These days many people are starting to realize just how toxic their home cleaning and yard chemicals really are. Homeowners with pets and children seem to be leading the way. I personally do not use harsh chemicals in my home anymore and it’s been so long I can’t remember when the last time I did. It’s really much easier than you think. Cheap White Distilled Vinegar is the number one hero in non-toxic homes across the world! Think about it, these toxic chemical companies have been around for well less than a century and humanity has been on this planet, living in civilized communities for many thousands of years…living happily and procreating very successfully amongst all the dust, mold and bacteria that still exists today. This is true because there are many, many non-toxic natural anti-bacterial, anti-mold and anti-fungus solutions that come directly from living plants. We just need to turn off the radio and TV and take our minds back. We need to un-learn what we have been brainwashed to “know” as the only way…or the best way.
We need to learn from our neighbors and friends and we need to take back our homes and offices and start cleaning with non-toxic products. Below is some information off a great website I just found about White Distilled Vinegar and what it can be used for. The website lists 1001 uses for this natural non-toxic product including uses for Cleaning, Laundry, Gardening, Health, Automotive, Pets and Cooking.
Just to name a few, here are some other non-toxic cleaning materials you may want to investigate are Baking Soda, Dr. Bonners Organic Magic Soap, fresh lemon juice, peppermint oil, lavender oil and natural pine oil (but NOT factory made pine soaps like Murphy’s Oil Soap).
CLEANING WITH VINEGAR
White distilled vinegar is a popular household cleanser, effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. You’ll also be glad to know that it is environmentally friendly and very economical.
To shine chrome sink fixtures that have a lime buildup, use a paste made of 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar.
Make your own scouring cleanser by combining 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add just enough white distilled vinegar to give it a thick but creamy texture.
Clean counter tops and make them smell sweet again with a cloth soaked in undiluted white distilled vinegar.
Clean and deodorize a drain by pouring in 1 cup baking soda, then one cup hot white distilled vinegar. Let this sit for 5 minutes or so, then run hot water down the drain.
Deodorize the garbage disposal by pouring in 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup hot white distilled vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes then run hot water down the disposal. Read More