Sustainable Spring Cleaning

The warm weather is on its way, and you know what that means. Time to tidy up and get deep in those crevices that haven’t been cleaned for months. The season of spring cleaning is officially here. We have sustainable products that will help you get that spick and span clean, while making cleaning enjoyable. With products that work this well, it’s hard to dread cleaning. Trust us, you will feel accomplished and ready to take on the new season when you’re finished! 

Tru Earth Laundry Detergent Strips and Dryer Balls:

Let us get the cleaning party started by throwing some laundry in. This way you can kill two birds with one stone as you move onto other tasks. Maybe you have a hamper overflowing with dirty clothes that has been sitting there for a bit too long or a living room blanket that is due for a washing! Whatever it is, throw a load of laundry in with one of Tru Earth’s Laundry Detergent Strips for a simple, sustainable and efficient way to keep the loads going. How can you dread doing laundry when it is this easy to throw in? Want to try the strips out before you buy the 32-load pack? Test out our trial size and get 4 strips to try.  

When your first load is ready for the dryer, throw the damp clothes in with one of the Tru Earth Dryer Balls. These are a must-have! They are 100% premium organic New Zealand sheep wool and free of any synthetics or chemicals. They leave your clothes feeling extremely soft and are especially great for those with sensitive skin or babies. They not only save energy, but also shorten the drying time. That means more laundry is done in less time! Since these dryer balls last for more than 1000 loads, you can just keep the same dryer ball in as you’re swapping out loads. How convenient!  

Sea Witch Botanicals Incense Sticks:

Now that you have made progress just by throwing a load of laundry in, it’s time to set the mood to get down to business. Spark one of Sea Witch Botanicals Incense Sticks to bring you good and energetic vibes! These incense sticks are created to bring you grounding energy and relieve some stress. There is no better way to start the cleaning process. The Sea Witch Botanicals Incense Sticks are available in five different fragrances so you can choose what suits you best. 

Hermitage Incense Sticks – Lavender, patchouli, orange and pink grapefruit essential oils 

Green Fairy Incense Sticks – Star anise essential oil 

Herbal Renewal Incense Sticks – Lavender and rosemary essential oils 

White Lodge Incense Sticks – Siberian fir needle, cedarwood atlas and cinnamon essential oils 

Quoth the Raven Incense Sticks – Orange, clove and cinnamon essential oils 

Blue Poppy Dishwashing Soap Bar and Lovett Sundries Unscented Dishwasher Powder:

Now onto the dishes. We have two products that will help make washing your dishes a little easier on you. We would say enjoyable, but doing dishes is never the most fun task. So, we will say, as enjoyable as possible.  

Instead of using traditional detergent filled with chemicals, try the Unscented Dishwasher Powder by Lovett Sundries. It can tackle the toughest of messes using only clean ingredients! A win-win for you and the Earth. Just put 2 tablespoons of the handcrafted powder where you usually put your detergent and let it work its magic.  

If you have any dishes that still need to be handwashed, or just prefer to handwash your dishes in general, try the Blue Poppy Dish Washing Soap Bar. It is vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free and dye-free and hand poured using the cold-process way of soap making. Wet a sponge or scrubber and rub it to the top of the soap bar to create a lather, then get to scrubbing. The Blue Poppy Dish Washing Soap Bar is available in three different formulas for you to choose from. 

Fragrance Free Dish Washing Soap Bar – No added fragrance 

Apple Sage Dish Washing Soap Bar – Apple, sage, pineapple and coconut water scent 

Lavender Lemon Dish Washing Soap Bar – Lavender, lemon and litsea cubeba scent   

Lovett Sundries Cast Iron Conditioner and Cutting Board Conditioner:

When your dishes are finished, it’s time to put in some extra work on your cookware to make sure all the leftover residue is gone. Lovett Sundries has created the perfect formula to condition your pans and skillets with its Cast Iron Conditioner. There is no added fragrance and no chemicals used to ensure the surface you cook your food on isn’t soaking in chemicals! After rinsing any loose food out of the skillet with the Blue Poppy Dish Washing Soap, you’re ready to use the conditioner. Apply a spoonful to the pan and scrub, then rinse with warm water. Place the skillet on a warm stove to heat up and once the pan starts lightly smoking, remove it and let it cool. Voila! You’re done.  

Lovett Sundries also has a Cutting Board Conditioner to keep your cutting board looking as good as new. It also helps to preserve the wood by forming a protective layer. This layer alleviates liquids permeating the wood and causing it to warp. All you need to do is rub a little bit of oil onto the cutting board and watch the beautiful woodgrain come to life! 

Sea Witch Botanicals Canary Clean Bar:

The laundry is going, the dishes are done, and a warm aroma is traveling the halls of your home from your incense burning. Now it’s time to tackle the countertops. We’re saving the final countertop spray down for last. Spring cleaning means getting down and dirty, so we are going in with lathery soap to start. The Canary Clean Bar is an all-purpose cleaner that does not use any harsh chemicals. It has a citrus scent to leave your kitchen with the clean smell everyone knows and loves. That’s when you know you put in the work cleaning and that it was worth it! Use a wet sponge against the soap bar to get the bubbles going and then start scrubbing the countertops. If you have any tough stains or areas that need a little extra love, break a small chunk off the soap off and apply it to the area.  

The Home Farm All-Purpose Spray:

The counters have been scrubbed spotless, but if you want to add a slight oily shine, then finish them off with The Home Farm All Purpose Spray. It is filled with natural oils such as jojoba, olive and coconut and has other added oils for a clean scent of lemongrass, cedarwood, lavender and eucalyptus. If you’re looking to do an even deeper clean, then use this on any tile, woodwork, flooring or other surfaces in your home as well. This is the perfect spray to finish with because it truly does it all! Why spend money on a million different chemical-filled cleaners when this mighty spray can handle it all?

It is so important to make sure you’re using products with the right ingredients when it comes to taking care of your family and home. The products you use to clean get absorbed into the surfaces we use them on! You can trust the handcrafted products Omaha Homestead has to offer to be sustainable and safe options for cleaning. Get excited for the deep clean that comes with springtime. It is the reset we all need to start the season of warmer weather on the right foot. We promise taking the time to deep clean will be so worth it in the end! Check out our large selection of sustainable personal care products as well if you are looking to pamper yourself after cleaning. Happy cleaning and happy spring!