Dirty houses can be passive-aggressive, emitting malodors, trip-wiring doorways with cobwebs, and streaking libelous gripes on their windows. Correct abodes’ bad attitudes with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of homemade eco-friendly cleaning products from The Peaceful Housewife.
The Peaceful Housewife mops up sticky situations with an online arsenal of biodegradable, scented-to-order laundry detergents, soaps, and cleaners concocted from vegan ingredients and unhampered by fillers, dyes, and the multi-syllabic horrors of sodium lauryl sulfates and phthalates. Foaming cavalcades of hand and dish soaps ($4.50 each)—customized with a cadre of aromas that include birthday cake, eucalyptus mint, and the always-enigmatic unscented—divorce crusted-on dinners from spoons, manicures, and ceilings; furniture polish ($5.00) works gleaming magic on wood surfaces without the toxic emanations of its commercial counterparts. Shake appliances out of grungy funks with gentle scouring powder ($3.00), or laugh in the face of elbow grease with an airborne inoculation of fragrant room and linen spray ($3.50). Multi-sized sacks of laundry detergent ($3.00–$18.00) pamper up to 200 loads of stressed-out outfits and sift serenely through high-efficiency washers and finicky septic systems.