Indoor air pollution ranks among the top environmental dangers, and the majority of that pollution comes from the cleaners that we use on a regular basis. Often we don’t even think to relate symptoms we have to the product we use! Yet, some of the immediate effects might be headaches, nausea, irritation to the nose or eyes, and dizziness.
It’s kind of hard to believe that one of the top pollutants is caused by something that could be eliminated entirely. The problem is, then how would we keep our homes clean?
The good news: there are options.
Chemical-laden cleaning products aren’t the only means for keeping your home nice and clean. Homemade, non-toxic cleaning products are easy to use, fun to make, and are definitely better for us and the environment.
Here are natural products you can start replacing those chemical products with now:
Vinegar is a powerhouse cleaner that effectively eliminates soap scum, grease, and grime.
Natural lemon juice is great for cleaning mildew and mold, as well as for shining hard surfaces.
Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Microfiber cleaning cloths are perfect the clean any surface without harsh chemicals especially glass. Once you go microfiber you will never go back! Check out my fave brand here>>
Olive oil is good for both cleaning and polishing.
We all know though at times you just need to a purchasable pre-made product. Here are some of my favorite brands for when I am in a pinch for time:
Dr Bronner’s Sal Suds
All purpose cleaner. Concentrated hard-surface all-purpose cleaner, which is ideal for general household cleaning like dishes, floors, laundry, etc.
EcoCover Dishwasher Tabs
Non-toxic plant based & mineral automatic dishwasher tabs.
GrabGreen Laundry Pods
Non-toxic laundry pods, made without, phosphates, phthalates, chlorine, animal by-products, toxins, dyes or masking agents.
Try this recipe for a safe and effective all-purpose cleaner (except for wood):
- ¾ cup water
- ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
- 5 to 10 drops of peppermint or lemon oil
- 1 squirt of natural dish soap
Pour all ingredients into a 16-ounce spray bottle. Shake well before spraying onto a surface, and then wipe clean with a towel.
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NB: And as always, I am not a medical doctor and the above post is based on my experience. No information on this site should be relied upon to make a medical diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure any disease or medical condition.