What have I been up to in February

I had trouble being motivated and inspired in February unless we count the inspiring Iris Apfel, who I wrote about in the beginning of the month. I was unwell for about three weeks of the month, which in February seems even longer than any other month. Being frustrated and stuck at home I concentrated my time on reading books such as The Buried Giant and Persepolis and watching tv-shows and movies that got me more inspired to learn more about different cultures.

Happy favourites of the week - learning experience - byLiiL

Being stuck at home has made me dream a lot. I’ve been dreaming about a dining space and about warmer weather. My two furballs have been a big comfort and seem to be happy about me being home so much. Some enjoyment I’ve gained from using my Matt&Nat handbag when out and about and using my new favourite items from Lush. Valentine’s day brought me many lovely messages from friends and a happy smile from my boyfriend on receiving his sustainable valentine’s day cards with two lovey-dovey foxes.

Are cat's affectioned - byLiiL

I’ve had some time to research sustainability and wrote about 5 easy sustainable fashion changes and why I would change to natural cleaning products, rather than use the mainstream options. Most proud I have been about being able to keep up with regular posting! Hurray! Now I hope March will bring some more sunlight into our lives and I can go and enjoy ice skating while the rink is still open, yoga and walks in that sunshine!

What have I been up to in February - byLiiL

How was your February?

With love,

Lii

Why Change To Natural Cleaning Products

Should I change to natural cleaning products and do I have the energy to do that change has been on my mind for a long time, but with everything else going on in my life I haven’t had the chance to sit down and properly investigate the question. What made me question the mainstream cleaning products in the first place where the chemical smell of the cleaning products and the warning signs at the back. After reading the information from the labels I got even more concerned. When products are harmful to aquatic life, can be irritating or even have warnings on toxicity it makes me wonder whether I really want to use such products in my own household.

Why change to natural cleaning products - byLiiL

I didn’t have to do a lot of research to find out that most mainstream cleaning products although claim being safe to use in your home can be very toxic and can be harmful to your health, to your children and pets health, not even talking about the environmental health. Last time I was looking for laundry detergent I couldn’t find a single product that didn’t say “harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects”. When these chemicals go down our drains, they are treated in the sewers, however, not all chemicals break down during this treatment and they end up in our waterways polluting the aquatic life and the waters themselves. Not sustainable and not sure how safe it is for my or for my pets health!

Why change to natural cleaning products - byLiiL

There are many more natural cleaning products on the market now, however, as words like “eco” “natural ingredients” and “bio” are very trendy now, I would check the labels whether they really are what they say to be. At the moment I am experimenting with the brand Ecover, which for now seems to work okay, however, with all the articles online I am inclined to try out some of the home-made cleaning products and see how they would work.

I thought of sharing some of the homemade recipes with you:

 

Why change to natural cleaning products - byLiiL

If you are interested to read more about the topic these articles were interesting link1, link2 and link3.

Have you been concerned about the mainstream cleaning products? And have you found a brand that you find safe to use? I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the topic!

With love,

Lii