“Cleaning ingredients vary in the type of health hazard they pose. Some cause acute, or immediate, hazards such as skin or respiratory irritation, watery eyes, or chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer.”
Yep… you read that correctly. Cancer!
You can read the full article here.
If you just overhaul one thing in your home, make it your cleaning products!
Here are 5 easy recipes you can start with!
Did you know that this “natural” toilet cleaner by Ecover (available from a Health Food store) is actually full of nearly 3000 fragrant ingredients which are considered possible carcinogens?
Disgusting, right? Here is the screen shot from the ‘Think Dirty’ App:
Making your own is #CheapAF, and #NonToxic, so why wouldn’t you?
Here is our fave toilet cleaner recipe:
The fizzing will give you SO MUCH satisfaction! *Note: you can use ANY essential oils you like! Some other faves are Peppermint + Lemongrass!
I love to use a Mould Spray with Oregano, Tea Tree + Bicarb Soda, Vinegar + Water but for deep cleans, we make this scrub recipe:
3⁄4 rounded cup baking soda
1⁄4 cup unscented liquid castile soap
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vinegar
5–10 drops Lemon (or any oils you like)
In bowl, combine baking soda and castile soap. Add water and stir.
Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste. Store in airtight container.
A plug-in air freshener can contain more than 20 different volatile organic compounds, with more than one-third classified as toxic or hazardous. Even air fresheners called "organic," or "green," can emit hazardous chemicals, including carcinogens.
Try this recipe (and the best part, use any essential oils you like the smell of!):
I love the spray bottles from Natural Good Life.
“As a rule of thumb, you can count on three products to be the most toxic cleaners on the market: corrosive drain cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, and oven cleaners.” Read the full article here.
Oven cleaners are notoriously TERRIBLE for your health.
Try this one instead:
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