Eating a balanced diet and keeping fit are essential to staying healthy. At Gyre and Gymble we have taken this a step further by also helping you to remove harsh cleaning chemicals from your home. Many of these have been shown to be detrimental to health and the environment, and except for special circumstances, they really are quite unnecessary for everyday cleaning.
After a year of practical research, development and testing in my home, I now have a solution that will almost totally eliminate the most obnoxious cleaning chemicals from your home.
I have created Gyre and Gymble for a number of reasons:
There is more and more scientific evidence about the dangers to your health caused by using some of these harsh chemicals.
There seems to be a different kind of plastic bottle for every possible cleaning job taking up lots of space in the kitchen and garage.
The waste created by throwing away all these one-off plastic bottles is damaging to our environment. Everywhere you go you will find plastic rubbish, and we are trying to do our bit to reduce this.
The plastic containers are also really ugly when sitting on the worktop.
There just had to be a better solution!
At Gyre and Gymble, we want to upgrade your thinking on cleaning and take on board recommendations from health professionals and the scientific community: it is really unnecessary in almost all cases to use harsh chemicals to clean up around the home.
There will be the odd time that you will need to bring out the big guns, and a small bottle of bleach is always worth having, however it does not need to be used on a daily or weekly basis. I have had one bottle in my bathroom for a year, and it is still not empty.
My primary aim is to ensure that cleaning with Gyre and Gymble is just as easy as using store-bought chemicals. The process also has to be simple. So, if you can put dressing on a salad or pour a glass of wine, you will be able to make this change and have a healthier home for it.
To switch over to the Gyre and Gymble way, the first step is to remove cleaning items from your shopping list. You will no longer suffer choice anxiety as you walk down the supermarket cleaning aisle trying to work out which one of the vast number of essentially identical products to buy. And you also won’t need to lug it home and find a place to store it. You can buy direct from our site, or if you prefer, subscribe and we will send you your base ingredients as often as you need them.
Once you have liberated your kitchen from ugly plastic bottles you can store your Gyre and Gymble base ingredients (bicarb soda, apple cider vinegar, Castile soap) and essential oils in one of our lovely containers. And the best thing is, these can even be stored in your pantry. Remember, we love to #cleanwithfood!
At Gyre and Gymble, we are also really big on making sure we reduce our impact on the environment, so don’t forget that most of our products, containers and even our packaging, has multiple uses. Check inside the box, on the label, or underneath, for details.
To help you get started, I have written a whole series of posts on the Gyre and Gymble Blog that will help you understand what we are about, how to use our bases and essential oils to clean without harsh chemicals, as well as a few interesting anecdotes and related stories.
As always, please feel free to contact me anytime. I’d love to hear your story or answer any questions you might have on our products.
All the best,
Gyre and Gymble