Natural Home Cleaning: Along with my clean and moisturized body comes my clean my house! I have a maid service - her name is mommy.
Maxwell & Friends Spray Cleaner for Home, Potty & Wheel combines baby-safe soap with an antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, cleansing and calming blend of essential oils to make my house my safe and comfortable home sweet home.
Mommy then rubs my wheel and my litter box with a special Maxwell & Friends Potty and Wheel Rub. I'm very particular about the cleanliness of my potty area and so is mommy. Rubbing the Potty and Wheel Rub onto my litter pan (which has a removable cover because I like privacy) each day at litter change time, nothing sticks to the pan. Rubbing this blend onto my wheel each day has two great benefits. One is that my feet are moisturized every day between baths. The other is that my wheel stays pretty clean which also has two benefits. If you have an APH, you know that we usually go potty while we run on our wheels. If you don't have an APH, don't think it's gross, but the poop sticks to the wheel - but not with the Potty and Wheel Blend. The poop rolls right out of the wheel so I am not running and getting my "tootsies" all smeared with poop WHILE my feet are getting moisturized while I exercise. You can't beat that! This makes the next cleaning with the Hogwash Spray Cleaner for Home, Potty & Wheel a breeze. Not only are the products safe for me but they make my home smell wonderful and I feel calm. I love bath time/housekeeping!
My maid service's house cleaning routine for me:
Weekly Housecleaning ~ My mommy does a complete cleaning once a week, washing all of my bedding and toys. She uses an unscented laundry soap to wash my bedding and fabric nesting and toys, and she dries them with two Wool Dryer Balls with a few drops of Maxwell & Friends APH Essential Oil Blend on each. The Blend is safe for me, removes the static cling from my fabric items, and gives me a calm and peaceful feeling in my home. Mommy also sleeps with a piece of fleece and gives it to me to pull into my sleeping bag.
Daily Housecleaning ~ My mommy checks my living quarters to make sure I don't have anything yucky in my bed by accident (but I never do!) and changes my food and water. She checks to see if I am leaving footprints...she says that if I am, I need a bath or a good foot cleaning, but my feet stay clean. By the way, I don't like this daily home check if she notices between baths that she needs to clip my nails. The living side is usually fine, so she moves over to my "personal" room with my litter box and my exercise area. She keeps 1/2 of a puppy training pad on that side so that if anything exits from the opening of my litter box or from within my wheel it is caught on the training pad. Poop always rolls off of my wheel because of the Maxwell & Friends Potty & Wheel Rub so she throws the pad away. She cleans my litter box and wheel with Maxwell & Friends Spray Cleaner for Home, Potty & Wheel and then uses a paper towel to rub on the Potty & Wheel Rub. Daily cleaning is really fast because I "go" in my litter box. I learned to do that because lavender essential oil is calming for us hedgies. Lavender essential oil is in the Potty & Wheel Rub so I was attracted to that side of my home to use the facilities. I always go in my wheel no matter what - I can't help it, I just lose it (no pun intended) but everything else is in the box.
My housecleaning routine may not work for you, or research may guide you to do otherwise, but the bottom line is I know that all of the hedgie mommies and daddies just want what's best for their own hedgie, and for each of us that may be different. However, mommy says that if you have questions about or are interested in essential oils or any of the products, or about me and my habits, you can contact mommy here!
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