For many years I used harsh chemicals around the house to clean, under the assumption that this was the only way to keep my home healthy. So when I embarked on creating Gyre and Gymble I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it has been to try this new method of cleaning, where the products are made (mostly) from everyday food.
Bicarb soda is used in baking but makes a great cleaner. Vinegar is used in many food recipes as well as drinks but also makes an effective cleaning agent. Castile soap is not edible, however we chose it as it is made from organic coconut and vegetable oils and it is totally tallow free. Add a basket of lemons to this mix and some well selected essential oils and you really do not need much more to keep you home healthy and safe.
There may be times when you need to bring out the big guns and use some stronger chemicals, but this should only be necessary on rare occasions if you follow our simple, safe and sustainable cleaning principles. These chemicals can be stored in the garage or away from your food preparation areas where they will be safe and out of reach of children. Your new Gyre and Gymble cleaning products can then live in your pantry with the rest of your food or be out on display in easy reach.
The way I look at it, Gyre and Gymble is like "treating your home like you treat your hands". It's the simple, safe, and sustainable to care for your home.