Monday, August 17, 2009

Non-Toxic Cleaners

It has been a while since I last wrote. Having a new baby in the house takes a lot of time and energy as you may know. I thought I would be able to keep up but I decided to take a break. I want to write about non-toxic cleaners. Evaluating how we cleaned our home is how we became more aware of what was in our home. It sort of got us started on greener living and was the catalyst for creating this blog. That was around the time of our first child so I figured a good first post after our second would be about non-toxic cleaners.

Vinegar, baking soda, lemon and tea tree oil are my top ingredients around the house for cleaning. They are less hazardous, easy to find and cheaper overall. Combined with a little more elbow grease and you can cover just about every cleaning job.

Lifehacker has recently posted about making a non-toxic cleaning kit for your home and according to the article these cleaners are significantly less expensive.


Veronica said...

It is disgusting to think how many toxic residues are left behind by the things that are supposed to help make us healthier. I also make my own cleaning products and there are a lot of great recipies on the David Suzuki Foundation page. Theri Queen of green seems to have a solution for all my cleaning woes. Some are under household cleaning but also check out the ones under summer listings to help clean up the patio furniture before it goes away for the winter.

FeButterfly said...

Thanks for the information with more recipes. I will definitely be looking at the patio furniture one.