socks, and toothbrushes, reusing old spray or pump bottles (when it’s safe to do so), or even crafting sponges out of old stockings. There are many ways to clean on a small budget and minimize waste in the process.