Healthier-For-You Multipurpose Cleaning Spray

Healthier-For-You Multipurpose Cleaning Spray

We can easily be exposed to endocrine disruptors from all areas of our lives – make-up, hair and body products, stressful lifestyles, food, and home cleaning products. Home cleaning products are one of the sneaky products in our homes that can cause us so much hormonal imbalance without us thinking twice that it can be the main culprit. Endocrine disruptors can negatively impact our periods, fertility, moods, and trigger an array of hormonal imbalances.

Many of the chemicals found in everyday house-cleaning products are bio-accumulative and toxic. Once they are in your system, they stay there and increase the free radical damage in your body. This causes you to be more vulnerable to autoimmune diseases and cancers. All because you want to clean some dirt off the floor!

You may think you are better off spending more and purchasing the “natural green” cleaning products. Unfortunately, there are no laws in place that regulate these companies and ensure their ingredients are in fact “green”. These companies can make false claims about how environmentally and health-friendly their products are, without being responsible for the damage they may cause you. It is really difficult to find companies you trust and can also afford.

This is why I think it is so important for us, the conscious people, to use our own two hands and create the products that we expose ourselves and our families to on a daily basis. Our ancestors did this. So can we.

Exhibit A: Multipurpose cleaning spray.

What you need:

  • Trigger spray bottle
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 cup of water

Add the vinegar and the essential oils to the bottle and shake. Add the water. Shake before each use. Use this to clean counter tops, grease, table tops, and bathrooms.

Have fun with this one, too. If you prefer citrus scents for cleaning, replace lavender for wild orange or grapefruit.

Important note when you DIY: Make sure you are using ingredients that are organic, natural, and pure. If you are going to buy cheap essential oils, then you might as well save yourself the time and buy the cheap cleaning products. There are no regulations on companies producing essential oils, so it is difficult to tell if you are purchasing harmful chemicals or the pure essential oil. I trust DoTerra’s products with all of my family’s needs. Get your hands on some quality essential oils here!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Cauliflower is a pretty amazing vegetable. It is so versatile and can show up in many recipes in completely different ways. For awhile I was all about the cauliflower rice. I love that stuff under curry, stir fry, roasts, anything. But when babe suggested pizza night,  I couldn’t help but think about the cauliflower in the fridge.

It was really easy to morph this vegetable into my pizza base with a little help from other plant derived ingredients. Cauliflower crust serves as a great gluten-free alternative to pizza night.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cauliflower, washed and grated
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of chickpea flour (or any gluten free flour you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsp of water
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 °C and line a pizza tray with baking paper
  • In a pan, cook the grated cauliflower in coconut oil for 5 minutes, or until it is soft but not yet browned.
  • Put the cauliflower in a bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Right before you take it out, whisk the flax seed and water in a separate bowl to make 1 flax egg.
  • Pour the flax egg, chickpea flour, oregano, garlic powder and salt into the cauliflower bowl. Stir as best as you can, and then use your hands to make it into a dough.
  • Place the dough onto the pizza tray and form it to be flat.
  • Bake the dough for 20 minutes. Take it out and use the baking paper to lift up the pizza and flip it back onto the tray (I hope your pizza tray is nonstick! )
  • Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Take it out and start adding your pizza toppings! Bake the pizza for another 10 minutes to cook the toppings
  • Enjoy your pizza night!

 

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