Replace Your Cleaning Supplies
The supplies you use to wash the windows, scrub the shower, and disinfect the counter tops are a huge contribution to the air pollution inside your home. These commercial cleaning supplies contain many chemicals and pesticides which can not only contribute to breathing problems, but cancer and permanent respiratory damage as well. Three cleansing agents you can replace quickly and easily, and reduce indoor air pollution immediately, are the Windex, Comet and Lysol. Instead use the following recipes:
¼ C White Vinegar
2 Cups water
1 teaspoon Liquid Castile Soap
2-3 Drops essential oil for scent (orange and lemon work great!)
Mix together in an empty spray bottle and use like any other window cleaner.
All-purpose Scour Cleanser
¼ C Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Powdered Castile Soap
2 Tablespoons Epsom Salt
Wet any surface you’d like to scour or clean with a rag, then sprinkle and scrub just the way you would with Ajax or Comet. This can be stored in any re-sealable container you’d like.
1 1/2 C Water
¼ C Vodka (100 Proof or higher)
2-3 drops tea tree oil
8-9 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
Mix all ingredients in an empty spray bottle and use this to clean surfaces like counters, floors, garbage cans, door knobs, and just about anything else.