While not completely non-toxic (it wouldn’t be so great if your toddler drank this, of course, due to the rubbing alcohol) this easy recipe is much safer than commercial window cleaners that contain ammonia and other nasties. Ideally, organic ingredients would be used where possible, even though it won’t be consumed. The essential oil is
We used to buy an organic all purpose spray, but we’ve learned it’s easier and less expensive to make our own. You can clean with straight vinegar, but this smells better and lasts longer, plus it’s more gentle on surfaces. In our house, this one spray cleans countertops, the stove, our bathrooms and more. It’s
We try to avoid plastic, including plastic spray bottles, because they can leach harmful chemicals into the bottle contents, especially when the bottles contain certain ingredients, like essential oils. Glass spray bottles are an ideal solution, but can be hard to find and are often expensive. Good news- it’s easy and cheap to make your
Over the years as we’ve moved forward on our health journey and eliminated toxins from our lives, the conventional cleaners full of chemicals have moved out of our cupboard. For the most part, we’d figured out how to clean our home with natural items like baking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and essential oils. Easy breezy,
Regular chlorine bleach is no picnic to use in the home. It’s pretty toxic stuff, and when combined with other common household items (like ammonia, certain soaps and some organic (natural) materials) it can form highly toxic (sometimes fatal) gases/substances. We haven’t used bleach in a long time. So what do we use for cleaning?