Recipes for Safer Cleaning
Cleaning products can contain many dangerous chemicals, which are usually not listed on the labels.
One of the easiest ways to protect your family from harm is to stop using cleaning products found in stores and start making your own.
It is easy, far less expensive and just as effective.
ALL cleaners, whether homemade or store bought, and cleaning ingredients should be kept safely away out of the reach of children and pets in locked cabinets or high places.
What products do you need for your safe cleaning:
(Buy a few high quality spray bottles that you can use many times. Bottles with ounce measurements on them are especially useful for measuring and mixing. Be sure to label your mixtures to avoid confusion. )
||WHERE TO BUY
|Liquid soap (castile soap)
||Available at many supermarkets
||A mild soap once made from olive oil, but now may include other vegetable oils as well.
|Distilled white vinegar
||Available by the gallon at many supermarkets
||While vinegar has a slight scent while wet, when dry, it leaves no odor.
||Available at many supermarkets and large containers at Costco
||Baking soda neutralizes odors and makes a good sink, tub, oven and countertop scourer.
||Found in the supermarket laundry aisle
||Washing soda is a stronger alternative to baking soda.It's stronger and also requires the use of gloves and more rinsing.
||You can find it in the laundry aisle of the supermarket.
||Borax can be used like washing soda as a cleaner. It's also a mold-killer but can be toxic when swallowed, so take care in using and storing it. Keep it out of children's reach at all times.
|Hydrogen peroxide 3%
||Available in drug stores
||Used for bleaching and disinfecting.