February 13, 2018

Seeking Simplicity

Did you catch Miss'es Clean's latest article in HWS Magazine? HWS is Niagara's health and wellness magazine offering its readers educational articles, by health and wellness experts, on how to live a healthy lifestyle. In the latest issue, I had the opportunity to share my experience on living minimally. I also share with readers tips on decluttering and small ways we can be minimal at home. Seeking Simplicity Can we live a meaningful life with less stuff? I certainly think we can. I have spent the last few months on a mission - to need less, to want less and to live...
January 30, 2018

Change the way you clean with Microfibre Cloths

Many people are choosing to clean with microfibre cloths, and Miss’es Clean is no different! With just water, these cloths pick up dirt and dust better than your conventional cleaning cloth. You can also say goodbye to dust particles that fly around while you are dusting. Microfibre for the win! Benefits: • Reduce cleaning time – these cloths pick up dirt and dust instead of moving it around like other cleaning cloths. • Reduce the use of chemical cleaners – all you need is water! These cloths are also anti-bacterial. • Multifunctional – microfiber cloths can be used to clean...
January 9, 2018

Rachel’s Picks: My Top 5 Products for Tough Cleans

Let’s discuss tough cleaning jobs. Sometimes it can feel like no matter what you do there is nothing that can get rid of shower scum, or the burnt food off the bottom of your pans. When I bring in a new product to Miss’es Clean’s retail shop, I make sure it is personally tried and tested by me. For tough cleans and stains, these products are my absolute go-tos: Mother’s Choice - an abrasive cleaner used to clean all hard surfaces. It is five times stronger than Pink Solution with fine pumice added to tackle tough stains in the shower,...
January 4, 2018

Essential Oil Candles…Yes, Please!

When I created bare., I was inspired to produce a line of chemical-free cleaning products that was safe for the home. As I started to mix and experiment with essential oils in the cleaning products, I felt a sense of happiness. Of course, I was doing what I love to do, but I also realized that essential oils are an instant mood enhancer! Then it hit me – “Then it hit me – chemical-free candles made with essential oils, safe for the air you breathe!”   We all love a fresh-smelling home but it seems to come with the risk...
December 29, 2017

Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential oils have become quite the rage, as they should be. I first started using essential oils in my diffuser to clean and purify the air in my home. Then I started getting really creative and started dabbing a drop or two onto my forehead to relieve headaches and rubbing it on my hands and smelling them to help with stress. However, my all time discovery is using it to clean my home. I have heard from many people that they do not use essential oils when cleaning because it leaves surfaces “oily”. In some cases, essential oils have been...
February 5, 2016

Something is in the Air

Let’s talk about how to keep your home smelling fresh. There are a few changes we can make in our household to ensure that we are limiting the amount of chemicals coming in. At all costs, stay away from chemically laced candles…Amy from Amy’s Place in Toronto tells me that when choosing a candle for your home, you want to choose candles from a natural, sustainable source. Since we have a major bee colony crisis, a great alternative is natural soy wax. Soy is a sustainable product as soybeans can be grown almost anywhere in the world! Soy does not...
September 8, 2014

How to be Eco-Friendly at Work

We were inspired when we visited Yoga by Sarah and saw her eco-friendly initiatives around the studio. Whether you work for a small or large business, you can make a difference by bringing your eco-values to work!         Why Go Green? Save Money: By reducing your energy use, you will lower electricity, heating and other utility costs. Stay Competitive: Stand out from the crowd with your social responsibility. Reduce your Carbon Footprint: You make a mark everywhere you go. Reduce your carbon footprint in all aspects of your life. Boost Morale: Create a healthy environment for everyone at work....
July 24, 2014

Making the switch to organic cleaning products

    If you are hoping to make the switch to organic cleaning products, here is a guide on how to use our favourite products. These products replace every cleaning product you can imagine! Pink Solution “Light” (light mixture) Replaces wood cleaners, glass cleaners and laminate floor cleaners Wood Cleaners – Pledge, GLO Glass Cleaners – Windex Laminate Floor Cleaners – Zep, Easy Shine “Heavy” (heavy mixture) Replaces all purpose spray cleaners and shower cleaners when used daily Spray on surfaces and wipe clean or use diluted in a bucket of water and wipe clean (dilute 1/3 cup in 4...