Your cleaning products are absorbed into your body through its largest organ, your skin, as well as your respiratory system. So the question is...
What's in Earthy Edith's Simple Solutions?
We start with Distilled water that has been purified through steam processing. We wanted to make our cleaners free of any chemical preservatives, so our distilled water is clear of any contaminants, toxins, bacteria or minerals that are found in your average tap water.
Distilled White Vinegar (6% acidity)
Distilled White Vinegar makes an amazing natural cleaner because of its specific level of acidity. It can kill both viruses and bacteria effectively, how? It chemically changes the proteins and fats in hazardous germs and destroys their cell structure. Because of its acid level though it's not recommended on stone surfaces, so as a natural sub we recommend...
Grain alcohol like vinegar, is an extremely effective natural cleaner in that it destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi it comes into contact with. Where it stands as different is it's PH level. It is almost perfectly PH neutral solvent, making it safe to use on all stone surfaces in your house without damaging your shiny surfaces.
Sodium Bicarbonate aka Baking Soda
We use baking soda in our natural cleaning for basically three main reasons.
1. It absorbs odors because its a naturally basic compound which neutralizes acidic odors
2. It acts as a scouring and whitening agent. Because its an abrasive, it assists in breaking down and scrubbing grease, grime and gook on your household appliances. It's like a salt scrub for the gross areas of your house.
3. It becomes a fantastic carrier for essential oils. As you'll see below, essential oils have a plethora of health benefits like anti fungal, microbial, bacterial properties and they all blend perfectly into baking soda.
Microfiber cloths are not your average material. On a perfectly flat and smooth surface, microfiber has the ability to grab 99% of bacteria all on its own. Positively charged polyester fibers and negatively charged nylon fibers create a magnetic pull that attracts dirt, dust and grime, then releases it all when washed.
We only use 100% pure, undiluted, high quality essential oils in all of our solutions. They are certified organic, non GMO, and aromatherapeutic quality. All citrus based oils are cold pressed derived and the rest are steam distilled. Which oils are blended into our products?
Citrus Limonum (Lemon)- Anti bacterial and anti fungal. Immune system booster, clears sinus passages, mental refresher.
Mentha Aquatica (Peppermint) Antibacterial, insect repellent, opens nasal passages, cools and soothes, reduces headaches, improves blood circulation.
Melaluca (Tea Tree)- Antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal! Modern studies have proven this powerful oil to inhibit bacteria like E-coli, pneumonia, Uti's, strep throat, sinus infections and more. Kills and prevents mold build up. Deodorizes.
Lavandula (Lavender)- The root word "lavare" literally means "to wash" . Antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antispasmodic making it literally relax your muscles. Reduces anxiety.
Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot)- Antibacterial and antifungal. Stress reliever. Used along with ylang ylang in aroma therapy for treating insomnia and anxiety.
Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang)- Literally translates "flower of flowers". Antiseptic, increases blood flow, regulates heartbeat, mood lifter, reduces pms symptoms, aphrodisiac.
Rosmarinus (Rosemary)- Like Tea Tree it hits the big 3, Antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal! Boosts immune system, stimulates antioxidants, decreases stress levels, increases mental focus, energy booster.
Syzygium Aromaticum (Clove)- Antimicrobial,antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral AND antiseptic. Insect deterrent, kills and prevents mold, natural deodorizer.
Cinnamomum Verum (Cinnamon Bark)- Antiviral and antioxidant. Fights infections, parasites, stimulates immune system, increases blood circulation.
Eucalyptus Globulus- Antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasomadic, and antiinflammatory. Disinfectant, decongestant, deodorant, insecticidal. Immune system builder.
Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella)- Antibacterial and antifungal. Powerful insect repellent (as fragrance mocked by bug sprays). Fights infections, toxins. Stimulates and lifts moods.
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemon Grass)- Anti bacterial, fungal, inflammatory, and oxidant. Helps relieve stress, anxiety, headaches.
Myrtus Communis (Myrtle)- Prevents infections, deodorizes. Maintains nerve stability. Helps lower stress, anxiety. Natural Aphrodisiac.
Lavendule Hybrida (Lavandin)-
A larger plant than true lavender, with woodier stems. It has many similar as lavender, in that it’s calming, soothing, healing and mildly antiseptic - and it has a similar, although slightly more pungent, scent.
While the benefits of all these oils are amazing, it is good to keep in mind all of Earthy Edith's Simple Solutions are made for cleaning only and not meant for internal consumption or to replace any professional medical treatment.