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How to keep your kitchen sink fresh, clean, and healthy

Jennifer Sinclair

How to keep your kitchen sink fresh, clean, and healthy

How hard does your kitchen sink work? Really hard I am guessing – taking away all that dirty dish water and everything else that gets poured down it. Surely it must be time for a little TLC for your sink.  Keeping your sink and drains clean and healthy is important and super easy – and there is no need to reach for the bleach!   You will need: Gentle Scouring Powder 1 x Toilet Bomb Eucalyptus essential oil Lemon essential oil Boiling water  Soft cloth  This is such an easy job, and your kitchen will smell wonderful while your doing this job.  ...

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News: The impact of cleaning chemicals on lung health

Paula Spinks-chamberlain

News: The impact of cleaning chemicals on lung health

    One of Gyre and Gymble’s goals is to support people to chemically declutter their homes. Replacing cleaning cupboard clutter and harsh unnecessary  chemicals with a few simple, safe and natural products to clean.   Studies show that cleaning chemicals are mostly used by women both in a professional cleaner capacity, and in the day to day cleaning of domestic homes. Research suggests reduced lung function is common amongst people who use harsh cleaning chemicals over a long period of time.  Many of the chemicals we use to clean have been tested by safety standard bodies globally, however they are tested...

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News: How can cleaning supplies, household products affect health

Jennifer Sinclair

News: How can cleaning supplies, household products affect health

American Lung Association:Page last updated: July 13, 2020How can cleaning supplies, household products affect health This is a particularly good article as it not only gives a very clear warning not to mix cleaning products and to be super careful if using bleach, but it also recommends the same cleaning methods that Gyre and Gymble advocate.  Clean at home with water, soap, vinegar and bicarb soda.  Our products are unscented, giving you the opportunity to scent your products with one, or a blend, of our 9 essential oils. Creating your own "home aroma"!  An interesting fact The UK population spends on...

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How to remove unwanted smells from your home

Jennifer Sinclair

How to remove unwanted smells from your home

You may be unaware that your home has a distinctive aroma. This could be a good or bad odour but because you are around it all the time you may have 'nose blindness' or sensory adaptation. These terms were coined by Mei Peng from the University Otago in New Zeland. When you arrive home after some time away and you notice an aroma, this is what your friends and family notice when they visit. If this is not the fragrance you desire, then here are some things to think about and action. Rubbish bins Empty bins regularly, at least once a...

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It's time to clean the radiators

Jennifer Sinclair

It's time to clean the radiators

Radiators – what an invention, keeping our homes warm and cosy. But have you ever looked behind them? They are a dust magnet! Every time they are turned on they infuse the smell of the old dust around your home. Not a great aroma, and also not good for your health.  This is how you can clean these without too much effort.  You will need: Hairdryer Face mask  Vacuum cleaner Gyre and Gymble Multi-Surface Spray Gyre and Gymble Eucalyptus oil Gyre and Gymble Lavender oil Large bags of lavender (optional)  The first job is easy but messy. Put on a...

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