I am that mom. You know, the one that insists on feeding their child only organic, unprocessed foods and washes clothes in detergent that you could most likely brush your teeth with. I like to keep our bodies and home as toxin-free as possible. But if we’re being honest here (are you sitting down?), I’m not typically a fan of concocting vinegar-based homemade cleaners. The smell of vinegar does not equate to “clean” in my head. Thankfully, I recently discovered Ava Anderson Non-toxic!
So far, I’ve tried the Baby Shampoo (which is also a body wash + soap), bathroom + hard surface cleaner, and glass + all purpose cleaner. I’m excited to say that I genuinely love them all! And what’s really awesome is that they have multi-uses that go beyond the titles!
Baby Shampoo Body Wash & Bubble Bath:
Baby soap typically lasts a while in our house…unless we’re making bubbles. We usually only use it “correctly” (as soap) every 2-3 days or when Judah really needs a scrubbing. What I love about this stuff is that it actually doubles as bubble bath without having to use half the bottle! So many other natural products we’ve tried make approximately 7 bubbles that don’t even last until the tub is full! We’ve had a lot of fun making bubble beards around here lately.
We also cloth diaper, so here’s a couple other ways we like to use it:
- Cloth Baby Wipes: Mix 1 Tablespoon of Baby Shampoo + 3 cups of water a spray bottle. You can either spray directly onto baby’s dirty butt and wipe clean with cloth or spray onto the cloth then wipe baby (typically what I do).
- Disposable Baby Wipes: Mix 2 cups of water + 2 Tablespoon Baby Shampoo + 2 Tablespoon coconut oil. Cut a roll of paper towels in half and place them in a large container with a top then pour the mixture over them and let soak.
Bathroom & Hard Surface Cleaner:
While I hate to admit it, I don’t do as much deep cleaning around here as I would like now that I have a 1 year old with the energy and curiosity of an entire pre-school. However, I keep this stuff in my bathroom closet and do a nice surface scrub once a week while Judah is in the bath, then clean out the tub once he goes to bed. I love that I am able to clean while he is in the room without worrying about him inhaling some funky chemical (or smelling like vinegar).
Here are a few other great ways to use the bathroom + hard surface cleaner:
- Spray on/in shoes to remove order
- Spray on car upholstery to clean up after a sick child
- Use as a solution in your steam cleaner
- Removes red wine stains from counters
- Removes sharpie from counters
- Oven cleaner
- Clothing stain treatment
- Mopping solution (dilute with water)
Glass + All Purpose Cleaner:
The same way I always have cleaner in my bathroom closet, this is my “kitchen closet” cleaner. It’s so much easier to have what I need, where I need it as opposed to lugging a basket full of stuff around all the time. That’s neither here nor there though…what I really love about this one is that I actually feel comfortable cleaning Judah’s high chair with it- even the tray! I typically wipe it with warm water after meals throughout the day then do a nice scrub of the high chair and counter tops with this stuff at night. It keeps the kitchen looking and smelling fresh without the harsh chemicals!
Here are a few other great ways to use the glass + all purpose cleaner:
- Clothing stain treatment – spray, blot, rinse with cold water
- Cleaning grease off the stove hood
- Jewelry cleaner (just soak it)
- Wards off ants
- Cleans wheel rims
- Removes crayon from carpet
If Ava Anderson Non-toxic sounds like something you’d be into, be sure to check out our friend Kari! Not only does she have all the details on the products, but she teaches an amazing monthly webinar to help rid your home of chemicals one step at a time!
Have you used Ava Anderson Non-Toxic products yet? If so, which items do you like the most? If not, which would you like to try?