Makeovers are great… but it takes time to create habits that stick. Each course at The Greenopedia Academy will focus on a specific aspect of wellbeing within nutrition, skincare, or home environment and each will walk you step-by-step toward replacing harmful chemicals with natural and toxin-free solutions. You’ll learn how to make your own products, as well as how to choose healthier options at the store.
After a quick overview of the class, you’ll find the Shopping List that includes the 3 key ingredients you’ll want to have handy for everyday cleaning. It also lists the ‘good to have’ ingredients for those who want to make their own wood cleaners and laundry products or add essential oils to their recipes.
Learn how to spot the clever marketing that can make a product seem healthier than it really is. You’ll also test out the two most common (and inexpensive) natural cleaning ingredients, so you can see firsthand how they work.
Learn how to find the safety rating for cleaning products you have at home using a handy online tool. And if you want to buy replacements instead of making them, no problem! You’ll also learn how to use the tool to surface healthier alternatives. We’ll also cover a quick and easy hack to disinfect your kitchen sponges.
On a good-better-best scale, the “green cleaners” you find at places like Trader Joes or Whole Foods often “better”… but not always. Unfortunately, you may be surprised by some of the cleaning and laundry products that earn a “D” or “F” rating, even at these healthier stores! We’ll take a quick look at what’s in them.
Ready to do some real cleaning? First, we’ll take a quick peek at the ratings and prices of common cleaners vs. their natural alternatives for the kitchen & bath. Then you’ll make a few multi-ingredient recipes and put them to the test to see how effective they are.
This lesson is all about the recipes. We’ll make a simple dish soap, as well as a great-smelling dishwashing powder. You’ll also learn a few easy hacks for removing stuck-on foods and getting streak-free glasses in the dishwasher.
We’ll take a quick look at the safety ratings and prices for common supermarket cleaners vs. their natural alternatives, as we did in the kitchen & bath lesson. Then we’ll make a few fun and easy recipes to clean your wood furniture and flooring, as well as deodorize your rugs and carpets.
We dabble in essential oils in the earlier lessons, but here is where you’ll really learn what they do and how they do it. Then we’ll make some amazing smelling air freshener sprays and craft a range of amazing smelling blends for the diffuser.
Learn about Mother Nature’s laundry ingredients and how to use them to wash, whiten, and soften your clothes and linens without harmful toxins. We’ll also make a liquid laundry detergent that works for regular and HE washers, as well as a natural stain remover.
Here you’ll find a few extra recipes that you might not use every day but are great to have. For example, we’ll make a great smelling spray to disinfect your yoga mat and you’ll learn a cool trick to clean silver jewelry and flatware naturally.
I’ve never loved the smell of vinegar, but I barely notice it with the essential oils. Great tip! And I love the room deodorizing sprays and essential oil combos for the diffuser – they smell amazing!
I can’t thank you enough for all this information. I learned much more than I expected to. I love your commitment to a healthier world and I can’t wait for the next class to go live!
This is brilliant! My wife is from Germany and a lot of the solutions you have are what her grandparents used to do naturally back in the day. I appreciate that everything is in one place with detailed recipes and real world comparisons. Money well spent!!!
The course has a treasure trove of information and is easy to navigate. Lots of great tips and knowledge here to help reduce the chemicals in our living space… at least the ones we actually can control!
I’m constantly looking for the healthiest cleaning products, but I hadn’t thought to make my own. It’s actually easy and I’ve even made a few with my son since the lockdown!
Thank you for this terrific class full of useful info! I put effort into staying healthy, but I’ve completely overlooked the chemicals in my home. These changes are affordable and have been very easy to implement.