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Healthy Homes: Detoxify Your Living Space with Holistic Swaps

Updated: Mar 2



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Hypoallergenic Plant-Based Laundry Detergent



Organic White Distilled VInegar


Pure Castille Soap


Hydrogen Peroxide


Mineral Oil Wood Polish


Essential Non-Toxic Cleaning Items

  1. White Vinegar: An all-purpose cleaner, effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its acidic nature.

  2. Baking Soda: Great for scrubbing surfaces, it's a mild abrasive that can help with tough stains and also neutralizes odors.

  3. Castile Soap: A plant-based soap that is versatile and can be used for everything from dishwashing to laundry.

  4. Lemon Juice: Has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, making it a great natural whitener and stain remover.

  5. Essential Oils: Adding oils like tea tree, lavender, or eucalyptus can provide natural fragrance and additional antimicrobial properties to homemade cleaners.

  6. Hydrogen Peroxide: A natural disinfectant that can be used to sanitize surfaces, whiten laundry, and even clean wounds.

  7. Olive or Vegetable Oil (for polishing): Mixed with a bit of lemon juice or vinegar, it works well for polishing wood surfaces.

ALL PURPOSE BORAX!!




How to Use These Items

  • All-Purpose Cleaner: Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance if desired. This solution can clean countertops, appliances, and glass surfaces.

  • Scrubbing Paste: Combine baking soda with a bit of water to form a paste. This can be used for scrubbing tiles, grout, and even pots and pans.

  • Wood Polish: Mix 1 cup of olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice for a natural furniture polish.

  • Glass Cleaner: Mix 1 part vinegar with 1 part water and use it to clean windows and mirrors. Use a clean, lint-free cloth for a streak-free shine.

  • Disinfectant: Use hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle to disinfect surfaces. Be sure to let it sit for a few minutes before wiping away.

Benefits

  • Health: Reducing the use of harsh chemicals can improve indoor air quality and reduce health risks associated with them.

  • Environment: Natural cleaners are more eco-friendly, often biodegradable, and can reduce plastic packaging waste if you make them yourself.

  • Cost: Many of these ingredients are cheaper than commercial cleaning products and can be used in multiple ways around the house.

Precautions

  • Test Surfaces First: Some surfaces, like granite or marble, may not react well to acidic cleaners like vinegar. Always test a small, inconspicuous area first.

  • Label Homemade Cleaners: Keep them labeled and out of reach of children and pets.

  • Shelf Life: Homemade cleaners might not last as long as commercial ones, so make them in small batches.

Switching to non-toxic cleaning methods can be a simple and rewarding process, contributing to a healthier home and planet.

Spray Bottle: Leak Proof and Reusable for Cleaning


Essenital Oils



Glass Storage Containers with Lids


Air Purifier HEPA3



Non toxic baby wipes

Hypoallergenic Toilet Paper


Copper Bedside Carafe



Bamboo Utensils


Stainless Steel Pot


Wood Cutting Tray


Breathable & Skin Sustaining Cotton Sheets


Parchment Paper


Nontoxic Rice Cooker


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8 DEEP CLEANING RECIPES:

Glass Cleaner

Ingredients: 2 cups water, 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration), 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil (optional for scent).

Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray on glass and wipe clean with a soft cloth or paper towel.


Heavy-Duty Scrub

Ingredients: 1/2 lemon, 1/2 cup borax powder (a laundry booster).

Instructions: Dip the lemon into the borax powder and scrub the surface, then rinse. (Not safe for use on marble or granite.)


Grease Cleaner

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sudsy ammonia mixed with enough water to fill a one-gallon container.

Instructions: Ammonia is excellent for removing grease. Dip sponge or mop in the solution and wipe over the surface, then rinse with clear water.


Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Ingredients: 1 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon tea tree essential oil, 1/2 cup baking soda.

Instructions: Mix vinegar and essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray inside of the toilet bowl, then sprinkle baking soda on top. Scrub and flush.


Mold and Mildew Cleaner

  • Ingredients: White vinegar (undiluted), tea tree oil.

  • Instructions: Spray undiluted vinegar on the affected area, let sit for an hour. Alternatively, mix a couple of drops of tea tree oil with a cup of water and spray on mold; do not rinse.

Carpet Stain Remover

  • Ingredients: 2 parts water, 1 part white vinegar.

  • Instructions: Mix in a spray bottle, spray on the stain, let sit for a few minutes, then clean with a brush or sponge using warm soapy water.

Fabric Softener

  • Ingredients: 1 part vinegar, 1 part water, essential oils for fragrance (optional).

  • Instructions: Mix ingredients and use in place of fabric softener in washing machine.


Dishwasher Detergent

  • Ingredients: 1 cup of washing soda, 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup citric acid, 1/2 cup table salt, essential oils for fragrance (optional).

  • Instructions: Mix dry ingredients and store in an airtight container. Use 1 tablespoon per load, adding a few drops of essential oil if desired for scent. Note: Always test a small area with these DIY cleaners before full application to ensure they do not damage surfaces, especially on delicate materials.

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