Think for a moment about the cleaning products you use around your home. Do they come in bright, artificial colours, smelling sweetly synthetic? Are they marked with warning labels, cautioning you to keep out of reach of children? Some of these chemical cocktails can be responsible for serious internal injuries if ingested. Dishwasher tablets are one of the most striking examples, with the potential to cause chemical burns and fatal airway constriction if swallowed by infants. Household cleaning products are amongst the top five causes of childhood poisoning. They can affect the grown-ups too, particularly sprays and aerosols which can leave volatile organic compounds (VOCs), harmful chemical by products, lingering in the air you breathe.
The world we live in is increasingly polluted with all manner of environmental toxins. So why do we pay good money to bring more chemicals into our homes? Most of us want to live in clean, hygienic surroundings. And for years we’ve believed that chemical cleaners are a necessary evil to achieve this end. It turns out, there’s a better way to protect your family’s wellbeing. With a few inexpensive and readily available ingredients, you can create your very own range of versatile and highly effective home-made products to tackle almost every cleaning task in your home. Best of all, you’ll save thousands of dollars and avoid stocking your cupboards with unnecessary, expensive liquid toxins. This blog series will provide some handy tips, recipes and guidelines to get you started. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get your home sparkling clean, using these basic items in simple combinations.
It’s satisfying and rewarding creating your own lifestyle solutions. Enjoy the process!
Next time: Discover the basic, affordable essentials for non-toxic home cleaning.