Updated: Apr 30
Indoor air pollution ranks among the top environmental dangers, and the majority of that pollution comes from the cleaners that we use on a regular basis. Often we don’t even think to relate symptoms we have to the product we use! Yet, some of the immediate effects might be headaches, nausea, irritation to the nose or eyes, and dizziness.
It’s kind of hard to believe that one of the top pollutants is caused by something that could be eliminated entirely. The problem is, then how would we keep our homes clean?
The good news: there are options.
Chemical-laden cleaning products aren’t the only means for keeping your home nice and clean. Homemade, non-toxic cleaning products are easy to use, fun to make, and are definitely better for us and the environment.
Here are natural products you can start replacing those chemical products with now:
Baking soda is great for deodorizing, shining, and cutting through grease and grime.
Castile soap is made from plant oils and is used to clean surfaces and dishes.
Vinegar is a powerhouse cleaner that effectively eliminates soap scum, grease, and grime.
Natural lemon juice is great for cleaning mildew and mold, as well as for shining hard surfaces.
Olive oil is good for both cleaning and polishing.
Make Your Own Chemical Free Cleaner
Try this recipe for a safe and effective all-purpose cleaner (except for wood):
-¾ cup water
-¼ cup rubbing alcohol
-5 to 10 drops of peppermint or lemon oil
-1 squirt of natural dish soap
Pour all ingredients into a 16-ounce spray bottle. Shake well before spraying onto a surface, and then wipe clean with a towel.
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Kryshonda Torres is not a physician and the relationship between Kryshonda and her clients is not of a prescriber and patient, but as Health Coach and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Kryshonda presents.
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