Healthier Cleaning Options for You and Your Home
Updated: Oct 16
When you are looking for effective ways to get out stains, fight odors or disinfect surfaces, instead of opting for anti bacterial wipes sometimes it pays to do things ‘old school’
Vinegar (5% acetic acid) as a mild disinfectant,
Cornstarch as an odorless powder that is great for carpet cleaning and greasy stains.
Sodium Carbonate, A key ingredient for washing clothes, washing soda cuts grease, removes stains, disinfects, and softens water. Washing soda should not be used on aluminum.
Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda) works well as an abrasive and it also deodorizes, removes stains, polishes, and softens fabrics.
Salt dissolves easily in water and makes a great abrasive for cleaning pots and pans or mixed with vinegar or lemon juice to clean sinks, tiles and glass and to remove coffee and tea stains.
Want your home to smell clean and fresh?
Since I learned about the side effects of air-fresheners and scented candles back in 2015 I have stopped buying them for the house, bathroom and my car completely. I have also noticed I have a hard time entering or even passing by stores that sell scented items like soups, air fresheners and candles or other skincare products as I reduced my exposure to them. Not only does your liver metabolize what you ingest, but anything you inhale, or simply come into physical contact with has to be processed by the liver. So do it a huge favor and limit your consumption of toxic sprays and air fresheners.
you can try the all-natural air purifiers – house plants. Or try these natural solutions to diminish odour and add a fragrant smell to your house:
white vinegar removes odors naturally on surfaces and in the air
baking soda absorbs odors, so place a few open boxes throughout the home
boiling spices like cinnamon in a little bit of water releases its fragrance
boiling pine apple or lemon and orange rinds
essential oils diluted in water can be used as a spray freshener – try a combination of your favourite -(Ylang Ylang and grapefruit are my favorites)
essential oils like lemon (an especially effective air deodorizer) and cedar
Let me know which liver friendly natural solutions you have found that you love.