We clean our homes to make them safe but could be harming ourselves in the process. Sound crazy? It is! But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Indoor air quality can be 10 times more polluted than the outdoor stuff and household cleaners are one of the major culprits. They contain all sorts of difficult to pronounce ingredients that should have never left the laboratory. Actually you probably don’t get the chance to scoff at these ridiculous names because they are rarely ever printed on the packaging. There’s a reason why. They have been blamed for all sorts from skin irritation to cancer. They are nasty and you don’t want them in your life. Here is a list of common chemicals found in household cleaners and their side-effects.
So how do you get your bath-tub sparkly and your carpet stain-free without interrupting your hormones and giving yourself asthma? Well, you can actually replace most of your commercial cleaning products with ingredients from your salad dressing. David Suzuki’s Queen of Green will show you how. Join the spring break-up for helpful hints and advice on how to detox your cleaning supplies. Here’s a sample of recipes to clean your home the safe way.
Glass And Mirror Cleaner
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
Pour into a spray bottle. To get a streak-free result, wipe with newspaper.
2 cups warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice
Pour into spray bottle. Shake well, spray, rub, and polish with rag. Always do a gets patch first.
Liquid Laundry Soap
7L hot water
1 cup baking soda
1 cup liquid castille soap
1/3 cup coarse salt
Dissolve dry ingredients in hot water. Add soap and stir.
These DIY cleaners save you money, your health and the planet. That’s a pretty good deal!!
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