Hi, my name is Kelly. I was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2007 and it came as a complete shock; I was 30, newly married and working as a social worker in a busy government department. It took me a really long time to recover… I spent months in hospital; I developed serious infections and bacterial meningitis. I had to rebuild my body and I wanted to lead a healthier life… a life with Organic Food, exercise, Essential Oils, being mindful and grateful and it got me thinking about how I can reduce toxins in my life so I started making my own cleaning products with organic and natural ingredients. They were so great (and they really work!) that my friends and family asked me to make some for them and the rest is history.
I couldn’t find good quality natural cleaning products in shops. The products I purchased claimed to be ‘natural’ but when I used them they still irritated my skin and lungs and gave me terrible headaches. I used to suffer with headaches, asthma, allergies and the skin condition dermatitis which were all brought on by how I was cleaning my home.
My lightbulb moment came when I was cleaning my shower with bleach (eek!), I was dizzy and had an instant headache from all those fumes. I had an asthma attack and even though I was wearing gloves my hands were red raw with dermatitis. I knew there had to be a better way!
I did months and months of research and I found beautiful Pure Essential Oils made by nature and perfect for cleaning our home because they are natural and each have their own cleaning super powers! Their aroma is amazing and they really clean! You don't need chemicals to clean your home.
Our range of natural and chemical-free body products followed and I'm sure you'd agree they are beautiful.
Kelly Reeves, Founder of The Essential Cleaner x