Non Toxic – DIY Household Cleanser

Hi Sunshine’s!

Welcome back to my blog! Today I want to share a safe and simple way to make your own powerful “All purpose” household cleaner, using only 3 ingredients! Many household cleaners used on surfaces such as countertops, tubs, floors and bathrooms are filled with toxic chemicals and labels that read CAUTION, POISON, WARNING, or DANGER. Why?… because they are not good for us or our environment. These cleansers make our home appear cleaner but is it really “Clean” if  we have to risk our health by exposing ourselves to toxins daily in order to clean our homes? If we don’t lessen our exposure to toxins and chemicals in our living spaces we are basically contributing to indoor air pollution that can be harmful if inhaled or touched, or even poisonous if ingested. We not only harm ourselves, we harm our babies, pets & our environment.

Here is one of the many cleaning solutions you can safely make at home for great cleaning without the exposure of harmful chemicals and toxins. This cleanser will also save you money because its an all purpose cleaner that can last you months before buying another bottle (depending on how often you clean of-course)

Non Toxic cleaner

I used an empty spray bottle to mix and store a small amount of:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar (Optional)

2. Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds

3. H20 Water

Directions: Add 1 cap full of Sal Suds and 2-3 table spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a clean empty spray bottle for easy use, and fill up the rest of the bottle with water to create a POWERFUL, NON TOXIC, ALL PURPOSE, SOLUTION that can be used on many surfaces to clean and disinfect.

Feel free to add more or less of these ingredients to the level you desire is needed for your cleaning. A small amount of Sal Suds diluted in water goes a long way to clean bathrooms, sinks, greasy dishes, stains, clothing & more…

Bragg’s ACV can also be used alone diluted with water in a spray bottle to clean and disinfect without the harmful toxic chemicals. Use ACV diluted in water to clean any  day and use Sal Suds diluted in water to clean any surface, item or clothing! These 3 ingredients are all Safe, biodegradable, natural, cruelty free and effective! Give it a shot :)

Dr Bronners Sal Suds

 

Have a healthy clean day!

- Alba

 

Casual Street Style | Feminine Tomboy

Hey Sunshines!

Since I’m a casual girl 90% of the time I decided to show you all a style that most reflects me on a daily basis =)

Tomboy1 Tomboy2

{ OUTFIT #1 }
Gold Chain | http://princesspjewelry.com/

Gold Bracelet | Jcrew

Cuff Earring | http://www.justfab.com/index.cfm?action=home.product_public_lp&tab=misc&ha=A5F20B9DDC1AB90D7CA7CF50F2E23CE0&pid=442609

Horse Shoe Earring | http://www.Baublebar.com/

Hat | H&M

Leopard Shoes | Rebecca Minkoff

Wedge Sneakers | JustFab.com

Back Pack | http://www.justfab.com/index.cfm?action=home.product_public_lp&tab=bag&ha=2C76866B0A5AE6665FBE72C59537BC05&pid=392956#tab_views

Pink Knitted Crop Sweater | Marshalls

Black High Waisted Jeans | Vibrant M.I.U

Jacket #1 | http://www.choies.com/product/hooded-parka-with-fur-trim

{ OUTFIT #2 }

T-Shirt | http://www.Choies.com

Scarf | http://www.Choies.com

Harem SweatPants | ZARA (MEN)

Jacket #2 | http://www.Choies.com

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♥ xo, Alba

All About: Co-Washing & Clarifying

Hi Everyone!

I’ve started a series on my channel called “Healthy Hair Basics” to go through some important routines and techniques for maintaining healthy hair and scalp. To start off let’s go back to the basics in Co-Washing & Clarifying because these 2 are probably the most important steps in maintaining healthy hair & scalp. If you’re a curly girl, you may already know how important it is to never over dry your hair with shampoo or harsh cleaning agents that can make your hair feel brittle and weak. It’s also very important to not have weighed down, lifeless hair, without bounce or volume due to build up or overly moisturized oily hair. So these 2 steps on “CO-WASHING & CLARIFYING” shown in my NEW VIDEO work wonders when balanced together on separate days throughout the month.

– VIDEO — Healthy Hair Basics | How to: Co-Wash & Clarify | SunKissAlba

ALL ABOUT CO-WASHING:
Co-Washing is short for “Conditioner Washing” or Cleansing with a Cleansing Cream. Most Conditioners have cleansing agents in the ingredients that clean hair just enough without over drying. Co-Washing is a step done in replacement of Shampoo. It can be done on occasions or by alternating your wash days using Shampoo one day and using a cream cleanser or Conditioner to cleanse the next time etc…  its all up to you and what you feel your hair requires. I Co-Wash about twice a month, One day a week for 2 weeks and I then follow up with clarifying my hair the next time I cleanse my hair or I simply shampoo my hair with my Aubrey Organics Hydrating Shampooand save Clarifying for the next time I cleanse. If you like to Co-Wash frequently make sure you are also keeping a healthy ph balance by clarifying as well. Every head of hair is different, so do what works best for your own hair. You can Co-Wash every single time you wash your hair if you want and that is also OK… just include a clarifying day somewhere in between to balance things out. I know many people who have NOT used shampoo in YEARS by using the combination of co-washing and clarifying.

ALL ABOUT CLARIFYING:
Clarifying is basically deep cleaning your hair to remove product residue and build-up from products being used over time. Clarifying is meant to be done occasionally because it’s Deep Cleaning so it’s not meant for frequent use or your hair may suffer dryness. Some people prefer to use a cleanser like the Dr. Bronners cleanser and Some people like using Baking Soda rubbed on the scalp, the same way as ACV. Its all up to you and what you prefer for your own hair. All these methods mentioned are effective, I simply see much better results and benefits from using my ACV “Apple Cider Vinegar” as a rinse. The Smell does not last. I promise you my hair smells heavenly =)

PRODUCTS USED TO CO-WASH:
1. EO Rosemary + Mint Conditioner

eo conditoner

Purchased at :
- http://www.eoproducts.com/Products/EO-Products-Rosemary-and-Mint—Volumizing-Conditioner-84-oz__636874090214New2.aspx

PRODUCTS USED TO CLARIFY:
1. Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
- Purchase at WHOLE FOODS or any Health food Market

ACV

2. Dr. Bronners “Hemp Almond” or “Peppermint” 18in1 Pure Castile Soap
( I use this as a body cleanser and hair cleanser. It can be used for EVERYTHING )
- Purchase at WHOLE FOODS or any Health food Market

Dr. Bronners

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♥ XO – Alba

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