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DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

non-toxic all-purpose cleaner

There’s something about spring that just makes me want to clear out all the cupboards and give them a good cleaning. The kids recently had their spring break and I have to admit that I spent about 1/3 of vacation finishing house projects and cleaning. That doesn’t sound very exciting, but it was necessary. And, it feels so good to have a clean and organized space!

I wrote a post recently about a DIY non-toxic wood cleaner and about how conventional household cleaning products can negatively impact the indoor air quality in one’s home. It prompted me to want to share a recipe for a DIY non-toxic cleaner that I’ve been using for years. Many cleaners, especially glass cleaners, have a natural (but harmful) substance as a common ingredient – ammonia. This is an excerpt from the New York State Department of Health website:(1) Read the rest of this entry

Why I Use Non-Toxic Household Cleaners

Why I Use Non-Toxic Household Cleaners

Recently, we were gathered together getting ready for our weekly family night and one little rascal was noticeably absent.  We were waiting for her to come and join us so we could get started but it was really quiet.  I called out several times, yelling her name down the hall.  Nothing.  No little feet toddling back down the hall towards us.  I asked our oldest if she could see her down the hall (our apartment is miniscule so there are only a few places she could go) and she said she couldn’t see her.  By that time, I knew the quiet could only mean there was some serious mischief-making going on.  I got up to check out what was going on.  There in the bathroom in the dark was a little 18 month old ‘cleaning’ the toilet with baking soda all over the place.  She had the baking soda scooper in one hand and the toilet brush in the other and looked up at me with a face that said, “What, mom?  I’m helping!”  I laughed, ran and grabbed the camera and thanked my lucky stars that I made the switch to non-toxic cleaners.
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