Alternative Cleaning Products
DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO USING TOXIC CHEMICALS TO CLEAN YOUR HOME?
Rather than using toxic chemicals, you can use alternative cleaning products or make your own non-toxic cleaners at home. It’s easy! Some of the basic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and can be used to make non-toxic cleaners for your different cleaning needs.
Five basic ingredients are all you need for safe home cleaning:
Baking Soda – Cleans and deodorizes. Softens water to increase sudsing and cleaning power of soap. Good scouring powder.
Borax – Cleans and deodorizes. Excellent disinfectant. Softens water. Available in laundry section of grocery store.
Soap – Biodegrades safely and completely and is non-toxic. Available in grocery stores and health food stores. Sold as liquid, flakes, powder or in bars. Bars can be grated to dissolve more easily in hot water. Insist on soap without synthetic scents, colors or other additives.
Washing Soda – Cuts grease and removes stains. Disinfects. Softens water. Available in laundry section of grocery store or in pure form from chemical supply houses as “sodium carbonate.”
White Vinegar or Lemon Juice – Cuts grease and freshens.