Ditch The Chlorine! Make Your Own Bleach Alternative. Do you use pesticides when laundering your clothes and linens?
Chlorine bleach remains America’s go-to laundry solution for whitening clothes and removing stains. Yet, the US Environmental Protection Agency classifies Chlorine Bleach as an antimicrobial pesticide. The task of washing clothes does not require the use of harsh chemicals. In an effort to provide more natural, health enhancing products and surroundings for our loved ones, the products we place on our laundry room shelf need to be carefully selected for reasons beyond what gets socks the whitest. What’s Wrong With Chlorine Bleach? While we do not know all the ingredients in household chlorine bleach, we do know that it is dangerous and toxic to our health, our families and the environment. Bleach Alternative 1 ½ cups 3% hydrogen peroxide 1/2 cup lemon juice Water to fill a gallon jug 12 drops lemon essential oil Place a funnel in the top of a gallon jug and pour in the hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.
We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging.
Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods? How to Make Green Cleaning Recipes That Really Work. Homemade cleansers that don't pollute your home are clearly the better choice.
When we think of air pollution, we generally think of places like the LA freeway. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air pollution is sometimes 30 times worse than outdoor levels. And a lot of that has to do with the harsh cleaning products we use to clean our homes, and the chemicals they contain, which can actually make us sick and pollute the environment. Researchers are finding that many familiar household cleaners contain compounds that trigger asthma or contain plastics chemicals linked to infertility, eczema, birth defects, and just plain rotten indoor air quality.
Mobile Site Preview. How to Dextox Your Life of Heavy Metals and Toxic Cleaning Products. The range and amount of environmental toxins that people are faced with today have exceeded the capability of many people’s bodies to carry out detoxification without any help.
The result? Widespread disease. There is a reason the rate of cancers have increased incredibly since the industrial age back in the early 1900′s. All-Natural DIY Dusting Spray. For some reason I have had a LOT of requests for a homemade dusting spray lately.
I think I have been dragging my feet on it because on the big list of household chores, this is probably one of my least favorite…if not my VERY least favorite! It’s not even that hard to do, I just have such an aversion to it. Go figure. While a microfiber cloth all by itself usually will take care of the dust in my house, there are occasions when a dusting spray is called for. Like when there are streaks of grease or dirt MIXED IN with the dust. Plus, I just really like the nice citrus smell. :-) Spring Clean Your Mattress. I’ve been making my way through the bedding in our home giving it a good Spring Cleaning.
It feels so nice! Saturday we even had enough warm weather to open up the windows! My home always feels cleaner after it has been aired out a bit after the long winter. Spring cleaning mattresses is a simple process for me. Lifehacker. Cleaning with Salt. As an enthusiastic green-cleaning connoisseur, I’ve tried almost every DIY solution on the Internet.
Vinegar, baking soda, washing soda and castile soap are my mainstays, but black tea, lemon juice and peppermint oil are tucked into my arsenal as well. My cleanser of choice is vinegar — I use it to clean almost every surface in my home, from carpets to counters, and oh but I love its cheap and powerful nontoxic goodness. And, I recently learned that I could pump up the potency of this antibacterial maverick with the simple addition of table salt. Amazing! An easy paste made from 1 part vinegar + 1 part salt will do double duty on those extra-tough stains, tarnish and mineral deposits. 1. 2. 3. 4. Create Your Own Bleach Gel Pen For Easy Cleaning Around The House. Industrial Strength Hand Cleaner with Oatmeal and Milk. DIY Toilet Tablets Bust Through Clogged Drains.