our Health Index for More Subjects, Conditions and
Products without the Toxic Chemicals
Research shows that the chemicals
used in cleaning products are causing concern for the
health of those using them and those who live in areas
cleaned with them.
commercial cleaning products contain dangerous
chemicals and are toxic.
label may even say “eco-friendly” or “green”.
Read the label.
is an article outlying some of the problems:
Dangers of Cleaning Household Products
can you do?
There are many things you already
own that can clean your home efficiently.
Using homemade natural cleaning products is cheaper
Baking soda is not just for cooking,
it is a mild abrasive that can clean just about
You can even buy it in large boxes.
Here are some tips for using baking
3 tablespoons of baking soda in ½ cup of warm
Wine or coffee stains:
try soda water first and if it doesn’t work
pour baking soda on the stain, rub it in and then
brush it off.
Mold & mildew in shower curtains
and stalls: make baking soda paste (use a small amount
of water mixed with baking soda) to remove it, and
then use an old toothbrush to rub it over the stain or
to run the grout between the tiles.
pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain followed by
½ cup of vinegar.
Then pour in some boiling water.
This combination will break down anything that
is clogging your drain and will make it smell fresher.
Baking soda can also be used as a fabric softener in
To polish silver, instead of using toxic silver
polish, fill your kitchen sink with hot water, add a
sheet of aluminum foil and baking soda, and let the
silver pieces soak until clean. It is an easy and fun
way to clean silver.
Vinegar is another natural cleaner.
It will clean up grease and is a deodorizer.
Here are some tips:
Soak your shower head in vinegar to
remove lime scale.
Spray a mixture of equal parts water
and vinegar on windows and mirrors and wipe clean with
crumpled up newspaper.
you toilet bowl with baking soda and then pour vinegar
on it. It
will bubble. Use
your toilet brush to brush down the sides of your
Borax is a good laundry booster and cleaner (it can
even remove mold) -- and is safe and non-toxic.
peroxide is a disinfectant, and is safer to use than
chlorine bleach for disinfecting and whitening. Lemon
juice is also a natural whitener.
organic cleaning agents:
There are many safe cleaning
products like Ecover, Mrs. Meyers, Seventh Generation,
Sun & Earth, and Orange Plus. Even though they are
more expensive, they are more concentrated, and worth
it because they are safe.
your own natural cleaning products and using natural
cleaning agents, ensures that your home is safe from dangerous
chemicals that are harmful to your, and your
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