Forget harsh chemicals and expensive machinery, these are simple and safe ways to bring spa-level chill into your flat
Dreaming of a healthy, high-vibeing home, but don’t know where to start? Well, Lan Kwai Fong has got you covered with these simple tips for getting your healthiest, happiest house yet. Read on to find out how to clean your apartment without harsh chemicals, purify your air without an expensive machine, and even sleep better—all naturally and simply!
Clean with Your Pantry
If you’re still using traditional cleaning supplies, you’re missing a trick here. Your pantry can do double duty, saving you space and cash! Two of the most powerful (and versatile) cleaning supplies to have on hand are baking soda and vinegar. Between these two you can: clean mirrors, lift stains, clean your oven, mop your floor, make your counters shine and so much more. You can even add your favourite essential oils in and have your house smelling lovely and clean with just a few spritzes. Say goodbye to nasty smelling bleach and chemical cleaners, and hello to a healthier home.
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Stock up on Plants
Not only do plants look great, but they’re good for you too! Think back to middle school science: plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Well, they can also absorb other things too, like airborne pollutants, leaving you with cleaner air to breathe. Hit up Mong Kok’s famous flower market (or your local wet market) and load up on some of the most powerful air-cleaning plants, like spider plants, snake plants, bamboo and aloe vera. Extra-bonus: these are all super low-maintenance, perfect for small apartments and low sunlight. You could even add a fresh bouquet from one of our favourite florists – every house looks better with flowers!
Let the Light In
Now that you’ve got plants to clear your air, open the windows once in a while! This lets fresh air currents come in and circulate around your home, preventing that oppressive “stuffy” feeling that’s all too common. You don’t need to leave them open all day, just for a few hours in the morning or evening to freshen up your home– and give your plants something to purify! If you open your windows and curtains during the day, you can enjoy a little dose of Vitamin D. In the evenings, it’s a great way to cut down on your electric usage.
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Smell Your Way to Happiness
Now that your home is clean and your air is pure and fresh, there’s just one more thing to add to your all-natural sanctuary. A fabulous smell! Though they’re tempting, avoid scented candles because they can be full of harmful chemicals. Instead, opt for more natural scents in the form of essential oils. Can’t sleep? Try lavender. Can’t wake up? A zesty orange oil will do the trick. There are so many different ones on the market so it’s worth doing your research to find out which will benefit you the most (and won’t be toxic to your pets). When you’re ready to dive in, check out Young Living in Causeway Bay.
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