Monday, July 22, 2013

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt) - DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning

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Removing toxins from our homes makes environmental sense. They pollute our air, causing health issues, and often find their way into our water systems, contaminating aquatic life (not to mention our drinking water). Cleaning products are one of the biggest offenders. Just check the labels of most commercial brands and you'll find a huge list of scientific-sounding ingredients and warnings which make the product sound like Chernobyl* in a bottle. So most of us think, I'll make my own! Then we start researching, which can be a daunting task. Which ingredients are safe and kill germs/bacteria, which can be mixed, what's most effective for tough stains, etc? Thankfully, Crazy 4 Green blog owner, Tina, has done all the research for us. In DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning, you'll find a list of safe, effective ingredients to add to your cleaning kit. Tina lists the item and tells us why it's appropriate for use. Further down the page, she includes recipes ... solutions for cleaning wood, windows and even our pets. I took a look at Non-Toxic Cleaning 4 the Bathroom and found a remedy for mildew and an easy-to-make disinfectant using borax, vinegar and water. DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning is a wonderful resource, one which I'm bookmarking for future reference.

*1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident

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