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Saturday

Non-Toxic, Natural Cleaning & Household Options

Kitchen Floors & Tub/Shower: 1/2 cup white vinegar + 1 gallon hot water (great for hardwood, linoleum, tile, etc.)*

Oven: 1 T baking soda + 1 T salt + 1/2 cup hot water. Use a s paste rub on, heat oven slightly, let cool, then wipe away!

Cabinets: 1/4 cup lemon juice + 1 quart hot water (removed grease and such from wood and metal)

Dishes: 3/4 water + 1/4 lemon juice.

Laundry: washing soda (sodium carbonate) or white vingeagy + salt or soap nuts

Whites: 1/4 cup washing soda + 1/4 cup white vinegar in lieu of bleach

Darks: 1/4 cup white vinegar + 1/4 salt (helps restore faded colors and removes grime)

Carpets: salt (restores color) or baking soda or cornstarch -- sprinkle then let sit for 15-30 minutes and then vacuum.

Smells in fabric/carpets: 1/4 cup baking soda + 1/4 cup salt or cornstarch + cinnamon or other powdered natural fragrance then let sit for 15-30 minutes and vacuum

Glass Cleaner: 1-2 T vinegar + 1 quart water, use rubbing alcohol for greasy finger prints an d makeup, hairspray, etc.

Wood: citrus oil on a lint free rag

*Wood Floors: 1 cup citrus oil + 1 gallon hot water -- heavy cleaning? start with 1 cup of vodka + 1 gallon of hot water

Blinds: 1/4 cup citrus oil + 1 quart hot water -- spray and wipe

Crayon marks, wax, etc.: dab mineral oil and wipe away


Opt for the use organic cleaners and plant care products to reduce exposure to harmful petrochemicals.

Find and use dry cleaners who use 'green' chemicals -- but wither way, remove those plastic bags from your clothes ASAP so as to not trap the chemicals in your closet

Make a conscious to buy glass over plastic and #1*, 2, 4, & 5 plastics *not re-usable

Body Care:
body scrub - 1 part kosher salt + 1/2 part vegetable oil + 1/3 part herbal tea + 1/3 part honey

avoind phthalate, paraben, and nano-tech products as these are known hormone distruptors

use Zero or Low VOC paints -- reducing orders and checial exposure

Replacing your mattrees? Look for ones without chemical fire retardatns - try an organic cotton or wool mattress

Switch from wall-to-wall carpet to hard surgace -- area rugs are easier to clean and when made from renewl sources like jute and wool they are 'green', beautiful, and durable too!

Keep mositure levels under control in your home -- mold can affect you, your pets, and your physical home.

Opt out of non-stick cookware -- a little good fat goes a long way! Alumunimum free is best, (as it is with deoderants too), try cookware made from stainless steel, glass, caermaic, or cast iron.

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