The holiday season is just moments away, and with it comes visiting family, parties and gatherings, and lots of extra clean-up. Our friends at The Optimist Co. are sponsoring the giveaway this week, to help us all breeze through this season of messy togetherness easily, and without a toxin in sight.
Devin Donaldson founded The Optimist Co. after conventional cleaning products left her with a nasty asthma attack. Her products are simple, effective, and non-toxic (all made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen) and will help you keep your home spotless without compromising your health or the planet.
My favorite product from The Optimist Co. is their Make Your Own Cleaning Products Kit (for the right person, it could be an excellent holiday gift!). This six-piece kit includes two spray bottles, a small bottle of concentrated soap, and three small bottles of essential oils.
The bottles have recipes on the side so that you can create a cleaning and shining sprays. There are suggestions for scenting them, but you can also devise your own essential oil formula. Oh, and if you’re not into making the products yourself, the Green Your Home set comes with everything ready made and ready to go!
The Optimist Co. recently added a new scent to their line-up. While it’s not part of the MYO kit, a bottle of the Time to Shine cleaner with Rosemary and Mint is a winner for every stinky mess.
Thanks to Devin and her team at The Optimist Co., I have three Make Your Own Cleaning Products Kit to give away this week. Here’s how to enter.
- Leave a comment on this post and share a favorite cleaning trick.
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, November 15, 2015.
- Giveaway open to United States residents only. Void where prohibited.
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.
Disclosure: The folks at The Optimist sent me the kit you see here for review and photography purposes at no cost to me. No additional compensation was provided. All opinions remain my own.
Call me crazy but I still like getting down on my knees and scrubbing a floor. Hot soapy water with a clean water rinse.
Lemon infused vinegar in a spray jar….I try it on everything!
It’s not very green but I like to spruce my bathroom with a Clorox wipe in between regular cleanings. Keeps things fresh
Vinegar and baking soda can take care of nearly everything.
White vinegar, water and lemon oil is the ultimate kitchen spray cleaner
This tip came from my grandma: she uses clean cloth diapers to clean windows and mirrors, because they are sort and non-abrasive, plus they don’t leave behind lint! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love all the tips people are leaving in the comments. I also use vinegar to clean around the house and this kit from The Optimist sounds fantastic. I also like how salt can help with rust, like to save old cast iron pans you find at thrift stores.
I’m always amazed how much cleaning can be done just with water and a rough cloth (heavy terry or microfiber).