Day 37 (positive project) Dirty Cleaner

Do we really need any of those cleaning products?
Are they marketed to us, merely to make someone money?
Are they really making the place cleaner? Or are the chemicals they contain causing us more damage than the germs, they wipe out?

I have began using a simple recipe of
-white vinegar
-baking soda
-freshly squeezed lemon juice,
-accompanied by a smidgen of water.

This mixture can then be place into a spray container and used on all surfaces. It leaves the place looking and smelling great. And in comparison is going to be way better for you than piling a bunch of chemicals together to “kill germs”.

The following chemicals may damage the nervous system, fetuses and can cause cancer
Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, Methanol, and Ethylbenzene
They are in oven cleaners, disinfectants, detergents, toilet, tub and tile cleaners, metal polishes, drain openers, adhesives, paints and finishes.
Formaldehyde is known to cause cancer in people. It is in air fresheners, antibacterial dish detergents and carpet cleaners.

Check out the PDF link for more recommendations & to see the dangers of general household cleaners.



One thought on “Day 37 (positive project) Dirty Cleaner

  1. My parents and my grand-parents have used these tried and tested methods for decades. I did use the chemicals for awhile (thinking that my elders were just being frugal) but I have since switched back to the simple, natural cleaners. This switch has made me feel like I am doing my family a much greater service both by having a chemical free environment and by honouring their “frugal” traditions.

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