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Cleaning Green

For those of us who agree that “cleaning up” our environment for future generations is important, I have listed a few “environmentally friendly” ways for cleaning. These are organic cleaning products – healthy, non-toxic, biodegradable cleaners – cleaning green tips that I have found on the web:

  • use a half a lemon with a sprinkle of baking soda on it to scrub your tub. A lemon kills the germs that cause meningitis, pneumonia, diphtheria, tuberculosis and staph infections; it also inhibits mold growth.
  • use baking soda, vinegar and water to clean almost everything.
  • use a few drops of lavender essential oil to make everything smell better. A bonus is that lavender is a natural disinfectant too (note: the lavender you get at the health food store is only good for making things smell good, it doesn’t have the disinfectant benefits because it’s not therapeutic grade. You would need therapeutic grade lavender oil for the disinfectant properties).
  • products that contain herbal or botanical disinfectant ingredients.
  • eucalyptus, sage, rosemary and other plant oils are used in place of chemicals for disinfecting your home.
  • there should not be any chlorine, ammonia, perfumes or dyes in the product. There should also be no long, impossible to pronounce chemical ingredients listed on the label.
  • you can make your own homemade disinfectant cleaning products at home with a few simple ingredients. All you need are vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and a few essential oils. You will find that a small bottle of essential oil may cost a bit more than you expected, but you only need a few drops at a time, so the bottle goes a long way.
  • tea tree oil is an effective natural disinfectant. You will need vinegar, water, tea tree oil and a spray bottle. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in the spray bottle. Drop in some of the tea tree oil and mix the solution. Then you just spray and clean, as you would with your commercial cleaners. Lavender and thyme essential oils are also good for disinfecting.

These are just a few ideas. With a little research, you should be able to find many more “green” changes that you can make and help our environment.

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December 3, 2007 - Posted by | General | , , , , , ,

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