Living a healthy, balanced life means looking at all aspects of your life and lifestyle. Even the stuff you use to clean your home! Whether you realize it or not, many of the products we use to clean our homes contain chemicals that are unhealthy and can create allergic responses and even make us sick. On top of that, they are not good for the environment. If you have ever taken the time to read the labels, you can see that they have specific instructions on how to dispose of the bottles and any remaining product. That's because they can harm the environment and of course that means they can have a negative effect on you as well... There are warnings on many household cleaning products. I don't want to use products that could be harmful to me or the environment and have a lot of chemicals that I can't pronounce or understand. And, because I want you to live a healthy, balanced life, I want to make sure you are aware that some of the products out there should probably not be on your shelves...
So, here are some cleaning tips that will not have a negative impact on your health.They are green and safe, but still effective. AND, cost effective too! :-)
Baking Soda - It's not just for baking! It's actually an all-purpose cleaner (you can even brush your teeth with it). It cleans, it removes stains, it deoderizes.
Cornstarch - Absorbs oil and grease.
White Distilled Vinegar - All purpose cleaner. Cuts grease, removes stains, kills mold and mildew.
How about some "recipes" for green cleaning??
No-Streak Glass Cleaner: 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar; 2 cups water. Mix ingredients in spray bottle.
Wooden Furniture Polish: 1 cup olive oil; 1/2 cup lemon juice. Rub on wood with a soft cloth.
Drain Cleaner: 1/2 cup of baking soda; 1 cup white distilled vinegar; 1 gallon of boiling water. Pour baking soda down drain, follow with vinegar. Allow the mixture to foam for several minutes before flushing the drain with boiling water.
Oven Cleaner: 1 cup of baking soda; mix with water to make a thick paste. Spread the paste in the oven and let dry overnight. Remove paste with sponge the next day.
That's it for now. Until next time -
"Live Now- Live Well!"