I’m sure everyone has heard of “green cleaning” before. It is the use of natural biodegradable cleaners that are safe for our planet without any toxic chemicals.
I first found out about green cleaners when my mom became very sick. She had her own cleaning services for 20 years now, which all of her clients provided these harsh chemical cleaners for her to use. My mom has had asthma since a child and more recently chemical toxicity said by the doctor. Eventually she became so sick that the doctor told her that she would have to give up either her job or her health. This was not an option because she had to have that job to pay the bills for the family. What she came up with was very cleaver…she had all her clients switch to green works, method, and seventh generation cleaners along with baking soda and vinegar! She also visited the sauna everyday to sweat out toxins built up in her liver. Today she is still going strong with her business and no longer bedridden from those awful chemicals!
I am so proud of her…she has taught me so much about cleaning and how to make natural cleaners.
With that said, it is actually pretty easy to find these cleaners. You may actually find them under your kitchen sink! They are cheap and simple to put together and you are left with a house that smells truly clean with a natural aroma. No longer do you have to open window and turn the fans on to air out the bleach and ammonia smells from your house! Even though you can go out and just buy organic green cleaners it really is more cost effective by making your own like I do…
Things you will need:
*Dr. Bronners castile soap (peppermint or lavender)
*empty spray bottle 20-32 oz
For glass – 1/2 cup vinegar and fill with water
For bathroom and kitchen – 1/2 cup white vinegar, 2 tbsp castile soap, fill with water
For tubs, grout, and sinks – scrub with baking soda