This week try spring cleaning your cleaning products cupboard. Toss out the toxic chemicals and replace them with more natural options that are friendlier to the environment and to your body. It’s a decision that will benefit your entire family.
The products you use on your counter tops and floors, toilets, sinks etc get inhaled into your lungs and make contact with your skin on a daily basis. Then they end up in your body and over time can weaken your system and some say they can even be the cause of many different diseases.
A few years ago we decided to get rid of all the chemical cleaning products in our house and go with the greener stuff. I wasn’t sure if all this natural stuff would actually clean as well as the strong commercial brands we were used to. But they did- you just need to use a little more elbow grease! Go muscles!
We tried several different brands before we settled on the ones that we felt worked best. Check out these natural products to help keep your home clean and healthy – sans the nasty, irritating chemicals.
Seventh Generation – http://www.seventhgeneration.com/
great laundry detergent, diapers, and all purpose cleaner
Nature Clean – http://www.naturecleanliving.com/node/427
they have a huge line – fantastic laundry detergent, oxygen bleach and disinfecting spray that is safe for cleaning the kids toys!
awesome antibac spray for kitchen and bathroom, good hand soaps
Plain old Vinegar and Water – you can make this all purpose cleaner yourself with 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup water in a spray bottle
To find out more about toxin free cleaning solutions for your home and family check out this great site that was developed by the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia.