Getting ready to clean your home today? Before you reach for your usual cleaners have you ever thought of what is in them? Did you know that most cleaners are bad for the environment? If they are bad for the environment, then why are we cleaning with them?!
Why bleach is bad!
When bleach is mixed with ammonia it creates a gas called “Mustard Gas”. Mustard gas used to be use as a bio-weapon in WWI. So why exactly are we cleaning with this?
An Alternative: Vinegar, yes vinegar! Mix one gallon of water to on half cup of vinegar and a quarter cup of laundry detergent (add essential oils if desired) The vinegar smell will go away as soon as it dries. You can use this solution to clean counters, floors, windows, mirrors, and toilets!
What exactly does chemicals like bleach do to the environment.
Chemicals such as bleach and ammonia can contaminate water sources, aquifers, streams, large bodies of water. they can also kill wild life.
Want to go GREEN?
-Look under your sink! Properly dispose of chemicals and batteries, you can take all chemical cleaners to your local waste drop off locations.
-Look for green cleaning products that have ALL of their ingredients listed. Companies that are proud of their green products they will show all ingredients.
-Make your own cleaning products! Baking soda, vinegar, essential oils, water, and other products that are in your home can help you clean your home.
– Open your windows! A simple way to refresh your home is to open all your windows!
-Do your research!
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