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.
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.
One key to a good face care routine is consistency. Using naturally-based, non-toxic products daily will support healthy, more youthful-looking skin. Simplicity to the routine will make it easy to follow on a daily basis.
Jordan Essentials Founder & CEO, Nancy Bogart, is an anti-aging expert! She follows a simple, consistent routine for skincare twice daily to maintain her youthful, glowing complexion.
Nancy’s five steps are:
Step 1: Cleansing
Step 2: Exfoliating
Step 3: Masking (Not daily)
Step 4: Toning
Step 5: Moisturizing (& Serums)
Watch Nancy in action with this quick Face Care 101 Tutorial – Click Here
Step 1 – Starting with a clean slate is important. Gently cleansing the skin twice a day is important to remove the toxins we are exposed to daily. Gentle Cleanser Foaming Wash is a safe, effective cleansers for all skin types.
Cleansing before bedtime supports the body’s regeneration of new cells and allows them to detoxify naturally. Cleansing when we wake up clears away the “sleepy” cells and reveals a fresh face ready to take on the day.
Step 2 – Exfoliating away the old, dry skin cells doesn’t need to be done daily. Exfoliating products contain slightly more abrasive ingredients to buff and polish the skin, promoting a smooth and soft glow. It can be worked into your routine as your skin needs a freshen up.
Jordan Essentials provides two options. Choose between JE Gentle Exfoliant with jojoba beads (for all skin types including sensitive skin), or JE Spa Polish with refreshing cucumber and finely crushed walnut shells for normal or oily skin.
Step 3 – A healthy facial mask is your at-home spa treatment! Like exfoliating, masking is not needed daily. Masking supports adding rich nutrients to the skin and removing impurities from clogged pores that daily cleansing can’t fully remove. Masks from Jordan Essentials do not peel away layers of skin! They soften, soothe and support collagen renewal.
Step 4 – Toning can also be Step 2 in a simple daily routine. Toner Mist tightens the pores and hydrates the skin. It is like liquid vitamins for your skin! Light and easily absorbed, Toner Mist can be used throughout the day to freshen, brighten and add moisture to your skin.
For acne control, add 10 drops of Jordan Essentials Tea Tree Essential Oil to a 4-ounce bottle of Toner Mist. Tea Tree has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic qualities that help combat acne.
Step 5 – The final step of a daily face care routine is to moisturize. Morning or night, moisturizing is needed to keep our skin hydrated. All skin types need hydration to stay looking and feeling healthy, smooth, and vibrant with a youthful glow.
Depending on your skin type, your morning moisturizer may differ from your nightly moisturizer. And moisturizing needs often change with the seasons. Be adaptable but be consistent with using moisturizer twice daily.
Step 5 can be enhanced with serums for the extra boosts to fight aging and to maintain healthy skin. Talk with your Jordan Essentials Consultant for more information on the variety of serums and face care products Jordan Essentials offers or visit us at www.jordanessentials.comEveryday, 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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