The Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution
Did you know that one of the top environmental hazards is actually indoor air pollution? What’s worse is that this danger is caused by everyday household cleaners.
Common symptoms related to toxic cleaning ingredients include headaches, nausea, irritation to the nose or eyes, and dizziness. Additionally, studies show that scented laundry detergent releases carcinogens.
The upside is there are simple alternatives to the toxic cleaning supplies we typically use.
It’s pretty shocking to discover that one of the top pollutants can be easily avoided. By now, you’re probably wondering how to clean your home without “regular” cleaning products.
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Knowledge is power, my friends. Use these natural cleaning product recipes to keep your home sparkling clean and kick the chemicals to the curb! These easy to make, DIY non-toxic cleaning products are safe for you, your family and the environment.
What You’ll Need:
Start replacing toxic chemical products with the following:
Baking soda removes odors naturally. It adds shine and cuts through grease and grime.
Castile soap is a multi-purpose power house made from plant oils. Castile soap can be used to clean everything from your face, body, hair, pets, laundry and more. Common brands include Dr. Bronner’s, which lists 18 uses for Castile Soap on their website.
Vinegar is a potent cleaner that quickly removes grease, soap scum and grime. You can even use a little splash of vinegar to remove dandruff from your hair before shampooing.
Lemon juice adds shine to hard surfaces and effectively cleans mold and mildew.
Olive oil cleanses and polishes hard surfaces.
Make your own safe all-purpose cleaner (avoid using on wood) with this recipe:
- ¾ cup of water
- ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
- 5 to 10 drops of peppermint or lemon oil
- 1 squirt of all-natural dish soap
- 16 oz. spray bottle
Combine all ingredients and pour into a 16-ounce spray bottle using a funnel. Shake well. Spray household surfaces and clean off with a towel.
Enjoy your clean, non-toxic house!