When my m/s kicks into full speed, this will be my lifesaver. Cleaning products, even the natural ones I use, make me ill to smell.
So I have a question...For those of you with smell sensitivities, what cleaning products do you use that don't seem to bother you? And for that matter, what bath products can you use that don't bother you either?
I have one brand of shampoo that won't send my running for the windows. All I can use is Finesse. LOL I know, it's a strong one too. But for some reason, it doesn't bother me yet....(I'll be up a creek if it does start bothering me. A stinky creek. That or I'll have to shower with a nose plug LOL)
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I'd love one of those steam thingies, though! Have fun with it!
Unschooling, writer mom of Matt, 22; Lydia, 21; Alex, 18; Liam, 16; Jack, 9; Kiara, 7; Seamus, 5; Anais, 1 and ??? May 2015. About to hit the road in an RV full time. Currently live off grid in Alaska.
KimProbable, what oils are you using? I've heard citruicy scents are good for morning sickness.
The extent of my housework in the last week has been 2 loads of laundry. M/s is kicking my butt, and I could care less what the house looks like at this point. Of course, my darling dh is doing all the dishes, so that takes care of that.
The steam cleaner sounds fabulous, though!!
Oh and vinegar and Baking soda of course. Sometimes oxyclean...also a little gaggy.
Lemon dish soap is gaggy. Most laundry detergents and all softeners (who needs em?) bug me a LOT. I can smell downy from a mile away.
Oh I also use dr. bronners in the shower, Lavender. (I have never used it to clean though!) And bed head shampoo that smells like cookies or something, but it's a little gaggy these days too. Kiss my face hand soap that I just bought at TJ's. The method ones are way too strong, even though I dilute them like crazy in the foam dispensers.
I always use unscented lotions etc...
Most my problems with smells are that they give me headaches and make my nose close up...and cigarettes can get so bad they give me a bloody nose.
Oh and one more. COWS! I live in a dairy community and this is not a pg thing, the smell makes me gag...most don't notice it after a while. IN the summer it actually puts me in a fowl mood if I smell it too long. It's like the opposite of aromatherapy. If anyone has any ideas on what to do about that I would love to hear it!
I am also interested in essential oil mixes people use/like. Most of them don't bother me, it's fragrance that bugs me. Fake crap-ola.
Artist, teacher, wife and mommy to DSS, DD1, DD2 and surprise baby girl on the way, 7/12!
We don't use much besides water for cleaning here....I do have some all-purpose Shaklee cleaner...it doesn't have much of a smell. Then for lotions/shampoos/laundry detergent etc we use unscented anyway because the toddler and I have such sensitive skin. The hardest thing is just cooking...and changing diapers lol--luckily, DH is soooo much more understanding this time around and he really has been stepping in to help more (I should have got pregnant months ago LOL).