Thursday, July 5, 2012

DAY #5 Healthy Living- Blogging 5 Days/ 5 Ways : Household cleaners


DAY #5
Healthy Living without toxic
Household cleaners

 The toxic effects of breathing bleach and formaldehyde from the cleaning products lingering in the air can cause allergies and upper respiratory problems. We need to eliminate toxins in our home environments that can make you sick.

DIY Cleaning products

You can make our own cleaning supplies by just using a few              
simple ingredients. You may already have some of these in your cupboard or pantry like- 
                                       Lemons- they have acid in them and can fight bacteria,good for brass and copper, a natural bleach
Baking Soda
White Vinegar
                                        Essential Oils (from health food stores)
Castle Soap
Spray Bottle
Using these are healthy for you , not to mention less
expensive than buying costly cleaning products.
Homemade solutions
    Window: A bit Vinegar on a towel,wipe clean.
               Toilets: Put into the toilet,baking soda, vinegar and a drop peppermint essential oils. Let sit for awhile,brush and flush.
Kitchen counters: Castle soap,essential oils. 
1 part castle soap/ 6 parts water/a drop of oils 
            Air Freshener: Put lemon juice and baking soda in a small dish, set it out.           
       Floors: Vinegar,water, essential oils, mix together
            Carpets: HOT water with baking soda. I rented a Carpet cleaner from Home Depot for $20 for 4 hours. 
I was amazed how clean my carpets are. 
 Here are two sites that give more cleaning recipes.


                                                Natural Cleaners

If you don't have the time to make your own you can buy some natural products from the store.
Castle Soap
     Seventh Generation
J.R. Watkins
     Dr. Bronners Magic Soap
Green Forest
                Comet (if you must get one cleaner)
You can buy these at a health food store,Target, Wal Mart,
Home Depot, Markets and some Pharmacy stores.

Thanks for coming by...I learned SO much from researching information for you, I hope you did too!

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