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Let’s work together to keep Australia beautiful!

In response to Keep Australia Beautiful Week (21-27 August) the team at Probiotic Solutions have taken the pledge to pick up one piece of litter per day for the week.

While a simple act, consider the ripple effect this will have the more people who decide to make this choice, not just this week alone, but as a habit every single day.

Keep Australia Beautiful has measured that since last year, litter in Australia is down by 9%. This includes 35% less cigarette litter and 22% less plastic bag litter.

While a remarkable feat, we must remember that we have the ability to keep this momentum going.

We LOVE the idea of up cycling – re-using products that would once have been considered litter or recyclable materials – in different ways. Here are a few of our favourite up cycling tips:

Mason Jars

The hipsters are onto something! We keep all of our old glass jars and use them in multiple ways – not only do they make cute and quirky drinking glasses, but you can use them as vases or even storage in your bathroom. Toothbrush holder anyone?

Crates

Old wooden crates are an incredible storage solution – and the industrial look is totally in too! Paint them for a modern twist, or simply leave them as-is, and fill with your kiddies toys, towels or dirty laundry!

Linen Bags

 If you haven’t made the no-plastic switch yet, it’s time. Keep hold of any linen bags you are given on your next shopping spree, or at that next networking event, and use these as your new shopping bags. Keep a spare few in your car boot at all times so you are never without!

Probiotic Solutions Bottles

Our bottles can be reused in a number of ways – use our spray bottles to make your own hair detangle mix (simply mix water, your favourite conditioner and lavender essential oil, shake up and spray through) and fill our Fresh Feet bottle with cold water and a couple of drops of Peppermint oil, as a cool face mister for summer!

How will you support Keep Australia Beautiful Week?

Share with us your favourite up-cycling tip on social media and in the comments below!

 

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What’s the deal with probiotics anyway? (How does it all work, a little on gut health, and why it makes sense to clean with them)

 

Hang on a second, what do you mean CLEAN with probiotics?

We get that a lot.

It is wonderful that probiotic usage for gut health has become somewhat of a ‘mainstream’ idea, rather than a health ‘fad’. We understand that in order for our gut micro biome to be truly balanced and healthy, it needs to be thriving with healthy bacteria. That yes, there will be nasty bugs in there from time to time, but so long as the healthy bugs outweigh the bad ones, the ecosystem in our gut thrives – leaving us with a strong immune system, clear mind, better sleep and all-round optimal health.

Did you ever think about the bacteria in your home? And that, perhaps, we are washing away the ‘good guys’ as well, when we clean with the mainstream products we are used to?

Here’s the thing: commercial cleaners wipe out 99.9% of ALL bacteria. You know this. They celebrate it in their advertising!

But what does this mean, when you have cleaned your home and eradicated ALL traces of bacteria (both the good and the bad)?

Well, firstly, commercial cleaning products stop working once the surface is dry – so harmful bacteria (the bad guys) are able to regroup just as quickly as they were wiped away. Kind of defeats the purpose, right?

When you clean with a probiotic-based cleaner, you are cleaning with MILLIONS of good bugs from 13 strains of bacteria in every single bottle. This allows the bad bugs to be kept at bay, neutralising them and leaving a flourishing eco-system of good bugs throughout your home.

Because probiotic cleaning products are required to be 100% natural and plant-based (as the bacteria needs a healthy environment to live and thrive) you are guaranteed NO harmful chemicals, including zero colours, fragrance or allergens. So you can clean breathing a sigh of relief knowing your family is safe – including your children and pets.

Plus, the beautiful scents of lavender and lemon are derived entirely from essential oils – so your home is left sparkling clean and smelling beautiful, without the nasty headache that often comes with artificial fragrance.

The end result?

Your home is left naturally balanced – as nature intended – instead of acting like a chemical lab. Because probiotics are LIVING organisms, they continue cleaning long after they have been sprayed on the surface – allowing for a longer lasting clean.

So do you think it’s time you made the switch?

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