DIY Chemical-Free Cleaning Workshop – 2 July
Due to the success and interest of our DIY Chemical-Free Cleaning Workshop on the weekend, we’re planning to hold another one in a few weeks time!
Have you ever thought about going chemical-free but didn’t know where to begin? Maybe you’re apprehensive about the time and cost involved, or perhaps the thought of learning to decipher between the maze of the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ chemicals feels all too overwhelming. Well, now is your chance to join Filipa and Grada at Alchemy Cafe to see just how easy, fun and cost-effective it is to make your own household cleaning products that are 100% chemical-free! We’ll be using 100% pure essential oils from Young Living to make the products, as essential oils not only smell great and are toxic-free, but they also have strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties that can kill nasty bugs, germs, odours and mould. Young Living essential oils are also highly therapeutic, so while you’re cleaning your home with your essential oil DIY cleaning products, don’t be surprised if your mood begins to brighten and your health ailments begin to melt away!
During the workshop, you will learn to make five household cleaning products:
Bathroom surface spray
You’ll also learn some of the more nastier chemicals commonly found in household cleaning products to avoid, as well as the negative impacts these chemicals are having on you and your family. You’ll learn what essential oils are best for cleaning, and which ones can help with physical and emotional health issues. We’ll also provide you with a recipe hand-out to take home, as well as tips on where to get the best price for quality ingredients, the top 10 toxic chemicals to avoid, and a list of natural ingredients you can use to clean your home. Plus we’ll also be running a 30-Day Home Detox Competition where you could win a prize! (See below for more details). This workshop will be educational, informative and empowering, leaving you not only armed with chemical-free cleaning products to use in your home, but also leaving you motivated to make a difference to you and your family’s health and emotional wellbeing.
No pre-shopping or supplies required, just register and show up! The workshop is $25 and covers all supplies, containers and oils. This really is a bargain – if you purchased a ‘green’ cleaning product from a store, chances are you would be paying anywhere from $20 – $70 for a 1 litre bottle – plus, there are often some questionable ingredients in even supposedly ‘green’ products.
Space is limited in the workshop and will require pre-purchased registration to ensure we have enough room and supplies for everyone. Please pay online through our online store, cash at the gym (please place money in an envelope with your name on it) or via EFT (contact us for our bank details).
All welcome! Looking forward to seeing you there!
WHEN: Saturday 2 July, 7pm – 9pm
WHERE: The gym is getting quite chilly with winter coming on, so Grada Robertson has kindly offered for us to meet at the cosy Alchemy Cafe on 640 Forth Road, Forth.
COST: $25 (covers all supplies, containers and oils) – this is literally all the money you would spend to make five completely TOXIC-FREE cleaning products. And next time you make them at home, it will be even cheaper as you can re-use the bottles and containers.
***30-Day Home Detox Challenge***
Leading up to the workshop, we’ll be posting in our FaceBook events page a number of toxic chemicals commonly found in household cleaning products. Your challenge is to investigate the ingredients in your household products over the next 30-days. If there is a toxic ingredient, stop using the product – but don’t chuck it away just yet! Bring it along to the workshop and chuck it in the TOXIC BIN at Alchemy Cafe. The person who brings the most toxic products to chuck away, will win a copy of The Chemical Free Home book by Melissa Poepping which has a range of 30 chemical-free recipes using essential oils (kindly provided by Grada).
When you’re looking for products to chuck away, you don’t have to stop at cleaning products – check out your make-up bag, your soaps and toothpastes and deodorants, even your baby products. When you start looking at the ingredients in your everyday products, you’ll be aghast at just how toxic they are! And what are they doing to our bodies? Research shows that many of these toxic products cause cancer, ADHD, brain disorders, skin rashes, endocrine disruption, respiratory problems, headaches, congestion, and the list goes on. Take control of your health by taking control of your environment. You’re worth it 100% and more!