DIY cleaning solutions and more!

The first step in reducing household toxins is to know which products to avoid.

Toxic cleaning supplies to avoid are:
1. Bleach
2. Glass Cleaner
3. Conventional laundry detergent
4. Drain cleaner
5. Chlorine- based dishwasher soap
6. Conventional air fresheners
7. Conventional candles

There are many eco- friendly, organic cleaning solutions on the market. Packaging can be deceiving. It is important to read ingredient labels and if you are unsure of specific ingredients, look them up and check product reviews. There are a few apps/websites that you can check the toxin and ingredient levels.

These are:

Here are some great DIY solutions which include baking soda, lemon juice or essential oils, and vinegar.Sink or Tub Scrub

  • 1 part baking soda
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part liquid castile soap

In a bowl, combine all ingredients and stir. Any leftover cleaner can be stored in a sealed glass jar, be sure to leave room for expansion.

Glass Cleaner

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Essential oils or lemon juice (optional for scent)

In a spray bottle, add all ingredients. Tighten the cap and shake to mix

Laundry Fabric Softener

  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 20 drops natural scent or essential oil

In a glass jar, combine all ingredients. Secure the lid and shake to mix.

Germ- fighting essential oils: Tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint, and thyme.

Lemon oil and wild orange oil act as great cleaners and grease fighters.

Some other great tips for eliminating toxins are:
1. Check faucets and pipes for leaks or build up that could cause mold.
2. Store food in glass storage containers
3. Replace oil air filters
4. Replace old makeup brushes
5. Use natural candles, such as those made from soy or beeswax.


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