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Cleaning Day: How to Get the Whole Family Involved

Here at Jordan Essentials we like to clean our homes with natural products, but we also like to get the whole family involved! You know what they say – many hands make light work!

Here are some of our favorite ways to make cleaning day more fun and efficient for the whole family.

Make a list! Before you begin, talk a walk around the house with your family and make a list of every task that needs completing. Include everything from folding the laundry to sweeping the kitchen to tidying the playroom to cleaning the bathrooms.

Assign jobs! Make sure that your list includes a handful of tasks suitable for each age in your family, and then assign every member their tasks for the afternoon. For younger children, it is always beneficial to incorporate some visual aspects for their tasks. It can be as simple as writing their tasks in a unique color on a dry erase board. They also will be more effective when they are given specific tasks. For example – ‘Clean your room’ can be overwhelming for a toddler, but ‘put your shoes in your closet,’ and ‘put your pillows on your bed’ will be easier for them to grasp.

Provide supplies! Once jobs are assigned, determine what supplies everyone will need to accomplish their cleaning tasks. For little ones in specific, they love having their own tools. Here are some age-appropriate supplies and tasks.

Keep your home clean and healthy with non-toxic cleaning products.

Old socks for dusting: Throw old socks on your little one’s hands, and have them go around the house dusting shelves, tables, blinds, and anything they can reach. If the dust and allergens give them the sniffles, simply use our Allergy Magnesium stick under their nose (children 2+).

Broom for sweeping: An adult may want to handle the mopping, but allow your child to practice sweeping at whatever age you deem appropriate.

Green and Clean for the kitchen table and other surfaces: Although Green & Clean is safe enough for a nursery, save this task for older children capable of spraying and wiping down surfaces. It can be used on everything from doorknobs to toys to cell phones and more!

Healthy Home Cleaner for the bathroom: Use the power of Tea Tree Oil to clean the sink, bathtub, tiles, and more! When it comes to cleaning the bathroom, save this task for someone 10+.

Offer rewards! It’s amazing what a small reward can do for the motivation of a child and teen alike, so determine a fair reward for their complaint-free afternoon of cleaning beforehand. This can be anything from more screen time to sweet treats to a trip to the local zoo!

For younger children, you can also hide small rewards in the laundry or any area they may clean, so they can find these as they go. This can be chocolates or tokens they can turn in for rewards (books, toys, movie afternoon, etc)! Be creative and tailored to the likes of your children.

Make it competitive! Make cleaning fun by setting competitive time goals to reach. This is a great way to incorporate some tunes. Play your child’s favorite song, and see if they can finish cleaning their room before it ends. You can also give each child a bucket, and have them collect toys or dirty laundry for the duration of a song. Whoever has collected the most items at the end, wins!

Maintenance routine! After a successful afternoon of cleaning, create a set list and routine that the family is expected to participate in as often as deemed necessary. Of course, you can also create smaller lists that can be completed more frequently such as weekly or even daily.

Every family is different, so it may take some time to figure out what works best within your home. Our best advice is to have fun and be confident that when you use Jordan Essentials products, you are using natural and safe products for the whole family.

ENJOY THE HEALTHY BENEFITS OF LAVENDER FOR YOUR FAMILY THIS SUMMER.

ENJOY THE HEALTHY BENEFITS OF LAVENDER FOR YOUR FAMILY THIS SUMMER.

The lavender story begins in 1910 when René-Maurice Gattefossé plunged his hand into a vat of lavender oil after suffering a severe burn. He was amazed at how quickly, and with minimal scarring, the burn healed. His story spread and elevated lavender to its prominent position as the go-to essential oil for burns.

We don’t know about you but minor cuts and burns happen all the time all summer long.  No need to watch your family  suffer with Lavender Essential Oil in your Mom bag of remedies.  Lavender is an “essential” (pun intended) oil for busy families during the summer months.

Cool it down! It is true that Lavender Essential Oil is fantastic for minor burns, including sunburn and windburn. To start the cooling and healing process quickly, mix one or two drops of Lavender Essential Oil with a quarter-size amount of your favorite unscented lotion like JE Skin Relief, and gently apply to the affected area.  The lavender will immediately begin cooling and soothing. Skin Relief will help nourish the skin back to health.

Want a quick spritz and premix?  Lavender Essential Oil Spray is safe to spray directly on the skin for that instant, soothing effect.  It is perfectly diluted for use around the home, car, or workplace.

Summer on-the-go stress freaking you out just thinking about it?  Lavender Essential Oil takes care of that too. It is calmness in a bottle! Enjoy its relaxing properties by placing a drop or two on a cotton ball, hold it gently in your hands, raise up to your nose and inhale! Ahhhh….the aroma fills your nose and calms your spirits!  You can take on anything summer can dish out!

Well…maybe not quite everything! If you get a little too energetic with playing in the park, exercising or yard work, tight and sore muscles can benefit from lavender essential oil also.  Partner lavender with Magnesium and you have the one-two punch. Jordan Essentials has made this easy with our premixed Lavender Magnesium Spray. This spray is diluted to be sprayed directly on the skin and is ideal for those hard to reach places like between the shoulders and lower back.

Moms can mix their own Lavender Magnesium lotion. Take a drop or two of Lavender Essential Oil and add it to five pumps of Naturally Unscented Magnesium Lotion, gently mix and apply to the sore muscle area. Fast relief is on the way!

Feel good knowing there are alternatives like Lavender Essential Oil that can be used by the whole family in a variety of ways.

Connect with your Jordan Essentials consultant today about adding Lavender Essential Oil to your next order. Be Mom summer ready!

Everyday, we give families all over the United States the opportunity to create the life they have always dreamed of and enjoy products they can feel good about using. But this month, we have the opportunity to give more. As most of you already know, for the entire month of October, anything a host earns in host credit, we are going to match in product to donate to Toys for Tots, a program initiated by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to provide toys and hope to underprivileged children across the U.S. For example, when you host in October and earn $75 in free host credit, all of us at Jordan Essentials will donate $75 in products from our children’s line. Contact your local Consultant TODAY!! #jordanessentials #toysfortots
 
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