8 zero-waste cleaning tips for your home in 2022

It may come as a surprise to you but cleaning is one of the most plastic, toxic consuming activities😫 Think about the plastic packaging a lot of cleaning products come in, the disposable wipes, the crazy amounts of bleach and chemicals, plus the synthetic materials used to make cloths and sponges. Making the switch to plastic free and zero-waste cleaning is easier than you may think👏 Using just a few, inexpensive ingredients from your cupboard and Seep's plastic-free cleaning accessories you're onto a winner😎

In the Bathroom...

Interior Design: Emma Gurner Photography: Brent Darby 

For bathroom cleaning we recommend our Sparkling Power Duo which contains our 100% Cellulose Dogbone Sponge & Loofah All-Purpose Cloth. These two will tackle any bathroom cleaning with ease, plus you can pop them in the washing machine when they need a little refresh. Below are two natural recipes for cleaning your toilet and your shower.

🚽The Toilet🚽

No one likes to be welcomed by a grimey toilet, luckily with just white vinegar and bicarbonate soda your toilet will be sparkling~

  • Pour 250ml white vinegar into your toilet basin and scrub it in with your Dogbone sponge
  • Sprinkle in 120g of bicarbonate soda, plus another 250ml white vinegar - it will fizz! Let this sit for 10 minutes
  • Scrub it again, let it sit for 30minutes
  • Once the stains are gone and your toilet is sparkling white, five your toilet a flush
🚿The Shower🚿
Mould can grow in the shower due to humidity, but it's nothing a little white vinegar can't sort out~
  • Mix white vinegar straight into a spray bottle (no dilution needed as its most effective this way)
  • Spray the vinegar all over the mouldy area, then fold your loofah cloth into quarters and wipe this area
  • Keep repeating this until the stain lifts, for anything super stubborn use an old toothbrush
  • Psst! Open the window if it starts smelling like a fish & chip shop!

In the Oven...

 

We haaaate this job, mainly because of the amount of scrubbing and horrible smelling chemicals it takes. But, with the help of our Tough Power Duo combined with some natural cleaning ingredients your oven will look brand new ~
🔥Basic oven clean🔥
Remove your racks from the oven before you begin, you'll need baking soda and white vinegar. Baking soda is alkaline so is amazing at breaking down grease, so combined with our scourer you won't even break a sweat~
  • Combine 3 tablespoons of water with 65g of baking soda to make a paste
  • Put on your Seep Fair Trade Rubber Gloves and smear the the paste over all of the dirty parts (metal or glass) and let  it sit for 20mins
  • Wipe the paste up along with the loosened dirt and grease, then wipe the oven interior with water or 3:1 water & white vinegar
  • For any tough to remove stains, use our Copper Scourer to help lift it
👊Oven spill👊
Isn't it the worst when you've just cleaned your oven and you spill something, which then bakes onto the oven! Get those responsibly-sourced Rubber Gloves on again and follow the steps below for a quick fix~
  • Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the spill, before spritzing with 3:1 water to white vinegar - it will fizz! Leave this for 20mins
  • Wipe this up and then wipe the whole interior with your water/vinegar mix

In the sink...

 

Grab your Perfect Match Power Duo for all the sink action coming up, we believe that our Fair Trade Rubber Gloves with our sustainably-sourced Bamboo Brush are a match made in heaven. 

🍽Dishes🍽

Washing up never felt so easy and plastic free, we love to wash out dishes with Delphis Eco Washing Up Liquid. It is formulated with natural, active cleaning ingredients to give great results. This paired with our responsibly-sourced Gloves and Brush there will be no stopping you and the dishes~

  • Add detergent to a sink of warm water, for particularly dirty dishes leave to soak.
  • Clean with a Seep's Bamboo Brush
  • Rinse with clean water and allow to dry

🧼Cleaning your sink🧼

Sinks get a lot of use so it means they can get a build of grime, follow these tips below to clean your sink without a load of bleach~

  • Sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda over your sink surface
  • Use your Bamboo Brush to gently buff it into your sink
  • Pour white vinegar over the sink this will dissolve any grease or grime
  • Rinse with warm water

Around the house...

Our Legendary Duo has been around for longer than our other duos, it's versatility is what makes it so popular for those everyday cleaning tasks. The duo contains our best-selling Loofah Scourer Sponges and our Loofah all-purpose cloths. Below are a couple of brilliant, everyday natural cleaning hacks.

☕Tea tannins☕
If you're like us, you will drink a lot of tea. The chemical compound found in plants, like tea, are called tannins. These stain your fave mugs but by following these simple steps will come out with ease~
  • Mix two teaspoons of bicarb with water to make a loose paste then using your loofah scourer, rub this into your stained mug
  • If it is particularly stained, leave this to sit for 20mins before rinsing
  • Wipe clean with your loofah cloth
🍋Dusting🍋
Sometimes all you need for dusting is our brilliant loofah cloth, but when you want to refresh as well as clean this spray is perfect~
  • Combine 230ml of water with 60ml white vinegar, 2 tsp of olive oil and 10-15 drops of lemon juice
  • Shake well in a spray bottle
  • Spray and dust with you loofah cloth

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