Natural Cleaning

Tips for a squeaky clean, green & healthy home...

 

Are you waging chemical warfare against household grime? Powerful cleaners that zap household grime can contain ingredients you'd really rather not be breathing, wearing or washing in.

Choice Magazine tested bathroom cleaning products and found that 43% of testers reported skin irritations from a popular mould remover. Nasty cleaning chemicals can be absorbed through our skin or inhaled. Here is a better way that's healthier for you, your family and our planet.

 

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Note - these ingredients may be toxic in their concentrated form. When used in small amounts, they are non-toxic.

Bicarbonate Soda
aka Baking Soda or Sodium Bicarbonate, Bicarb Soda is an excellent odour absorber and mild abrasive for cleaning.

Borax
Natural in its concentrated form, borax disinfects, deodorises and inhibits mould growth. Keep out of reach of children as it can be an eye irritant and is toxic if swallowed.

Essential Oils
Essential oils such as mint, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon and tea tree are mostly used for deodorising or scenting cleaners.

Lemon Juice
A mild bleach, deodorant and cleaning agent.

Pure Soap
Pure vegetable-based soap, rather than soap from animal-derived glycerine.

Washing Soda (Sodium Carbonate)
Slightly caustic and a great grease cutter. Don't use it on waxed floors (unless you want to remove the wax), fibreglass or aluminium.

White Vinegar
Removes soap scum, grease and mineral deposits and acts as a deodoriser.

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